Victoria University’s VU Vultures have returned from the Southern University Games (SUG) with three silver medals for Basketball Men, Basketball Women and Netball Mixed.
The 2015 SUG, held in Adelaide, showcased fourteen sports and attracted 1800 competitors from universities across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
The VU Vultures team included 152 student athletes drawn from eight Colleges (Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Science, Health and Biomedicine, Law and justice, Sport and Exercise science and VUIT) and five campuses (City flinders, City Queen, Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park and St Albans).
- Silver: Basketball Men
- Silver: Basketball Women
- Silver: Netball Mixed
Each of these teams progressed to their gold medal finals having been undefeated throughout the competition. In a show of strength for VU basketball, the men's semi-final was a contest between two VU teams.
A number of VU teams played off for top five final positions and five teams contested medals. VU performed excellently in the finals in both a display of ability and sportsmanship, with a number of the semi-finals as well as finals played on the fourth day of intense competition. Read the full finals day wrap.
VU is host-university for the 2016 Australian Southern University Games and will partner with Maribyrnong City Council to welcome 2,000 student athletes and officials to 14 sporting contests from 3-7 July.
World University Games Update
VU student and emerging elite sport scholar, Lauren Scherf, has finished her competition as a member of the Australian Uniroos (Emerging Opals) basketball team at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju Korea. The Emerging Opals, coached by head coach of the Australian Opals and VU alumnus Brendan Joyce, defeated the Czechs 56-51 to take fifth place. The team ends with a 8-1 record, going through pool rounds undefeated with wins against Uganda, Brazil and Chinese Taipei before the loss to Japan in the quarter finals.