High flier

World-class water-ski jumper Jacinta Carroll combines athletic power with high distinctions.

"Victoria University had the most athlete-friendly services I came across. They offer scholarships, an elite-athlete program and fantastic facilities so I can train and study at the same time.

Every lecturer has allowed me to pursue my competition schedule despite it clashing with some classes. They’ve also given me alternate dates for exams and assessments. Everyone supports my efforts to simultaneously complete my degree and compete at an international level.

My sporting goal is to be the first woman ever to jump 200 feet. In education, I aim for a Distinction average across all my subjects – my career goal is to become a physiotherapist."

  • 2011 – Under 21 World Record Water-Ski Jump Holder
  • 2013 – Open World Jump Champion
  • 2013 – Under 21 World Jump Champion
  • 2013 – US Masters Jump Champion
  • 2013 – Australian Record Holder

In 2014 Jacinta won the William Angliss Institute Athlete Career and Education Award and was a nominee in the prestigious Victoria Institute of Sport Award of Excellence 2014.

Course studied

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, now Bachelor of Sport Science

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