Ms Rowena Webster
Bachelor of Physical Education Secondary Teaching and Australian Olympic water polo team member

Rowena (Rowie) started playing water polo at the age of ten and by 2007 she was part of the Australian Junior World Championship winning team.

Rowie plays defender in the squad and is known for her strength, priding herself on not being easily intimidated by opponents. In the Australian Team (Aussie Stingers) Rowie is responsible for stopping the best forwards in the game from scoring, and that is what she did at London 2012 Olympic Games, with the Stingers taking home the bronze. Rowena’s sister Larissa has also competed at international level in water polo for Australia.

In addition to her elite sporting commitments, Rowie is studying a Bachelor of Physical Education in Secondary Teaching which will give her the opportunity to teach at secondary school level, TAFE, adult education institutions as well as working for government organisations.

Deakin’s Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Program will allow Rowena to study even when she needs to travel for her sporting commitments by providing off-campus units and flexible exam arrangements.

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3rd September 2010