Elite Athlete Program Profiles

Deakin University is proud to help our elite student-athletes achieve academic excellence while furthering their professional sporting career via the Elite Athlete Program. Here you’ll find selected profiles of Deakin’s diverse student-athletes, some of whom have represented Australia at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games or 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

Professional Athletes

VIS Athletes

Emerging Athletes

All Athletes

Addy Dunkley-Smith
Master of Psychology 
Rowing/National Team

Angus Cottrell
Bachelor of Property & Real Estate
Rugby Union/Melbourne Rebels

Belle Brockhoff
Bachelor of Commerce
Snowboard Cross/National Team

Brody Riley
Bachelor of Law
Sailing/VIS

Camilla Bongiorno
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
Alpine Skiing

David Williams
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
Cycling/National Team

Ebony Rolph
Bachelor of Nursing/Psychology
Basketball/WNBL (Bendigo Spirit)

George Horlin-Smith
Master of Business Administration
AFL/Gold Coast Suns

Harry Jones
Bachelor of Business
AFL/Hawthorn Hawks

Jacob Kennerly
Bachelor of Design (Architecture)
AFL/Geelong Cats

James Hansen
Bachelor of Business/Sport Science
Athletics (Running)

Jay Burgess
Bachelor of Engineering
Canoe Polo/National Team

Katherine Smith
Bachelor of Business/Sport Science
AFLW/Melbourne Demons

Leo Hurley
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
Water Polo/National Team

Madi Ratcliffe
Bachelor of Commerce
Hockey/National Team

Matthew Ramsden
Bachelor of Commerce/Law
Athletics (Running)

Mitchell Gourley
Master of Business
Alpine Skiing/VIS

Natalie Rule
Bachelor of Health Science
Athletics (Running)

Nina Morrison
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFLW/Geelong Cats

Ross Haylett-Petty
Master of Commerce
Rugby Union/Melbourne Rebels

Stefan Nigro
Bachelor of Property & Real Estate
Soccer/A-League (Brisbane Roar)

Tom Phillips
Bachelor of Communication 
AFL/Collingwood Magpies

Zachary Guthrie
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFL/Geelong Cats

Alexadra Smith
Bachelor of Nursing
Netball/Melbourne Vixens

Angus Schumacher
Bachelor of Business
AFL/Carlton Blues

Bianca Jakobsson
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFLW/Melbourne Demons

Callum Brown
Bachelor of Arts
AFL/Collingwood Magpies

Charlotte Wilson
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFLW/Carlton Blues

Daniel Kickert
Master of Business
Basketball/NBL (Sydney Kings)

Elly Donald
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
Cricket/WBBL (Melbourne Stars) & VIC

Georgia Clarke
Bachelor of Health Sciences
AFLW/Geelong Cats

Henrietta Lawerence
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Athletics (Cross Country)

Jaimee-Lee Morrow
Master of Teaching 
Volleyball/National Team

James Stewart
Bachelor of Commerce/Arts
AFL/Essendon Bombers

Kate Eckhardt
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Canoe Slalom/National Team

Laura Harding
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
Sailing/VIS

Maddy McMahon
Master of Teaching (Primary)
AFLW/Geelong Cats

Maighan Fogas
Diploma of Health Sciences
AFLW/Geelong Cats

Melina Ayers
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Soccer/W-League (Melbourne Victory)

Mitchell Lewis
Bachelor of Sport Development
AFL/Hawthorn Hawks

Nick Coffield
Bachelor of Arts/Commerce
AFL/St Kilda

Olivia Sibillin
Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery
Rowing/World University Games

Sian Whittaker
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Swimming/VIS

Thomas Hunt
Bachelor of Commerce/Law
Rowing/World University Games

Will Hayes
Bachelor of Commerce
AFL/Western Bulldogs

Alexandra Viney
Master of Business    
Rowing/National Team

Angus Widdicombe
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Rowing/National Team

Breann Moody
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFLW/Carlton Blues

Callum Scotson
Bachelor of Commerce/Arts
Cycling/National Team

Chelsea D'Angelo
Bachelor of Criminology
Basketball/WNBL (Melbourne Boomers)

David Zaharakis
Bachelor of Property & Real Estate
AFL/Essendon Bombers

Fletcher Roberts
Bachelor of Psychology
AFL/Western Bulldogs

Izayah Ropata
Bachelor of Health & PE
Touch Football/Melbourne City Lions

Jacob Grills
Bachelor of Commerce
Tennis/National Team

James Cousins
Bachelor of Commerce
AFL/Hawthorn Hawks

Jasmin Galbraith
Bachelor of Medical Imaging
Sailing/TIS

Kate Moloney
Master of Business
Netball/Melbourne Vixens

Lauretta Hanson
Bachelor of Business
Cycling/Pro Tour

Madeleine Boyd
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFLW/Geelong Cats

Matilda Garrett
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Netball/Collingwood Magpies

Mikala Cann
Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science
AFLW/Collingwood Magpies

Monique Conti
Bachelor of Business
Basketball (Boomers)/AFLW (Tigers)

Nicola Hammond
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Hockey/VIS

Paddy Dow
Bachelor of Business
AFL/Carlton Blues

Sinead Flanigan
Master of Marketing
Baseball/National Team

Tom Langdon
Bachelor of Commerce
AFL/Collingwood Magpies

Wylie Buzza
Bachelor of Business
AFL/Geelong Cats

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