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Elite Athlete Program profiles

Deakin is proud to help our elite student-athletes achieve academic excellence while furthering their professional sporting career via our Elite Athlete Program.

Elite Athlete Program profiles

Below are 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

Brooke Stratton

Brooke Stratton

Sport: Long jump (National Team)
Course: Bachelor of Health Sciences

Jakara Anthony

Jakara Anthony

Sport: Freestyle mogul skiing (National Team)
Course: Bachelor of Business

Alexandra Eade

Alexandra Eade

Sport: Gymnastics (National Team)
Course: Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Daniel Greig

Sport: Speed skating/ice speed skating (National Team)
Course: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Luke Mathews

Sport: Middle-distance running
Course: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

Jessica Hansen

Sport: Swimming (National Team)
Course: Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Professional athletes

Image of Ezi playing basketball

Eziyoda Magbegor

Sport: Basketball (Australian Opals and Seattle Storm)
Course: Bachelor of Commerce

Image of Liz Watson playing Netball

Liz Watson

Sport: Netball (Australian Diamonds and Melbourne Vixens)
Course: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Kyle Adnam

Kyle Adnam

Sport: Basketball/NBL (Melbourne Phoenix)
Course: Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Image of Angus Cottrell playing rugby

Angus Cottrell

Sport: Rugby union/Melbourne Rebels
Course: Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce

Image of Monique Conti playing AFL

Monique Conti

Sport: Basketball / AFLW  
Course: Bachelor of Business

Image of Nana Adoma Owusu-Afriyie running

Nana Adoma Owusu-Afriyie

Sport: Sprinting
Course: Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) athletes

Image of Sian diving into pool

Sian Whittaker

Sport: Swimming (VIS)
Course: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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Maddy Goodsell

Sport: Table tennis (TIS)
Course: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Image of Brody sailing

Brody Riley

Sport: Sailing (VIS)
Course: Bachelor of Laws

Elite athletes

Image of Tiana Boras holding the Australian flag

Tiana Boros

Sport: Athletics
Course: Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Psychology)

Emerging athletes

Image of Henrietta running

Henrietta Lawrence

Sport: Half marathon
Course: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Image of Sophie Caldwell doing butterfly

Sophie Caldwell

Sport: Swimming
Course: Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Image of Bowen Gough doing butterfly

Bowen Gough

Sport: Swimming
Course: Bachelor of Commerce

All athletes

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