Dundee students selected for Team Scotland

Students and graduates from the University of Dundee have been selected to join Team Scotland’s Women’s Hockey team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.

The four newly selected athletes will join the likes of Olympians Katie Archibald and Eilidh Doyle as well as fellow Dundee graduate and Olympian Eilish McColgan as they don their strip for Scotland.

Charlotte Watson, who is 19 years-old and originally from Dundee, is excited to join the squad. She said, “I couldn’t believe it when I was told we had been selected. It’s always an honour to put on the Scottish strip and I can’t wait to represent my country out in Australia.”

Charlotte, who studies Accountancy and Finance at the University, will join student Karin Belch as well as Dundee graduates, Sarah Jamieson and Becky Ward as they form part of the Scottish side headed for the Gold Coast.

Alexandria Scott, Sports Union President, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that our girls get to represent Scotland. Our students put in so much effort to balance high-level competitions with their studies and the fact that so many of the hockey team are from Dundee just proves that we have a great support network available to our students who want to pursue sports alongside their degree.”

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