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Hall of Fame


The university has a strong tradition of supporting elite athlete-scholars as they combine their sporting commitments with studying for a world-class degree.  

Many of our graduates have since gone on to become influential figures in the world of sport through playing, coaching, officiating and administration.

Our Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to celebrate the achievements of our sporting alumni and to inspire the next generation of our sporting leaders to pursue excellence in their sporting and academic career.

Andrew Shovlin - Senior Race Engineer
Mechanical Engineering (MEng) 1998
Currently working for the Honda Racing F1 Team with Jenson Button. 

Giles Long MBE - GB Paralympic Swimmer
Earth Science 1997
Triple gold medal-winning swimmer

Simon Mason - GB Hockey Goalkeeper
Economics (BSc) 1994
Simon achieved 20 England caps and 74 Great Britain caps during his impressive career. He attended 3 Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004), 2 Commonwealth Games, 3 World Cups and 3 European Cups.

Ray French - Legendary Rugby League Commentator
Arts Joint Honours (BA) 1961
Former GB Rugby League player and BBC sport commentator  

Carol Isherwood - Director of Rugby (RFUW)
History (BA) 1982
Former captain of the GB women's Rugby Union squad (1986) and founder of the Rugby Football Union for Women (RFUW).