Students and alumni celebrate medal wins at Commonwealth Games

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UQ alumnus Melanie Schlanger and teammates after they broke the world record in the women's 4x100m relay on Thursday. (photo courtesy of @mel_schlanger)

See when UQ students and alumni are competing at the Games by clicking here to view a calendar of events. 

University of Queensland students and alumni representing Australia have already scooped up a gold and bronze medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.


  • Melanie Schlanger: Gold medal and world record in the women’s 4x100 freestyle relay
  • Brenden Hall: Bronze medal in the men’s 100m freestyle S9 final
  • Emma Moffatt: Seventh in the women’s triathlon
  • Daniel Wilson: Ninth in the men’s triathlon
  • Danielle Prince: Qualified tenth for the individual all-round rhythmic gymnastics on Friday, 25 July.

UQ students and alumni known to be competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of the Australian team are:


Blake Cochrane (Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science past student) – Swimming (EAD).

Tommaso D’Orsogna (UQ and Australian National University student) – Swimming.

Brenden Hall (Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science student) – Swimming (EAD).

Maddison Keeney (Bachelor of Science student) – Diving.

Danielle Prince (Bachelor of Health Sports Physical Education) – Gymnastics.

Emma Moffatt (Bachelor of Applied Science past student) – Triathlon.

Nik Bojic (Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education) – High jump

Con Foley (Bachelor of Business, UQ and University of Southern Queensland) – Rugby sevens

Daniel Wilson (Psychopathology course) – Triathlon

UQ Bachelor of Physiotherapy student Gabrielle Simpson will travel to Glasgow as a training partner for the Australian netball team.


Alana Boyd (Bachelor of Business Management 2004) – Athletics.

Brittany McGowan (Bachelor of Journalism 2013) – Athletics.

Caitlin Sargent (Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours Class I 2013) – Athletics.

Melanie Schlanger (Bachelor of Science 2009) – Swimming.

Matt Boyd (Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning 2009) – Athletics

Josh Robinson (Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Engineering 2009) – Athletics.

Catherine Arscott (Bachelor of Arts 2004 and Bachelor of Laws 2006) – Judo

UQ Advantage Office Director Dr Annabelle Willox will umpire in the women's hockey matches at the Games as part of the Welsh team. Find out how Dr Willox prepared for umpiring at the Games here.

To view previous stories on the UQ community at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, click here.

For all the latest results, medal tally and upcoming events, please visit the Glasgow 2014 website.

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