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My Uni, My Story - Jennifer Crowhurst, B Sport and Exercise Science

So when I first started at SCU I immediately wanted to get involved in anything involved in sport. I’ve always loved sport whether it’s watching or participating. So I signed up with the UniLIfe and got [to be] part of the extra curricula activity. With a friend we ended up coordinating the beach volley ball sessions every Thursday afternoon and that was fantastic. It was an opportunity for the students and myself to have a bit of fun, play some games, learn a bit more about beach volley ball.

I was given the opportunity to be the team manager for the Women’s Basketball Team at SCU. It was a lot of fun. The competition was great and fierce. The benefits I think to be part of extra curricula activity would be the people that you meet along the way and the friendships that you form with them. It also opens opportunities for you as well. Rather than doing just the basic studying at university you get to find out what you like and what you don’t like and see how that affects your career along the way. And the end result when I finish university will hopefully be [a] strength and conditioning coach, and doing extra curricula activities has really helped me to gain that experience and confidence to go into that kind of field.

I always like to motivate people to follow their passions and do what makes them happy and if you have a passion for sport like me, UniLife is the place to go. I was very fortunate to be part of the Australian Nationals Div 2 UniSport Games. There we competed in beach volley ball me and Kirsty and we were lucky enough to take away the silver medal. It was a great experience, we trained really hard for it here at the courts. We were incredibly excited, a little bit nervous but at the same time we were there to have fun, but also strive to do the best we could.

I was truly humbled and honoured to receive the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018. I didn’t even know it was an award actually and honestly if I didn’t email Dave I probably wouldn’t be here today with medals and the awards and the friends that I have gained. I couldn’t have asked for a better first year at Southern Cross University.

My Uni my story.

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