Griffith Sports College elite athletes

We are proud of our all our student athletes. Below are the profiles some of our elite level student-athletes, some of whom have received scholarships and/or were selected to represent their country at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games or Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

Olympic/Paralympic athletes

Cameron McEvoy

Bachelor of Science student, majoring in Applied Mathematics and Physics. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games 1 gold medal, 1 bronze medal 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2 bronze medals 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games 1 gold medal

Domonic Bedggood

Bachelor of Commerce, Diver 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 1 gold medal and 1 bronze medal 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Glasgow 1 gold medal

Emma McKeon

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion student, swimmer. 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2016, 1 gold medal, 2 silver medal, 1 bronze medal. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 4 gold medals, 2 bronze medals

Jessica Hall

Bachelor of Psychological Science student, rowing. 2016 Rio Olympic Games appearance.

Madeline Edmunds

Bachelor of Business student. Rowing. 2016 Rio Olympic Games appearance.

Matt Denny

Bachelor of Business student, athletics - discus and hammer. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games silver medal hammer throw 2016 Rio Olympic Games Team men's discus

Matt McShane

Bachelor of Industrial Design, wheelchair basketball. 2016 Rio Paralympics

Monique Murphy

Bachelor of Social Work student. Team Australia 2016 Rio Paralympics Silver in the 400m freestyle.

Stephanie Morton

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice student, track cyclist 2012 London Paralympic Games gold medallist (pilot) 2016 Rio Olympic Games 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 3 gold 1 silver

Tom O'Neill-Thorne

Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations, Wheelchair basketball 2016 Rio Paralympic games

Professional athletes

Daniel Rich

Bachelor of Business in Real Estate and Property Development. AFL Brisbane Lions

Duncan Paia'aua

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice student, Rugby Union player. St.George Queensland Reds

Gretel Tippet

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics student, netball. Represented Australia in the U23 team and currently plays for the Queensland Firebirds.

Hayley Raso

Bachelor of Paramedicine student. Football Matilda’s Team Member She plays professionally for both the Brisbane Roar and the Portland Thorns.

Ryan James

Bachelor of Business in Sports Management alumnus. NRL captain of the Gold Coast Titans.

Tom Lynch

Bachelor of Business student Australian Rules Football - Richmond Tigers

Tom Nicholls

Bachelor of Commerce student. AFL, debuted for Gold Coast Suns in 2011

Notable alumni

Ashleigh Southern

Bachelor of Business student, majoring in Sports Management alumna. Water polo. 2012 London Olympic Games Bronze medal, 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Chloe Hosking

Bachelor of Communication student, road cycling 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medal - Women's Cycling Road Race

David Edwards

Bachelor of Psychology alumni (2016). Cycling 2016 Rio Paralympics - pilot men's 4km tandem pursuit - Bronze medal David is a pilot for blind cycling partner Kieran Moda

Elise Kellond-Knight

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science graduate. Football. 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Katrin Garfoot

Griffith University Alumna 2018 Gold Coast Games Gold Medal - Women's Individual Cycling Time Trial 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Libby Trickett

Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Communications. Olympic swimmer. 2012 London Olympics 1 Gold. 2008 Beijing Olympics 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. 2004 Athens Olympics, 1 Bronze

Michael Shelly

Bachelor of Business alumnus (2011), Marathon 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games silver medal 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medal. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Shannon Parry

Bachelor of Secondary Education (2010), Rugby 7s player. 2016 Rio Olympics, Gold

Tameka Butt

Masters of Business and Marketing student. Australia Olympic Selection - women's football - quarter finals. Tameka is balancing study while also playing midfielder for Australia's Matildas. Having previously played in the W-League for the Brisbane Roar, Tameka is currently playing professionally in the Norwegian league. Tameka played a key role with the Matilda's at the Rio Olympics and is looking towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Our 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes

Andrea Hams

Griffith University Staff member - Lecturer: Physiotherapy Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games selection (Team New Zealand) - weightlifting

Brandon Wakeling

Bachelor of Business 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - weightlifting

Georgina Friedrichs

Bachelor of Business student Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medal - Rugby 7's

Jake Fehlberg

Bachelor of Business Alumnus Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold medal - Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Lawn Bowls

John Lane

Bachelor of Business, Decathlon 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (representing Great Britain).

Jordyn Holzberger

Bachelor of Commerce student Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medal - hockey

Kelsey Cottrell

Bachelor of Journalism graduate (2014), currently studying Bachelor of Business. Lawn Bowls. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games selection 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Silver 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Bronze

Matthew Hauser

Bachelor of Business, Triathlon. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 1 gold medal

Paul Adams

Bachelor of Business, Shooting 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games selection Paul competed at 2016 Rio Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Riley Day

Bachelor of Business student. Athletics 2018 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Sara Tait

Bachelor of Digital Media student Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games selection Triathlon (para)

Skye Nicolson

Bachelor of Public Relations and Communications Student, Boxer Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist

Griffith Sports College

As part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, the Sports College integrates sporting and academic aspirations.