Andrew’s woman Hannah Buckling (fr 2010) was awarded the Nigel C Barker Medal at the University of Sydney’s 2015 Alumni Awards on Friday night.
This prestigious medal is awarded to a person who graduated or completed the requirements for a University degree in the 2015 calendar year. According to the rules of the award, the recipient must have achieved a high academic standard, contributed to the University through sporting achievement, and may also have contributed to the broader community.
Hannah is currently a member of the Australian Women’s Olympic Water Polo Squad. She competed in the World Championships in 2013 and 2014 World Cup while representing Australia, winning silver medals.
During her time in College, Hannah contributed significantly to several teams in the annual Intercol competitions, including swimming, netball, basketball, athletics and dance. Her list of achievements in leadership, sport, music and cultural activities, along with community service, is extensive.
She has achieved a Bachelor of Science in Immunology and Physiology. Hannah has also accepted a place in the MBBS program, deferring this until 2017 to allow her to focus on selection as a member of the Australian Olympic team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Nigel C Barker was the University’s first Olympian, competing in the 1906 Intercalated/ Interim Olympic Games in Athens, as well as being an Andrew’s man. The College congratulates Hannah, aspiring Olympian and Andrew’s woman, on this fitting achievement.
As Hannah is currently away training for the Rio Olympics, her parents accepted the award on her behalf.
You can read more about Hannah’s significant sporting achievements here. She was previously named 2013 Sportswoman of the Year and Female Blue of the Year in 2014, by the Blue Association of the University of Sydney.
For more on the 2015 Alumni Awards, visit the University of Sydney’s page here.