Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Duncan Scott wins BUCS Sportsman of the Year 2019

The University of Stirling's Duncan Scott claimed another top award last week as he was crowned BUCS Sportsman of the Year 2019.

The British University & Colleges (BUCS) Awards took place at the University of the West of England last Thursday, with numerous student-athletes from around the UK nominated across multiple awards for their performances in the 20118/19 academic year.

Scott, Scotland's most decorated athlete at a Commonwealth games, was nominated alongside Luke Northmore (Cardiff Metropolitan) and Taka Suzuki (Northumbria University) for the top male award. 

Unable to collect the award on the night due to his commitments at the World Aquatic Championships, Duncan spoke of his positive experiences at the University of Stirling.

"BUCS sport is a massive part of University life and I'm delighted to finally have landed this award. I'm lucky to have great facilities and great staff here at the University and we're in the process of taking the facilities from world-class to world-leading. It's an exciting time."

Duncan enjoyed a successful year in BUCS competition, claiming a double-gold at the BUCS Long Course Championships in February with a dominant performance in the 200m fly as well as helping Stirling win the men’s 4x100m freestyle event.

With multiple new British records set already this year, the 22 year-old will be looking to build on his success in Gwangju, where he will be competing in the 100m free, 200m IM, 200m free as well as relay events.

You can keep up to date with all the action from Gwangju across all of Scottish Swimming's social media channels.