Hockey Wins at Saint Sport Awards

Posted on April 30, 2019

Thursday evening marked the annual Saint Sport Awards. 

Saints hockey player Emily Dark was nominated for four awards: Athlete of the Year, Chancellor's Award, Professor Sam Taylor Award and the Lord Menzies Campbell Scholar Award. 

On the night she won the Professor Sam Taylor Award, which is awarded to a first year who has shown outstanding sporting ability, and the Chancellor's award, which is given to a student who performs at the pinnacle of the sport. 

Emily Dark, who plays for the Great Britain Elite Development Team, Scotland Seniors, Dundee Wanderers and the ladies 1st Team certainly embodies these traits. Emily is often seen travelling the world to play hockey, but manages to keep on top of all of her studies, she is currently a first year studying Physics.

Emily said this about receiving such prestigious awards:

"I was really surprised, delighted & honoured to win the Chancellors Award, the Professor Sam Taylor Award and receive a Full Blue at last nights Saint Sports Awards. I would like to thank the committee that voted for me. I would also like to thank all of my coaches & teammates at St Andrews University hockey club, Dundee Wanderers, Scotland & Great Britain EDP. As hockey is a team sport I wouldn't be where I am today without them all and their continued support."

Chancellor's Award.

Emily Dark receiving the Chancellor's Award at the Athletic Union Awards.

Other winners from the night include Chris Moon, who gained half blue, and Jimmy Symmonds and Liberty Roberts who gained colours.

Chris represented Scotland U18's and U21's last summer before coming to the University. Chris has played the last year for Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club in Dundee and recently attended the Euro Hockey League at HC Oranje-Rood in Eindhoven.

Jimmy and Liberty have both shown dedication to the Hockey Club throughout their time at the University and due to this were awarded colours at the Saints Sports awards. Jimmy has served on the Hockey Club committee since his 2nd year here and Liberty has been involved in coaching, playing and running the Community Engagement programme over the last year.