Top of his game
'Studying at QUT has allowed me to pursue my passion of mathematics and physics in structural civil engineering, while also being able to compete at the highest level in swimming. I've always believed that to be at the top of my game I have to have a balanced life, and that involves my study. I'm extremely passionate about both swimming and engineering, and being a part of QUT has allowed me to do both at the highest of levels.'
'QUT has supported me throughout my sporting journey. I initially thought I'd be on my own after finishing high school, but that's not the case with QUT and its Elite Athlete Program. Early class allocations, subsidising travel costs and involving me in university sport are just some of the things that have helped immensely in my university journey so far. Without this support, it wouldn’t be feasible to keep up sport at an elite level.'
'The QUT Elite Athlete Program provides me with a financial support for sports travel and also funding to enable me to contest the Division 1 National University Championships. The staff are always willing to provide support and documentation to enable extensions and deferrals when my sports timetable clashes with competition or if my training loads get too heavy to manage both my academic study and sporting aspirations. It is through the Elite Athlete Program that I am able to prioritise sport without it impacting on my university and work life.'