Current scholars 2023 – 24

Postgraduate Sport Scholars


Maddy Yelle

Basketball Scholar

MSc Sustainable Development

  • Geneva, IL United States
  • Niagara University
Maddy Yelle

Maddy Yelle

Basketball Scholar

MSc Sustainable Development

Why St Andrews?
After completing all my NCAA eligibility in the States, I realized I wanted to do one more year of school and one more year of basketball abroad. I could never partake in any of my previous university’s exchange programs. But, when Coach Callum contacted me, I realized that the University of St Andrews was the perfect opportunity to pursue my wishes. Aside from that, St Andrews’ history, location, beautiful scenery, and town drew me in even more, and I knew I had to attend.
Website
basketball.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter


Maggie Frederick

Hockey Scholar

Modern History

  • Shrewsbury, USA
  • Bowdoin College/span>
Maggie Frederick

Maggie Frederick

Hockey Scholar

Modern History

Why St Andrews?
Studying at St Andrews is an incredible opportunity to continue pursuing my academic interests while playing hockey. It is exciting to be studying and playing in a new country and culture.
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Facebook
@UStAHockey


Beth Williamson

Hockey Scholar

MSc Statistics

  • Greenwich, CT, USA
  • Amherst College
Beth Williamson

Beth Williamson

Hockey Scholar

MSc Statistics

Why St Andrews?
I chose Saint Andrews because of the opportunity to keep playing hockey while also continuing my education at a top university and getting to explore a beautiful location.
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAHockey


Christian Schellinger

Hockey Scholar

MSc Finance & Management

  • Munich, Germany
  • Ludwig-Maximilians University
Christian Schellinger

Christian Schellinger

Hockey Scholar

MSc Finance & Management

Why St Andrews?
Coming from Germany I wished to study abroad, and the University of St Andrews offered the best opportunity for me to study my master’s degree at one of the best universities in the UK as well as pursue my favourite sport! Uni and sport are, in my opinion, a perfect combination and I look forward and am very honoured and proud to study at this incredible university and represent its field hockey team!
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAHockey


Maura Holden

Hockey Scholar

Global social and political thought

  • Hingham, USA
  • Hamilton College
Maura Holden

Maura Holden

Hockey Scholar

Global social and political thought

Why St Andrews?
I chose to study at St. Andrews to get out of my comfort zone by being so far from home and experience the world outside of the United States. St. Andrews gave me the opportunity to continue playing hockey and get a top tier education.
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAHockey


Kerri Bolivar

Hockey Scholar

MRes Neuroscience

  • Massachusetts, USA
  • College of The Holy Cross
Kerri Bolivar

Kerri Bolivar

Hockey Scholar

MRes Neuroscience

Why St Andrews?
After graduating from Holy Cross I wanted to continue to pursue my passion for learning. However, learning for me has become something beyond the classroom. I saw St Andrews as a place that knocks down the walls of classroom and fosters the “student of life” mentality. Fortunately, St Andrews was a place that I found through Hockey. One of my favourite things about sport is the connections it breeds and places that it can take you.
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAHockey


Charmaine Baard

Netball Scholar

MSc TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Stellenbosch 
Charmaine Baard

Charmaine Baard

Netball Scholar

MSc TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)

Why St Andrews?
I loved the idea of being able to further my education in one of the top institutions in the UK. I’ve always wanted to see more of the UK, especially Scotland. And St Andrews provided me with that specific opportunity. And I have a massive love for netball, and knowing that I could give some of what I’ve learned to others, appealed to me. And of course to be on court and play with young athletes, who unknowingly (or knowingly) will teach me so much about myself and the sport.
Website
netball.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Facebook
@UStANetball


Oliver Calvert Evers

Rugby Scholar

MSc Finance and Economics

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Michaelhouse
Oliver Calvert Evers

Oliver Calvert Evers

Rugby Scholar

MSc Finance and Economics

Why St Andrews?
Apart from St Andrew’s global reputation and prestige, the prospect of furthering my tertiary education abroad while taking on new challenges, novel experiences, and the opportunity to meet like-minded people appealed to me greatly. Rugby has always been a constant in my life, even from a young age, and the chance to continue playing the sport I enjoy, at a competitive level, while still doing the abovementioned made it a very easy decision for me.
Website
rugby.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStARugby


Sam Wright

Rugby Scholar

Mlitt Management

  • Leamingston, England
  • University of St Andrews
Sam Wright

Sam Wright

Rugby Scholar

Mlitt Management

Why St Andrews?
I decided to return to St. Andrews to further my vocational abilities in the school of management. Alongside this there is the opportunity to pursue success in a rugby club that I have seen grow exponentially both in results and culture over the last four years and I feel we are on a journey that I would like to contribute to and be a part of.
Website
rugby.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStARugby


Lea Teffner

Tennis Scholar

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

  • Langenselbold, Germany
  • University of Aberdeen
Lea Teffner

Lea Teffner

Tennis Scholar

MSc Research Methods in Psychology

Why St Andrews?
During my undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen, I had the chance of playing against St Andrews women’s tennis teams many times and always got the impression that they not only had a very high quality of players and a very well organised programme, but also a great team atmosphere. Following my graduation, I knew that I not only wanted to pursue a Masters degree but also to continue combining my passion for tennis with my academics aspirations – and St Andrews seemed to be the perfect fit for that!
Website
tennis.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStATennis

Undergraduate Sport Scholars


Chloe Hunt

Badminton Scholar

Psychology

  • Rugby High School for Girls
Chloe Hunt

Chloe Hunt

Badminton Scholar

Psychology

Sporting achievements
  • 2023 Scottish Senior National Championships women’s singles finalist
  • Former England junior number 1 u13-u18
  • Several medals in junior national championships in women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles
Website
badmintin.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStABadminton


Bergen Allee

Basketball Scholar

Biology

  • Summit High School
Bergen Allee

Bergen Allee

Basketball Scholar

Biology

Sporting achievements
  • Nominated Tennessean athlete of the month
  • Nominated gateway tire athlete of the week
  • Represented at all district team and all region team
  • Previous team made it to the championship in districts
  • Had one of the highest three point shooting averages in the district
  • Previous team won the championship in Nationals last year, one of the big AAU tournaments in the states. 
Website
basketball.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStABasketball


Ellie Rose Copley

Basketball Scholar

Management & Psychology

  • Wilton High School
Ellie Rose Copley

Ellie Rose Copley

Basketball Scholar

Management & Psychology

Sporting achievements
  • State Champion Runner Up
  • Conference Champion
  • Varsity Team Captain
  • Conference Honourable Mention
  • Female All-Conference All Academic Award
  • Coaches Player Award
  • Sportsmanship Award
Website
basketball.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStABasketball


Sophie Lankford

Cycling Scholar

Graduate Medicine (ScotGEM)

  • University of Nottingham
Sophie Lankford

Sophie Lankford

Cycling Scholar

Graduate Medicine (ScotGEM)

Sporting achievements
  • I’m on the Scottish Cycling Performance Programme
  • 4th at the National Individual Pursuit Championships 2022
  • Longlist for Birmingham CWG 2022.
Website
triathlon.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
Twitter
@UStATriathlonCycling


Jess Mitchell

Hockey Scholar

Management and Sustainable Development

  • The Highschool of Glasgow
Jess Mitchell

Jess Mitchell

Hockey Scholar

Management and Sustainable Development

Sporting achievements
  • U21s Scotland
  • Captained at u18 Scotland
  • U15 Scottish schools cup winners
  • Junior indoor Scottish cup winners 2022
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAHockey


Siena Keijsers

Hockey Scholar

International Relations and Geography

  • Cranleigh School
Siena Keijsers

Siena Keijsers

Hockey Scholar

International Relations and Geography

Sporting achievements
  • Represented England U16 and U18
  • Represented East Grinstead W1s in the English Premiership
  • Won English School Indoor Nationals twice
  • Placed top 4 in the English School Outdoor Nationals at U18s
  • Won English U16 Club Nationals representing Guildford HC
Website
hockey.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAHockey


Grace Penny

Lacrosse Scholar

Psychology

Grace Penny

Grace Penny

Lacrosse Scholar

Psychology

Sporting achievements
  • Captain Scotland U19 (2022)
  • Represented Senior Scotland at World Cup Festival (2022)
  • Captained National Schools Lacrosse Champions (2022)
  • MVP attacker at National Schools Lacrosse Championship (2022) 
Website
lacrosse.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStALacrosse


Jemima Korvin

Lacrosse Scholar

Medicine

Jemima Korvin

Jemima Korvin

Lacrosse Scholar

Medicine

Sporting achievements
  • Invite to Senior England Lacrosse Trial
  • U20 England Lacrosse Player
  • Part of the National Academy, and have recently toured Prague with the U20 squad.
  • Winning this year’s U20 Home Internationals A team tournament.
  • Helped my team win the league, so we’re now National Champions! 
Website
lacrosse.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStALacrosse


Stella Lucano

Netball Scholar

Philosophy and Economics

  • Godolphin and Latymer
Stella Lucano

Stella Lucano

Netball Scholar

Philosophy and Economics

Sporting achievements
  • Netball Captain at Godolphin and Latymer School
  • Division 1 Premiership and Regional Player for Academy NC
  • U17 NPL Player at London Pulse for 2021/22 season – winning 3rd place at the final tournament
  • U19 NPL Player at Saracens Mavericks for 2022/23 season
Website
netball.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStANetball


Ellie Allen

Netball Scholar

Psychology

  • Sevenoaks School
Ellie Allen

Ellie Allen

Netball Scholar

Psychology

Sporting achievements
  • Played in the England National Premier League 2 and South East Regional teams for Telstars NC
  • Part of London Pulse U19 prospects squad, Team Bath U18 squad and London Pulse Hubs
  • Captained Sevenoaks School netball team who qualified for the U18 National Finals
Website
netball.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStANetball
Valencia Tong

Valencia Tong

Taekwondo Scholar

Medicine

Sporting achievements
  • EUSA (European University Games) – 5th
  • BUCS National Champion
  • BUTL National Champion
  • Canadian Nationals – Bronze Medallist
Website
taekwon-do.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStATaekwondo


Josh Harris

Triathlon Scholar

Earth Science

  • Wolverhampton Grammar School
Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Triathlon Scholar

Earth Science

Sporting achievements
  • Podium at the U20 open sprint distance AJ Bell 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland
  • Win at the U20 Wombourne sprint triathlon 2021
  • Podium at the U20 Scottish National Student Championships 2023
  • Youngest person to complete the Coast to Coast 150-mile road cycling race in 2021
  • Course record on 189-mile 10-team relay Coast to Coast road running race
Website
triathlon.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStATriathlonCycling


Beth Laybourne

Tennis Scholar

Physics

  • Durham Johnston Sixth Form
Beth Laybourne

Beth Laybourne

Tennis Scholar

Physics

Sporting achievements
  • Scottish Student Sport Singles Champion 3 years in a row
  • 2x Scottish Student Sport Doubles Champion
  • Lord Menzies Campbell Athlete of the Year 2023
  • Undefeated in singles in BUCS Premier North Division 2022/23
  • Scottish National Championships winner 2019
  • Won 17/18 singles matches in BUCS Premier North Division in previous 2 years.
  • Top 16 in BUCS individuals 2 years in a row
  • Part of our 2021 LTA National League Team, reaching the National Finals and finishing 2nd in the country
  • Part of our 2020 LTA National Premier League Team, reaching the National Finals and finishing in the top 4 teams in the country
  • St Andrews Women’s captain for 3 years, helping gain and maintain the 1st teams record finish of 3rd in the BUCS Premier North Division
  • British Tour Winner 2019
Website
tennis.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStATennis


Amelia Peters

Water Polo Scholar

Chemistry

  • Grantham
Amelia Peters

Amelia Peters

Water Polo Scholar

Chemistry

Sporting achievements
  • Represented GB in the U19 Women’s European Water Polo Championships in Madeira – Sept 2018, playing up two years in the 1999 born competition.
  • Played in the EU nations Cup in Czechia for the Senior Women’s England squad; I was top goal scorer for the team – May 2019.
  • Captained the team and won Silver for Rotherham in the National Age Groups U19 Cup – May 2019
  • Reselected for the new GB U19 squad, training monthly in Manchester and abroad in school holidays for the upcoming tournament in Ostia, Italy. Selected for training squad in Eger, Hungry in February 2020.
  • Played for City of Sheffield BWPL (British Water Polo League) in Division 1 – progressed to Super 5s (the top 5 teams in Britain) for second half of the season – currently third in the table and top goal scorer for Sheffield in Super 5s.
  • Played in the BUCS Nationals in 2022 where University of St Andrews won, and I won player of the match
Website
waterpolo.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStAWaterpolo

Golf Scholars


Charlie Petrie

Golf Scholar

Legal and Constitutional Studies

  • Uppingham School, England
  • Dartmouth College, USA
Charlie Petrie

Charlie Petrie

Golf Scholar

Legal and Constitutional Studies

Why St Andrews?
I had an amazing experience in the US for my undergraduate degree, where I found a great balance of academics and golf. I think my time at St Andrews will be a perfect extension of that, allowing me to study at one of the best academic institutions in the world whilst practicing and playing at the Home of Golf. Being at St Andrews for just a year will push me to make the most of what the university, golf program, and town have to offer.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club


Megan Ashley

Golf Scholar

International Education 

  • Blairgowrie, Scotland
  • University of St Andrews
Megan Ashley

Megan Ashley

Golf Scholar

International Education 

Why St Andrews?
I have chosen to stay and complete my post-graduate study at St Andrews because it provides me with the chance to follow my passion for study while competing at a high level of golf. The small town has the perfect atmosphere for building a strong team and the golf facilities are world-class. I feel very fortunate to get to spend another year here and compete alongside my teammates, and friends, all around the world.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club


Roddy McAuley

Golf Scholar

Sustainable development

  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • University of St Andrews
Roddy McAuley

Roddy McAuley

Golf Scholar

Sustainable development

Why St Andrews?
I chose the University of St Andrews as an undergrad student back in 2019 as it was, in my opinion, the best place in the world to get both a great degree and pursue my golf at a high level. After four successful years it was a no brainer that I would like to continue into my fifth year here, and I couldn’t be happier with the decision. I look forward to spending another year with great team mates in the home of golf.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club


Trevor Binau

Golf Scholar

MSc Psychology

  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • College of William and Mary
Trevor Binau

Trevor Binau

Golf Scholar

MSc Psychology

Why St Andrews?
I chose to come to St Andrews because of its extensive history in the world of academia as well as golf.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Facebook
@UStA600Club


Adam Charlton

Golf Scholar

Biochemistry BSc

  • Newcastle, England
Adam Charlton

Adam Charlton

Golf Scholar

Biochemistry BSc

Why St Andrews?
I chose the University of St Andrews for its renowned academic excellence and storied history. Its commitment to fostering both my intellectual growth and golfing talent is unparalleled. The blend of top-notch education and access to world-class golf facilities makes it the perfect place to thrive academically and athletically.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club


Charlie Reynolds

Golf Scholar

Economics

  • Nottingham, England
Charlie Reynolds

Charlie Reynolds

Golf Scholar

Economics

Why St Andrews?
I chose St Andrews as it is the perfect blend of top quality academics with an incredible golf programme. The town, golf courses, people and atmosphere can’t be matched making St Andrews the perfect place to further my education and golf career!
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club


Ellie Monk

Golf Scholar

Biology

  • Virginia Water, England
Ellie Monk

Ellie Monk

Golf Scholar

Biology

Why St Andrews?
I am very excited to study and play golf at St Andrews, with exceptional courses, facilities with a fantastic team and coaches. The opportunity to play competitive golf whilst pursuing my interests academically is something I am very looking forward to.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Facebook
@UStA600Club


Lucy Jamieson

Golf Scholar

Chemistry BSc

  • Wirral, England
Lucy Jamieson

Lucy Jamieson

Golf Scholar

Chemistry BSc

Why St Andrews?
I chose St Andrews as it gives me the perfect opportunity to balance my studies and my golf. The academic excellence of the university allows me to leave with an top quality degree whilst also providing me with fantastic golfing opportunities and support to help me reach my sporting aspirations.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club


Mathilda Orring

Golf Scholar

Mathematics

  • Stockholm, Sweden
Mathilda Orring

Mathilda Orring

Golf Scholar

Mathematics

Why St Andrews?
Please provide a couple of sentences as to why you chose the University of St Andrews to study and pursue your sport: The main reason I choose St Andrews University was the combination of world-class academics and outstanding links golf. Being able to play as part of a team and meet people from all over the world studying at the university were other aspects that appealed to me especially.
Website
golf.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk
Twitter
@UStA600Club