Super-sub Andy Creech scored the winning goal in an exciting extra time period for La Trobe, completing the team’s undefeated run with a gold medal on the final day of the competition.
La Trobe finished seventh per capita out of 42 tertiary institutions at the Games, which attracted more than 9,000 student-athletes to the Gold Coast.Over 270 participants represented Team La Trobe in 18 sports across the games, securing 26 individual and team medals in the process.
The University also boasted eight Green and Gold selections for outstanding individual performance including two from men’s basketball and two from men’s football.
Swimmer and Elite Athlete Program member Jessica Adams secured four medals in the pool, winning gold in the 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley.
La Trobe also featured prominently in squash, athletics, taekwondo, cheer and basketball over the course of the games.
Director of La Trobe Sport, Professor Russell Hoye, said Team La Trobe’s fantastic results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of staff, team managers, our student co-captains and competitors.
“I’m extremely proud of the team and its efforts over the last week,” Professor Hoye said.
“We have invested heavily in training for all students attending University Games with the support of I&O to ensure we provide a safe and competitive environment for all students, so it’s great to see these efforts resulting in a really positive student experience.”
La Trobe will now turn its attention to the 2018 National University Championships under Australian University Sport's new high performance model.
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