Education student Emma Cox will be honoured by La Trobe University staff after being selected to represent Australia at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The 21 year old has been selected for Team Australia's shooting squad.
She will join a Commonwealth shooting team of 29 athletes, including experienced Commonwealth and Olympic champion Michael Diamond as well as Russell and Lauryn Mark.
Professor Noel Meyers, Head of School, Faculty of Education praised Emma's sporting and academic achievements.
'To represent your country at anything is a singular honour. For Emma to represent her country at such a young age is a credit to her and her family.'
Ms Cox is part of La Trobe University's Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Program, which supports Australia's gifted athletes in achieving academic excellence while also pursuing a sporting career.
Lisa Hasker, Sports Partnerships Manager at La Trobe Sport said the EAFU Program provides students with increased support through flexible study and enrolment options.
'It's about assisting student athletes to successfully integrate their studies while training and competing.
'Presently there are 46 elite athlete students registered for the program, which has risen in recent times as the University enhances its focus and commitment to become the University of Choice for study and participation in sport.'
La Trobe University is part of the EAFU Network. It comprises universities who respond to the specific needs of elite student athletes by developing and promoting ways to assist them in achieving both their sporting and academic goals.
Tom O'Callaghan, Media Assistant, T 03 5444 7415, M 0408 900 469