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17 Jul 2015

Loughborough secure 35th consecutive BUCS title

Last night it was confirmed that Loughborough Students have been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 35th consecutive year.

Presented at the BUCS Annual Awards Dinner, part of the week long BUCS Conference in Liverpool, current Vice President for Sport Steffan Lloyd received the award on behalf of the 4,500 students that make up Loughborough’s Athletic Union.

Winning BUCS titles in sports including Athletics, Badminton and Swimming, Loughborough Students amassed a points total of 5,878.2, over 1,800 points clear of our nearest competitor, Durham University. This tally is also more than 500 points better than our winning total twelve months ago.

On collecting the BUCS Sport Kerslake trophy, Steffan Lloyd said:

“This is an unbelievable record for any sporting organisation or team anywhere in the sporting world. The dominance of student sport is underpinned by over 4000 students who regularly contribute to our University’s sporting successes. The Athletic Union and Sport Development Centre staff put in many hard and long hours to ensure that we continue to support the development of our clubs and athletes to remain as the number one sporting University.”

“I couldn’t be prouder of our students and staff. You deserve a huge amount of credit for your excellence and commitment.”

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/139

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

Contact for all media enquiries

Pete Matthews
PR Officer for Sport
Loughborough University
P.W.Matthews@lboro.ac.uk
01509 228686