Gates scholars in water polo and powerlifting victories

  • February 22, 2011
Gates scholars in water polo and powerlifting victories

Gates scholars pick up two Varsity wins

Two Gates scholars helped their respective teams to victory in Varsity water polo matches against Oxford at the weekend.

Both the men’s and women’s teams beat Oxford on Saturday, with the men’s team winning 13-12 and the women’s team winning 9-7. Alex Davies (2010) and Elzbieta Drazkiewicz (2007) were on each respective team.

Alex, from Australia, is studying for a PhD in Engineering. Elzbieta, from Poland, is doing a PhD in Social Anthropology. Alex says: “I started playing for Cambridge this year and I was previously the Captain of the Australian National University water polo team and played for Queensland before that. The score in the matches shows the high quality of both the Oxford and Cambridge teams, but with such an incredible home crowd Oxford were always going to be at a disadvantage.”

Jerrell Whitehead [2005], another Gates scholar, was also involved in a winning match this weekend when theCambridge powerlifting team beat Oxford on Sunday. Jerrell is studying for a PhD in Economic and Social History.

Picture credit: Salvatore Vuono and www.freedigitalphotos.net

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