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University of Newcastle named overall and per capita champion of the 2017 Eastern Unigames

The 2017 Eastern University Games has come to a close, with the University of Newcastle dominating the pennant tally to take out the Overall University Champion trophy as well as the Per Capita title.

The overall results were announced following the basketball gold medal match in front of a 200-strong crowd, following four days of sporting competition.

Macquarie University received the Spirit of the East trophy for demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship throughout the week.

Australian University Sport CEO Don Knapp is excited for the competition to have been held in Newcastle.

“Regional university sporting events provide student-athletes with the opportunity to pursue a dual education and sport pathway, which results in both tertiary qualifications and sport participation at all levels of sport across Australia,” Mr. Knapp said.

University of Newcastle Campus Programs Manager and Elite Athlete Support Officer Andrew Yapp said: “To take out both Overall and Per Capita championships at the same event is quite rare, and is testament to the commitment and dedication of our athletes in representing the University of Newcastle.”

“The spirit and camaraderie displayed by all students was outstanding.”

“The Games provide an opportunity for students to develop new and future personal and professional connections. To provide this opportunity as host university is something we are very proud of and it was exciting to witness such success both on and off the field."

Overall University Champion

1. University of Newcastle
2. University of Technology Sydney
3. The University of New South Wales

Per Capita Champion
1. University of Newcastle
2. The University of Sydney - Cumberland
3. Avondale College

Spirit of the East
Macquarie University

Full results for the 2017 Eastern University Games.

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