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Sports therapy graduate wins travelling scholarship to Canada

21 August 2015

Chris Theobald

Former student demonstrates ‘x-factor’ to win through

Pic L-R: Kathy Harvie, Sheena Davis and Professor Graham N. Smith

Sheena Davis, who recently achieved a First in UCLan’s BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, is the 2015 winner of The Society of Sports Therapists Student Travelling Scholarship to the University of Windsor, Canada.

Sheena will initially be based on the University campus with the Athletic Therapy Team at the Green Shield Sports Therapy Clinic, which provides rehabilitation for all of the Varsity teams.

As part of her stay in Canada, she will also be given the opportunity to spend time with top teams from a range of Canadian sports including the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Team and the Windsor Spitfires, one of Canada’s leading junior ice hockey teams.

Sheena was clearly surprised when the interview results were announced and when asked how she felt about the news, she said: “I’m stunned. It’s absolutely amazing. I can’t really believe it yet. It’s still a bit surreal.”

“Her interview was excellent and, while the other graduates interviewed made the selection very difficult, Sheena had that certain X-factor that made her a unanimous choice.”

For the second part of her trip, Sheena will visit Sheridan College, Oakville, Toronto and the Loaring Physiotherapy Clinic in Tecumseh, Ontario plus enjoy some sightseeing.

Sheena is the second graduate from UCLan to win the prestigious prize and she shone through during a tough selection process.

Professor Graham N. Smith, Chairman of the Society of Sports Therapists, who was a member of the interview panel on the day said:

“This is the seventh year that we have had the opportunity to choose a graduate from the degree programme that the Society accredits, to experience what we believe to be an exciting opportunity. Each year, the graduate chosen has been an excellent ambassador for both the Society of Sports Therapists and their university and I know that Sheena will maintain this record. Her interview was excellent and, while the other graduates interviewed made the selection very difficult, Sheena had that certain X-factor that made her a unanimous choice.”