2012-13 Sport Scholars

Elizabeth Archer

Sport: Hockey

Course: Business and Management

Elizabeth Archer is a Hockey player currently in her second year studying Business Management. Elizabeth has been playing hockey for 7 years and has developed her natural talent into a high level of skill. Elizabeth has played for the England Universities Team in the Home Nations tournament in 2012 and is hoping to be selected to play again this year. As well as representing Aston in the BUCS Women’s Hockey team she also plays for Cannock Hockey club.

Filip Kobielski

Sport: Sailing

Course: International Business and Managment

Highest Sporting Achievement: 3rd place in the World Championships in Japan 2009.

Filip Kobielski is s sailor who is studying International Business Management at Aston. He is competing at a very high level in his sport and has achieved some great results. Filip reached 6th place in the World Championships in 2012 in Argentina and 4th place in the Youth European Championships in 2010. This year he is aiming to break into the top 20 sailors in the world. Filip has already competed in the BUCS sailing event and came 2nd in the Laser class.

Dana Ivanova

Sport: Skiing

Course: International Business and Managment

Dana Ivanova is a skier who is studying an International Business and Management course. Dana has been very successful in her sport over the last few years and cam 2nd out of the female Midlands Event. In the BUCS event her best result was 8th in the Slalom. This year Dana is aiming to improve on both of these results and to maintain the growth and success the Aston Snow Sports Club have had.

Mohsan Hussain

Sport: Snowboarding

Course: PhD Engineering

Highest Sporting Achievement: 1st in the British Army Snowboarding Championships 2012.

Mohsan Hussain is a Snowboarder who is studying for a PhD in Engineering. Mohsan was a Sports Scholar last year and also received the Sportsman of the Year Award from the Students Union. Mohsan and the Snow sports club also won Club of the Year from the Students Union. As well as all that he has placed well in both the BUCS competitions and the British Army Snowboarding Championships. This year Mohsan is aiming to beat his best finish of 7th in the BUCS event and 4th in last year’s British Army Indoor Championships.

Philip Hewitt

Sport: Swimming

Course: Chemical Engineering

Philip Hewitt is a swimmer who is studying Chemical Engineering. Philip has been the ASA Midlands Youth Champion in the 100m Butterfly and reached the semi-final of the ASA National Youth Championship in the 50m Freestyle. Philip has already competed in one BUCS swimming event this year and came 37th in the 50m freestyle event. He is also aiming to go one better in the ASA National Youth Championship and reach the final.

Dashuai Zhang

Sport: Table Tennis

Course: Mathematics

Highest Sporting Achievement: British Colleges Champion in 2011.

Dashuai Zhang is a table tennis player and is studying in his second year of a Mathematics degree. Dashuai was a sports scholar last year and was the British Collages Championship Champion and is playing in the Susses County Seniors 1st Team. This year Dashuai is aiming to be crowned the British Colleges Champion again and to break into the top 10 of players in England. 

Joanne Ellett

Sport: Rugby

Course: Design Engineering BEng

Joanne Ellett  is a rugby player who is currently studying Design Engineering. Joanne has helped to set up Aston’s Women’s Rugby Club and plays in the BUCS competition for the Aston team. Joanne also plays for the North Midlands. This year Joanne is aiming to play in all BUCS matches for Aston Ladies and try out for the Midlands and Army team.

To find out more about the Sports Scholarship program contact Ben Lonsdale 0121 204 4618.