It has been a fantastic year for our Play Overseas students and we could not be prouder of all of their achievements. All of our athletes have excelled both academically and athletically, winning league titles and national championships along the way.
Over the past few weeks, three of our students have gone on to become National Champions with their Universities.
MVP Zemoria leads Bournemouth Women’s Basketball Team to National Championship
Former Mount Mercy Mustang, Zemoria Jernigan has ended her basketball season on a high by winning the Women’s National Championship with Bournemouth University. Zemoria arrived in the U.K. in fall of 2018 to pursue her masters degree in Investigative Forensic Psychology and continue her basketball career after a fantastic senior season at Mount Mercy University.
After finishing the regular season undefeated and winning the Western 1A League Title, Zemoria led her team to victory over the University of Nottingham to lift the BUCS cup and become a U.K. National Champion.
|Bournemouth’s Road To The Championship
Last 32 85 – 50 vs Imperial 1st
An incredible performance from Zemoria in the BUCS Trophy Final earned her the BUCS Trophy MVP Award.
Despite being down 22-11 at the end of the first quarter, BU battled back to be trailing just 26-25 at the halfway point. Coming out quickly in the second half, Bournemouth proved too strong for the University of Nottingham as they built a 28 point lead and closed out a 77-49 victory, claiming the BUCS Trophy.
Teammates Mary & Elizabeth win Soccer National Championship for Nottingham Trent University
It has been a truly memorable year for Mary Cooper and Elizabeth Cruz of the Nottingham Trent Womens Soccer Team. After finishing the regular season undefeated and winning the league title, Nottingham Trent went on to lift the BUCS Trophy to become National Champions.
Mary Cooper, a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, has led the NTU defence as a centre back all season with her team conceding just 8 goals in 15 games and not suffering a single defeat. Elizabeth Cruz, the University of California Merced’s all-time women’s assist leader helped the offence as NTU scored an incredible 66 goals in just 15 games, averaging 4.4 goals per game.
Nottingham Trent Women’s 1st team finished their entire regular season undefeated, winning all 10 games with standout victories against Oxford University (9-0) and the University of Birmingham 2nd (6-0) as they claimed the Midlands 1A league title.
NTU went onto win their first ever BUCS Trophy with a convincing win against Bristol 1st and finished the tournament scoring an impressive 23 goals in just 5 games and only conceding 3.
|NTU’s Road To The Championship
Last 32 3 – 2 vs Edinburgh 1st
“It was a superb performance from NTU in their first ever BUCS Trophy final as they stormed to a 4-1 victory over the University of Bristol.” – www.ntu.ac.uk
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