UNIVERSITY of Western Sydney's students are mastering their sporting classes.
UWS had a significant impact at the recently held Australian University Games on the Gold Coast.
There were 7500 participants at the games in 31 sports at 39 sporting venues with the UWS team sending 340 athletes in 21 different sports.
"This is the largest team that the university has ever sent to this event," UWS sports and community co-ordinator Paul Clarke said.
"Overall, we achieved a great result due to the fantastic efforts of the student athletes and their commitment to making the games a success for us."
Team UWS won nine medals and seven athletes received "Green and Gold" awards presented to the best peformers in their sports.
Individual medal winners were Jessika Johnson, who won gold in women's shot put; Cenk Sevinc, silver in the taekwondo black belt event; Sara Barendregt, silver in the S-Class minor disabilities women's freestyle; Jack Bangel, silver in the 400 metres hurdles; swimmer Trent Abbott, bronze in the men's 200 metres breaststroke; and Laura Herbert, bronze in the women's hammer throw.
UWS also won team several team medals including a silver in the women's hockey second division; a bronze in the men's futsal; and bronze in the men's football second division.
The "Green and Gold" recipients were Courtney Hand in women's basketball; Adam Savetta, men's Futsal; Morgan James, men's Futsal; Lorisa Habib , women's futsal; Tahee Edgecombe women's tennis; Rachel Dint, tenpin bowling; and Nathan Ellis in Twenty20 cricket.