Roma girl chosen as USQ team captain
Originally from Roma, University of Southern Queensland student Kaylah Pearce is set to captain the USQ team at this year’s Northern Uni Games.
Joining her as a co-captain is fellow USQ student Kate Lack, a fourth-year Surveying student.
The dynamic duo will lead the way with over 130 USQ students representing the university at the Sunshine Coast next week.
“Uni Games is a good way to meet other students interested in sport and it is a great outlet away from study,” Miss Pearce said.
This will be Miss Lack’s last year representing USQ at the Uni Games as she is in her final year of her degree.
“I have represented USQ every year since I have been a student at USQ, this year I am also hoping to compete at the Australian Uni Games in Perth,” Miss Lack said.
“I am honoured to be captaining the team. My role will be to help the first-year students especially and make sure everyone is involved and having a good time.”
Miss Lack will be competing in the women’s touch and netball teams and Miss Pearce will compete in USQ’s mixed touch team.
USQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas has high hopes for the students chosen to represent the university in this year’s Games.
“We are very hopeful that our student athletes will make the most of the opportunities that come from their involvement in the University Games,” Prof Thomas said.
“The Games promote the importance of a healthy balance of education and exercise, as well as encourage teamwork, sportsmanship and building leadership skills.”
The games run from July 3-7. For more information, visit www.usq.edu.au/current-students/life/sport.