Georgia is completing her final year of a Design and Business degree whilst also competing as a middle distance runner. She competes in 800m and 1500m events and has represented Australia at the last two World Championships (London 2017, Doha 2019), as well as the Commonwealth Games (2018 - Gold Coast) where she placed 5th in the 1500m. In 2017 Geogia represented Monash and Australia at the World University Games where she focussed on the 800m and finished fourth in the final, only 0.3 seconds away from a medal. This year she is doing her best to try and qualify for the Olympics — both her fingers and toes are crossed that it goes ahead!
"Not only have TeamMONASH been a constant support, but have helped me to organise timetables around training and overseas competitions. This has enabled me to find a great balance between my studies."
Max is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and is an up and coming AFL superstar at the St Kilda Saints Football Club. A goal kicking machine, Max was selected by St Kilda with pick No. 4 in the 2018 National Draft but suffered debilitating injuries in 2019. He finally made his debut for the Saints to the sounds of an empty stadium in Round 1 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Max enjoys the challenges of University and sees it as a great distraction from his life as an AFL footballer and says that "Monash's Elite Student Performer Scheme has assisted me in balancing my sport and study commitments and I'm very grateful for their help."
Jack Gerrard graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2020 after seven years at Monash. In 2018 Jack represented Monash at the Australian University Nationals (Division 1) claiming three Games records! Now, aside from his day job as an intern at Monash Health, Jack still swims at a National level, his goal for this year — to make Australia's 2021 Olympic swimming squad!
Jack said of his time at Monash: "When liaising with my faculty, being a member of the ESPS provided the reassurance of being associated with a legitimate university program and enabled Team Monash to advocate on my behalf if I ever had trouble reaching a positive solution. The ESPS also assisted me with international travel grants and the chance to meet like-minded students at Monash who shared similar passions."
Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2020. When she’s not interning as a junior doctor at The Alfred Hospital, Jess can be found on the field pursuing her other passion; professional Futsal. She is due to represent Australia in New Zealand at the World Futsal Championships later this year.
"Team Monash have been so pivotal to my success. They taught me the ins and outs of structuring my timetable, the importance of time management, offered me scholarships and introduced me to sporting mentors and fellow athletes. But most of all, they instilled confidence in me to pursue my aspirations."