Georgia is a middle distance runner who has represented Australia at the highest level in Athletics, all over the world. Competing in the 800m and 1500m events, Georgia completed her final year of a Design and Business degree in 2021 whilst also competing at the Tokyo Olympics! She has represented Australia at the last three World Championships, including Oregon 2022, along with the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games.
"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 one of the most promising young players in the AFL and is on a steep upward curve with his footy at the St Kilda Football Club. After being taken with the fourth pick of the 2022 National Draft, Max missed all of his first year at the Saints with a knee injury but has since put together three strong seasons. Balancing his AFL with a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Monash, the key forward booted a career-high 52 goals in 2022 and will hope to improve on that number again in 2023.
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."
On Saturday September 9, Monash Roundnet collaborated with Spikeball Australia to host the inaugural Australian University Spikeball Championships, at Monash University’s Clayton Campus.