3 December 2020

Gymnastics Great Receives Alumni Award

Curtin Alumna Lauren Mitchell, one of Australia’s most successful and decorated gymnasts, was honoured with the Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Athlete Alumni Induction.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Cordery congratulated all award recipients, including gymnastics great, Lauren Mitchell. 

"The Curtin Sport Awards are a fantastic way to recognise elite athletes who have been inspirational in their professional sporting careers and who have also chosen to pursue their studies at the University," Professor Cordery said. 

After receiving this award, Lauren told Gymnastics WA "I am humbled to be recognised by Curtin University for both my sporting and academic achievements. They showed me fantastic support throughout my gymnastics career, and it was a privilege to receive the award a few years after I have graduated. It was a great night celebrating and was an honour meeting the other Curtin athletes."

Fremantle Dockers player Caleb Serong, who is studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin and West Coast Fever player Alice Teague-Neeld, who is studying a Bachelor of Science, were awarded the top honours of Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. 

This year's winners were recognised at a special virtual ceremony held on Tuesday, November 24 at Curtin St Georges Terrace. 

Gymnastics WA would like to congratulate Lauren on yet another well deserved achievement.