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UWI Games 2011 - St. Augustine Representatives

For Release Upon Receipt - May 18, 2011

St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine Campus is being represented by 135 athletes and 23 cheerleaders at the 2011 UWI Games 3 Become 1, happening at the Cave Hill Campus, Barbados from May 18-27.

This major sporting event provides an opportunity for hundreds of students from across the three campuses, including representatives from the Open Campus, to come together as one university.  This year, the St. Augustine contingent will be competing in basketball, cricket, football, hockey, lawn tennis, netball, swimming, table tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Two members of the contingent, Shervon Penco and Mauricia Nicholson, both Master’s students at the St. Augustine Campus, are no strangers to competition and they are looking forward to bringing home gold medals. Though this is Shervon’s second year representing St. Augustine in the UWI Games, he is just as excited as he was for the first. “It’s fun for me because the games give me an opportunity to compete against the cricketers I usually play alongside. I like the shake up!”

Shervon currently plays for the Combined Campuses and Colleges cricket team which participates in the regional West Indies First Class Tournament, so he’s quite familiar with some of the faces who will soon be his opponents. Shervon discovered his love for sports back in primary school and has always had his family’s support in pursuing it. “I learnt that I liked to compete and challenge myself from an early age and thankfully, my family helped channel that by involving me in sports and encouraging me along the way.”

In addition to playing cricket competitively, Shervon is also pursuing his goal of completing his MSc Management Studies at the St. Augustine Campus.

Mauricia has played everything from basketball to table tennis to track, at a competitive level. At the Games, she will be representing St. Augustine in hockey, netball and football. It is her first time competing in the UWI Games, but Mauricia is sure she’ll see some familiar faces. “Because of my athletic competition background, I’ve met quite a few people who study at Cave Hill and Mona and it’s exciting to know that I’ll be seeing them for the UWI Games.”

In the past, Mauricia has represented Trinidad & Tobago in football at the Under 19 and Senior Team levels and she has also represented the country at the most recent Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India. “Delhi was such a great experience for me and I learnt a lot. It is always amazing for me to see the opportunities that participating in sports can bring.”

Mauricia and Shervon are just two examples of the talent representing the St. Augustine Campus at the 2011 Games, some other familiar names include Brent King (tennis), Kjorn Ottley (cricket), Niveeta Ramcharan (table tennis) and Keon Francis (shot put/discus). With a contingent consisting of athletes like these, the St. Augustine Campus will definitely be well represented at this year’s Games.

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For further information on the UWI Games 2011 and the St. Augustine athletes, please contact the Sport & Physical Education centre (SPEC) at (868) 662-2002 ext 3810.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.



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