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Trio enters University’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three leading figures from the worlds of tennis, karate and swimming have been inducted into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame.

University Principal Professor Peter Mathieson with Corrie Scott
University Principal Professor Peter Mathieson with Corrie Scott

Edinburgh alumni Judy Murray, Chloe Maclean and Corrie Scott have been honoured for their success at the highest level.

Tennis Inspiration

Judy Murray has shaped performance and participation levels of tennis across Scotland and the world. She won 64 Scottish titles over the course of her competitive playing career. 

Having studied French and Business Studies at Edinburgh, Judy helped coach her sons Jamie and Andy. They went onto achieve World Number One status - in doubles and singles titles respectively - and to win several Grand Slam titles, including Wimbledon.

Judy has advised a range of organisations on their tennis development plans, and was Scottish National Coach and Team Captain for the British Federation Cup Team.

Karate Star

Dr Chloe Maclean has enjoyed success in both karate and her studies. After obtaining a First in her undergraduate Sociology degree, she gained a Masters and PhD, graduating in 2018.

Chloe was crowned British Champion nine times, secured two Senior Commonwealth Championship titles, and won four Senior European ‘Wado’ Championship wins.

Swimming Success

Corrie Scott swam at three Commonwealth Games, beginning in Delhi in 2010, before undertaking a Masters degree in Chemistry. She is due to graduate this year.

At the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Corrie secured a bronze medal in the 50m breast-stroke, setting a new Scottish record. In 2018, she returned to the Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, competing in the medley relay and 50m and 100m breast-stroke.

Corrie has been a key member of the University’s Performance Swimming Programme, and was recipient of the Eva Bailey Cup for Female Athlete of the Year, in 2014, and a University Blue in 2017. 

It’s an honour to welcome these three inspiring women into our Sports Hall of Fame. Each has contributed immeasurably in their chosen fields and helped establish the University’s place as a leading destination for gifted students wanting to pursue their academic and sporting ambitions.

Jim Aitken MBEDirector, Sport & Exercise, the University of Edinburgh

World Class Talent

Edinburgh’s Hall of Fame now boasts 38 world class athletes across 18 sports. Previous inductees include six-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, Olympic gold medallist rower Katherine Grainger, and Olympic 400 metre running champion Eric Liddell.

Blues and Colours

The Hall of Fame inductees were welcomed by the University’s Principal Professor Peter Mathieson in front of an audience that included some of Edinburgh’s leading student sports stars.

The ceremony took place at Edinburgh’s annual celebration of sporting excellence, the Blues and Colours sports dinner on 29 May 2019 in the Playfair Library.

Performance Programme

Many of Edinburgh’s elite athletes have been supported by the University’s Performance Programme. The Programme provides funding, tailored fitness conditioning and sports medicine care to help them succeed on the world sporting stage.

The Programme also offers access to top class competition and training facilities, advice and flexible study options.

Related Links 

University of Edinburgh Sport and Exercise

Sports Hall of Fame

Performance Sport Programme