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Scottish rugby great enters Hall of Fame

Scottish rugby’s most-capped player, Chris Paterson, is being recognised by the University, where he spent three years studying to become a teacher.

Paterson, who won 109 international caps and scored a record 809 points for Scotland in an illustrious 13-year professional career, will be inducted into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame alongside two stars of hockey and rifle shooting.

Interview with Chris Paterson

Chris Paterson talks about his illustrious career and reveals what the future holds for him.

I’m hugely honoured and delighted at this very special accolade. I studied Physical Education at Moray House for three years, never thinking I would go on to become a professional athlete for as long as I have. Hopefully I can continue to represent the University in the future as well.

Chris Paterson2012 inductee, Sports Hall of Fame

Alistair McGregor and Susan Jackson

Hockey player Alistair McGregor, who graduated in 2003 with a BEd in Physical Education, is part of the Team GB 2012 Olympic squad and has won more than 100 caps for Scotland and Great Britain.

Also being recognised is Susan Jackson who graduated in 1995 with a MA(ss) Economics and Accounting and who is one of only two Scotland shooters to have a 'full house' of Commonwealth Games medals, winning one gold, one silver and one bronze at each of three consecutive Games, beginning in Malaysia in 1998.

Previous inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame include Olympic 400m champion Eric Liddell, quadruple Olympic gold medal-winner Sir Chris Hoy, three-time Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger and Scotland’s most-capped woman footballer, Julie Fleeting.

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