Alison Miller, a graduate of Recreation and Sport Management and Niamh Briggs, a graduate of Exercise and Health Studies, returned to the College on 25th April to a ceremony to mark their outstanding success with the Irish Ladies Rugby team. The team won the Six Nations and Grand Slam recently. Alison was the tournament's top try scorer and Niamh the tournament's top points scorer.
They were welcomed back by staff and current students of the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, and were each presented with a silver necklace from the College for their achievements. Dr Michael Harrison, Head of Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, commented ”That of all the high class sporting achievers that we have put through our programmes, Niamh and Alison were at the top of the list.”
Both ladies attributed the start of their rugby careers to WIT where they first started playing the game. They viewed the new exercise laboratories and both wished they were back in WIT.
Alison Miller (left) and Niamh Briggs (right), graduates of Recreation and Sport Management and Exercise and Health Studies in WIT alongside a number of current students.