The WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship Programme is an athlete-led development programme supporting high-performance athletes in a wide range of sports
Eadaoin McCrave is a first year Exercise Science student and former student of Colaiste Ris, Dundalk, Co Louth.
Eadaoin is a 2020/21 WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship recipient.
County: Co Louth
Club: Tallaght Martial Arts/Kickboxing Ireland
Highest achievements: World Championships 2016.
What is your personal aim this year? University Games and Irish Senior Championships.
Who was your idol growing up? Katie Taylor
How do you prepare for each event? Watch my nutrition and diet, reduced training on the week before the competition, asses the possible opponents
What is your favourite memory from your sporting career so far? Three World Cup firsts in Budapest 2019.
How do you balance work/college/sport? Training Sessions are very flexible and National training is at weekends.
Do you get nervous before competitions/games and if so how do you deal with it? Yes, the fear of losing makes me nervous but it gives it energy, I like to listen to motivation music and spend at least 15 minutes on my own before every fight.
What advice would you give to athletes wanting to improve? Sport is to be enjoyed if it gets frustrating take a break and refocus.
Find out more about the WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship Programme at https://www.wit.ie/vikingsportscholarship.