Emyr courts further squash success
A Bangor University Sports Scholar currently in his first year at the School of Sports, Health and Exercise Science, continues to make strides on the professional squash circuit following a number of impressive wins recently.
Emyr Evans, 20, from Rhyl, has followed his success in winning the Coors Newport Open earlier in the year by reaching the knock-out stages of tournaments in France and the Netherlands and reaching a career-high PSA (Professional Squash Association) World Ranking of 147 as a result. He has also been selected for the Wales Men’s team that will compete at the World Team Championships in Marseille later this month.
Emyr’s success follows in a family tradition of squash - both his sisters and father have all competed for Wales on the world stage.
Congratulating Emyr on his recent successes, Bangor University’s Sports and Commercial Services Director, Richard Bennett, said:
“We have been growing our squash programme for some time and it’s great to be able to attract a player of Emyr’s standard to study and train at Bangor. With a strong partnership between ourselves and SSHES we are able to support Emyr in combining his squash demands with his studies.”
Bangor University’s Sport Scholarship scheme aims to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. The Scholarships, worth up to £3,000 a year, are geared towards those individuals who will be able to represent Bangor University in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and who are of an international standard in their particular sport.
For more information on the Sports Bursaries, see here.
Publication date: 17 November 2017