Judy Murray inducted into University hall of fame

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Tennis Coach Judy Murray is one of the three new additions to the Edinburgh’s sports hall of fame

Judy Murray receiving her award from  Principal and Vice-Chancellor   Professor Peter Mathieson (C) Toby Veale
Judy Murray receiving her award from Principal and Vice-Chancellor  Professor Peter Mathieson (C) Toby Veale

The former Fed Cup captain was welcomed at the annual celebration of sporting excellence two days ago.

Mrs Murray won 64 Scottish titles over the course of her competitive playing career and helped to coach her sons Andy and Jamie, who went on to achieve world number one status in singles and doubles respectively.

The Edinburgh Alumnus studied Business and French was presented the award at the Playfair Library.

 Chloe Maclean receiving her award from  Principal and Vice-Chancellor   Professor Peter Mathieson  (C) Toby Veale
Chloe Maclean receiving her award from Principal and Vice-Chancellor  Professor Peter Mathieson (C) Toby Veale

While fellow alumni member Chloe Maclean was also admitted to the hall of fame.

The karate expert was crowned British champion nine times and has secured two senior Commonwealth Championship titles with four Senior European ‘Wado’ Championship wins.

The ceremony also honoured Commonwealth bronze medalist Corrie Scott.

At the 2014 Glasgow games, she set a new Scottish swimming record and secured the bronze medal in the 50m breast-stroke.

Corrie Scott receiving her award from  Principal and Vice-Chancellor   Professor Peter Mathieson (C) Toby Veale
Corrie Scott receiving her award from Principal and Vice-Chancellor  Professor Peter Mathieson (C) Toby Veale

Jim Aitken, Director of Sport & Exercise at the University of Edinburgh said: “It is 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.”

 
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