Olympic swimmer Brianna Throssell welcomed back to Notre Dame University


Brianna Throssell and Kiel Brown.
Brianna Throssell and Kiel Brown.

THE University of Notre Dame welcomed swimmer Brianna Throssell back to the campus recently following her inaugural Olympic stint.

Throssell, who is a member of the University’s Elite Athlete Program, competed in her first Olympics, finishing eighth in the final of the 200m Butterfly.

“I was keen to be part of the Australian swimming team and its combined effort to improve from the performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London,” she said.

“When you find something you love and enjoy doing, it makes you see through any challenges that might arise.

“I’ve been swimming my whole life. I love the atmosphere of an aquatic centre and when you start to get results, this positive energy just encourages you even more.”

Notre Dame sports officer Max Wason congratulated all members of the Elite Athlete Program, including Australian hockey player Kiel Brown, on their achievements in 2016.

“In addition to being marvellous representatives in their respective sporting pursuits, Brianna and Kiel are both outstanding ambassadors of the university,” he said.

“Notre Dame prides itself on seeing students achieve their goals and aspirations, be that in the classroom, through volunteerism, or on the sporting field.”