Stirling on track for a top ten BUCS finish

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In the most successful year to date for sport at Stirling, the university is currently sitting tenth in the BUCS league table, which measures the performance of all British universities and colleges across all sporting events.

With 2170 points, Stirling has already surpassed the highest ever total reached by the university, with the season just weeks away from completion.

It will not be long until the final rankings are revealed for the 2018/19 season. Although most sports clubs have hung up their jerseys for the year, there are some results still to come in across several sports, including athletics and cricket.

Stirling currently sits just 44.8 points ahead of Oxford University, who sit in 11th place overall, but more than 300 points behind 9th place Newcastle.

Out of Scottish universities, Stirling sits second, only behind the University of Edinburgh. They sit in fourth place, behind sporting giants Loughborough, Nottingham and Durham.

If the university secures a tenth place finish, it will mark a significant improvement on last years 17th place ranking, and will also smash the previous best of 12th place from the 2016/17 season.

Swimming, tennis and golf are among the highest performing sports clubs this season, racking up an impressive 1,188 points between them.

Sports President Caitlin Ormiston was quick to congratulate all Sports Union clubs and has thanked all the staff involved that allow fixtures and competitions to go ahead.

She said: “I am absolutely buzzing for Stirling to be sitting in 10th place. This year has been incredible and we can officially say it’s been our most successful ever.”

Ormiston also added: “The partnership between the Sports Union and the Sports Development Service has also been really strong this year and has helped everything run smoothly in the background.”

After the most successful season ever for the Sports Union in terms of results, sports clubs will have a lot to live up to next year, as they will all be looking to capitalise on a golden year for Stirling sport.

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