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Second BUCS award nomination for Duncan Scott

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Award-winning swimmer, Duncan Scott, has been nominated for the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Sportsman of the Year for the second year running.

A student at the University of Stirling, Scott received the award last year by claiming a double-gold at the BUCS Long Course Championships in February with a dominant performance in the 200m fly as well as helping Stirling win the men’s 4x100m freestyle event.

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And the highly-decorated swimmer is on course to receive the award a second time – after competing as part of the London Roar team setting a new British record in short-course 200m freestyle, with a time of 1:40.76, and in 200m individual medley, with a time of 1:51.66, at the International Swimming League meet held in Budapest this year.

Duncan Scott of Scotland celebrates victory in the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final on day four of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Optus Aquatic Centre on April 8, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Credit: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Speaking to Scottish Swimming about receiving the award last year, Scott said: “BUCS sport is a massive part of university life and I’m delighted to finally have landed this award.

“I’m lucky to have great facilities and great staff here at the university and we’re in the process of taking the facilities from world-class to world-leading. It’s an exciting time.”

The winners of this year’s BUCS awards will be announced virtually on December 8.

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