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Team SCU celebrates the win (L to R): Maddie Parker, Brittani Nicholl, Jesse Carrasco and Ruben Brinsmead (missing Mitch Barraclough). Photo Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University (SCU) is the country’s greatest competitive surfing university after claiming its ninth title at the UniSport Nationals Surfing Championships held on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast last week.

The result at Coolum Beach puts Southern Cross ahead of closest rival, the University of Wollongong, with eight titles.

Southern Cross University was also crowned overall Women’s Champions after the two-day competition.

Leading from the front was Team SCU Captain, Brittani Nicholl, who took out the women’s longboard national title and finished fourth in the shortboard division.

The Digital Media and Communications student is a former WSL QS pro-surfer who has also represented and captained Team Australia in the International Surfing Association World Championships.

‘It is one of those sports we do well in, so for us to bring home that title it felt special, not only individually but as a team. It felt good to know we are the best university when it comes to surfing,’ Brittani said.

‘We’re feeling pretty satisfied. We only had a small team of five this year, off the back of covid. To be able to compete against other unis with much bigger teams and still walk away with the win, we’re pretty happy with that one.’

‘This is the sixth time in the past ten years that SCU has won the overall surfing championship and the ninth time we have taken it out since the annual university student surfing competition began in 1994,’ said Dave Graham, the University’s Sport and Recreation Officer.

‘In my eyes, it gives us the right to claim that SCU is the number one Surfing Uni in Australia’.


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