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Sports Person of the Year goes to Computer Science and Business Student

26 Apr 2016

Badminton sports scholar Prakash Vijayanath won Sports Person of the Year at this year’s Trinity Sport Awards and Commons. The third year computer science and business student beat off stiff competition from fellow scholars Aisling Maher (camogie) and Cade Ryan (canoe) to claim the prize.

Prakash, who still has his sights on the Rio Olympics this August said “I'm very honoured to receive this award from such a prestigious university and I will do my best to promote and represent Trinity to the best of my ability in the future. The night was very well organised and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it. I would like to thank DUCAC for all the support they have given me throughout the years, my classmates and of course, Trinity badminton club.”

This year’s event, held in the Dining Hall, was hosted by RTE sports presenter Evanne Ní Chuilinn and also featured guest of honour and athletics legend Sonia O’Sullivan, who participated in a lively Q&A session after dinner.

The Sports Awards, open to all the college’s sports clubs, are designed to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment made by the sporting community here in Trinity.

Pictured left to right: Sonia O'Sullivan, Prakash Vijayanath and Head of Sport, Michelle Tanner