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Gordon Dodge: Filippi Spirit Award Finalist 2016

1 Mar 2017 - 14:45
Gordon Dodge
Gordon Dodge coxing in 2016

 

Gordon Dodge, CeBER PhD Student, has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Filippi Spirit Award. This award is presented to student rowers who demonstrate the core values of rowing in all faculties of their lives - academic, sporting & otherwise - and through these, encourage success in the lives of others. Read more about this award here

Gordon adds this prestigious nomination to a list of other recent accolades, including the Service to Sport Award for excellent contributions to UCT Sport. Gordon has been a member of UCT Rowing Club’s first team since 2011 and in that time has coxed many teams to success at the South African Senior Rowing Championships and the Universities Boat Race. 

It is Gordon's passion for rowing, water and the environment, that led him to CeBER, where he is pursuing research in the field of water remediation. In this context, he aspires to develop and offer environmentally-sustainable solutions and practices for water management within South Africa and beyond. 

Recently, UCT conducted an interview with Gordon which can be watched here

CeBER wish Gordon all the best in this nomination and wait with keen anticipation to hear of the outcome!