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Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Jake’s journey to the World Uni Games

Professor Chris Cocklin and Jake Doran pose for a photo taken outside with Mount Stuart in the background
Professor Chris Cocklin and Jake Doran. Photo: Bethany Keats, JCU Media

James Cook University student Jake Doran has been selected for the “UniRoos” - Australia’s team competing in the 2019 Summer Universiade, often called the World Uni Games.

Jake will represent Australia in Athletics, in the 100m and 200m events.

On behalf of the JCU community, Provost Professor Chris Cocklin wishes Jake “good luck” as he competes in the Universiade.

“We’re proud to see Jake represent Australia at the 2019 Summer Universiade,” he said.

“We’re glad JCU can help Jake balance his sporting and academic endeavours. We wish him, and the rest of the Australian team, all the best at the Summer Universiade.”

Jake is studying a Bachelor of Business and was the first student to receive a JCU Elite Athlete Scholarship.

He joins previous JCU UniRoos representatives including Darcee Garbin (Women’s Basketball, 2017), Mitch Norton (Men’s Basketball, 2013), Rachael Flanagan/McCully (Women’s Basketball, 2007), and Lauren King (Women’s Basketball, 2005 & 2007).

The 2019 Summer Universiade will be held in Naples, Italy from 3 – 14 July.