University of Edinburgh: Sporting female trio enter renowned Hall of Fame

Three leading female figures from the worlds of hockey, hill and trail running, and rugby officiating have been inducted into the University of Edinburgh’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Edinburgh alumni Sarah Robertson, Angela Mudge and Hollie Davidson have been honoured for their success at the highest level of their sport.

Hockey international
Scotland’s most decorated hockey player, Sarah Robertson, has achieved success at club and international level, including medal glory at the Olympics. She has been selected as captain for the Scottish Women’s Hockey Team at this year’s 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Champion runner
Despite coming late to mountain racing, and a physical disability in childhood, Angela Mudge has won Scottish, British and World Champion titles in hill and trail running. She works for Scottish Athletics to help develop the sport at a national level.

Rugby referee
Hollie Davidson has made headlines when she became Scottish Rugby’s first full-time female professional referee in 2017. Since then she has officiated at the highest level of the game including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Awards ceremony
The Hall of Fame inductees were welcomed by the University’s community of leading student sports stars during last night’s (Thursday 2 June) Blues and Colours Awards Dinner – Edinburgh’s annual celebration of sporting excellence.

It’s an honour to welcome these three inspiring women into our Sports Hall of Fame. Each has contributed immeasurably in their chosen sport and demonstrate the University’s place as a leading destination for gifted students wanting to pursue their academic and sporting ambitions.

Jim Aitken MBE
Director of Sport of University of Edinburgh
Past inductees
Launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate Edinburgh’s distinguished sports people, Edinburgh’s Hall of Fame now boasts 44 world-class athletes across 20 sports.

Previous inductees include six-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, Olympic gold medallist rower Dame Katherine Grainger, and Olympic 400 metre running champion Eric Liddell.

The University’s Performance Programme has supported many of Edinburgh’s elite athletes. The programme provides funding, tailored fitness conditioning and sports medicine care, access to top class competition and training facilities, alongside advice and flexible study options to help students succeed on the world sporting stage.

Performance sport
Many of Edinburgh’s elite athletes have been supported by the University’s Performance Programme. The Programme provides funding, tailored fitness conditioning and sports medicine care to help them succeed on the world sporting stage.

The Programme also offers access to top class competition and training facilities, advice and flexible study options.