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Sir Roger Bannister Scholarship Awarded to Undergraduates Sam Wall and Zoe Faure Beaulieu

17th March 2020

Congratulations to Sam Wall (2017, History) and Zoe Faure Beaulieu (2018, MChem Chemistry) who were successful in their applications for the Sir Roger Bannister Scholarship which is awarded to students who display excellence in both academic and sporting activities.

Sam Wall was accepted onto the scholarship as a result of his involvement in Pembroke football, rugby and cricket. His achievements have included captaining the Pembroke football team to their first cuppers final since 1987, leading Pembroke rugby to an undefeated Michaelmas 2019 and co-captaining Pembroke cricket last season. Sam has also represented Oxford university in a number of both national and international football tournaments.

Academically, Sam has continued to maintain a high standard throughout his time at Pembroke, having achieved a 2:1 in prelims and a first in a recent paper focusing on modern Britain.

Sam commented: “It is a true honour to be awarded the Sir Roger Bannister Scholarship. During my time at Pembroke, it has been a privilege to be involved in a wide array of academic and sporting activities. Both on and off the field, I hope that I have been able to serve the College in a way that would have made Sir Roger proud. Sir Roger continues to inspire a generation of academics and sportspeople, not only at Pembroke, but across the world.”

Zoe Faure Beaulieu was awarded the Sir Roger Bannister Scholarship for her exceptional achievements in university swimming. Her achievements have included being vice-captain of the Blues swimming team, breaking 4 individual club records and 2 relay club records in the space of one season, and reaching two British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) finals. In addition, in her first Trinity Term Zoe was shortlisted for fresher of the year in by Oxford University Sports Federation, in which only 3 people are shortlisted out of all freshers across all sports.

In terms of academic progress, Zoe achieved a first in her recent collections, and also came 10th in the year in Chemistry at Prelims.

Zoe commented: "I'm honoured to co-receive the Sir Roger Bannister Scholarship this year and be able to continue in the footsteps of so many incredibly talented Pembrokians before me. I would like to thank Pembroke for their support both in academic and sporting pursuits and I hope to be able to continue to make my college proud in the coming years."

Sam Wall and Zoe Faure Beaulieu
Sam Wall and Zoe Faure Beaulieu