IT Sligo first year student Emma Hansberry has been named FAI Women’s Under 19 International Player of the Year.
The Castlebar WFC player and Under 19 Ireland vice-captain scooped the prize at the 23rd “Three FAI International Football Awards” televised live on RTE at the weekend. “It was a great night. It was just brilliant and I’m delighted to have won,” Emma said she when she returned to lectures at IT Sligo on Monday where she is studying a Health Science and Physiology.”
The award rounded off a memorable few days for Emma, who is from Sligo. Earlier she had learned that she will join IT Sligo’s elite list of Sports Scholars. She has been awarded a Gold scholarship, the only first year student to receive it this time around.
“That was a greater honour, too, when I found out about that. It was really great news and it’ll be great help to me here in college.”
President of IT Sligo, Professor Teri Scott said “Emma is one of our rising stars and her achievement brings honour and distinction to her Alma -IT Sligo. This award is a fitting tribute to her talent, dedication and competitive spirit, which are the hallmarks we recognise in our Sports Scholars.”
For more information on the Sport Scholarship Scheme at IT Sligo and the BSc in Health Science & Physiology see www.itsligo.ie