Jennings earns scholarship to sports management Masters

USA Swimming team member and two-time national champion, Christine Jennings, has been awarded the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) athlete scholarship.

The 10km open water specialist, whose swimming career includes representing the US at the FINA World Championships and Pan American Championships, where she gained gold in 2010, will join the Masters programme in sports administration in Lausanne, Switzerland in January 2016. The scholarship for professional athletes will fund half the tuition fees of the 14-month course.
“I am most excited about the opportunity to learn in an environment conducive to sport with the added experience that the teachers and students from across the world will bring to the table,” says Jennings. 
The AISTS Master of Sports Administration attracts individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, including athletes seeking a transition or dual career. 
“It was a competitive field this year,” says AISTS Executive Director, Dr Claude Stricker. “However, it was Christine’s impressive record in swimming together with her work in promoting safety in the sport for athletes that thoroughly convinced the Scholarship Selection Committee.”

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