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Four western Ja- based athletes get UWI scholarships

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer

Thursday, August 30, 2012    

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Four western Jamaica- based athletes were among a group of nearly 40 who received scholarships from the University of the West Indies (UWI), to attend its Mona Campus starting this academic year.

The athletes were presented at a function held at the UWI, Mona Visitors Lodge (Gold Room) on Tuesday.

Renae Ambersley and Tovea Jenkins who represented Herbert Morrison Technical in the last track and field season, former Frome Technical runner Rushell Clayton and netball/basketball player Ladonna Lamonth will commence classes when the academic year gets underway.

According to a release from UWI, the scholarships are in the form of grants toward tuition and/or accommodation for the 2012/2013 academic year.

Lamonth who plays netball for Crystal United in the St James league, represented Jamaica at the recent Centro Basketball tournament in Puerto Rico in June.

Ambersly who transferred from Irwin High and Jenkins who previously attended Mt Alvernia High, were key members of the Herbert Morrison team.

Clayton attended Vere Technical for one season, winning a bronze in the 400m hurdles at the ISSA Girls' Champ before attending Mico University for one year, has also represented Jamaica in the 400m hurdles at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Puerto Rico last year.

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