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The University of Queensland has clinched six medals at Northern Uni Games (NUG) 2016 on the Sunshine Coast, including a gold medal in Beach Volleyball.

Team UQ claimed two medals in Touch, including silver for UQ Mixed (pictured).

Team UQ, consisting of more than 125 student-athletes, participated in eight sports at Northern Uni Games, with half of UQ’s 12 teams finishing on the medal podium.

The UQ 2 Beach Volleyball team, comprising of Zac Laird, Zac Burch, Bara Falcmanoba and Jamie Liu, dominated the Mixed Fours tournament across the four days of competition.

Impressively, the quartet only conceded a single set ­across their 12 games, winning the gold medal match against Gold Coast’s Bond University 2-0.

UQ 2’s sister Beach Volleyball team, UQ 1, impressed throughout the event but came up short in their bronze medal showdown against the University of New England, losing 2-0.

The UQ 2 Beach Volleyball team (pictured) captured UQ’s sole gold medal at NUG 2016.

Two of Team UQ’s three Touch sides earned medals, with UQ Mixed claiming silver after losing to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 9-7 in a fast-paced gold medal decider, and UQ Women’s winning bronze following a 5-2 victory over the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

Team UQ’s Women’s Hockey outfit showed steady improvement throughout the event, leaving the Sunshine Coast with a silver medal after falling to an unbeaten University of Southern Queensland (USQ) team 3-0 in the gold final.

UQ’s two Ultimate Disc Mixed teams featured in medal finals, with UQ 2 earning a silver medal following a 15-3 defeat at the hands of QUT in their play-off for gold.

Both of UQ’s Ultimate Disc Mixed teams featured in medal finals, with UQ 2 (pictured) earning a silver medal.

UQ’s Men’s Basketball team capped a solid tournament with a bronze medal following a nail-biting 62-60 victory over USQ.

Elsewhere, UQ’s Opens Baseball team suffered a heart-breaking 6-5 loss to Griffith University in their bronze medal clash, with the marathon match eventually decided in the 14th inning.

Hosted by USC, the event was attended by over 2,000 student-athletes across Queensland and Northern New South Wales, with Rockhampton announced as host city for NUG 2017.

Eligible medal-winning Team UQ sides will now compete at Australian University Games in Perth from 25-30 September.

Team UQ Medal Winners:

Mixed Fours Beach Volleyball: UQ 2 beat Bond, 2-0 (gold)

Women’s Hockey: USQ beat UQ, 3-0 (silver)

Mixed Touch: QUT beat UQ, 9-7 (silver)

Ultimate Mixed: QUT beat UQ 2, 15-3 (silver)

Women’s Touch: UQ beat USC, 5-2 (bronze)

Men’s Basketball: UQ beat USQ, 62-60 (bronze)

Media: Jamie Mitchell, UQ Sport, JamieM@uqsport.com.au0423 785 752.

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