Current Bachelor of Biomedicine student Fraser Miscamble has recently been awarded a Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship giving him financial and in-kind support for up to four years.
“I am very grateful to the Jopling Family - the scholarship will have a profound impact on both my academic and rowing aspirations at the University of Melbourne,” says Fraser.
A keen athlete and member of the Melbourne University Boat Club, Fraser made the selection for the Australian Under 21 Rowing Team this year. He has represented the University at both state and national level, winning gold medals in the coxed eights and fours and making the final of the Princess Elizabeth Challenge at the Henley Royal Regatta in 2019. More recently Fraser won gold in the Under 21 Men’s Coxed Four at the Australian Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington, Tasmania.
“Maintaining a balance between education and recreation is vital,” Fraser says. And when he isn’t training, he is focused on his studies and plans to major in Physiology or Human Structure and Function, a decision he will make at the end of this year.
The specific effects of exercise on our muscular and cardiovascular systems, and how consistent training can lead to increased strength and endurance capacity over time, particularly interests me
Fraser is also completing a concurrent Diploma in Languages in German and plans to participate in the University’s Study Abroad Program.
“The Bachelor of Biomedicine course has a broad range of electives and breadth subjects on offer, and allows for flexibility to pursue different areas of interest.”