Danielle Brown inducted into BUCS Hall of Fame
On Wednesday 5 June, University of Leicester Law graduate Danielle Brown was inducted into the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Hall of Fame.
A double Paralympic gold medallist and five-time World Champion, Danielle’s induction sees her join other distinguished sportspeople in the Hall of Fame, such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Sir Roger Bannister. The ceremony marked the BUCS centenary and took place at St James’s Palace in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.
Danielle’s achievements were recognised by Leicester when the University’s campus sports centre was named after her in 2013, making her the first woman to have a campus building named in her honour.
On her induction into the BUCS Hall of Fame, Danielle Brown said: “It was a huge honour to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and have my achievements as a dual career athlete recognised. To be included in such an incredible line-up of sporting excellence was truly amazing. A huge thank you to the University for putting me forward.”
Matt Weir, Head of Sport and Active Life at the University of Leicester, said: “University sport is fantastic for so many reasons, and to be able to celebrate Danielle being inducted into the Hall of Fame at such a prestigious venue whilst celebrating 100 years of HE sport was a huge honour.
“Danielle is an inspirational figure and fully deserves the recognition. We are proud to have been able to support her during her time studying with us but also to have retained those close ties with her after her graduation. She joins an illustrious list of athletes and we would like to thank BUCS for accepting our submission on Danielle’s behalf.”