Paralympian Receives Honorary Award
The University of Hertfordshire has awarded Paralympic and World champion Jody Cundy MBE, an Honorary Master of Science in recognition of his outstanding services to Paralympic sport.
Jody has gone on to become a multiple Paralympic champion and holds a string of world records, including breaking the world record for the kilo while winning gold at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Most recently, he won a bronze medal in the men’s individual C4 pursuit race in front of a home crowd at London 2012.
At the ceremony on Friday 23 November – held in the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans – Jody, who has had an eighteen year sporting career, received his Honorary Degree alongside over 4,500 new graduates celebrating academic success.
Commenting on receiving his Award, Jody said: “Having had a close relationship with the University of Hertfordshire for many years – especially during my swimming career – I feel honoured to be awarded an honorary master’s degree. It has been such a special year for sport and I am very grateful for all the support”
In reading the citation, Nick Brooking Director of Sports at the Sports Village, said: “As well as competing, Jody believes that nobody is limited by their disability. We are extremely pleased to give him an Honorary Award in recognition of raising the profile of Paralympic sport.”
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