Since 2009 I have studied at the University of New South Wales and I am so grateful to be part of such an actively supportive University. Ever since commencing studies at UNSW I have had many elite athletes to look up to and admire. There are so many talented athletes across a huge range of sports and for UNSW to support each of these athletes to such a high level is really impressive. In Australia, XC Skiing is a very small sport, however UNSW appreciates the work I put into it and are proud of the level that I have reached. They continue to be my #1 financial supporters and therefore I can genuinely say that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for their ongoing support!
Last month UNSW held there annual Blues and Sports Awards Dinner. Unfortunately due to my commitments here in Sweden, I was unable to attend however I was incredibly honored to become 2013 UNSW Male Athlete of the Year!! This really does mean a lot to me and I really appreciate all the people from UNSW who helped me get to the Olympics this year!