Waikato University Sport and Leisure Studies graduate Renee Hannah is the first student to be appointed to a new and prestigious Sport New Zealand graduate programme.
Sport New Zealand chief executive Peter Miskimmin said Renee is a high achiever. Renee graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies this year.
She has represented New Zealand at several world championship water-skiing events, volunteered for the Waikato Academy for Young Achievers, worked as a personal trainer and has coached water-skiing and wake-boarding. She starts the graduate programme in February.