Saturday, January 06, 2007

Congratulations Nicol!

What an honourable recognition for the achievements of Nicol David, our World No. 1 squash queen (NST online news today.)

Nicol David awarded lifetime membership with an international honour society
Melissa Darlyne Chow

GEORGE TOWN, SAT.: Reigning world women’s squash champion Nicol David became the first athlete in the country to receive lifetime honourary membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society (GKIHS), a non-profit global community of academic achievers.

She is only the second athlete in the world, after Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, to receive this honour.

Nicol was delighted to receive the award which is given to individuals who contribute to society and, at the same time, deserve recognition in the academic field.

“It’s great to know I’m being recognised for my excellence,” Nicol said after receiving the award here today from Universiti Sains Malaysia’s deputy vice-chancellor of academic and international affairs, Prof Datuk Rosihan M. Ali.

Also present was GKHIS' Malaysia regional director, Jimmy Teo Hui Thian.

The world champion acknowledged the importance of having the support of family and friends while on the road to success.

“Don’t give up. Strive for the best. Make sure you have friends and family members around to support you,” she said.

As the newest honourary member, Nicol will also contribute to one of GKHIS USM chapter's future events.


Congratulations Nicol! You deserve all the recognition that has come your way and more. May you be inspired to win more accolades for Malaysia in the international sporting arena.



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