Honorary Graduate 2: Danielle Brown

Posted by hct16 at Jan 29, 2013 04:25 PM |
Danielle Brown, gold medal-winning Paralympic athlete and former University of Leicester student was bestowed an honorary degree of Doctors of Laws from the University of Leicester on Friday 25 January.

Danielle is a world-leading archer in both Paralympic and able-bodied competition and studied for a degree in Law at the University whilst competing internationally.

She took up archery in 2003 and then subsequently the compound bow, where she made her international debut at the 2006 IPC (International Paralympic Committee) European Championships.

Danielle represented Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and the London 2012 Paralympic Games, taking home a gold medal in both. In 2010 she won a team gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she was the first disabled competitor to represent England in an able bodied discipline.

She holds ten Paralympic world records and has been awarded a MBE for services to sport in the New Years Honours for 2013.

Danielle has also received an award from the University of Leicester in 2012 for Outstanding Alumni Achievement.

Danielle Brown received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at 3pm on Friday 25th January 2013 at De Montfort Hall, Leicester.

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