Our Olympians London 2012

06 September 2012

Stacey Michelsen and Kristy Hill

The Law School is proud to have had law alumna Kristy Hill and current law student Stacey Michelsen competing at the London Olympics 2012.

A member of the Football Ferns, Law/Arts graduate, Kristy, had played 19 internationals prior to the London Olympics including games at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany last year.

New Zealand Women’s Hockey midfielder, Stacey, was named World Young Player of the Year in 2011 and is a promising talent on the global women’s hockey scene.

“We’re very proud of Kristy and Stacey’s achievements and followed their progress throughout their 2012 Olympics campaign. To have got to the Olympics is an achievement in itself but to almost get a medal in the hockey was exciting,” says the Dean of Law, Dr Andrew Stockley.

The Football Ferns qualified for the quarterfinals but were knocked out by the eventual gold medal winners, USA, 2 - 0.

Stacey and the Black Sticks qualified for the bronze medal match but lost to the hosts, Great Britain 1 - 3. Kristy graduated from The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law in 2001 and is now a Senior Policy Advisor with the Independent Maori Statutory Board.

Images supplied by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.