Student wins Don of sport scholarships with Bradman award
GEORGIA Redmayne is on a revenge mission after earning a top cricketing honour.
Nineteen-year-old Redmayne has been awarded the Bradman Foundation's 2013 Bradman Scholar award - but she is still smarting after losing Sydney women's first grade final last season.
Redmayne award will provide the Alstonville product, who is fast developing a reputation as one of the state's most promising young cricketers, with $5000 to help combine the sport with her academic studies.
University of New South Wales student Georgia said she was delighted to have joined an elite list of the initiative's recipients.
"It is a great honour," she said.
"It was a bit of a shock. I didn't think my application would be considered.
"I am delighted."
Wicketkeeper/batsman Redmayne is the 17th player to receive the title, which aims to help talented players with their expenses.
The former Alstonville High student is in the first year of a six-year Batchelor of Medicine/Batchelor of Surgery course at the Sydney University.
Selection is the latest accolade for Redmayne, who fields right-handed but bats left-handed.
She has skippered the state's Combined High Schools side and spent part of last year playing in England's Worcestershire Women's County competition, where she earned the player of the year title.
Redmayne helped her university side reach the final of this year's Sydney first grade women's final, where they lost to Bankstown by three wickets.
"My main aim is to get us the title (in 2013/14)," Redmayne said.
"We were the top team and minor premiers, so to lose the final was tough.
"We really wanted to knock Bankstown off the top spot."
Redmayne has also been included in a Cricket NSW development squad.
The program will offer in-depth training and coaching over the winter months.
"That will be a good experience," Redmayne said.
"It is a bit of a workload with my university and cricket, but it's pretty rewarding. I live on campus in Sydney, so I have a lot of expenses. I really was not expecting the award, so to get it was a great boost."