Steve Emery a former Rugby & Northampton AC athlete is now studying in America after being offered an Athletics Scholarship.
The 25-year-old former Bilton High School pupil is attending Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado.
The college has a reputation for athletic excellence and as an elite athlete he will shortly be involved in cross country and then on to the track season where he will compete in middle distance, 800m, 1500m and 5000m.
Steve, who was Rugby’s Sports Person of the Year in 2008, has left Loughborough University after achieving a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He is a former winner of bronze and silver medals at the highly competitive BUCS outdoor championships which are held in Bedford
n Rugby’s top golfer Lauren Taylor, who is 18 this week, has also taken her talents over to America, where she will be studying at Baylor University in Texas after being awarded a golf scholarship.