Olympic Gold medalist Georgie Twigg awarded honorary degree

Olympic Gold medalist Georgie Twigg MBE has been awarded an honorary Doctor of the University from the University of Lincoln on Wednesday.

Lincoln-born Georgie won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio as part of Team GB hockey, and was capped 147 times for England and Great Britain.

In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for her services to hockey. She retired from sport this summer and is now a fully qualified solicitor. 

Georgie said receiving the Doctor of the university was a “very special, and very proud moment”. Photo: UoL

Georgie Twigg said: “It is a special honour to be receiving this accolade back in my hometown where I’ve grown up my whole life, and to receive it in the Cathedral, it’s really very special and a very proud moment.

“I’ve learnt a lot along the way on my journey through hockey and studying, and my message to graduates is that it can be quite a daunting time finishing your studies, but there will be lots of opportunities and challenges along the way.

“Make the most of those opportunities and take on those challenges and you will reap the rewards,” she advised.

Also watch below Georgie as a child gifting the Queen flowers at the opening ceremony of the University of Lincoln. What a journey!

Olympic gold medallist Georgie Twigg

From meeting the Queen at our Brayford Pool Campus official opening ceremony, to receiving the award of Doctor of the University, honoris causa, during this morning's Graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Olympic gold medallist Georgie Twigg MBE! 🎓

Posted by University of Lincoln on Friday, 7 September 2018

On Tuesday, Peep Show star Robert Webb also received an honorary degree with University of Lincoln graduates.