Friday 27 July 2012
Hannah keeps eye on Olympic hockey
Hannah Pitt - NTU Alumna (BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science 2011)
NTU Alumna Hannah Pitt (BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science 2011) will be busy collecting data over the next two weeks as Sport Statistician for Hockey at the Olympic Games.
Her role involves collecting the data which will produce the hockey statistics which are used by the announcer, teams, broadcasters, media, technical officials and International Federation.
Hannah, who made the initial application to be a volunteer three years ago, will be collecting data for over 22 hockey matches, including the Women's Gold Medal Match and Men's Bronze Medal Match. This will include percentage of possession, shots, substitutions and player suspensions.
She said: "I think studying Sport and Exercise Science at NTU, and my dissertation involving collecting data on International Hockey Umpires, helped me land this role. I am so excited, honoured and proud to be able to say I am part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I can't wait to start my first shift. I have had such a great experience so far that I am considering applying to be a volunteer at the Rio 2016 Olympics too!"