Kavya Commences B.Com Course at T.S. Narayanaswami College

In further evidence that the Indian Triathlon Federation is one of the most progressive National Sporting Federations in India, Indian Triathlon Academy Female Triathlete T.S Kavya recently commenced her Bachelor of Commerce studies at the T.S. Narayanaswami College in Chennai.
This is a significant development as it is the first time that an Indian Triathlete, let alone a female athlete, has had the opportunity of full scholarship that includes a University education. The Indian Triathlon Federation, through its friends and supporters as part of its athlete scholarship already provide full board and lodging, along with all equipment and clothing, and all coaching and training costs to Academy athletes.



Kavya in race mode, on her way to silver @ NSW Championships, Australia

The Federation believes it is not only important to develop its athletes physically, but they must have an education to enable them to make a contribution to society and have the opportunity for a career once their athletic days are complete. This is no small undertaking by the Federation and the start of a larger program between T.S.N College and the Indian Triathlon Federation to entice athletes to train and compete for India while still having the opportunity to study and earn a degree



Kavya "Before Cycle Training"

The T.S Narayanaswami College is promoted by The India Cements Educational Society and is affiliated to the University of Madras. Located just outside Chennai, the College also provides training facilities for athletes of the Indian Triathlon Academy with the recent addition of a cycle track and a 400 metre running track due for completion in the near future.



Kavya representing India @ Australian Sprint Championships

Over the next 3 years Kavya, along with other members of the Academy who will commence at the College upon completion of their school studies, will need to juggle the physical demands of their sport preparing for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar both to be held in 2006 along the normal demands of University study and exams.
With the full support of the College and the Indian Triathlon Federation we look forward to not only seeing Kavya represent her country in Triathlon with distinction, but also achieving Academic & Athletic results that will bring credit to the staff and students at T.S.N. College.

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