CDU law student rowing for gold in London 


A high-achieving Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Law student will compete in the semi-finals of the double skulls at the London Olympic Games on Tuesday night.

CDU external law student David Crawshay and his rowing partner Scott Brennan are the reigning Olympic champions in the double sculls and are currently competing in the rowing at the London Olympics. 

CDU law lecturer Ken Parish said that David was a high-achieving student and incredibly disciplined and determined to maintain his results as well as training and competing for the Olympics. 

“He has been in my classes for the last two years and has logged on for online tutorials each week from various places around the world (sometimes in the middle of the night local time) while he trained and competed towards the Olympics,” Mr Parish said.

“The great flexibility of CDU’s online law degree program makes it ideal for international athletes and anyone else whose work requires them to travel a lot.

“We have had several international athletes studying law with us for that reason. It is also an excellent program.”

Mr Parish said that David and Scott did not go straight through to the semi-finals, but won their repechage last night, leading them through to the semi-final tomorrow night.