#TeamUniSA Profile: Ashish Negi Student-Athlete

Kirralee Thomas


This week we profile Ashish Negi, a student-athlete who began studying at UniSA in 2019 and hit the ground running with his involvement in university sport. Last year, Ashish was inducted as one of our UniSA Sport Activators and has since volunteered much of his time assisting with our events and UniMOVEs program. Ashish was also appointed to the position of Co-Team Manager and Co-Captain of our UniSport Nationals T20 Cricket team. He performed an outstanding job assisting to recruit and manage our team for the tournament held in Adelaide in November. Ashish also attended our 2019 Awards Night and 2020 University Sport Club Conference. Check out our chat with Ashish to find out more about him!

What course are you studying at UniSA?

I’m studying International Masters of Business (Marketing) at UniSA.

What sports do you play?

I play cricket and a bit of tennis.

What is your experience at UniSport Nationals? And the highlights of your state, national or international sporting achievements?

I represented the UniSA Cricket Team as a captain at UniSport Nationals 2019. Our team finished fourth in this tournament. I have also been part of Adelaide University Cricket Club representing its second and third grade cricket team in official SACA tournaments. We won the third grade T20 flag this year. We also made it to the semi-finals in a two-day format game but unfortunately the tournament got suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back in India, I represented NIT Kurukshetra College Cricket Team as a captain in inter-college tournaments for four consecutive years. I also represented my state 'Daman and Diu' in three consecutive national level cricket tournaments.

What has been the highlight as a student-athlete?

My highlight was playing for the UniSA Cricket Team at Karen Rolton Oval, which is of international cricket standards. We played with full vigour and excitement but unfortunately lost the game. So, I had a mix of sweet and spicy moments on the same day.

How are you keeping active and healthy while studying at home?

I have maintained my home workout schedule with five main exercises including skipping, surya namaskar, squats, push ups and plank.

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How are you connecting with your team online?

I’m still connected with my teammates through social channels such as Instagram and Facebook. Sometimes, we also make a call to each other.

What music are you listening to at the moment to keep you motivated

I actually love listening to instrumental music of Japanese anime and the song 'The Champion' by Carrie Underwood.

Name some of your hobbies besides sport?

Reading books, sketching and watching TED talks 😜

What is something about you we wouldn’t know?

I’m not a big fan of watching cricket. I love watching anime and WWE.

If you had a superpower what would it be and why?

Definitely a time control superpower. Using this power, I will make time to halt when I want to sleep and then I can get 24 hours to learn, play, sketch, read, workout and hang out with friends. I love doing so many things but can’t do it, curse 24 hour limitations... Haha. But honestly, I abide the belief in this quote - 'No one is you and that is your superpower' 😉

Thanks Ashish!


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