Loughborough University alumna Dr Hannah MacLeod MBE graduated from the University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2005. Hannah was inspired by international hockey stars at the age of eight.
Hannah made her international hockey debut in 2003 and later made her first Olympic appearance at her home games, London 2012. The GB Hockey women’s team, which included four fellow Loughborough alumnae and is coached by alumnus Danny Kerry, took home bronze at those 2012 Games.
Four years later Hannah made history as part of the Team GB side that became the first women’s hockey team to taste Olympic glory.
Alongside her Olympic medals, Hannah has also been part of the team who have achieved one gold, one silver and three bronze medals at the European Hockey Championships.
With a Commonwealth Games bronze medal, two Champions Trophy medals and three other World League and World Cup medals, including one gold, Hannah has been part of the most successful period of the GB Hockey women’s team in history.
During her studies at Loughborough University Hannah played for the University team and is now assistant coach for the England U21 women’s squad.
Following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Hannah was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in 2017.
Loughborough University is proud to induct Dr Hannah MacLeod MBE into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.