Judy Murray getting honorary degree from Glasgow University

Judy Murray to get honorary degree from Glasgow University. Picture: Toby Williams

Judy Murray to get honorary degree from Glasgow University. Picture: Toby Williams

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THE mother of tennis ace Andy Murray is to be awarded an honorary degree from Glasgow University.

Judy Murray is being made a Doctor of the University in recognition of her contribution to tennis at grassroots and professional level.

The coach is mother to both former Wimbledon champion Andy and his brother Jamie, a former world number one doubles player.

She was a former national coach for Scotland and has previously been awarded honorary degrees from Stirling and Edinburgh universities.

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The 56-year-old is one of 22 people being honoured by Glasgow University at a ceremony on Wednesday June 15.

Former Solicitor General for Scotland Lesley Thomson QC and the university’s Professor Jim Hough, who fulfilled his lifelong quest to discover gravitational waves, are among the others.

Scottish rugby stars are also being recognised, with former Scotland players John Beattie, Alastair Kellock and Gregor Townsend all receiving honorary degrees.

Glasgow University principal Professor Anton Muscatelli said: “It is a privilege and honour for the university to confer honorary degrees on such outstanding men and women.

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“From our part in the discovery of gravitational waves, which the world celebrated in February, to achievements in sport and charitable ventures, to name but a few, we can truly be proud of the inspiring people around us.”

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