Redeemer Congratulates Zac Alexander (06) on achieving Gold at the Games!

Redeemer Lutheran College congratulates past student, Zac Alexander (Class of 2006) and David Palmer on their nail-biting, Gold medal winning match against England on the final day of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games last Sunday afternoon!

Zac has enjoyed a successful junior career winning multiple Australian Junior Titles and leading the Australian Junior Team at the World Juniors in New Zealand in 2006, while in his final year at Redeemer. Upon graduating from Redeemer, Zac then turned to full time training as an AIS Athlete from 2007-2009 before embarking on his senior career being based in the United States alongside long-time coach Rodney Martin and fellow professionals Ryan Cuskelly and Kasey Brown.

Since turning pro Zac has amounted a considerable amount of PSA Titles; 26 to date. In that time he rose to a career high world ranking of 36 before being struck down by a hip injury which saw him out of the game for nearly a year.

In more recent seasons Zac has based himself back in Australia collecting PSA titles all around the country though his focus now turns to representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April 2018 in the Men’s Doubles event. Zac has already tasted success in the event with a Silver Medal at the World Doubles in Darwin in 2016 along with a Gold Medal at the Malaysian Open Doubles Championships later the same year.

Redeemer’s former Head of Senior School, and current Executive Director of Lutheran Education Queensland, Mr Dennis Mulherin recalls that “Zac was the only Year 12 HPE student between 1994-2002 to beat his teacher in squash! (Flogged his teacher if truth be known!)”.

Zac was among a collection of at least 20 other past or present Lutheran school students from across Australia who participated in the recent Gold Coast Games. Redeemer Lutheran College is proud to be a part of a system of schools that contributed significantly to the medal tally, including our sister school, St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly who was delighted to be associated with the winners of 16 medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“Thanks for the support all week to all the network at Redeemer! Greatly appreciated.” – Zac Alexander

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