A BENDIGO university student is a step closer to joining Australia's elite judo training program after making it through the initial talent selection process.
Tegan Bubb has been invited to a five-day camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra this month, where she will undergo intensive tests to assess whether she has the potential to become an Olympic or Commonwealth champion.
She is one of 38 athletes - including 13 Victorians - chosen for the AIS Sports Draft camp from a series of judo and boxing screening trials held nation-wide.
Bubb's strength, endurance and agility impressed the AIS sports scientists who came to Bendigo in October looking for future stars.
Originally from Geelong, she is studying physical and outdoor education at La Trobe University and takes part in CrossFit classes.
Melbourne teenager Lidia McLean, who attended the Bendigo try-out, also made the cut for the camp that starts on December 14.