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Vic students prove you can be smart and sporty
Last week 56 Victoria Students were awarded for excellence in sports at the University’s Blues Awards.
Awarded to those who have “brought credit to the institution through their sporting achievements or contribution to sport”.
Described as one of the most prestigious and long-standing accolades the University can grant (apart from your actual degree, of course), the awards have existed at Victoria since 1903.
Vice-Chancellor Grant Guilford claimed the awards give the University “the opportunity to acknowledge those students who have achieved outstanding sporting success through tremendous hard-work and dedication, while also successfully balancing the academic responsibilities of assignments, tutorials, labs and lectures”.
VUWSA President Rick Zwaan told Salient that “it was a fantastic event and a pleasure to acknowledge the immense amount of sporting talent we have at Victoria” with the 56 awards making it “one of the largest Blues awards we’ve had in a while”.
Around 30 awards were given out in 2014 and 2013 respectively.
Victoria Sportsperson of the Year
Sports Administrator of the Year
Pasifika Sportsperson of the Year
Māori Sportsperson of the Year
Ryan Hunt and Te Wehi o Mahura Wright
Blues Awards for Sport
Cameron van Baarle
Li Hao Yeoh