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University to honour sporting champions


29 October 2013

Students who have excelled in state, national and international sports events this year will be honoured at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Sports Awards Ceremony tomorrow (Wednesday 30 October).

The event will be held at the USC Sports Stadium at 10am.

USC Sport and Operations Coordinator Gary Moore said the University annually presented “Half Blue” and “Full Blue” awards to its high-achieving sportspeople, as has been the tradition in many universities for centuries.

“This is a chance for USC to recognise the great sporting achievements of its students in 2013,” he said.

The sporting “Blues” tradition dates back to 1829, when rowing teams from Oxford and Cambridge universities each tied a blue scarf, one light blue and one dark blue, to their boats to distinguish themselves.

USC also presents a “USC Green” award, which recognises a student volunteer who has helped boost sport at the University, along with awards for Team of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year.

The USC Sportsperson of the Year award has previously gone to triathletes Chloe Turner and Brodie Gardner, world kiteboarding champion Andy Yates and Olympic swimmer Tessa Wallace.

— Julie Schomberg

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