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UniSC Sports Awards

The UniSC Sports Awards are an annual event held by the University to celebrate the sporting achievements of its students.

Congratulations to our 2023 Award winners!

2023 UniSC Sports Awards

Date: Thursday 16 November 2023

Time: 6-9pm, Ceremony commences at 6.45pm

Venue: Bower Tree, 10 Courage St, Sippy Downs QLD 4556

Dress: Cocktail

RSVP: 5pm, Friday 3 November 2023

Sportsperson of the Year

The university’s highest sporting accolade is awarded to the USC student considered to have produced the best result/s in their sporting arena as determined by the Sport Awards Committee. The winner has not only achieved success in their chosen sport, but they are also someone of good character who displays sportsmanship on and off the field.

2022 recipient
  • Emily Beecroft - Swimming
Previous recipients
  • 2021 - Katja Dedekind - (Swimming)
  • 2020 - Brianna Orams (Stand Up Paddling)
  • 2019 - Hayley Maddick (Touch Football)
  • 2018 - Jake Packard (Swimming)
  • 2017 - Jordan Mercer (Paddleboarding)
  • 2016 - Kyle Bridgwood (Cycling)
  • 2015 - Kyle Bridgwood (Cycling)
  • 2014 - Blake Cochrane (Swimming)
  • 2013 - Blake Cochrane (Swimming)
  • 2012 - Tessa Wallace (Swimming)
  • 2011 - Andy Yates (Kite-boarding)
  • 2010 - Brodie Gardner (Triathlon)
  • 2009 - Chloe Turner (Triathlon)
Vice Chancellor's Sporting and Academic Excellence

In 2019 we introduced a brand-new award, the Vice Chancellor’s Sporting and Academic Excellence award. This award celebrates student athletes who excel in their chosen sport whilst maintaining a high academic level.

2022 recipient
Previous recipients
Outstanding Service to Sport Award
  • Recognises a student or non-student who has shown outstanding service, team spirit, leadership and contribution to sport either through a volunteer or manager position; or
  • Recognises a person who was deemed by the Sports Awards Committee to have displayed exemplary skill and sportsmanship at UniSport Nationals Div1 and/or Div2.
2022 recipients
  • Aleisha Howey - Basketball
  • Jeremy Morris - Basketball
Team of the Year

Awarded to a team that has shown outstanding achievement both on and off the field. The team possesses a high level of sportsmanship and team spirit at all times and had the best results at UniSport 2022 Nationals Division 1 and/or Division 2.

2022 recipient
  • USC Spartans Womens Volleyball - Eden Danielsen-Jenson, Natalie Hutumo, Iesha Jackson, Amber McClymont, Cassidy Muller, Roselyn Rosier, Madeleine Roulston, Jaida Rylance, Tia Walsh, Mae Merritt (Coach)
Half Blue

This performance-based award recognises those with outstanding sporting performance.

  • Success at an open national level, or
  • Success at a youth international level or selection on a youth national squad or similar, including Youth Olympics, Youth Commonwealth Games or Age World Championships, and
  • Displays good sportsmanship in and out of competition
2022 recipient
  • Kyle Hall - Gymnastics
Full Blue

This performance-based award recognises those with outstanding sporting performance.

  • success at open international level or selection on an open national squad, including Olympic, Commonwealth Games or World Championship representation
  • has reached a standard comparable to Australia’s best sportspeople, and
  • displays good sportsmanship in and out of competition
2022 recipients
  • Alexandra Clarke - Canoe Sprint
  • Anya Louw - Cycling
  • Emily Beecroft - Swimming
  • Holly Lubcke - Mountain Biking
  • Katelyn Inch - Lawn Bowls
  • Kyah Heagney - Roller Hockey
Holly Lubcke - Pro Racing Sunshine Coast
Continued Excellence

Recipients have previously received a full Blue Award and has reproduced or bettered their results from previous awards.

2022 recipient
  • William Thorley - Open Water Swimming