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USC Sports Awards


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


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.

2019 recipient
  • Hayley Maddick - Touch Football
Previous recipients
  • 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.

2019 recipient
  • Jacqui Russell - Netball
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.
2019 recipients
  • Ian Bishop - Netball
  • Jayden Lowrie - Volleyball
  • Joe Dodd - 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 2019 Nationals Division 1 and/or Division 2.

2019 recipient
  • Women's Swimming - Brooke Monte, Dahlas Rogers, Kaylee McKeown and Tianni Gilmour
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
2019 recipients
  • Brad Ilott - Cricket
  • Brianna Orams - Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Casey Wooderson - Water Skiing
  • Dahlas Rogers - Swimming
  • Jacqui Russell - Netball
  • Kobi Thompson - Gymnastics
  • Lucinda Kelly - Surf Life Saving and Sprint Kayaking
  • Matthew Palmer - Surf Life Saving
  • Matthew Rice - Cycling
  • Samara Christmas - Soccer
  • Steven Coombes - Surf Life Saving
  • Tamarind Wilidin-Snedden - Surf Life Saving
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
2019 recipients
  • Campbell Guthrie - Surf Life Saving and Paddleboarding
  • Hayley Maddick - Touch Football
  • Kaia Parnaby - Softball
  • Kaylee McKeown - Swimming
  • Lana Rogers - Surf Life Saving
  • Louie Beatty - Taekwondo
  • Peace Proscovia - Netball
  • Renae Saunders - Chito-Ryu Karate
  • Tiarrn Raymond - Surf Life Saving
Continued Excellence

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

2019 recipients
  • Blake Cochrane - Swimming
  • Braedan Jason - Swimming
  • Kareena Lee - Swimming
  • Leah Neale - Swimming
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