Last week the University recognised its highest achieving athletes at the annual Blues awards, a tradition that stretches back to 1921.
These awards are considered the highest honour universities can bestow upon outstanding student athletes for not only their athletic abilities but their contributions to the university and their respective clubs throughout the year.
Ian Fitzpatrick, UWA Sport General Manager says the Blues are a worldwide university sporting tradition, and one of the most prestigious at UWA.
“Blues are considered the highest sporting honour a university can bestow upon its sportsmen and women, and receiving one makes you part of the “blues community” for life.
“Last week we welcomed 14 new athletes into this community, recognised for their achievements on and off the playing field.
“We’re really proud of our all of our athletes awarded Blues and Half Blues. This is a great achievement and a testament of their commitment to their sport, club and UWA,” Ian says.
MC Mick Colliss led a Q&A with 2017 Blues recipient and UWA student athlete Stephen Clough, who spoke about the world of the modern athlete and the quality of the UWA Sport Student Athlete Development Program.
The 2017 Blues Awards recipients are:
Jesse Hunt (Athletics), Stephen Clough (Athletics), William Bosisto (Cricket), Phillipa Morgan (Hockey), Claudia Nielsen (Hockey), Jessica Butterworth (Hockey), Max Qua (Ultimate), Nicholas Hughes (Water Polo)
Katherine Sparrow (Athletics), Zen Vakil (Boat), Sean Stuart (Cricket), Daniel Moore (Cricket), Michael Vernon (Ultimate), Desiree Tan (Volleyball)