Victoria University (VU) has a long and proud tradition of sporting excellence. Some of our students have represented Australia at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Many have competed at the World University Games and Championships.

The great sporting achievements of our students are recognised through our annual VU Sport Awards.

Individual awards 2018

Blues recognise outstanding sporting performance representing University, country and or state.

  • Douglas Crawford - alpine skiing
  • Maria Strong - athletics
  • Mitchell Dielemans - basketball
  • Kristy Harris - boxing
  • Georgia Powning - distance running
  • Carlo Manolitsas - distance running
  • Harry Mezger - distance running
  • Montana Whiteley - distance running
  • Craig Payne - dodgeball
  • Craig Hagan - dragon boating
  • Edward Murphy Brown - football
  • Liam Park - judo
  • Madison Wilson - canoe
  • Jake Noonan - netball
  • Luke Marko Rawlings - netball
  • Sarah Szczykulski - netball
  • Charmaine Murphy - tenpin bowling
  • Edward Murphy - tenpin bowling
  • Alana Park - triathlon.

Blues recognise outstanding sporting performance representing University, country and or state.

  • Jara Konteh - athletics
  • Jake Penny - athletics
  • Carly James - hockey
  • Xavier Dixon - table tennis
  • Adrian Abela - taekwondo.

Awarded to the best performing student (male and female).

  • Gronya Somerville - badminton
  • Sergei Evglevski - shooting.

Where a student has achieved outstanding performance both sporting and academically.

  • Emily Rogers - synchronised swimming.

Academic and Sporting Excellence awardee, Emily Rogers - syncronised swimming.

Club & team awards 2017

Recognising outstanding service to the development and maintenance of sporting clubs and representative teams (students and non-students).

  • Maverick Clissold - basketball
  • Felipe Valdebenito - basketball
  • Jordan Lino - basketball
  • Alicia Gould - beach volleyball
  • Teghan O'Connor - volleyball
  • Shereden Hesketh - tenpin bowling.

Awarded for outstanding team achievement at Unisport Nationals.

  • Men's basketball - national champions

Victoria University Sport Hall of Fame

Inductees into the VU Sport Hall of Fame are retired elite sport players who are VU graduates. The award recognises their outstanding achievements and sustained performance in an elite sport.

Year of induction Athlete's name Sport
2018 Ali Abdo Wrestling
2017 Mel Jones Cricket
2016 Kelvin Templeton AFL
2015 Julie Corletto Netball
2014 John Butkiewicz Lacrosse
2013 Luke Doerner Hockey
2012 Tony Dodemaide Cricket
2011 Brad Johnson Australian Rules
2010 Peter Thomson AO, CBE Golf
2008 Rachael Dacy Pole Vault
2007 Danny Morseu Basketball
2006 Campbell Rose Sailing
2005 Larry Sengstock Basketball
2004 Rebecca Sullivan Judo
2003 Mike McKay Rowing
2002 Andrew Gaze Basketball

 

Hall of Fame Inductee Ali Abdo presented by 2003 Sport Hall of Fame, Mike McKay OAM.

Ali Abdo, 3 times Olympian, 4 times Oceania Champion, Commonwealth Games representative.

Contact us

Scott Cashmere
Sport Services Manager
Phone: +61 3 9919 4433
Email: eliteathletes@vu.edu.au