Sport awards

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.

At the annual Victoria University Sport Awards we celebrate the achievements of past and present students.

The award categories recognise outstanding sporting performance and service by individuals, teams and clubs across VU.

Congratulations to all the 2017 nominees and recipients.

Individual award categories

Full Blue (Individual Awardees)

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

Alpine skiing

Harry Laidlaw

Artistic roller skating

Paige Hill


Sarah-Rae Slater


Maeve Coughlan


Monique Clark

Synchronised swimming

Emily Rogers


Bailey Lewis

Tenpin bowling

Shereden Hesketh

Half Blue Awardees

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

Cross-country skiing

Thomas McMahon


Cameron Allum


Chelsea Alderman

Sport Person of the Year

Awarded to the best performing student (male and female)

  • Lauren Scherf – basketball
  • Azizul Awang – track cycling.

Jacinta Carroll – Academic and Sporting Excellence

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


Liam McInerney

Club & team award categories

Team/Club Service

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

  • Kaitlyn Wakartschuk – basketball
  • Nikki Spencer – basketball
  • Liam McInerney – basketball
  • Jarrod Hill – football
  • Monika Dimovski – netball
  • Luke Marko Rawlings – netball

Sport Club of the Year

Awarded to club competing in community sporting association that has achieved significant success and improvement from previous year.


UHS-VU Football Club

Team of the Year

Awarded for outstanding team achievement at the Australian University Games or an Australian University Championship.


Basketball - men

Victoria University Sport Hall of Fame

Inductees into the VU sport hall of fame are retired elite sport players who are VU graduates and recognises that they have achieved outstanding, sustained performance in an elite sport.

Year of induction Athlete's name Sport
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

Contact us

For further information on VU's sport awards contact:

Scott Cashmere, Sport Services Manager
Phone: + 61 3 9919 4433