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 2017

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

  • Harry Laidlaw - alpine skiing
  • Paige Hill - artistic roller skating
  • Sarah-Rae Slater - basketball
  • Maeve Coughlan - judo
  • Monique Clark - netball
  • Emily Rogers - synchronised swimming
  • Bailey Lewis - taekwondo
  • Shereden Hesketh - tenpin bowling.

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

  • Thomas McMahon - cross-country skiing
  • Cameron Allum - netball
  • Chelsea Alderman - volleyball.

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

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

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

  • Liam McInerney - basketball.

Full Blue award recipient for synchronised swimming, Emily Rogers, with Professor Hans Westerbeek.

Club & team awards 2017

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.

Awarded to a club or community sporting association that has achieved significant success and improvement from the previous year.

  • UHS-VU Football Club.

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

  • Men's basketball.

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
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 Mel Jones presented by Netball Legend Bianca Chatfield.

Melanie Jones represented Australia in cricket in 5 Test Matches (1998-2003) and competed in 61 One Day Internationals for Australia.

Contact us

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