The 2018 Sporting Blues Awards Dinner

The 2018 Blues Awardees. Picture: Team Monash.
Team Monash’s night of nights.

Spanning 54 years and 1438 recipients, the Sporting Blues Awards are draped in tradition, history and esteem.

The 2018 Sports Blues Awards dinner brought the Monash University community together. From the Australian University Games to the Summer Universiade, Monash University had hundreds of students compete around Australia and the world. For that reason, The University recognises student athletes who have competed at a high standard.

On Friday the 16th of March, Monash University awarded 72 students with Sporting Blues Awards for their outstanding sporting achievements. In addition, four students were recognised for their service to Monash University and the wider sporting community.

Team Monash Director Martin Doulton with the 
Support Crew. Picture: Team Monash
When reflecting on the night Martin Doulton, Director of Team Monash, said:

"The awarding of Sports Blues is not just a great occasion for the students athletes that have competed at the highest level for the University last year, but also a great tradition for the University and its community to recognise such performances."

"This year's Sports Blues awardees now join a illustrious community of previous Sports Blues recipients who have a common bond of not just representing their University but being successful against other University students both domestically and internationally when doing so."

Monash University student Jessica Au receiving her
Blues Award. Picture: Team Monash
Monash University Student Jessica Au, is one of Monash's Elite Athletes and received a Sporting Blue for her outstanding achievements in soccer.

Jessica was filled with great pride having received her Blues Award.

"Monash University has been absolutely amazing in providing support to athletes on so many levels," said Jessica.

"I believe this dinner is an amazing opportunity to meet our fellow athletes and to make lifelong friends with individuals who understand the pressures of juggling a degree with sport."

"The strong connection that we all share with Monash and each other on our journey is a true testament to Monash’s ability to look after athletes. We feel it’s possible to manage both our education and chosen sport to the best of their ability.

"Although we all come from different disciplines and sports, we all bleed blue."

Congratulations to all awardees on their exceptional year, and here's to an even better 2018 #monashpride #bleedblue.

The full list of Blues award winners:

Georgia Griffith - Athletics

Michael Hansford - Athletics

Artha Srithar - Badminton

Athithan Selladurai – Badminton

Jiang Shan Hao - Badminton

Kenneth Choo - Badminton

Matthew Chau - Badminton

Teoh Yong Jun - Badminton

Emily Rylance - Basketball

Jacqui Trotto - Basketball

Maxine Allen - Basketball

Nicholas Laycock - Basketball

Sophie Tarabolsi - Basketball

Alexandra Byers Armstrong - Cheerleading

Alice Mika - Cheerleading

Harrison McLean - Cheerleading

Katherine Charles - Cheerleading

Katherine Abela - Cheerleading

Kaylia Tierney - Cheerleading

Kevin Nguyen - Cheerleading

Lauren Knights - Cheerleading

Matthew Williams - Cheerleading

Max Speer - Cheerleading

Rory Campbell - Cheerleading

Samuel Armstrong - Cheerleading

Valentin Taburet - Cheerleading

Vivian Nguyen - Cheerleading

Emilie Guy - Cross Country

Hiroki Kimijima - Football

Jessica Au - Football

Marianna Anthony - Football

Thomas Lakic - Football

Callum Bakken – Golf

Sean Smith – Golf

Sophie Thomson - Hockey

Stuart Callander - Hockey

Alexander Barry - Netball

Jacqueline Newton - Netball

Kelsie Rainbow - Netball

Mark James Reich - Netball

Mia Fallon - Netball

Monique Lenehan-Moustafa - Netball

Rahni Samason - Netball

Riley Richardson - Netball

Taurin Eimermacher - Netball

Taylah Fiddes - Netball

Timothy Malmo - Netball

Ashleigh Carolan - Softball

Darren Chan Ti Lunn - Squash

Nicholas Gibbs - Squash

Goh Yeou Jie - Table Tennis

Heming Hu - Table Tennis

Jens C. Grimm - Table Tennis

Michael John Zeng - Table Tennis

Ming Li - Table Tennis

Quanxu Yue - Table Tennis

Rossalean To - Table Tennis

Steven Li - Table Tennis

An Hoang - Table Tennis

Max Partos - Taekwondo

Youngeun Song - Taekwondo

Shiying Li - Tennis

Eric Mounnarath - Volleyball

Alasdair Price - Volleyball

Darcy Bolton - Volleyball

Dominic Lloyd O'Farrell - Volleyball

Ethan Lees - Volleyball

Guo Tung Tay – Volleyball

Jack Marquardt - Volleyball

Kelvin Minghao Zhu - Volleyball

Shen Jie Chee - Volleyball

William Penman - Volley

Written by: James Oana
Media Coordinator

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