UTS Blues Awards

2020 UTS Blues Sporting Awards

Let’s get to know some of our Blue and Half Blue Award recipients from the 2020 UTS Elite Athlete Program cohort.

So, what are these all about?

A sporting Blue award is the highest honour for student athletes, recognising individual excellence for those simultaneously undertaking tertiary study.

At UTS, a Full Blue Award recognises individuals who are at the absolute top of their game, think; competing at an Olympic/Paralympic Games, senior World Championship events, or fully-fledged professional athletes.

Blue Awards

Winners Name Award & Description
Louise Stephenson Australian Football – B Management.
Jackson Hately Australian Football – B Business.
Jonathan Aspropotamitis Football – B Management.
Tass Mourdoukoutas Football – B Sport and Exercise Management.
Amy Parmenter Netball – B Communication (Public Communication) B Laws.
Lachlan Anderson Rugby 7s – B Sport and Exercise Science.
Benjamin O’Donnell Rugby 7s – B Sport and Exercise Management.
Joe Pincus Rugby 7s – B Business.
Brandon Quinn Rugby 7s – M Project Management.
Daniel Alvaro Rugby League – B Construction Project Management.
Martin Taupau Rugby League – B Business.
Adam Gee Rugby League (Referee) – M High Performance Sport.
Ben Donaldson Rugby Union – B Sport and Exercise Management.
Joey Walton Rugby Union – B Sport and Exercise Science.
Benjamin Tudhope Snowsports (Para) – B Management.

And a Half Blue Award? These are for those who are on their way to a Full Blue; junior Australian representatives, or an emerging professional athlete. Check them out.

Half Blue Awards

Winners Name Award & Description
Tiffany Ho Badminton – B Nursing.
Mathieu Cordier Football – B Sport and Exercise Management.
Noah Pagden Football – B Property Economics.
Zoe Newman Hockey – B Design in Architecture.
Sophie Dwyer Netball – B Sport and Exercise Science.
Claire O’Brien Netball – B Management.
Kelly Singleton Netball – B Business B Creative Intelligence and Innovation.
Victoria Jessamine Swimming (Multi-Class) – B Medicinal Chemistry.

And there we have it, the who’s who of the 2020 UTS Elite Athlete Program. Congratulations to our award winners! We also extend our appreciation to the teammates and families of these individuals, coaching staff, officials, volunteers and everyone who’s made it possible for our athletes to succeed in such a trying year. Bring on 2021, bleed teal.