University of Canterbury Blues Awards celebrate students who have excelled in sport, arts and community engagement.
Blues are awarded to UC students for achieving appropriate sporting standards, and are named after the traditional sporting competitions between the two original ‘blues’ Oxford and Cambridge.
Not just sport
While a Blues Award has traditionally been a sporting accolade, there are now three categories of the award at the University of Canterbury - Sport, Arts and Community.
Some of our stars
Just a few of the notable athletes who have achieved these awards in recent years are Sophie Devine (White Fern/Blackstick), Georgia Groen (Barefoot Water Skiing World Champion), Pippa Hayward (Blackstick), Bridget Kiddle (Blackstick), Rachel McCann (Blackstick), Angie Petty (Track & Field), Kieran Read (All Black), Natalie Rooney (NZ Trap Shooter), Luke Whitelock (All Black).
2018 Blues Award winners
|Daniel Alexander||Fullbore Target Shooting|
|Jade Bowen||Touch Rugby|
|Harrison Cook||Official of the Year|
UC Men's Hockey Falcons &
UC Men's Basketball Falcons
|Team of the Year|
|Charlotte Edwards||Outstanding Contribution to University Sport|
|Tom Mackintosh||Sportsperson of the Year|
|Ivan Bolton||Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to University Sport|
- Donna Patterson
- Kimberley Wood
• Devanshi Gandhi
• Eden Skipper
• Hamish Johnston
• Jochebed Mabazza
• Josephine Varghese (Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity)
• Josh Blackmore
• Kusal Ekanayake (Outstanding Contribution to the Canterbury Community)
• Laura Robinson (Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement)
• Sam Walker
• Sionainn Byrnes (Outstanding Contribution to the Canterbury Community)