Friday, 29 October 2010
The ECU community congratulated exceptional student athletes on Saturday, 23 October at the annual ECU Sports Awards.
The Awards aim to recognise and commemorate outstanding ECU athletes who have received University and state-wide recognition. This year’s event was attended by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Ron Oliver; Director of the Student Services Centre, Dr Glenda Jackson and Commercial Services Manager, Ms Sharon Harford.
Manager of ECU Sports, Ms Belinda Somers opened the event, congratulating students on their achievements throughout the year and acknowledging ECU’s exceptional efforts in a number of sporting competitions, including the recent Australian University Games.
Captains from the winning teams at the Australian University Games were presented with their team pennants, which was then followed by the announcement of the 2010 ECU Team of the Year, which was awarded to the ECU beach volleyball team.
The Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to Kobi Evans, from the Faculty of Education and Arts for her outstanding achievements in volleyball, and the Male Athlete of the Year was awarded to Sam Brown, from the Faculty of Business and Law for his achievements in squash.
There were also awards given to the leadership team, for their ability to bring the students together and keep them on track, and the presentation of the Spirit Award, which was presented to Kurt Under-Hill Pommeroy, David Walczak and Tessa Anderson for their commitment to upholding University spirit.
Green and Gold Medals were also presented to 30 ECU students who were announced as the best performers in their chosen sports across all Australian university athletes.
Ms Somers congratulated all students on their achievements and commitment to university sport throughout the year.
“Tonight’s event is an opportunity to acknowledge and recognise the outstanding achievements of our student athletes, who put in an extra effort throughout the year to balance their studies and sporting commitments.”
“On behalf of the executive team and the staff at ECU Sports we thank them for their commitment, and look forward to working with them again next year to continue to improve on ECU’s sporting achievements,” said Ms Somers.
For more information on the ECU Sports competitions, and to get involved, visit the ECU Sports webpage.