AUT Blue Awards: celebrating elite athletes

The AUT Blue Awards recognise AUT students who are excelling in their chosen sport, or area of art and culture, while maintaining a high level of achievement in their studies.

2021 AUT Sportsperson of the Year

Hope Ralph - Hockey

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2021 AUT Blue Award winners

Athletics – Camryn Smart, Connor Bell, George Kozlov, Isabel Neal
Basketball – Scott Telfer
Football – Marisa van der Meer
Ice Hockey – Alex Hefford, Lochlyn Hyde
Karate – Holly Wigg, Konstantin Kechin
Music (Trombone) – Ben Matthews
Music (Pipe band) – Timothy Chia
Sailing – Charlotte Porter, Paige Cook
Touch – Alyssa Clemas, Fin Barnett
Triathlon – Ainsley Thorpe
Waka Ama – Kacey Ngataki

2020 AUT Blue Award winners

Acting – Peter Leaupepe
Aerobic gymnastics – Catrin Pearce
Athletics – Amanda Hoyler, Anne Katrina Elizabeth Andrew, Mikael Starzynski
Boxing – Dominic Roe
Cheerleading – Georgia Jurkovich
Figure Skating – Vanessa Preston
Football – Kelli Brown, Marisa van der Meer
Ice Hockey – Alex Hyde, Lochlyn Hyde, Terryn
Inline Hockey – Devon Stove
Karate – Holly Wigg, Konstantin Kechin
Netball – Tayla Earle
Racketlon – Edward Ashworth
Rugby Sevens – Grace Kukutai
Sailing – Charlotte Porter, Isabella Boyd, Robbie McCutcheon
Singing (Acapella) – Persis Darukhanawalla
Touch – Alyssa Clemas, Fin Barnett

There were no major award winners in 2020 due to COVID-19.

2020 Meritorious Performance Awards

Powerlifting – Chris Kennedy
Waka Ama – Kacey Ngataki

2020 Contribution to Sport Award

Touch (refereeing) – Ben Matthews

Nominations for 2022 awards

Nominations for the AUT Blue Awards are due to open on 1 August 2022.

Nomination forms and eligibility

Links to the nomination forms and eligibility criteria will be made live once nominations are open (1 August 2022).

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