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4 October 2012
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All Black and unbeatable netball team amongst Lincoln University honours

Sporting achievements, outstanding contributions to the cultural life of at Lincoln University, teaching and support excellence and Future Leaders scholars were acknowledged at the annual presentation of Lincoln University and the Lincoln University Students’ Association Blues, Golds and Greens Awards on Wednesday 3 October 2012.

For the second year in a row, All Black lock Samuel Whitelock was named Lincoln University’s Sports Person of the Year for 2012.

Currently in South Africa with the All Blacks he was therefore unable to receive his award in person. Sam has had an impressive rugby career to date and manages to juggle his rugby career with study at Lincoln University. Sam is on track to complete his Bachelor of Science degree at the end of Semester 1 in 2013, with a Major in Plant Science and a minor in Conservation and Ecology.

Lincoln University’s Sports Team of the Year was (also for the second year running) the Netball Premier A team, winners of the Christchurch Netball Centre’s Premier Championship title for the second year running. The Premier Netball team have won the championship three times in the past four years. Congratulations go to:

• Kelsey Ashworth
• Jessica Drummond
• Sophia Fenwick
• Lucy Gunn
• Kelsee Hamilton
• Elizabeth Hayman
• Kirby Heath
• Laura Lowe
• Kate McLaughlin
• Joanna Trip
• Wendy Trolove
• Jane Watson
• Bev Gordon (coach)
• Aileen Taylor (manager)

Lincoln University offers scholarships in seven sports and every year makes an award to the top sports scholar in each category. This year’s winners were:

• Andrew Barton (football)
• Daniel Bates (rowing)
• Tom Latham (cricket)
• Olivia Merry (hockey)
• Jordan Taufua (rugby)
• Joanna Trip (netball)
• Sylvie Williams (golf)

The Blues awards are a traditional university acknowledgement of outstanding achievement in sport and the 2012 winners were:

• Dominic Bird (rugby)
• Olivia Bird (rugby)
• Chloe Balderstone (hockey)
• Willy Davidson (hockey)
• Samuel Dixon (basketball refereeing)
• Chris Eaden (ice hockey)
• George Enersen (hockey)
• Sian Fremaux (hockey)
• Luke Graham (rugby)
• Mitchell Hayde (hockey)
• Elizabeth Hayman (netball)
• Kristina Illston (rugby)
• Rebecca Gibson (athletics)
• Saxon Gregory Hunt (weightlifting)
• Nicholas Kay (golf)
• Meg Kendal (cricket)
• Tom Latham (cricket)
• Tara Lawrence (trapshooting)
• Olivia Merry (hockey)
• Alexis Muir (netball umpiring)
• Jordan Taufua (rugby)
• Joanna Trip (netball)
• Sam Whitelock (rugby)
• Sylvie Williams (golf)
• Arnie Yugaraja (cricket)

Also celebrated during the event were the Golds awards. These are given to students who have contributed to the cultural life at Lincoln University through clubs and organisations. The winners were:
• Feng Qin, for Chinese Club
• Musa Tjahjadi, for International Christian Fellowship Club
• Scott Moore, for Canoe Club
• Laura-Beth Feary, for Wine Appreciation Club
• Jessica Bould, for Lincoln University Planning Association

The Greens awards acknowledge teaching and support excellence at Lincoln University. This year’s winners were:
• Graeme Campbell, Sports Co-ordinator, Recreation Centre
• Heather Blakeborough, Senior Tutor and Academic Co-ordinator, Foundation Studies and English Language Division
• Dr Roddy Hale, Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
• Ivy Harper, Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
• Guy Trafford, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Management and Property Studies, Faculty of Commerce

The Future Leaders scholars and their achievements were also acknowledged and celebrated. The future leader scholarship programme assists students of high academic calibre to realise their leadership potential while undertaking tertiary study. The winners were:

Most Improved Future Leader
Second year Ella Krauts
Third year Amy Whitley

Campus Life Award
First year Simon James
Second year Brooke Peterson
Third year Grace Duyndam and Sam Swaffield (equal winners)
Community Spirit Award
First year Isabelle Hobbs
Second year Tom Ferguson
Third year Brittany Paton

All Rounder Award
First year Kahlia Fryer
Senior Award Lynley O’Brien and Michelle Ruske (equal winners)


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