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Massey University Blues Awards are presented to students in recognition of their outstanding achievements in both sport and academic studies. The 2016 Awards were presented in October. More information on how to nominate for the 2017 awards will be available here when nominations are open.
Sport Criteria for a Massey University Blue
Academic Criteria for a Massey University Blue
These awards recognise outstanding performance by a Massey University Team (Mens & Womens) who have performed outstandingly during the year September 2016 - August 2017.
The team captain or a team member can nominate their team. However the Blues Committee will review all team performances, including those teams who participated at the New Zealand University Games.
Team applications must complete sections 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and complete the personal contact details.
Criteria for a Massey Team Award
MU presents a Campus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award at both the Manawatu and Auckland campuses. These awards go to the Blues recipients who, in the opinion of the panel, have performed most outstandingly at their sport and met the academic criteria requirements during the year in question.
Massey University presents a Distance Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award at either the Manawatu or Auckland campus event (depending on the locality of the winner). This award goes to the Blues recipient who, in the opinion of the panel, has demonstrated excellent sporting achievements during the year in question and has achieved excellent academic grades. Students studying via distance through Massey University are eligible for consideration of this award.
Exceptional contribution over an extended period, towards administration or support of a particular sport activity or club/society, including areas such as coaching, fundraising management, administration or other supporting roles.
If you wish to enter OR nominate someone for an Outstanding Contribution Award, please complete the online application form
A New Zealand University Blue is the highest sporting accolade in the New Zealand tertiary system. If you receive a Massey University Blue in 2016, an application for a UTSNZ Blue will automatically be put forward on your behalf by Massey University in January 2017, providing your sport achievements meet the national qualifying standards, as detailed here.
In addition students must pass at least one third of a full time course at University. (For this reason the nominees recommended for an award by the NZU Blues Panel are not confirmed until eligibility and academic checks have been completed.)
Awards will be presented at the annual Blues Dinner at the Sport & Rugby Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North.
Awards will be presented at the annual Blues Function at the Round Room, Massey University, Albany
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Last updated on Wednesday 30 November 2016