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After the cancellation of last year’s Blues Awards due to COVID-19, Massey University celebrated the 2020 and 2021 finalists and winners online.


New Zealand’s most successful Olympian and Canoe Sprint champion Lisa Carrington has been named the inaugural winner of the Massey University Blues Sports Awards Supreme Award for 2021 and received the Distance Sportswoman of the Year award.

Lisa sent in a video message to accept her award. “Thank you Massey for this huge honour. I know there are so many amazing sportspeople, Olympians that go to Massey and you make it possible for people like me to continue to study, I mean I’ve been at Massey since 2008 and continued to slowly get through my degree and then into my postgraduate study. So, thank you so much for the acknowledgement and congratulations to all the other nominees as well. Thank you.”

She joined an impressive line-up of Massey students who received Blues Awards at a virtual event last night, including Rugby and Rugby Sevens Olympic medallist Stacey Fluhler, Silver Fern Maia Wilson, and gold medal-winning cyclist Regan Gough.

Rugby Sevens gold medallist Tyla Nathan-Wong was named 2020 Distance Sportswoman of the Year, and also responded to winning the award with a video message.

“I just want to firstly say, awesome work by Massey for holding these awards tonight, it’s amazing to be able to acknowledge all the incredible student-athletes that are out there. I’m extremely honoured to be named the 2020 Distance Sportswoman of the Year so thank you so much for this acknowledgment. I wish nothing but the best to all those sporting athletes out there with your studies and your future sporting endeavours.”

After the cancellation of last year’s Blues Awards due to COVID-19, Massey University celebrated the 2020 and 2021 finalists and winners online. Across the two years, 222 student athletes received Blues Awards, with 312 trophies and pins being awarded. There were 113 trophies for first time recipients and 199 pins for athletes getting an award for a second or subsequent year. Six athletes received awards for their performance competing in two different sports.

Rower Tom Mackintosh was awarded 2021 Distance Sportsman of the Year, alongside fellow rower Phillip Wilson. Tom, via video message, says he has loved his time studying with Massey.

“Firstly, congratulations to all the other nominees. I spent a bit of time with some of you over in Tokyo and you’re all exceptional athletes. Throughout my tertiary career I’ve studied at the University of Canterbury and Massey University all while being involved in high performance sport and I can hands down say that Massey University is one of a kind when it comes to its distance study. I’ve loved every minute of it.”

2021 MASSEY UNIVERSITY BLUES SPORTS AWARDS MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Massey University Campus Sportswoman of the Year
Stacey Fluhler – Rugby and Rugby Sevens

Massey University Campus Sportsman of the Year
Edward Lau - Badminton

Massey University Distance Sportswoman of the Year
Lisa Carrington – Canoe Sprint

Massey University Distance Sportsman of the Year
Tom Mackintosh – Rowing
Phillip Wilson – Rowing

Massey University Supreme Award
Lisa Carrington – Canoe Sprint

2020 MASSEY UNIVERSITY BLUES SPORTS AWARDS MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Massey University Manawatū Campus Sportswoman of the Year
Maia Wilson – Netball

Massey University Manawatū Campus Sportsman of the Year
Ray Toole – Cricket

Massey University Distance Sportswoman of the Year
Tyla Nathan-Wong – Rugby Sevens

Massey University Distance Sportsman of the Year
Regan Gough – Cycling

Massey University Auckland Campus Sportswoman of the Year
Pia Tapsell – Rugby

Massey University Auckland Campus Sportsman of the Year
Edward Lau – Badminton

2021 MASSEY UNIVERSITY BLUES SPORTS AWARDS RECIPIENTS:

Artistic Roller Skating: Aspen Fell, Phoenix Reid; Athletics: Hamish Gill, Georgia Hulls, Zoe Hobbs, Liam Lamb, Sam Mackinder, Alice Taylor; Badminton: Edward Lau, Catelyn Rozario; Basketball: Ella Fotu; Canoe Polo: Liam Bowden, Casey Hales, Matthew Oke, Georgia Wheeler; Canoe Slalom: Finn Butcher; Canoe Sprint: Lisa Carrington, Alicia Hoskin; Climbing: Erica Gatland; Cricket Bella Armstrong, Georgia Atkinson, Ma'ara Ave, Jack Boyle, Sarah Calkin, Dane Cleaver, Lauren Down, Ben Frewin, Mikaela Greig, Jayden Lennox, William O'Donnell, Matt Quinn, Hannah Rowe, Sam Sherriff, Gemma Sims, Nathan Smith; Cycling: Rushlee Buchanan, Emma Cumming, Matias Fitzwater, Regan Gough, Ella Harris, Mikayla Harvey, Nicholas Kergozou, Kirstie Klingenberg, Stella Nightingale, James Oram, Lizzie Stannard; Dance: Katie Richards; Equestrian: Ike Baker, Meg Rogers, Jenna-Lee Rose, Brigitte Smith; Football: Claudia Bunge, Louis Fenton, Meikayla Moore, Tim Payne, Emma Rolston, Paige Satchell, Ben Waine; Golf: Juliana Hung, Kazuma Kobori; Hockey: Robbie Capizzi, Kelly Carline, Kaitlin Cotter, Katie Doar, Madison Doar, Connor Greentree, Sam Garrett Lane, Clodagh McCullough, Aimee Mitchell, Olivia Shannon, Louisa Tuilotolava, Charl Ulrich, Mac Wilcox, Nic Woods; Ice Hockey: Hannah Cross; Judo: Tara Beale, Justine Bishop, Finn Brown; Karate: Simon Sung; Mountain Biking: Caleb Bottcher; Netball: Erikana Pedersen, Maia Wilson; Olympic Weightlifting: Samantha Hansen; Para Cycling: Emma Foy; Powerlifting: Evie Corrigan; Rowing: Brooke Donoghue, Sophie Egnot-Johnson, Kathryn Glen, Kerri Gowler, Kate Haines, Brooke Kilmister, Luca Kirwin, Tom Mackintosh, Charlotte Spence, Davina Waddy, Flynn Watson, Phillip Wilson; Rugby: Lucy Brown, Michael Curry, Jessica Fagan-Pease, Stacey Fluhler, Joseph Gavigan, Julian Goerke, Simon Hickey, Ashleigh Knight, Paige Lush, Nick Mayhew, Brad McNaughten, Lachlan Munro, Caterina Poletti, Ben Strang, Pia Tapsell, Flynn Thomas, James Tucker, Annemieke Van Vliet, Te Rangatira Waitokia, Taylor Waterson, Sydnee Wilkins, Alesha Williams; Rugby Sevens: Stacey Fluhler, Tyla Nathan-Wong, Sydnee Wilkins; Skiing: Ben Barclay; Snowboarding: James Thompson; Squash: Anna Moselen; Surf Life Saving: Christopher Dawson, Olivia Eaton, Sasha Reid, Zac Reid, Cory Taylor; Swimming: Kirsten Fisher-Marsters, Hazel Ouwehand, Callum Prime, Zac Reid; Target Shooting: Jessica Burgess-Smith; Touch: Kiera Fisher, Potene Rolls-Paewai, Zoe Sosich; Triathlon: Adam Martin, Nicole van der Kaay; Volleyball: Brittany Allison-Carnie, Caitlin Struder, Renei Ursem; Waterpolo: Brandon Matthews; Yachting: George Gautrey, Courtney Reynolds-Smith; Sporting Excellence Award (Coaching) – Triathlon: Cameron Lamont.

2020 MASSEY UNIVERSITY BLUES SPORTS AWARDS RECIPIENTS:

Aerobic Gymnastics: Hannah Wilton; Archery: Emma Argyle, Isabella Wassilieff; Artistic Roller Skating: Phoenix Reid; Athletics: Georgia Hulls, Alexandra Hyland, Liam Lamb, Kara Macdermid, Olivia McTaggart, Louis Northcott; Badminton: Edward Lau, Catelyn Rozario; Canoe Polo Liam Bowden, Casey Hales, Matthew Oke, Liam Ward, Georgia Wheeler; Canoe Slalom: Finn Butcher; Canoe Sprint: Aimee Fisher, Britney Ford, Alicia Hoskin, Elise Legarth, Tim Waller, Danielle Watson; Climbing: Erica Gatland; Cricket Finn Allen, Georgia Atkinson, Ma'ara Ave, Jack Boyle, Micah Conroy, Lauren Down, Mikaela Greig, Amelia Kerr, Jayden Lennox, Ben Lister, Robbie O'Donnell, William O'Donnell, Michael Rae, Sam Sherriff, Gemma Sims, Nathan Smith, Ray Toole; Cycling: Grace Anderson, Libby Arbuckle, Matias Fitzwater, Regan Gough, Ella Harris, Jessie Hodges, Nicholas Kergozou, Luke Mudgway, Stella Nightingale, James Oram, Emily Shearman, Lizzie Stannard; Equestrian: Ike Baker, Ella Miranda, Alexandra Mitchell, Elise Power, Bailey Rutter, Brigitte Smith; Football: Claudia Bunge, Callan Elliott, Stefan Marinovic, Aneka Mittendorff, Meikayla Moore, Tim Payne, Emma Rolston, Paige Satchell, Shea Stapleton; Futsal: Josh Cremen, Ben Ravenwood, Megan Willis; Golf: Juliana Hung, Kazuma Kobori; Handball: Hanne De Ridder, Nore De Ridder, Lottie Jordan; Hockey: Robbie Capizzi, Kelly Carline, Robert Creffier, Saffron Cribb, Madison Doar, Benji Edwards, Connor Greentree, Ella Gunson, Sam Garrett Lane, Clodagh McCullough, Mitchell Ottow, Kirsten-Leigh Pearce, Hayden Phillips, Megan Phillips, Amy Robinson, Kelsey Smith, Blair Tarrant, Louisa Tuilotolava, Charl Ulrich, Mac Wilcox, Nic Woods; Ice Figure Skating: Brooke Tamepo; Ice Hockey: Hannah Cross, Ashley Richmond; Indoor Football: Vince McCluskey; Judo: Finn Brown; Mountain Biking: Caleb Bottcher; Netball: Maia Wilson; Olympic Weightlifting: Samantha Hansen; Para Swimming: Chris Arbuthnott; Powerlifting: Amy-Lee Owen; Rowing: Brooke Donogue, Kerri Gowler, Kate Haines, Grace Holland, Luca Kirwan, Tom Mackintosh, Zoe McBride, Grace Prendergast, Harrison Somerville, Charlotte Spence, Giacomo Thomas, Davina Waddy; Rugby: Kaitlin Bates, Simon Hickey, Rhys Marshall, Brad McNaughten, Lachlan Munro, Ben Strang, Pia Tapsell, Te Rangatira Waitokia, Sydnee Wilkins, Alesha Williams; Rugby Sevens: Kaitlin Bates, Tyla Nathan-Wong, Sydnee Wilkins, Alesha Williams; Skiing: Ben Barclay, Beau-James Wells; Surf Life Saving: Olivia Eaton, Britney Ford, Cory Taylor; Swimming: Joshua McCormack-Goeth, Hazel Ouwehand, Callum Prime, Zac Reid; Target Shooting: Jessica Burgess-Smith, Meaghan Reesby; Tennis: Marcus Daniell, Connor Jackson Heap; Touch: Alyssa Mataiti, Potene Rolls-Paewai; Triathlon: Sam Bentham, Cameron Lamont, Raquel Lozano, Adam Martin, David Martin, Heather Neill, Nicole van der Kaay, Liam Ward; Ultimate Disc: Megan Edwards, Bianca Mercer; Volleyball: Brittany Allison-Carnie, Hugh Hawkey, Natalya Taylor; Waterpolo: Brandon Matthews; Yachting: Olivia Mackay, Courtney Reynolds-Smith; Sporting Excellence Award (Coaching) – Triathlon: Cameron Lamont.

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