Skip to Content
Our campuses are currently closed to the public. Visit www.massey.ac.nz/coronavirus for our COVID-19 updates
Information on the 2019 award categories and the awards functions is available below.
Massey University Blues Awards are presented to students in recognition of their outstanding achievements in both sport and academic studies.
Sport Criteria for a Massey University Blue
Academic Criteria for a Massey University Blue
This award was introduced in 2018 to recognise those who have performed exceptionally, however are not eligible for a University Blue as an individual athlete. Eligible applicants include coaches, officials and teams who meet the same criteria as for a Blue, when applied to their circumstances (for example an official who has represented New Zealand umpiring internationally). Teams must be Massey University representative teams, or be comprised of at least 75% Massey University members. Where a team meets performance criteria, academic eligibility will be disregarded. The Sport Recognition Award nomination process is the same as for a Blue (in the case of a team nomination only one member is required to nominate on behalf of the team, however you may need to provide further details of all members after your nomination has been received).
Please be aware that this Award replaces the previous Massey Sports Team of the Year, in order to allow recognition across a broader range of categories, while retaining the prestige and level of performance that characterises University Blues.
This category recognises those who have volunteered and contributed significantly to sport at Massey.
Massey University 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.
Awards will be presented at the annual Blues Awards function on 15th October 2019 in Palmerston North. More details will be provided soon.
Awards will be presented at the annual Blues Awards function held on 10th October 2019 in Auckland. More details will be provided soon.
Page authorised by Chairperson, Sports Forum
Last updated on Thursday 01 August 2019