11 August, 2020
We would like to advise you that nominations for the 2020 Massey University Blues Awards for sporting excellence are now open.
We would appreciate your help promoting this to athletes you work with, or even you nominating them yourself.
The relevant time periods for achievements are: sporting criteria (a minimum of regional representation or national success) within the qualifying period of 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 and academic criteria (a minimum of 45 credits during Semester Two 2019, Summer School 2019, Semester One 2020).
Nominate online now at this link. You will also find further information about the awards on these webpages. Nominations close Monday 31st August.
Please note that due to the Covid-19 global pandemic the 2020 Blues Awards will be slightly different. While nominations are open and being accepted for this year’s awards, there will be no awards ceremonies held or awards presented in 2020.
Student-athletes can still receive a 2020 Blue (and must apply using the online form to be considered) but all awards for 2020 will be presented at a combined 2020/2021 Blues Awards function to be held in late 2021 (if made possible with the national alert levels at that time). If a recipient is unable to attend the function in 2021, their award/s will be posted to them after the function.
We are aware that many athletes have not been able to achieve their sporting goals this year due to the pandemic and associated cancellation of national and international sporting events, and therefore may not be eligible for a Blue this year. We recognise that this has been a deeply unsettling time for many of the athletes and share their disappointment however we wish to still acknowledge those that have competed either prior to, or following, the lockdown in NZ and have met the Blues criteria.
We are proud to recognise the sporting achievements of Massey students, and congratulate them on their commitment to study alongside their sport.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Kind regards on behalf of the Blues Committee,
Tamara & Danielle
Tamara Scott-Valath & Danielle Jones
High Performance Coordinators, Massey University