Massey University Blues Sports Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Massey University Blues Sports Awards are now closed.

The Massey University Blues Sports Awards are annual awards for top-level student-athletes. The Blues are part of a long standing tradition of recognising sporting excellence at New Zealand universities.

The Blues are open to all sports people at Massey who have achieved outstanding results in both their sport and academic studies. To be considered for a Blue, student-athletes must meet the sport and academic criteria. Sport criteria are set by the National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and differ slightly for each sport.

Sport criteria:
Qualifying period: 1 September (previous year) to 31 August (current year).
Meet the standard/s outlined by the NSO.
– excellence in play and sportsmanship
– exceptional merit or honour in the particular sport concerned.
The exceptional merit or honour should be displayed at regional, national or international events during the sport qualifying period. The standard is set by each NSO for the relevant sport.

Academic criteria:
Qualifying period: July (previous year) to June (current year). This period covers Semester 2, Summer School and Semester 1.
– must be enrolled at Massey and pursuing or completing a qualification during the academic qualifying period.
– gained a successful pass in a minimum of 45 credits over the qualifying period or be completing your qualification.

In addition to an athlete “Blue”, Massey also recognises other high-level sporting achievers through these sports awards.

Find out more about the categories and how to nominate on the Nominations tab.