The Lincoln University Premier Netball side were named as the top team of 2020 at last night’s Blues and Golds Awards.
The Awards celebrate the sporting achievements of Lincoln students as well as service to the University and the wider community.
The Netball side recently finished at the top of the table in the Christchurch competition after overcoming Technical in their final game.
The awards were paired back on previous events because of COVID -19 restrictions limiting the number of sporting events that could be played, as well as overseas travel.
Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bruce McKenzie, praised the awardees, whoi had persevered through a tough 2020, and reiterated how proud the University was of them.
They had earned selection to representative teams through hard work, overcome determined opponents to claim titles and given their own time to make a difference on campus and in their community.
The event was also attended by Selwyn District Mayor, Sam Broughton.
Will won gold in the premier eight at the 2020 rowing nationals to earn his first red coat. He also claimed silvers in the U20 and U22 pairs.
Sam was selected to cox the New Zealand Men's eight at the Tokyo Olympic Games, which has now been postponed until 2021.
Open men's triple jump champion at the 2020 National Track and Field Championships in March.
Champion in U20 3000m steeplechase at the National Track and Field Championships
Represented Canterbury at the National Track and Field Championships, bringing home gold in the senior 4x100 and 4x400 relays
Member of the Canterbury NPC rugby side and named in NZ U20 training squad , but the sides planned world cup campaign never went ahead.
Member of the Canterbury NPC women’s side 2020.
Picked to play in the Premier Hockey League
Team of the Year
Lincoln University Premier Netball Team
Finished on top of the table in the Christchurch competition in a COBID-19 disrupted season.
Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpū Representative for North-East Christchurch Te Tira Kāhikuhiku
Youth Representative and part of the Student Executive team for the LGBTQIA+ at Lincoln University.
As the previous president of the LU Tramping and Climbing Club, Jodanne has worked to build an indoor recreational bouldering facility on Campus benefiting not just the campus community but also Lincoln Township and the wider Selwyn District.
For his work in the community through Scouts, the Lincoln Anzac parade, Lincoln Christmas parade, as a Selwyn civil defence coordinator, and as a founding member of the Momentum Investment Committee.