Sydney University added the golden touch on an impressive week at the Australian University Games (AUG’s), winning gold in 10 of 14 gold medal play-offs on the fifth and final day of competition, to be named the AUG’s overall champions.

With the AUG’s returning to the Gold Coast (arguably its spiritual home) this year, it was fitting that Sydney University was named overall champions for the first time since 2007 (which was also held on the Gold Coast).

Having already been named pennant champions (overall gold medal winners) in the sport of athletics earlier this week, today Sydney University set out to win a further 14 gold medals, and the start to the day was nothing short of spectacular.

By 2pm on Friday Sydney University tennis (male and female), softball and water polo (women) had all taken out gold medals.

Despite losses to Sydney University badminton (women), hockey (women), water polo (men) and basketball (men) teams in gold medal play-offs, Sydney University continued to power on through the final afternoon of competition.

The men’s football team scored deep into extra time to claim a 2-1 win; mixed handball put UWA to the sword 43-30; men’s hockey edged out Monash University 4-3; while the women’s volleyball team added icing on the Sydney University cake with a stirring comeback victory from two sets down against a pumped up QUT.

In other sports staged today, the Sydney University taekwondo team claimed an overall silver medal thanks to a string of strong individual performances. In cycling, Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Alex Wong secured his third medal of the week when he finished third in the criterion event. Despite shocking conditions in Penrith (Sydney) the Sydney University rowing team finished with an overall bronze medal.

Sydney University can now lay claim to being both the summer and winter sports champions, after taking out the overall Australian University Championships (AUC’s) in Canberra, in August.

For a full list of Sydney University overall AUG’s sports competition results (alphabetical order), please read below:

Athletics – 1st
Australian Rules Football – 5th
Badminton (men) – 6th
Badminton (women) – 2nd
Baseball – 4th
Basketball (men) – 2nd
Basketball (women) – 1st
Cycling – 3rd 
Fencing – 2nd
Football (men) – 1st
Football (women) – 1st
Golf – 5th
Handball (mixed) – 1st
Hockey (men) – 1st
Hockey (women) – 2nd
Judo – 2nd
Kendo – 2nd
Netball (mixed) – 8th
Netball (women – 7th
Rowing – 3rd
Sailing – 3rd
Softball – 1st
Swimming – 5th
Taekwondo – 2nd
Tennis (men) – 1st
Tennis (women) – 1st
Touch Football (men) – 5th
Touch Football (women) – 4th
Utimate Frisbee – 6th
Volleyball (men) – 5th
Volleyball (women) – 1st
Water Polo (men) – 2nd
Water Polo (women) – 1st