Tamsett and Foley named Blues of the Year

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Distance runner Lara Tamsett and Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley were named female and male Blues of the Year at the annual Sydney University Blues presentation held in the Great Hall on Saturday night.

Tamsett, a media and communications student, had a solid year of competition, winning the Oceania Half Marathon and the Gold Coast Half Marathon before finishing second in the 10,000m at the Australian Track and Field Championships. Tamsett was the defending champion in the event.

She also won the 2010 Sun-Herald City2Surf, covering the 14km course in 46min 54sec. Lara is presently overcoming injury and planning a return to the track in the New Year.

Foley, an economics student, had a year to bottle. Having been named Sevens Player of the Year after captaining Australia in the 2011 World Series, he was then selected out of the club ranks to make his Super Rugby debut for NSW Waratahs.

At the end of the 2011 season Foley returned to club ranks, scoring 79 points in his 14 games for the Students, who fell to Eastwood in extra time in the 2011 grand final while chasing a record seventh consecutive premiership.

Tamsett and Foley, who are both Sydney University Sports Scholarship holders, were among 49 Blues and three Golds presented with their blazers by Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence.

To view photos from the night, please click here

The Blues for 2011 are:

Stephen Andreazza (Athletics)

Kris Balakrishnan (Tennis)

Greta Beale (Rowing)

Honesto Reyes Buendia (Badminton)

Chermaine Chen Table (Tennis)

Lachlan Chisholm (Athletics)

Lavinia Chrystal (Skiing)

Georgia Clarke (Waterpolo)

Nigel Cowell (Cricket)

Mathew Demetriou (Soccer)

James Dooley (Athletics)

Marianna Doumanis (Rowing)

Hayley Ericksen (Tennis)

Jamaya Ferguson (Hockey)

Genevieve Fick (Rowing)

Bernard Foley (Rugby)

Jacqueline Fry (Athletics)

Andrew Giltrap (Athletics)

Steven Goh (Tennis)

Sarah Hilt (Swimming)

Michael Hodge (Rugby)

Melanie Houghton (Swimming)

Dana Hutchinson (Volleyball)

Carlie Ikonomou (Soccer)

Alix Kennedy (Athletics)

Nina Khoury (Hockey)

Thomas Kingston (Rugby)

Chameka Madurawe (Badminton)

Henry Mander (Boat)

Grace Michell (Rowing)

Stephen Parkes (Swimming)

Larissa Pasternatsky (Athletics)

Michael Power (Tennis)

Megan Ramsay (Swimming)

Sarah Sackville (Rowing)

Beatrix Sheldrick (Rowing)

Alexandra South (Sailing)

Samantha Spackman (Soccer)

Natalie Stafford (Basketball)

Lara Tamsett (Athletics)

Joshua Toyer (Cricket)

Kelvin Tran (Kendo)

Anthony Tuong (Tennis)

Hugh Williams (Athletics)

Ellena Winstanley (Rowing)

Joanna Wood (Rowing)

Elizabeth Yin (Sailing)


The Golds for 2011 are:

Ben Chiarella (Hockey)

Malcom Newman (Hockey)

Cameron Whittaker (Hockey)