Inspiring African-Australian Students Through Athletics
14 December; Liam Petterson
The University's On Track program, designed for high school students of African descent who demonstrate an interest in athletics and in pursuing tertiary education, launched on Monday 10 December with 18 high school students participating in their first training session alongside 2016 Olympian Peter Bol.
The University Blues Volleyball Women's team won an unprecedented 6th consecutive Australian Volleyball League title, the Men's Futsal team progressed in the Clubs Cup knockout tournament, medals for Swimming club at the 2018 Vic Age LC Championships, and Men's premier firsts Cricket side evenly poised with Monash.
Architecture Student Bisset Selected for Women Leaders in Sport Program 2019
4 December; Liam Petterson
Master of Architecture student and Elite Athlete Program member Catriona Bisset has been selected for Sport Australia's Women Leaders in Sport program for 2019. She wants to improve mental health considerations in sport.
Women's State League 2 Water Polo team makes grand final after winning semi 3 - 2, Cheer and Dance score 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at Nationals, Men's Futsal team return to top of the ladder, and 10 MUAC teams take on Track Relay Champs.
Melbourne Wins John Campbell Trophy as Best in the South
21 November; Tom Lutwyche
Outgoing UniSport Australia CEO Don Knapp announced at Friday night’s 2018 Blues and Sports Awards that the University of Melbourne’s 7th and 8th pennants had moved it ahead of all other Southern Universities.
2nds and 4ths Cricket defeat Frankston, Boat Club members honoured at Rower of the Year Awards, Athletics Club member Nick Earl finishes 2nd in World's Toughest Half-Marathon, and more in this week's Sport Shorts.
Cyclists Emma Chilton and Godfrey Slattery impressed at Glenvale, Athletics Club members continued their fine form in the AV Shield, the Women's Twenty20 team defeated Carlton-Brunswick, and more in this week's Sport Shorts.
Cricket scored five wins from five matches, the Athletics Club dominated Round 1 of the AV Shield, Men's Lacrosse beat Adelaide University, and the Rugby Club won the Melbourne International 7s competition.
Captains Announced for the 2018 Australian Boat Race
10 October; Liam Petterson
Edward Walmsley and Phoebe Georgakas have been named as the Men's and Women's captains for the 2018 Australian Boat Race in Sydney. This year will be Walmsley's second race, whereas Georgakas will debut in her first year at the University. Both share their thoughts with MU Sport on the eve of Sunday's Race.
The Cricket Club scored five wins from six, two Swimming Club members featured in the Australian Short Course Championships alongside Olympic medalists, while there were two derbies for Touch and Futsal scored a win.