Award of Excellence 2022

The Victorian Institute of Sport would like to congratulate all finalists of the Award of Excellence.


Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence (AOE) is the Pinnacle of VIS Awards and is awarded to the athlete who has achieved outstanding sporting results at major events during the year, while contributing to the promotion and development of their sport and/or making a significant contribution to society beyond pure sporting performance.

 

Finalists  

Anabelle Smith

Diving

Col Pearse

Para Swimming

Jemima Montag

Athletics

Australian Diamonds (Jo Weston, Liz Watson, Kiera Austin, Kate Moloney

Netball

 



Sarah Tait Spirit Award

The Sarah Tait Spirit Award recognises the athlete who most encompasses the spirit of the VIS. This athlete has demonstrated courage, commitment and persistence to achieve their sporting goals, whilst showing the ability to inspire and bring out the best in others, engage with and bring pride to their community.

 

Finalists  

Liz Watson

Netball

Shae Graham

Wheelchair Rugby

Rachael Lynch

Hockey

 



Para Athlete Award

The Para Athlete Award is presented to the Para athlete who has achieved outstanding sporting results during the year, complemented by demonstrable success in other areas of their life.

 

Finalists  

Col Pearse

Para Swimming

Jess Gallagher

Para Cycling

Qian Yang

Para Table Tennis

 



Open Universities Australia Performance Lifestyle Award 

Awarded to the athlete who has achieved personal excellence in their studies, career ambitions, and/or work setting whilst pursuing their dual sporting career. This award epitomises the VIS motto of ‘Success in Sport and Life’.

 

 

Finalists  

Brooke Buschkuehl

Athletics

Jemima Montag

Athletics

Liz Watson

Netball




2XU Rising Star Award

The 2XU Rising Star Award is presented to an athlete who is eligible to compete in their sport’s ‘age grade’ categories (maximum age U/23) who has achieved outstanding sporting results during the year, complemented by demonstrable success in other areas of their life.

 

Finalists  

Amy Lawton

Hockey

Col Pearse

Para Swimming

Mark Crosbee

Canoe Slalom

Charli Petrov

Diving



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