Jamie Cubitt wins Sports Personality of the Year as University of Bath’s thriving student sport scene is celebrated at 50th Blues Awards

02 May 2024

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath, with the 2024 presentation evening once again taking place at the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room in Bath city centre.

The Blues Awards is a University of Bath event, sponsored by Team Bath Gym suppliers Matrix Fitness, which The SU Bath [Students Union] and Department for Sports Development and Recreation (DSDR) support together.

Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering student Jamie Cubitt, a popular member of the University’s cheerleading squad and Executive Treasurer on The SU Bath’s Sports Executive Committee for the past two years, was voted by his fellow students as Sports Personality of the Year.

The University’s Hockey club were named as Club of the Year and BUCS Team of the Year were the mixed golf team who reached the BUCS National Finals for the first time ever.

The Martyn Hedges Award, the highest accolade awarded by the University of Bath Blues Committee, went to Caroline Searle and Bryn Vaile of Matchtight, who helped to create the facilities and services that the University proudly offers today during their 25 years running the Team Bath marketing, communications and press office.

Jamie Cubitt was voted as the 2024 University of Bath Sports Personalty of the Year

An excellent evening for the hockey club saw men’s captain Rory Brown receive the David VandeLinde Prize recognising sporting accomplishment, leadership and academic success, while chairman Luke Cunningham was named as the Gethin John Bevan Club Member of the Year.

Women’s footballer Briony Smith was The SU Sport Volunteer Coach of the Year and Honorary Blues were awarded to modern pentathletes Charlie Brown and Kerenza Bryson, artistic swimmer and sporting scholar Kate Shortman, touch rugby international Louis Treays, SU Sport Executive Cubitt and Robert Preston, and Professor Ian White, who has been a constant and enthusiastic champion and advocate for the importance of sport at the University of Bath throughout his five years as Vice-Chancellor.

Other award winners on the evening were:

Full Blues (awarded to students who have competed for a University 1st team for two years along with two years’ representation at international level): Justin Davies (athletics); Louise Sadler (fencing); Nat O’Dwyer (hockey); Sophie Kelly, Hannah Passmore, Jayda Pechova (netball); Cameron Brooker, Leah Crisp (swimming); Sebastian Hart (ultimate frisbee).

Half Blue (awarded to students with junior international representation or podium finishes in BUCS while competing for a University first team): Carys Batiste, Cara Collins, Harry Jones (badminton); Will Lancaster, Kobe Wesson (golf); Alex Jenkins, Adam Vosper (judo); Isabella Sale (lacrosse); Poppy Tydeman (netball); Lewis Blakeborough, Ismail Hussain, Sam Slocombe (Taekwondo); Emils Limanans, Alexander Mosey, Fletcher Stevenson (water polo).

Honorary Colour (given to students who have made a valuable contribution to the administration and development of a sport or recreation in the University or British Universities, either within a club or SU Sport as a whole): Megan Goff, Hayden Morris (association football and futsal); Adam Shepherd (badminton); Kyra Trinity Kentopp (basketball); Luca Volentir (fencing); Ellie Allsop, Luke Cunningham, Liam White (hockey); Axel Slijepcevic (motorsports); Max Covill, John Taylor, Mairead McErlean (rugby union); Jasmine Dean, Jisoo Kim, Camille Kok, Helin Ozer (volleyball).

Colour Award (given to students who have consistently represented the University ove a two- or three-year period in BUCS sport): George Craven, Hassan Hammad (American football); Isabella Fry, Rachel Stevens (association football and futsal); Adam Shephard (badminton); Torin Jenkins (basketball); Kai Pheasant, Brennan Sykes, Emma Wilkes (climbing); Ned Dreamer (fencing); Will Lancaster (golf); George Adshead, Ellie Allsop, Charly Archer, Lily Badaway, Rory Brown, Tom Chamberlain, Elliot Clarke, Alyssia Dockerty, Anna Doherty, James Edwards, Alicia Fairman, Zoe Fassone, Rosie Firth, Katie Foster, Thomas Gilmour, Ella Godfrey, Sara Gotham-Pardo, Sam Highman, Oliver Hill, Dylan Holland, Ruby Jarman, James Lander, Sam Mackenzie, Oliver Mcarthur, Saty Mishra, Anna Padt, Will Quirk, Scott Reed, Alexander Renwick, Howard Richards, Olivia Smith, Zac Stickland, Emilia Thomlinson, Tabitha Tinniswood, Edward Tomlinson, Alex Weaver, Liam White, Annie Wilson (hockey); Farouk Attia, Adam Deaney, Arya Mukherjee, Maria Petrou (karate); Emily Cole, Larissa Gaunt, Katerina Daniela Goold, Benedict Hall, Thomas Hills, Louise Kiely, Ellie Livingstone, James Parret (lacrosse); Molly Robb (netball); Thomas Berry, Anya Cooper, Lucy Dodd, Dominic Goulder-Perks, Megan Hance, Gabriela Louro, Mairead McErlean, Bethan Thomas, Abbie Watkin (rugby union); Jake Crawshaw, Mert Sark, Daniel Watkinson (table tennis); Dominique-Lea Bonelli-Bean, Nia Cameron, Jisoo Kim, Yuen Yau Jovia Leung, Moniqa Nielsen, Rudolf Peli, Paul Soelinger (volleyball).

Ribbon Award (awarded to students who have consistently represented the University over a two- or three-year period in non-BUCS sports): Melody Batt, Jamie Cubitt, Erin Goodchild, Ellie Linton (cheerleading); Vincent Cavailhes, Jesse Doorgeest and Axel Slijepcevic (motorsports).

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