The NZU Blue is one of New Zealand's most prestigious and long standing awards that recognises a University student's performance in representing New Zealand at the annual pinnacle event of their sport whilst successfully progressing their academic studies.

University Sport New Zealand is responsible for presenting the most prestigious award in University Sport - the New Zealand University Blue. Based on the traditional Blue of Oxford and Cambridge, it is awarded to NZ University students who have achieved excellence both on and off the field of play. Presented since 1919, it is a reflection of the standard that a large number of successful New Zealanders have received this award.

From Black Ferns captain Farah Palmer to All Black Ritchie McCaw, Olympic Gold Medalist Danyon Loader to Rowing Champions Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell, the Blues network of achievers covers all sporting codes.


The current Blues sporting standards are set by USNZ's Blues Panel in conjunction with National Sporting Organisations and involve representation at the highest level. The University Cricket Club proudly displays ou\r NZU Blues winners  on the Clubs Senior Honours Board.


For more information about the awards please click here

For a list lof all previous winners please click here

For all AUCC winners please click here