New College alumnus wins top award!
Cricketing champion and former New Collegian - UNSW medical student, Alex Blackwell has been named 2005 Outstanding Athlete of the Year by Australian University Sport.
With her twin sister Kate, she was a member of the Australian Women's Cricket Team that won the 2005 IWCC World Cup in Pretoria, South Africa. Alex, 22, opens the batting for Australia.
I’m absolutely thrilled to receive this award considering I didn’t know I’d been nominated. The award is an absolute pinnacle in university sports circles and I hope that it helps to raise the profile of women’s cricket at all levels. Source: UNSW Website
The award puts Alex in the same company as swimming champion, Grant Hackett, who was the award’s 2004 recipient!
New College congratulates Alex Blackwell on yet another wonderful achievement. Alex came to New College in February 2002 after completing year 12 at Barker College and stayed for two years until the end of 2003.
For more information and photos please visit the news item at the UNSW website: All rounder wins top sports award.