Dusi champ named top sportsman

2011-10-14 00:00

DUSI Canoe Marathon champion Andrew Birkett was named Maritzburg Varsity’s Sportsman of the Year during the 49th annual Johnson & Johnson UKZN Pietermaritzburg sports banquet held at Victoria Country Club last night.

The other nominees for the coveted NUX Trophy for Sportsman of the Year were Jethro Eustice (hockey) and Alan McGuigan (squash).

Birkett’s victory in the Dusi K1 event this year in South Africa’s premier river race won him the Dusi double in consecutive years after he had clinched the K2 title last year in partnership with Jason Graham.

There was no sportswoman of the year named, but basketball player Mbali Ngubane won the Female Sports Achiever of the Year accolade.

AWARDS

Half Blues: Ntombikayise Nene (Dance), Kirsten Camons (Hockey), Lloyd de Kock (Hockey), Justin Domleo (Hockey), Lana Kruger (Hockey), Samantha Scott (Hockey).

Full Blues: Mbali Ngubane (Basketball), Glen Addicott (Cricket), Siphumelele Zondi (Dance).

Best Campus League sports code: Soccer.

Mark Andrews Trophy for Most Improved Sports Person: Wayne le Roux (Rugby).

Professor P de V Booysen Trophy for Performance of the Year: Andrew Birkett (2011 Dusi Canoe Marathon winner).

Professor J.D Scott Trophy for Best All-Rounder: Jethro Eustice (Cricket/Hockey).

Ken Bircher Trophy for Club Administrator of the Year: Ayanda Gcaba (Soccer).

Dave Turner Trophy for Leadership: Monaheng Sililo (Rugby).

Trish Mohr Trophy for Team of the Year: Men’s first soccer team.

Roger D. Crawford Trophy for Club of the Year: Cricket.

Female Sports Achiever for the Year: Mbali Ngubane (Basketball).

NUX Trophy for Sportsman of the Year: Andrew Birkett (Canoe).

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