The 2017 Snow Unigames concluded on 31 August with The University of New South Wales maintaining its hold on the overall championship, overall female champion, overall male champion, and cross country champion titles in a clean sweep.
While The University of New South Wales laid claim to all champion titles, The University of Newcastle held on to the prestigious Spirit of the Mountain trophy for the second year in a row, and fifth time in the trophy’s 10-year history.
The Ampol Intervarsity Combined Teams Trophy Overall Champion: The University of New South Wales
The Sports Craft Cup Overall Female Champion University: The University of New South Wales
The Uebergang Cup Overall Male Champion University: The University of New South Wales
The Bob Lawton Perpetual Nordic Cross Country Champion: The University of New South Wales
Spirit of the Mountain: The University of Newcastle
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In what was a tightly contested affair all week, Thredbo put on a show as the best university skiers and snowboarders took to the mountain for the four and a half days across the expanding event.
The increasing popularity of snow events saw more than 380 student-athletes from New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, and – for the first time – Queensland, take to the mountain. This year’s event included the highly popular snowboard super G, with student-athletes also participating in evening activities such as the dodgeball competition, presented by Bulk Nutrients.
Champions of the 2015 event, The University of Sydney, looked to shake The University of New South Wales’ grip on the championship trophies by bringing several of their elite team. University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and locals Australian National University and University of Canberra each brought teams of more than 50 student-athletes, illustrating the hard work their respective ski and snow clubs had put in to attract new members.
Under the medal tally format, it looked to be University of Technology Sydney who would challenge the previous champions on the back of strong performances in the freestyle events and their own female snowboarder, Madison Alexis, who claimed four gold medals. University of Technology Sydney secured second place overall and the individual snowboard female trophy, however The University of New South Wales were too strong. Finishing a close third overall was The University of Sydney.
Congratulations to all participants for a fantastic week of competition at the Thredbo Alpine Resort. We extend a particular acknowledgement to the university sport team managers who supported their teams and Australian University Sport staff all week.
See you at Mt Buller next year!