Ugandan netball captain Peace Proscovia lead the way on Friday night, winning Sportswoman of the Year after a fantastic season with top of the league Loughborough Lightning, alongside winning BUCS with Loughborough’s 1st team.
Speaking of her recognition, Proscovia said:
“With great honour and gratitude I would like to thank the management at Loughborough Students’ Athletic Union for entrusting me with Sportswoman of the Year award which I believe it would have been impossible to have won without much support from the university in all aspects of my life. I am really delighted and humbled to receive this award. It has lighted my world and demonstrated to me how Loughborough University values talent.”
The winner of the other coveted title of Sportsman of the Year was swimming star Tim Shuttleworth, who dropped 30 seconds off his PB at the Olympic Trials, to gain selection for Team GB at the Olympics in Rio.
The Ann Wilson Trophy was awarded to Richard Thompson. Richard was chosen to win this award due to his dedication in his roles as Club Chair of Loughborough Students’ Lifesaving and the first Athletic Union Club Development Officer, where he has implemented a support programme for 30 clubs.
On the night 39 Club Colours were awarded for outstanding service, achievement and commitment to their club. 25 Half Colours were also handed out for national student representation, BUCS home nation representation or the highest equivalent student level – this also recognised coaches and officials.
56 Full Colours were awarded to those who gained full, U19 or U21 international representation, BUCS British student representation, and represented their AU club to the highest level.
The award night fell just as Loughborough hit the record books for being the first University to reach over 6000 BUCS points in just one year, with yet more points still to be won.