Griffith Sports College elite athlete and Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) student, Cassiel Rousseau, has capped off a stunning 12 months by being named the recipient of the Most Outstanding Sporting Achievement at the University’s annual Blues Awards for Sporting Excellence

Cassiel made history as the first Australian to claim a World Championship title in diving during the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Japan.

The Queenslander won the gold medal for the Men’s 10-Metre Platform dive scoring 98.05 points for an expertly executed forward four-and-a-half somersault tuck.

2020 Olympic Canoe Slalom gold medallist and MBA student Jessica Fox was named Academic Athlete of the Year.

Major award winners Cassiel Rousseau and Jessica Fox

The Awards evening also celebrated Grififth’s elite sports college athletes awarded Blues for their performances and accomplishments in 2023 as well as inducting three more former Griffith Sports College alumni into its Hall of Fame.

Half Blues

Georgia Brose – Snowboard – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Carla Bull – Athletics – Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Joshua Edwards-Smith – Swimming – Bachelor of Business

Danica Free – Rowing – Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Henry Hughes – Swimming – Bachelor of Business

Kyra Livermore – Hockey – Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Jenaya Massie – Canoe Sprint – Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Dylan Rhodes – Rowing – Bachelor of Nursing

Samuel Roy – Surf Lifesaving – Doctor of Medicine

Tiarni Bryce – Touch Football – Bachelor of Education

Lachlan Clifford – Ice Hockey – Bachelor of Pharmacy

Tom Feldman – Bachelor of Medical Science

Mikayla Hinkley – Cricket – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Swimmer and Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Business student Jenna Forrester with Naomi McCarthy OAM and Professor Carolyn Evans

Annie McGuire – Athletics – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Thomas Nowakowski – Bachelor of Business

Jade Reid – Hockey – Bachelor of Nursing

Kijan Sultana – Squash – Bachelor of Business

Amelia Watt – Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Full Blues

Pippa Adkins – Softball – Doctor of Medicine

Charlize Andrews – Water Polo – Bachelor of Nursing

Grayson Bell – Swimming – Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Jemima Blackmore – Deaf Rugby 7s – Bachelor of Education

Jessica Borg – Taekwondo – Bachelor of Laws (Hons) / Bachelor of Business

Grace Brown – Cycling – Master of Marketing

Sports College Manager Naomi McCarthy with Bachelor of Nursing student Dylan Rhodes and Griffith University Vice President (Industry & External Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Harch

Jack Cartwright – Swimming – Bachelor of Computer Science

Katja Dedekind – Para Swimming – Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Matthew Denney Athletics – Bachelor of Business

Tenealle Fasala – Bachelor of Nursing

Jenna Forrester – Swimming – Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Business

Jessica Fox – Canoe Slalom – MBA

Tom Gallagher – Para Swimming – Bachelor of Business

Olympic Cyclist and Master of Marketing student Grace Brown

Abbey Harkin – Swimming – Bachelor of BusinessChelsea Hodges – Swimming – Bachelor of Nursing

Bridget Leeson-Smith – Water Polo – Bachelor of Counselling

Sophie Milliken – Water Polo – Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Jessica Mouatt – Swimming – Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Cassiel Rousseau – Diving – Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Tara Phillips – Beach Volleyball – Bachelor of Midwifery

Susan Seipel – Paracanoe – Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Michael Shipley – Para Cycling – Bachelor of Exercise Science

Gus Shivnan – Surf Lifesaving – Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Yale Steinpreis – Canoe – Juris Doctor

Deaf Rugby 7s international player and Bachelor of Education student Jemima Blackmore

Kai Taylor – Swimming – Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Business

Sara Tazaki – Surf Lifesaving – Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Matthew Aubrey – Volleyball – Master of International Business

Domonic Bedggood – Diving – Bachelor of Commerce

Rayna Buckle – Artistic Swimming – Bachelor of Dental Health Science

Tamzin Christoffell – Taekwondo – Bachelor of Education

Jackson Collins – Canoe – Bachelor of Business

Georgia Courage-Gardiner – Artistic Swimming – Bachelor of Education

Abby Craswell – Athletics – Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (hons)

Lily Dick – Rugby 7s – Bachelor of Business

Arshdeep Dosanjh – Volleyball – Bachelor of Business

Kai Edwards – Swimming – Bachelor of Sport Development

Georgina Friedrichs – Rugby Union – Master of Primary Education

Jackson Harvey – Freestyle Mogul Skiing – Bachelor of Environmental Science / Bachelor of Business

Demi Hayes – Rugby 7s – Bachelor of Communication

Lidiia Iakovleva – Artistic Gymnastics – Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Shayna Jack – Swimming – Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Elise Kellond-Knights – Football – MBA

Cormac Kennedy-Leverett – Rowing – Bachelor of Business

Cara Koenen – Netball – Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Juliet Lahood – Taekwondo – Bachelor of Communication

Shellie Long – Rugby League – Bachelor of Laws (hons) Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Curtis McGrath – Para Canoe – Bachelor of Aviation Management

Emilie Muir – Swimming – Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Luke Perry – Volleyball – Bachelor of Business

Greta Small – Alpine Skiing – Bachelor of Communication

Zac Stubblety-Cook – Swimming – Bachelor of Business

Melissa-Anne Tanner – Para Archery – Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Tamieka Whitefield – Softball – Bachelor of Education

Hall of Fame

Katie Kelly – Paratriathlon

Michael Shelley – Athletics (marathon)

Shannon Parry – Rugby 7s