VUWSA awards for Lewis Clareburt

VUWSA awards for Lewis Clareburt

Congratulations to Lewis Clareburt for winning the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) in 2019. For a second year running, Bachelor of Commerce student Lewis Clareburt has been awarded the Sportsperson of the Year and Māori Sportsperson of the Year Blues Awards for his national record-breaking international sporting achievements in swimming.

Presented annually in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), the Blues Awards are the highest sporting accolade the University can give to students who have brought credit to the institution through their sporting achievements or contribution to sport.

In July at the World Swimming Championships in South Korea, Lewis swum the race of his life to claim a bronze medal in the 400 metres Individual Medley. In doing so, Lewis took more than two seconds off the national record and was the first New Zealander to win a medal at the event since 2015. Lewis also qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Lewis is of Tainui descent.

Well done Lewis!