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Outstanding student athletes receive sports awards at teamNUS Nite 2010

22 October 2010

WINNER OF NUS PRESIDENT SPORTS AWARD (INDIVIDUAL): Mr Mok Ying Ren, athlete, teamNUS Aquathlon, Cross-Country and Track & Field, (right) congratulated by Chairman of the NUS Board of Trustees Mr Wong Ngit Liong


SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR: Ms Jasmine Ser, athlete, teamNUS Shooting, receiving the award from NUS Deputy President (Administration) Mr Joseph Mullinix
NUS presented sports awards to over 450 students at this year's teamNUS Nite held at the University Cultural Centre Hall on 20 October 2010. The coveted awards were given annually to NUS students and teams who have performed remarkably well in the area of sports. Sports grants were given as well to several students who have excelled both in sports and their studies.

Also recognised at the award ceremony were various stakeholders who had contributed significantly to the promotion of sports at NUS - hall and faculty Sports Secretaries, Sports Club and other supportive staff.

Joining the staff in congratulating the award winners at the event were members of the NUS senior management, deans, hall masters and administrative heads. The Guest-of-Honour for the event was Chairman of NUS' Board of Trustees Mr Wong Ngit Liong.

The array of awards given included:
  • NUS President Sports Award - Team & Individual
  • Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year
  • Sports Team of the Year - Men & Ladies
  • Sports Team of the Year (Event) - Men & Ladies
  • Merit Award - Men & Ladies
  • Merit Award for Teams
  • Team Player of the Year
  • Team Rookie of the Year
  • Honorary Award
  • Inter-Hall Games 2010 Champion
  • Inter-Faculty Games 2010 Champion

Winning the coveted NUS President Sports Award (Individual) this year was Mr Mok Ying Ren from NUS' Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, resident of Kent Ridge Hall, an athlete in teamNUS Aquathlon, Cross-Country and Track & Field, and gold medallist in numerous local and international competitions.

Said Mr Mok: "Sports has taught me important lessons, such as not looking for short cuts in life and to be patient and consistent in whatever we do. Eventually, we will reach our goal. If possible, find like-minded athletes and teammates to train together and enjoy the process. It is difficult to do it on your own."

Doing sports as a team was a great experience too for Ms Chai Kai Lin, Captain of teamNUS Volleyball (Women) which clinched the NUS President Sports Award (Team). She said: "We train an average of thrice a week and about three to four hours each time, so that means we spend a lot of time together. Each time we go for a match, it feels as if we are fighting a battle together, and whether we win or lose, we know that there is always each other to depend on.

"Trainings near intense competition periods can even last till 10-11pm but we all understand these sacrifices are necessary! We are very thankful for the fact that the university has been so supportive towards our sporting endeavours and for providing us with many opportunities to enrich our university life."