Tom Robertson nominated for RUPA's Academic Achievement Award


By NSW Rugby Media

RUPA has announced its five finalists for the 2018 Academic Achievement Award, with the winner to be announced at the Volvo-RUPA Awards Luncheon next Wednesday, December 12.

Sam Carter (Brumbies), Tom Cusack (Brumbies), Wharenui Hawera (Brumbies), Tom Robertson (NSW Waratahs) and Fereti Sa'aga (Rebels) have been shortlisted for the Award, which is presented annually to the player who has undertaken and excelled in any level of education. It reflects the players’ dedication and commitment to his or her personal or professional development across a broad range of studies and is not confined to university level education.
Finalists for the Academic Achievement award are put forward by the RUPA Player Development Managers, and the winner is decided by RUPA Chairman Bruce Hodgkinson SC.

The Academic Achievement award was first presented in 2011. Its’ previous winners are Ben Daley (2015), James Dargaville (2017), Matt Hodgson (2011), Tom Kingston (2013), Pat McCabe (2012), Alicia Quirk (2016) and Jeremy Tilse (2014).

Tom Robertson

Throughout the 2018 season, Tom was the only player to undertake a full-load of subjects whilst playing Super Rugby and being involved in Wallaby squads. This capability is a testament to the importance that Tom places on academics and, as a result, he looks to graduate from his Masters of Public Health (University of Sydney) in early 2019.
The importance he places on study, whilst balanced with his football commitments, is further reinforced through the most recent semester of University he had, where he received only Distinctions and High Distinctions.






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