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Ceremony held for Extracurricular Activities President's Awards and the Six Awards for Athletic Meets

2011-5-13(Fri)

A ceremony was held for the 12th Extracurricular Activities President's Awards and the 2010~2011 Six Awards for Athletic Meets on the main stage on the Toyonaka Campus on Monday, May 2, during the Icho Festival.

The weather was perfect on the day. The ceremony was held in a festive mood and members of winning groups and many other students were in attendance.


The Six Awards for Athletic Meets were established in order to encourage sports-related clubs and their members at Osaka University and to help reinvigorate student extracurricular activities. The Osaka University Sports Union has designated the following awards to be awarded at this ceremony.

  • Akahori Award: for the year's best club
  • President's Award: for the most valuable player
  • Kamahora Award: for the club conducting the most unique activities
  • Kumagai Award: for the most valuable female club or athlete
  • Yamamura Award: for the club that achieved the best performance in the Seven Universities Meets and, in particular, the club that rose the most in its rankings from the previous year.
  • Miyahara Awards: for all clubs that won one of the championships in a Seven Universities Meet

The Extracurricular Activities President's Awards were established for the purpose of recognizing outstanding extracurricular activities during the previous year and in order to help reinvigorate student extracurricular activities. Nominations for this year's winners were sought from all extracurricular groups, including official and unofficial sports-oriented clubs and culture-oriented clubs.
Twenty nominations were received this year. The Student Life Committee, based on activity reports from the clubs making these nominations, made the selections.


The names of this year's winners are as follows:

6 Athletic Meet Awards Group/individual Recognized performances
Akahori Award Baseball
1st division in the 2010 Spring League
President's Award ISHII Takaaki (Fencing) 6th place in the épée division in the 2010 National Fencing Championship
Kumagai Award FUKAYA Nozomi (Shorinji Kenpo) Good results in 2nd "dan" [level] division of the male free-style performance in the Kansai Student Meet
Kamahora Award Not presented this year
Yamamura Award Kendo Promoted from last place for two consecutive years to 2nd place, and its contribution to the championship in the Seven Universities Meets
Miyahara Awards • Baseball
• Automobile
• Shorinji Kenpo
• Women's Swimming
• Mens' Soft Tennis
• Gymnastics 
• Mens' Track and Field
• Women's Track and Field
Won championships in the Seven Universities Meets

 

Extracurricular Activities President's Awards

Group/individual Recognized performances
Most outstanding achievement award Not presented this year
Outstanding achievement awards

KANAZAWA Tomoyuki (Lacrosse) Represented the U22 Japan Lacrosse with a qualifying trial
Rakugo Won the Sakuden Grand Prix
A capella Inspiritual Voices Won the championship on the Hamonepu TV show
Karuta Won 9 championships in class A Karuta competition becoming the most winning and highest point-getter
Special recognition awards Fencing 6th place in the épée division in the National Fencing Championship
Shorinji Kenpo Six straight victories in the Kansai Novice Meet, 2nd place in the men's 2nd division of the National Student Meet
MAJIMA Kyoko Won the championship in the women's division for 29 years and younger in the Shimanto River Ultra Marathon
OFRAC (Osaka University Formula Racing Club)
Won the championship in the Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan

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