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

2012-5-16(Wed)

During the Icho Festival, a ceremony was held for the 13th Extracurricular Activities President's Awards and the 2011~2012 Six Awards for Athletic Meets. The ceremony was held on the main stage on the Toyonaka campus on Tuesday, May 1.

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

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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 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 improved the most in its rankings from the previous year.
  • Miyahara Awards: for all clubs that won one of the championships in the 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-eight nominations were received this year. The Student Life Committee, based on activity reports from the clubs making these nominations, made the selections.

A sum of money was given to the winners of the Extracurricular Activities President's Awards thanks to support from Osaka University Future Funds.

Following the award ceremony, at the restaurant Sora in the Student Union Building, the winners met with President HIRANO Toshio, Trustee and Vice President HIGASHIJIMA Kiyoshi, Student Life Committee Chiarman MIYAZAKI Jun-ichi and others. In their discussions, they talked about their daily activities and efforts to win the awards.


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

6 Athletic Meet Awards Group / Individual Recognized performances
Akahori Award Rowing
Runner up in Four with Cox in the National Rookie Regatta Competition
President's Award IKEDA Takahiro (Men's Lacrosse)
Goal-Scoring Leader and Assist Leader in the 1st League of the 22nd Kansai Student Lacrosse Meet
Kumagai Award KINOSHITA Madoka (Taekwondo) Runner up in the National Taekwondo Meet
Kamahora Award Not presented this year
Yamamura Award Baseball Improved from last place 3 years ago to the championship in the Seven Universities Meets
Miyahara Awards • Archery
• Womens' Karate
• Womens' Tennis
• Baseball
• Shorinji Kenpo
• Ski
• Mens' Badminton
• Mens' Track and Field
Won championships in the Seven Universities Meets

 

Extracurricular Activities President's Awards

Group/individual Recognized performances
Most outstanding achievement award YAMIKUMO Tsubasa


HORII Kunitoshi

Won the 48th in the National Student Go Competition
6th place in the 48th in the National Student Go Competition
Outstanding achievement awards

School of Medicine Women's Badminton Team Championships in the Womens' team competition in the West Japan Medical Student Athletic Meets for the 2nd consecutive year
SAKAI Kazuki (4th year, School of Science)
2nd in the FISM ASIA 2011
To enter in the FISM World 2012
YAMAMOTO Hiroshi (4th year, School of Engineering Science) 2nd in the FISM North America 2011
To enter in the FISM World 2012
Special recognition awards IKEDA Takahiro (Men's Lacrosse) Goal-Scoring Leader in the 1st League of the 22nd Kansai Student Lacrosse Competition
Osaka University Disaster Volunteer Circle "Suzuran" Provided sustained support for Noda village in Iwate Pref. after the Great East Japan Earthquake
ACTION-students' project for 3.11 Provided assistance to disaster-struck areas in Kesenmuma in Iwate Pref. after the Great East Japan Earthquake

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