2020 Sportsperson of the Year
This award is for a currently enrolled student who has shown great character, leadership and an interest in their fellow sportspersons. The winner must have represented Fed in some capacity but results in external high performance competition will be taken into account.
2020 has proven to be a tough year for organised sport, one sport that has been able to pivot and continue providing high level competition is cycling.
Nicole Frain embraced the challenge of competing in virtual cycling after recovering from a horrific high speed crash just as she took a big step forward competing in her first World Tour event at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
Through the middle of the year cycling was almost exclusively a solo pursuit or a virtual competition and Nicole had immediate success for both her National Road Series team and representing Federation University. With a 2nd place in the SRAM Send It Series wrapped up for Fed, Nicole followed that by taking out the win in the NRS virtual series beating the best female cyclists in Australia.
As a member of our Elite Athlete Program and a UniSport Australia Nationals representative we can always count on Nicole to present both herself and the University in the best light. 2020 has also seen Nicole take on a leadership role with her cycling club in Tasmania, helping to get racing up and running since the easing of restrictions and giving back to her local community.
Congratulations to a very deserving winner of the Federation University Sportsperson of the Year for 2020 Nicole Frain.