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The University of Sydney crowned 2023 Nationals 3x3 Basketball champions

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

UniSport Media Release

For release: 13 April 2023


The University of Sydney ended a very successful day at the Village Green Precinct and the Sport and Aquatic Centre at UNSW Sydney, winning both the men’s and women’s National 3x3 Big Hustle titles in empathic fashion. Both teams only lost one game enroute to their first ever 3x3 Basketball national titles.


45 teams from 23 universities from across Australia were represented, with 180 students competing in the three-day competition.


As a testament to the growth of the event, a Division 2 title was awarded for the first time this year. Congratulations to Macquarie University (men) and University of New South Wales Sydney (women) for winning their respective titles.


UniSport CEO, Mark Sinderberry extends his congratulations to the winning teams and praised all participants for their efforts over the past three days. “We hope every student-athlete had the opportunity to make new connections and most importantly, enjoyed themselves throughout the experience.”

“To have over 40 teams take part in the event is very encouraging. To have the event at the new Village Green Precinct on the UNSW Sydney campus brought a great vibe to the event and we thank UNSW and Arc Sport for hosting the event” Sinderberry said.

“We wish The University of Sydney, Monash University and the University of Wollongong good luck as they move ahead to the Oceania qualifiers later this year” he added.


Congratulations to the following teams on their medal winning performances:


Division 1 Men

  • Gold – The University of Sydney

  • Silver – Monash University

  • Bronze – Macquarie University


Division 1 Women

  • Gold – The University of Sydney

  • Silver – University of Wollongong

  • Bronze – Macquarie University


Division 2 Men

  • Gold – Macquarie University

  • Silver – Western Sydney University

  • Bronze – University of New South Wales Sydney


Division 2 Women

  • Gold - University of New South Wales Sydney

  • Silver – Monash University

  • Bronze – Macquarie University


For full results click here


At the closing ceremony the following individual Most Valuable Player Awards were given for the highest scoring male and female players in the division 1 grand finals

  • Men’s Division 1 – Mitch Smith - USYD

  • Women’s Division 1 – Meg Jefferson - USYD


Congratulations to Western Sydney University for winning the 3x3 Big Hustle University Spirit Award throughout the three days and is voted by staff and event crew.


UniSport wishes to congratulate all athletes that competed and thanks 3x3Hustle, UNSW Sydney and Arc Sport for their support in delivering a successful competition.


For The University of Sydney (men and women), Monash University (men) and University of Wollongong (women), their results at UniSport Nationals gives them further opportunities to represent their university this year. All four teams will represent Australia at the FISU Oceania Continental Qualifying Tournament will be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand on 21-22 July 2023.


Winners of that tournament will represent Oceania at the FISU 3x3 University World Cup held in late 2023.


About UniSport    

UniSport Australia (UniSport) is the peak body for university sport in Australia. 43 universities are members of UniSport, representing a population of over one million students. UniSport’s ambition is to become an integral partner to Australian universities and to deliver an outstanding student experience at our national intervarsity competitions.     

More information on UniSport: www.unisport.com.au     

   

For more information please contact:    

Kylie Bloodworth    

Marketing and Communications Manager    

Mobile: 0449 949 916    

Email: kylie.bloodworth@unisport.com.au     

   



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