Late last week, Parramatta Eels forward Daniel Alvaro was awarded his second University Blue by UTS to recognise the level of excellence he has achieved in both his sporting endeavours and his undergraduate studies.
At the UTS Awards Night held on Friday 24 November, Alvaro was also named the UTS Male Sportsperson of the Year. The UTS Blues awards, presented at a black-tie dinner, included honours for more than 60 sports men and women, representing more than 33 sports, through Full Blue, Half Blue and club achievement awards.
Historically, a University Blue is the highest honour a University can award a student who is also an elite athlete.
Alvaro was among seven UTS elite athletes recognised with Full Blues for playing their sport at national level or as full-time professionals.
2017 saw Alvaro play for the recent Country Origin side as well as being selected to represent Italy in the Rugby League World Cup 2017.
Off the field, Alvaro received the 2017 Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC), on top of his earlier University of Technology 'Blue' award for achieving excellence in his Business and Construction Management degree while balancing his playing and training commitments with the Eels.
This story first featured at parraeels.com.au