Academic Excellence Finalist

Belle Brockhoff is a snowboard world champion, who is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University. Belle was crowned world champion alongside Jarryd Hughes, after winning the inaugural snowboard cross team event. The pair made history, claiming the win in the newly introduced discipline which is due to debut at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.  

In addition to her training, competition schedule and studies, Belle was awarded the Community Spirit Award in recognition of her work as a Lifeline Community custodian and contributed to Deakin Universities 2020 ‘Wear It Purple’ campaign aimed at fostering supportive, safe, and inclusive environments for LGBTIQ+ young people. Belle is an ongoing Beyond Blue ambassador and prides herself as a voice for her peers.