The Davis Medal is awarded to the Female player whose performance is superior to all others throughout each AUL Season and is named after after a stalwart in the Australian ultimate community.
Professor Tamara Davis
Her prowess on the frisbee field isn’t limited to grass, captaining the 2011 Women’s team at the World Beach Ultimate Championships. She captained again with the 2015 mixed masters team and 2017 women’s masters team, both of which won bronze medals, and the latter of which simultaneously won spirit.
Off the field, Professor Davis is one of the most cited academics in the world in the field of cosmology. This year, she was awarded the Australian Research Council’s Laureate Award, one of the most prestigious awards in Australian academia. Her research includes black holes, supernovae, mapping galaxies, and dark energy. Professor Davis’s groundbreaking isn’t limited to research, being the second ever female physics professor in the history of the University of Queensland.
Professor Davis is a mentor and inspiration in physics and frisbee.