A Columban Snippet
1980 Sportsman of the Year – John Clegg
- College Captain
- Captain TAS Swimming team
- 2nd XI Cricket
- 1st XV Rugby
- 1st Volleyball
- David Mitchell (alumni 1979)
- 1979 - Dux
1980 - University of Queensland: 1st year – Maude Walker Prize, $193. (Awarded to the student who has shown the greatest proficiency in the first year of his enrolment for the Degree of Bachelor of Science.)
1981 - 2nd year – John Black Prize, $366. (Awarded to a male student who immediately prior to University attended a Queensland Secondary School for at least two years and who in his first year of enrolment achieved the highest standard.) Maude Walker Prize, $191, as in 1st year.
1982 - 3rd year – Duncan McNaughton Scholarship, $983. (Awarded to a student of sufficient merit who has completed the course for the Pass Degree of Bachelor of Science, and who proposes to pursue an Honours Course.)
1983 - Admitted to Bachelor of Science, majoring in Microbiology.
1984 - Admitted to Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (Microbiology). Awarded a University Medal (awarded to students with First Class Honours who have a distinctive academic record). Commenced studies for PhD in Biotechnology (Microbiology and Chemical Engineering).