A team of 230 RMIT students competed at the recent Australian University Games, winning 12 gold medals and attaining seventh place overall.
The games are Australian's largest annual sporting event and this year's event, held in Sydney, involved 7000 students from 41 universities.
The RMIT Redbacks finished with a tally of 12 gold, five silver and three bronze medals, as well as an impressive 20 Green and Golds - medals awarded to the best players of the tournament in each sport.
As well as attaining seventh place overall (and placing third out of the Victorian university teams), the Redbacks won second place in the Spirit of the Games competition, which recognises team spirit and fair play.
One of the high achievers of the Redbacks team was self-described "athletic nerd" Ashwin Singh, who won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m and long jump events.
Mr Singh is studying a Bachelor of Computer and Network Engineering (Honours) and was the only RMIT team member competing with a disability.
He spent two years in hospital and rehab after a motorbike accident and now competes under a T46 classification, with metal plates and screws in his left foot and a mobility impairment in one of his arms.
Mr Singh will graduate from RMIT in 2015 and his goal is to represent Australia in the 2016 Paralympics.
"It feels great," he said, of his wins at the games.
Despite feeling nervous about competing against athletes with no impairments, Mr Singh said his teammates gave him a lot of support and "made me feel like an able-bodied athlete".
Other medal winners at the games included the ten pin bowling team, who won their fourth straight AUS national title.
Three team members - Paul White, James Falconer and Jordan Bunphim - also received Green and Gold medals for placing in the top five bowlers of the tournament.
Mr Falconer, the team's manager, was "mostly relieved" after his team's win.
"After dropping two games in the pool rounds, there was a sense that our winning reign was over," he said.
Since 2009, the Redbacks men's golf team have come close to victory with two silvers and a bronze.
This year, they won their first Australian University Games national title by a commanding 43 shots.
"The boys were shocked they had finally done it," team manager Lance Go said.
The squad had recruited playing coach and recently retired professional golfer James McLean, who took out the individual honours by three shots.
RMIT's University Games team manager Sally Tanner acknowledged both the bowling and golf team's efforts in the lead up to their win.
"The ten pin bowling team trained hard and were completely focused on retaining their title," she said.
"I'm also thrilled for the seven members of the golf team, as well as those who have played in the squad in recent years and contributed to building the depth and hunger to achieve this breakthrough win."
"It is the atmosphere and camaraderie that is infectious at the games and what makes it such an incredibly positive experience for all team members."
The Men's AFL team also won a Division one Bronze medal in what was an unexpected breakthrough result.
The team, who were beaten by the Universities of Melbourne and Western Australia, are optimistic about the 2015 games and will be looking to their VFL-listed players to improve their results.
Table tennis team manager Lachlan Harris described the games as full of "memories and laughs".
"I had such an amazing week making friends from different universities and sports," he said.
RMIT medal winners at the 2014 Australian University Games:
Daniel Jeong, kendo
David Brock decathlon and pole vault
Cara Moody, high jump
Bree Large, javelin
Ashwin Singh, 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump (Class T46)
James McLean, golf individual
Lawn bowls open (division 2)
Ten pin bowling open
Cara Moody, Heptathlon
Paul van der Ploeg, cycling
Mixed beach volleyball 4s
Paul van der Ploeg, cycling criterium
RMIT Green and Gold medallists
David Brock, men's athletics
James McLean, men's golf
James Early, open baseball
Rachel Quirk, women's basketball
Jarrad Walker, mixed netball
Elle McDonald, mixed netball
Polly Li, women's tennis
Jordan Walker, men's AFL
Jackson Arthur, mens AFL
Charlotte Dillon, women's AFL
Christina Bernardi, women's AFL
Karly Cobern, women's AFL
Rachael Cullen, women's AFL
Amy Mallander, women's AFL
James Falconer, open ten pin bowling
Paul White, open ten pin bowling
Jordan Bunphim, open ten pin bowling
Hayley Deards, beach volleyball mixed 4's
Kieran Benton, beach volleyball mixed 4's
All photos by Bachelor of Arts (Photography) students Alison Gurry and Maddy Ashbolt, who attended the games as volunteer photographers, and Sally Tanner.