Short track skater Tineke den Dulk received the prestigious Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award
As per annual tradition, the Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award is presented to one of the three nominated UAntwerp top sports students for their meritorious sports achievements in combination with their studies.
UAntwerp has 128 top sports students this academic year: 59 men and 69 women. Three female athletes were nominated for the PCU Antwerp Sports Personalities 2022.
Tineke den Dulk has been voted PCU Antwerp Sports Personality of the year 2022 at the University of Antwerp.
The Belgian top athlete of Dutch origin studies Film and Visual Culture sciences at the University of Antwerp. In 2022 she became Belgian Champion on the 500, 1000 and 1500 meters.
“This prize from the UAntwerp is a reward for my many sacrifices. My parents came especially from the Netherlands for the ceremony, but there will not be much celebrating,” says den Dulk. “Because tomorrow morning I just have to be back on the skating rink.”
The other nominees were breakdancer Camine Van Hoof, who graduated in philosophy in 2022, and sailor Eline Verstraelen, student of applied economics. All of them were interviewed by Dr. Jan Verstuyft.
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