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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Who will be the Panathlon & PCU Antwerp Sport Personalities of the year 2022? On 27 February 2023, the University of Antwerp top sport student of 2022 will be traditionally announced in the beautiful surroundings of the Chapel of the historic Klooster van de Grauwzusters (Building S, University of Antwerp).
TOP SPORTS STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2022 The following three UAntwerp students have been nominated for the Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award:
– Tineke den Dulk: Skating, Short Track – Film Studies and Visual Culture
– Camine Van Hoof: Dance Sports, Breakdance – Philosophy
– Eline Verstraelen: Sailing, ILCA 6 class – Applied Economics
These three students know how to successfully combine their studies with their sporting career. More information about the nominated students can be found via this link https://bit.ly/3DyV9iQ
Moreover, Benjamin Gérard, founder and coordinator of climbing club Rising You, will receive the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality Trophy 2022. The club gives climbing lessons for refugees, facilitates their integration and offers support in learning Dutch.
Do you want to be present live at this award ceremony followed by a reception? The event is free, registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/3HPGrqb.
PROGRAM 19h15: Doors open 19h30: Welcome word 19h35: Award ceremony UAntwerp Top Sports Student of the Year 2022 (Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award 2022) 20h00: Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personality 2022 20h30: Reception 22h00: End
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On Monday, February 21, the awarding ceremony of the Sports Personalities 2021 took place at the Grauvzuster Chapel of the University of Antwerp. During this awarding, the UAntwerp top sports student of the year 2021 was announced and the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personalities 2021 were put in the spotlight.
TOP SPORT STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2021
The title of PCU Antwerp Sports Personality traditionally goes to the UAntwerp top sports student of the year. The winner receive the prestigious Honorary Rector Francis Van Loon Award. This year three students were nominated: Mathijn Bogaert (BMX – Applied Engineering Sciences), Michelle Struijk (Hockey – Medicine) and Jef Vandorpe (Wheelchair tennis – Law). They know how to successfully combine their top sport career with their studies.
Jef Vandorpe eventually got the most votes and was elected UAntwerp top sports student of the year 2021.
PANATHLON ANTWERP SPORTS PERSONALITY 2021
After the PCU Antwerp Sports Personality 2021 was announced, it was the turn of the Panathlon Antwerp Sports Personalities 2021. Exceptionally, three laureates were chosen, namely the UAntwerp members of the national men’s hockey team “Red Lions”: alumni Félix Denayer and Alexander Hendrickx, and student Arthur De Sloover were honored for their inspiring role in the Antwerp sports. They crowned their work in 2021 by conquering the Olympic title in Tokio. Arthur, Félix and Alexander explained more about their (Olympic) hockey experiences during an interview with Dr. Jan Verstuyft. The awards were presented by Rector Herman Van Goethem.
Afterwards, there was a reception and the opportunity to take pictures with the topsport athletes and the Olympic gold medals of Arthur and Félix.
Congratulations to winners, nominated and all top sports students!
Find photos from the Sport Personalities 2021 Ceremony here.
The PCU International University Bridge Trophy 2021 was the first PCU Committee event organized live on venue from 28 to 30 October in Antwerp after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The University of Antwerp welcomed participants from Belgium, Ireland, the Netherland and Latvia to Hof van Liere Campus in line with all current Covid-19 measures in Belgium. All players, organizers and visitors were required to present Covid Safe Ticket. Each participant received a welcome bag with all the necessary information.
Now we are already preparing for the next event, the PCU Chess Cup from 3 to 5 December 2021. In Belgium, new Covid-19 restrictions have been announced and all Chess Cup participants will be required to wear mouth masks when circulating during the event.
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At the University of Antwerp a local tennis initiative was held on November 3 to celebrate the 6th edition of PIUTT. Antwerp students played try-outs for their tennis teams to participate later during the year in regional and national championships. Former PIUTT participants Jonathan Mertens and Hanne Ooms participated in try-outs. The atmosphere was very friendly. All the participants were happy to play tennis together again. The try-outs will also act as a pre-selection for PIUTT 2022. We are all looking forward to the next year PIUTT edition in Moscow.
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The foundation and growth of the Committee of Panathlon Club of Universities (PCU) can’t be seen separately from the evolution of sport at the University of Antwerp. The “new” University of Antwerp was established in 2003 as the result of a merger of 3 former institutes of higher education in Antwerp.
The beginning of this new university was an ideal opportunity to start a new organization of the sport activities. Sport has always be seen as an valuable instrument to develop international interaction and experience with emphasis on fair play and university friendship.
Ten years ago in 2011, it was an wonderful opportunity to include these activities in Panathlon. As an international organization dedicated within the Olympic Movement to ethics in sport, Panathlon was the excellent environment to develop the international sport competitions of the UAntwerpen. PCU was born!
Thanks to Panathlon the international embedding of the PCU-activities is secured for the future. We are delighted with this collaboration.
I wish PCU all the best for the next decade! Congratulations!
Prof. Francis Baron Van Loon
Honorary Rector of the University of Antwerp
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