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UCAM shines in this year’s Sports Gala Murcia

UCAM shines in this year’s Sports Gala Murcia

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 12:29

The Catholic University San Antonio was one of the stars of the Sports Gala 2015 Murcia. 


The UCAM Murcia Basketball Club was recognized as the best team of 2015 for completing the best season in its history in the Endesa League and given continuity to a sports project that is deluding the entire city as evidenced by the growing number of fans go to the Palacio de los Deportes. Jose Luis Mendoza , president of the club, accepted the award and said he was pleased with "the club chair in the prime of their history in the top flight. We have a great team, a great coach and I hope this season we improve the results of the above. "


Miguel Angel Lopez , student of Science Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the UCAM , received the award as best sportsman of 2015 Murcia on his victory in the 20km walk test of the World Athletics Championship. Miguel Angel is just a good example of 'Research, Development and Innovation' award which later would give the university its ESTPORT project funded by the European Union for the four European universities of UK, Italy, Greece and Malta replicate the athletes tutoring model that has turned Catholic in 'Sport University' in Europe.  Antonio Sánchez Pato , dean of the Faculty of Sport, accepted the award.


Other awards seal UCAM were awarded to José Antonio Carrillo, president of the UCAM Athleo Cieza, recognized as the best coach and Alejandro Valverde, with which the UCAM works through its cycling school, who received the award for "Best sporting gesture 'for his podium at the Tour de France.


In the category of special awards also include clubs and athletes linked to the Catholic University as Lorenzo Albaladejo, Paralympic athlete who competed in the world of Qatar, the UCAM Jairis Sewell , who is completing his second season in the Women's Basketball League 2, and AD Pinatarense UCAM , who beat the world record of distance covered in 24 hours in Dragon Boat.