Over 400 participants from 24 Universities from 14 countries took part in this year’s edition of the event which started on June 20.
In men’s finals, the title of the champion went to Fatih University (TUR) who won a thrilling final match against the University of Nis (SRB).
In women finals, the title of the champion went to the University of Zagreb (CRO), winning the University of Warsaw (POL) in the finals.
Medals and awards were presented by Mr Alberto Gualtieri, Honorary President of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), Mr Milan Zvan, President of the Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA), Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), Mr Rok Strasek, Prorector of the University of Primorska.
The Most valuable player (MVP) award was given to Strahinja Stojacic from the University of Nis in men’s competition and to Sara Plavljanin from the University of Zagreb in women’s competition. The Best rebounder (BR) award was given to Şanli Sertac from Fatih University and Katarzyna Sobczynska from the University of Warsaw. The Best shooter (BS) award was given to Roman Mackowiak from the University of Strasbourg in male and to Alina-Mihaela Chivu from University "1 Decembrie 1918" ALBA IULIA in female competition.
Award was presented by Mr Marko Juretic, president of the Organising Committee, Mr Patrik Perosa, EUSA Sport Manager, Mr Peter George, EUSA Technical Delegate Basketball and Mrs Pascale Wievers, Assistant Technical Delegate Basketball.
EUSA Secretary General Mr Pecovnik awarded special recognitions to the representatives of the volunteers. The Fair Play award was given to women team from University of Aveiro because of good sport behaviour during the championship, presented by Mr Miroslav Cerar, Vice-President of the European Fair Play Movement.
The EUSA flag was passed from hands of Mr Marko Juretic, President of the OC of the 13th European Universities Basketball Championship to Matjaz Pecovnik, EUSA Secretary General and forward to the next organizer of the Championship, dr. Csaba Deak, chancellor of the University of Miskolc.
While basketball will be one of the key sports at the European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka 2016, the next Championship will take place in Miskolc, Hungary in 2017. All teams are warmly welcomed to join the next EUSA Basketball events!
1. Fatih University (TUR)
2. University of Nis (SRB)
3. University of Bologna (ITA)
1. University of Zagreb (CRO)
2. University of Warsaw (POL)
3. University of Strasbourg (FRA)