Several students of Tadulako University (Untad) had achieved a victory in the 20th National Sports Week 2021 in Papua. These students are Abdul Rahman Darwin from Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Study Program – the winner of gold medal and silver medal in Taekwondo, Nikita Syahrin Maqfira from Law Faculty – the winner of bronze medal in Karate, and Mauren N. Ngkeri from Civil Engineering Study Program – the winner of bronze medal in Sepak Takraw (Kick Volleyball). Along with the other winning athletes, these student-athletes had successfully made Central Sulawesi governments and public proud.
To appreciate the student-athletes, the rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Mahfudz, M.P., and the officials welcomed them in the Rector Room, Thursday (10/21). At that moment, the rector congratulated and thanked the student-athletes who had participated and contributed medals to Central Sulawesi in the 20th National Sports Week 2021 in Papua.
The rector committed to always support the potential talents of the students of Untad by providing coaching services and adequate facilities. Besides, the rector also encouraged the student-athletes to keep their competitive spirits up and not to easily content with their achievements.
“Keep pushing yourself to achieve more and more. I also hope you all may inspire the other students to participate in sports and win more competition as well. Thus, the great student-athletes like you will always be regenerated,” said Prof. Mahfudz.
The rector also reminded the students not to disregard academic affairs despite their great success on sports. He recommended the student-athletes to realize a harmonization both academic and non-academic achievement.
“You should not focus only on sports, please mind your academic matters, too. You may win sports competition, but it is necessary to balance it with your academic responsibility,” stated the Rector.
To reward the successful accomplishment of the student-athletes in national level, Untad offered them a tuition fee discount up to one hundred percent.