University of Rijeka Scrolls of Appreciation were given to UNIRI athletes for their success achieved at Unisport League in the academic year 2018/19 and national university championship Unisport Finals 2019. The ceremony was held at the Aula Magna Hall at the University of Rijeka Rectorate. The Scrolls were handed over by Prof. Davor Vašiček, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Finance and Business, and Mr. Haris Pavletić, President of Rijeka University Sports Association, while Mr. Viktor Moretti, Head of UNIRI Sports Office, addressed the attendees.
Awards were given to:
• the most successful faculty of Unisport league in 2018/19 – Faculty of Medicine at the University of Rijeka
• the most successful athletes (female and male) of Unisport league in 2018/19 – Ms. Marta Despotović and Mr. Daniel Ivaničić
• teams/athletes – winners of medals at the national university championship in 2018/19.
“It is a great honor to be a part of today’s ceremony. Welcome and congratulations on behalf of Madam Rector Snježana Prijić-Samaržija. Work, effort, and energy is what constitutes your success and even though we know that awards, medals, and cups are not the goal of your competitions, it is still nice to receive them. We are thrilled to celebrate you today as the best and thank you for promoting our University. University sport is an important part of academic life at any university and I hope that we will develop that segment in Rijeka even more in the future”, said Vice-Rector Vašiček.
“This university sports system was founded 15 years ago. Our university athletes were very successful. That is why I hope our biggest wish will soon come true, and that is building a university sports hall. Our teams deserved it”, Mr. Moretti pointed out.
“In 2016, we proved ourselves with the impeccable organization of the European University Games in Rijeka. Next year the Games will be held at Belgrade and we are ready”, Mr. Pavletić concluded.