USUE rector Yakov Silin congratulated the volleyball players of the USUE team on their victory in Universiade - 2018 and wished them new sports wins.
We reported the news that the USUE volleyball women's team won the VI Russian Summer Universiade 2018 in Belgorod, defeating opponents from Omsk in the final tournament, in June. At present, the players of Uralochka volleyball team has started a new season and a new academic year.
The girls, USUE students, study at the Institute of Management and Information Technologies, majoring in Sports Management. They are future managers in the sports industry. October 22, volleyball players together with the general director of Uralochka Valentina Ogienko and coaches Evgeny Popov and Victor Bardock were invited to the USUE Academic Council.
Anna Klimets, one of the players, thanked the USUE rector for taking care of the team and promised to delight everybody with new sports victories. Besides, she presented the USUE rector with a volleyball, which was donated to the University Museum. High importance of higher education for volleyball players was stressed by Valentina Ogienko, general manager of Uralochka team, “The coaches of our club are convinced that in order to be successful in sports, you must be successful in studies. A successful athlete should grow intellectually as well. We have many examples when athletes managed to achieve heights in sports and then actualized themselves in profession. Any sports career can end not only with age, but also because of an injury, and then it will be difficult to get a job having no education. Therefore, education should be a priority. ”
Yakov Silin focused on online programs that athletes could master on trains and airplanes, on their way to competitions. He encouraged girls and motivated them to achievements in sports and studies.