Sport & Athletics News

  • ‘I would not be a gold medallist if it was not for UP and TuksSport’ – Olympic swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker

    Posted on September 17, 2021

    UP alumna Tatjana Schoenmaker put South Africa on the map and on the medal table when she set a world record for the 200m breaststroke at the 2021 Tokyo Games, subsequently winning gold.

  • TuksSport Director wants student-athletes to make a difference

    Posted on February 19, 2021

    Steven Ball says if he can have one thing come true at TuksSport, it will be that every student-athlete should realise that opportunity is everywhere. The key is to develop the vision to see it and make the most of it.

  • Tuks athletes score abroad and at home

    Posted on July 18, 2019

    UP athletes excelled at the World Student Games in Italy, and closer to home, with Olympic qualifications, new records and a tournament win among the highlights.

  • #UPAlumni: Oldest Epic finisher does not know the meaning of quitting

    Posted on March 27, 2019

    “It is not about how many times you fall down, but how many times you get back up.” The Tuks alumni, Dr Gustav Joyce, got to experience the true meaning of what the late USA president, Abraham Lincoln, meant when he uttered his famous words. However, it was not through choice.

  • UP-Tuks men's and women's sevens rugby teams soar

    Posted on October 12, 2018

    The UP-Tuks men’s sevens rugby team shone by winning the Varsity Tournament for the first time, beating the University of Johannesburg (UJ), 19-14; while the Delta Drone TuksWomensRugby7’s team won the Munchen Oktoberfest Tournament for the second consecutive year.

  • #TuksHockey: Tuks beat Maties to lift Varsity Hockey trophy

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    The University of Pretoria stunned Stellenbosch University when they beat them 5-0 in the Varsity Hockey final at the Maties Astro on Monday evening.

  • 2017 TuksSport Colours and Awards

    Posted on October 24, 2017

    In 2017 the University of Pretoria successfully elevated the standard of university sports by winning six of the Varsity Sport Cup Competitions and nine of the USSA Tournaments. On 18 October 2017, a total of 368 athletes and officials were honoured at the TuksSport Colours and Awards ceremony in...

  • #TuksSport at the forefront of sporting excellence

    Posted on October 17, 2017

    In 2017, the University of Pretoria has raised the standard of university sport to a new level, winning six of the Varsity competitions and nine of the University Sports South Africa (USSA) tournaments.

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