‘I would not be a gold medallist if it was not for UP and TuksSport’ – Olympic swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker
Posted on September 09, 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.
#TuksSwimming: Tatjana Schoenmaker wins gold and sets a new women’s 200m-breaststroke world record at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Posted on July 30, 2021
Tatjana Schoenmaker saved her best for on Friday, 30 July by winning the women’s 200m-breaststroke in a world record time of 2.18.95 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Tuks based swimmer's winning time is 0.17s faster than the record set by Rikke Pedersen (Denmark) in 2013.
EXPERT OPINION: Leaders can borrow from sport and use a default play plan
Posted on May 06, 2021
With the uncertainty around the pandemic, care is the most important attribute to keeping your team engaged and motivated, say UP Professor Alewyn Nel and master’s degree candidate Joey Mongalo.
Excelling in the swimming pool and lecture halls of UP was a 4-year balancing act well worth it, says SA Sports Star of the Year Schoenmaker
Posted on May 19, 2020
Tatjana Schoenmaker is better known as a pro athlete. What is perhaps lesser known about the 23-year-old swimming sensation is that she has just completed her BCom (Financial Sciences) degree at UP, becoming one of 11 000 UP students who graduated in a virtual ceremony last month.
Two gold medals for Schoenmaker at Commonwealth Games
Posted on April 07, 2018
University of Pretoria student, Tatjana Schoenmaker has won the women's 100m breast stroke at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast, in addition to the 200m-breaststroke on Saturday.
UP track champion graduates with Information Science degree
Posted on September 11, 2017
Akani Simbine, 2016 Rio Olympics finalist in the 100 metres, South African record holder in the 100 metres sprint, and Diamond League gold medallist, graduated at the University of Pretoria (UP) with a Bachelor of Information Science on Friday, 8 September.