European Universities 3x3 Basketball Championship
Split, Croatia: July 25-28, 2017
The European Universities 3x3 Basketball Championship 2017 was held in Split, Croatia, hosting over 190 participants, representing 29 universities, from 18 countries. The championship took place along with the European Universities Championships of Sport Climbing and Beach Volleyball, hosting a total of over 400 participants, representing 64 universities from 27 European countries.
The Championships were organised by the Split University Sports Association, the University of Split and the Croatian Academic Sport Federation (CASF), with the support of the President of the Republic of Croatia, and in partnership with Municipality of Split, Split – Dalmatia County, Sports Climbing Club Marulianus and the Beach Volleyball Club Žnjan.
EUSA was represented by EUSA Executive Committee member Mr Milan Zvan and by the EUSA Technical Delegate Mr Ilan Kowalsky, assisted by Mrs Jeanine Tjin-A-Sioe. The team was also supported by EUSA Communications and Projects Manager Mr Andrej Pisl, and Sports Assistant Mr Davor Travnikar.
In the men’s competition, the Champions’ crown was conquered, for the third consecutive time by the University of Kragujevac (SRB), which defeated the Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (RUS). In the women’s competition, the defending champions of the Lithuanian Sport University (LTU), lost the final against the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (UKR, which won the gold. EUSA 3x3 Basketball competitions serve as a qualification tournament for the 3x3 FISU World University League Finals, which in 2017 took place in Xiamen, China.
A special Fair Play Award was assigned to the University of Aveiro (POR). Ana-Mari Cuatu from the National University of Physical Education and Sport (ROU) and Stojan Dekanovic from the University of Ljubljana (SLO) won women and men three-point shootout respectively, while Anton Dikov from St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo (BUL) won the dunk contest.
A total of 150 volunteers was involved in the organisation of the event, contributing to make the event an extremely successful. At the end of the event the EUSA flag was passed on to the organisers of the next European Universities 3x3 Basketball Championship, which will be in Porto, Portugal, in 2019. 3x3 Basketball will also be included among the sports featured at the European Universities Games 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal.
For detailed results, news and more information, please see the official website of the event at www.3x3basketball2017.eusa.eu.
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1. University of Kragujevac (SRB)
2. Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (RUS)
3. University of Split 2 (CRO)
4. University of Split 1 (CRO)
5. Wroclaw University of Science of Technology (POL)
6. University of Genova (ITA)
7. University of Ljubljana (SLO)
8. University of Girona (ESP)
9. University of Primorska (SLO)
10. Middle East Technical University (TUR)
11. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (ISR)
12. University of Montenegro (MNE)
13. University of Shumen (BUL)
14. University of Physical Education (HUN)
15. University of Minho (POR)
16. Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti (ROU)
17. University of Bordeaux (FRA)
18. Budapest University of Technology and Economics (HUN)
19. St. Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo (BUL)
20. Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (UKR)
21. University North (CRO)
22. University of Pecs (HUN)
23. Nova University of Lisbon (POR)
1. Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (UKR)
2. Lithuanian Sports University (LTU)
3. University of Ljubljana (SLO)
4. National University of Physical Education and Sport (ROU)
5. University of Nantes (FRA)
6. Tallinn University (EST)
7. Moscow State Academy of Physical Educaiton (RUS)
8. University of Split 1 (CRO)
9. University of Bordeaux (FRA)
10. University of Aveiro (POR)
11. University of Pecs (HUN)
12. University of Physical Education (HUN)
13. University of Split 2 (CRO)
14. Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (TUR)
15. University of Girona (ESP)