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European University Championships 2024: Five Delegations of the University of Bologna to Reaffirm its European Titles

The teams, selected by the University Sports Center (CUSB), are ready to represent the University of Bologna in men's basketball, women's basketball, women's volleyball, judo, and taekwondo at the EUSA Games in Miskolc, Hungary

The European University Championships, the premier academic sports event organized by EUSA (European University Sports Association), are back. Five delegations of athletes from the University of Bologna will participate in this prestigious competition.

This morning at the University, the teams for women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, judo, and taekwondo, departing for Miskolc, Hungary, from July 9 to 24, were presented.

The event at the Rectorate was attended by Deputy Rector Simona Tondelli, Delegate for Students and Public Communication Federico Condello, CUSB Vice president Valeria Taraborrelli, Sports Councilor Roberta Li Calzi, Professor Furio Veronesi, CONI delegate for the province of Bologna, to represent CONI Emilia Romagna, Macron CEO Gianluca Pavanello, Technogym Sales Account Manager Lorenzo Zitignani, and Matteiplast CEO Stefano Mangherini.

The first to compete will be the women's volleyball team, from 10 to 16 July. The reigning European Champions, coached by Leonardo Palladino and captained by Chiara Mason, will defend their three titles won in 2019 and 2022 in Lodz and in 2023 in Braga.

From 11 to 13 July, the judo delegation, led by European University Champion Betty Vuk, will take to the mat.

Basketball, with both men’s and women’s teams, will be in action from 18 to 24 July. The women's team, coached by Jordan Losi and captained by Elisabetta Tassinari, aims to improve on last year's bronze medal. Meanwhile, the men's basketball team, coached by Matteo Lolli and captained by Gherardo Sabatini, boasts four golds (in 2017 in Miskolc, 2018 in Coimbra, 2019 in Poznan, and 2023 in Aveiro) and aims to maintain their high standards, particularly with the European University Championships to be hosted in Bologna in 2025.

The event will conclude with taekwondo from 21 to 24 July, aiming to improve on last year’s performance in only their second continental participation.

As usual, the teams will be outfitted by Macron, the official University of Bologna apparel partner. For this edition, Macron has highlighted the recently updated Unibo logo, which prominently features in the new custom-made uniforms.

Below are the University of Bologna’s participation and victories/podium finishes in the European University Championships from 2005 to today:

- Men’s Basketball: 12 participations, 4 golds, and 2 bronzes

- Women’s Volleyball: 4 participations, 3 golds
- Women’s Basketball: 1 participation, 1 bronze
- Judo and Taekwondo: 1 participation, 1 gold