Zulu studies BCom Business Management and is part of TuksHockey, with various national awards such as FNB Player of the Tournament in the 2019 Varsity Hockey Season. She is also part of the African women’s hockey team that qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
Simbine of TuksAthletics, is a South African sprinter and a University of Pretoria graduate with a Bachelor in Information Science. He won numerous medals on the national and international stage. He competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, where he won gold medals. He also won the men’s 100m at the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in Doha.
Ham is a South African veterinary student at the University of Pretoria. He competes for TuksYachting. He has various national and international achievements, which include placing second in the youth team at the 505 World Championships of 2019 in Australia. His latest accomplishment is achieving first place in the monohull class at the South Atlantic Race, stretching from Cape Town to Rio.
Ngidi is an Assupol Tuks Cricket alumni. He was part of the UP-Tuks Cricket team that won the Varsity Cricket Cup in 2015. He now plays for the South African National Cricket team. He was amongst the best cricketers of the year in the 2018 South African Annual Cricket Awards.
Smith competed for TuksRowing. His biggest achievement is winning a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics with his heavyweight rowing partner, Lawrence Brittain.
Diekmann, who is originally from Namibia, is part of TuksRowing and won numerous international medals. Her achievements include a gold medal at the 2018 Lucerne World Cup, and qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.
Gelant is part of the Springbok rugby team. He was part of the UP-Tuks rugby team, and participated in the 2014 Varsity Cup. In 2019, he was on the Springboks team that won the Rugby World Cup.
Burger played for TuksNetball, and the Protea Netball team that competed in the World Netball Championships in 2007 & 2011, as well as the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India. Burger announced her retirement in 2019, after 12 years of representing South Africa.
Schoenmaker is a South African swimmer who is also part of TuksSwimming. She has won numerous medals on the national and international stage. Some of her achievements include gold medals in the Women’s 100m and 200m breaststroke at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Mpuru is part of the Tuks Women’s Football and is a goalkeeper for Banyana Banyana (South African Women’s National Football team). She was also part of the Banyana Banyana team that competed in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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Compiled by: CHRIZAAN PRESTORIUS AND BOITUMELO MAKAEPEA