Studying and Student life

Wall of fame Student Athletes

Tilburg University is very proud of their excelling students, and provides facilities for student athletes in order to be able to combine their academic careers with their athletic careers.

Tilburg University honors those who excel in combining the two careers in the Wall of Fame at the Sport Center.

Wall of Fame

Yearly a maximum of three student athletes are selected to be inducted in the Wall of Fame of the Sport Center. This includes student athletes of Tilburg University, Avans, and Fontys Tilburg.

Requirement of being selected for the Wall of Fame:

  • Studying at one of the three mentioned institutions
  • Having significant academic progress
  • Having received a Top Sports Status at the concerning institute
  • Becoming National Champion, or Finishing in top-3 at European or World Championship, or competing at Olympic Games
  • When more than 3 student athletes meet the requirements a committee will select the final 3 inductees.

Inductees 2016

Marcel Balkestein (Bachelor & Master Fiscal Economics at Tilburg University)

Marcel won the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic games in Londen with the Dutch National Fieldhockey team. He has 109 caps and won the European Championship for clubteams in 2015.

Marcel Balkestein

Tommy Mollet (Bachelor & Master Communication- and Information Sciences at Tilburg University)

Tommy reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympic games in Londen. And won several medals at European- and World Championships Taekwondo. Also, Tommy got voted Sportman of the year of Tilburg several times.

Tommy Mollet

Dogus Köker (Economics at Tilburg University)

Dogus became National Rowing Champion of Turkey in 2015.

Dogus Koker

Inductees 2015

Laura Nunnink
International Business Administration at Tilburg University
Laura won the Bronze medal with the Dutch National Female Hockey team at the Champions Trophy in Argentina in January of 2015. Laura Nunnink
Maarten Brekelmans
Master Finance at Tilburg University
Maarten won the Dutch National Championship with his team Tilburg Trappers in 2014-2015 (and 2013-2014). maarten brekelmans
Shanne Braspennincx
Pre-Master Marketing at Tilburg University
Shanne won the Silver medal at the World Championships Track Cycling (Keirin) in Paris in 2014. shanne braspennincx