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Deree Student-Athletes on BeST 2017 Belgrade Sports Tournament

Deree student-athletes had a successful participation in the “BeST 2018 Sports Tournament” held on May 23-27 in Belgrade, Serbia, with 8 teams (men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, men’s JV basketball, men’s soccer, women’s futsal, and men’s water polo), and a delegation of eighty-seven (87) persons.

Deree teams played 28 games in the tournament, and won the second place in Men’s Basketball, third in Men’s Soccer, and fourth in Women’s Volleyball. It was the first time in the 11 years of the tournament’s history that a foreign (non-Serbian) team reached the men’s basketball final!

The trip to Belgrade was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to meet and compete against foreign students in a highly competitive tournament!

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Outdoor Recreation Trip to Mt. Olympus

The Office of Athletics organized an Outdoor Recreation 2-day trip to Mt. Olympus on May 26-27, 2018.

30 participants enjoyed long hikes into the heart of the mythical mountain and the warm hospitality of the Petrostrouga refuge.

The trip was a dream come true for all participants, but especially for the Study Abroad students, who were taught the ancient Greek mythology at school, and they finally stepped on the Gods-residing peaks mentioned in their books. Mt. Olympus was graceful enough to allow us to enjoy the springtime with relatively high temperatures and blossomimg flowers and trees everywhere. We heard the call of the wild and we all made a promise to return up there.