NOVA has the female athlete of the year!
Judoka Patrícia Sampaio, from the degree in Communication Sciences of NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, was elected female athlete of the year in 2018/2019 by the Portuguese Sports Confederation.
The 20-year-old student is a two-time European junior champion, and is also the best junior in the world in her category (-78kg). Aboutg this recognition, Patrícia stressed that «It is a great honor to be named Female Athlete in a country that is increasingly highlighted in women's sport».
The award ceremony for the Sportspeople of the Year Awards took place during the 24th Sports Gala, on January 29 at Casino Estoril.