Student Mariana Oliveira, from NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (NMS | FCM), is nominated by the National Academic Sports University Federation (Federação Académica do Desporto Universitário) for the award of best female athlete of 2017/2018. The prize, to which four other athletes from different Portuguese higher education institutions are nominated as well, will be presented at the XI University Sports Gala on October 16 at the Tivoli BBVA Theater.
In 2017/2018, Mariana Oliveira won the 1st place in the National Championships of Individual Tennis and Team Tennis. This last result gave her the possibility of disputing her first European Championship University, which took place in Coimbra, having being placed in the 9th position. In addition to these achievements, the athlete also won the 1st place in the national university competition of Women's Padel alongside colleague Joana Brites, also from NMS | FCM. The student was also part of the NOVA Women's Handball in the same sports season.
The winners of the "Best of the Year" prizes which, besides the best female athlete, distinguish the best male athlete, the team of the year and the coach of the year, will be determined through the voting of the clubs, the voting of a jury made up of figures of Portuguese University Sports and through "Likes" on the Facebook page.
To vote for Mariana Oliveira, just put "Like" in her photo at the Facebook page of FADU. Voting ends on October 12, at 5 pm.