Alex Tiong named UMP Sportsman of the Year
Alex Tiong Sie Hung, an undergraduate at Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources (FKASA) was named Sportsman of the Year by Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) following his triumphant feats including gold medals won in the swimming event of SUKIPT and MASUM 2018.
Alex made a good haul of medals in the two competitions – Institutes of Higher Learning Sports Tournament (SUKIPT) and Malaysia University Sports Council Tournament (MASUM).
Alex received the award during UMP Sports Appreciation Ceremony held at Sri Manja Boutique, in Indera Mahkota, Kuantan on October 25, 2018.
He took home a whopping RM12,800 in incentive cash, a trophy and certificate of appreciation.
Alex expressed his gratitude to UMP for the recognition and that the success had spurred him to do better.
He is now making preparations to represent the country at the Asean University Game (AUG) in Myanmar this December.
The Sportswoman of the Year was presented to Nurul Hani Shafiza Hassan from Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology (FSTI).
Nurul Hani Shafiza is an archer and had won medals at SUKIPT and MASUM. She took home a trophy, incentive cash and certificate of appreciation.
She was also the Sportswoman of the Year for 2016.
The Most Promising Sportsman award was won by Muhammad Hafizudin Mohd Nasri (lawn bowling) while Most Promising Sportswoman was Nur Nadhirah Ab Rasul (petanque).
Prizes were presented by UMP Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Professor Dato’ Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin.
Also present were UMP Chief Operating Officer, Abd Hamid Majid, Dean of Student Development Ts. Dr. Mohamad Mat Nor and UMP Sports and Culture Centre Director, Abd. Rahman Haji Safie.
In his speech, Professor Dato’ Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin congratulated all the 35 athletes who had shined and made UMP and the country proud with their achievements.
He said that the university needed students who were creditable to face the challenges of the highest level, be it in the fields of academic, research or sports.
“The university’s management has carried out various programme in their efforts to produce credible and competent undergraduates.
“I am confident that UMP athletes will continue to succeed in the sports arena, be it locally or internationally.
“The athletes have the potentials to boost their image and stimulate their active minds which will help enhance their skills in making good decisions,” he said.
He hoped that the recognition given would serve as a source of inspiration as well as sweet memories for them.