The University of Wollongong (UOWD) volleyball team won the finals at Sympulse 2011 - an international sports and entertainment festival organised by Symbiosis International University, Pune, India from January 17 to 21.
The UOWD team defeated SIMS Pune in the finals with 25-16, 18-25 & 15-8 score.
UOWD participated in basketball womens, throw ball womens, table-tennis mens and volleyball mens competitions, and put up impressive performances in most events.
The throw ball team lost in the semi-finals against SIMC (UG) Pune, while the basketball team narrowly lost to SSE Pune by 3 points in the quarter finals. Table-tennis player Shaher Adnan reached the semi-final stage.
Besides taking part in sports events, UOWD also made their presence felt in photography & Symbiosis Model United Nations competitions.
"The students were really thrilled with the exposure they got through this event and we are already looking forward to be part of the exciting event next year, said Franky Barreto, Manager, Student Services, UOWD. "The event gave us an opportunity to show our sporting and other skills on an international stage."
Sympulse 2011 is a major inter-university festival, with participants coming from different universities. The event has four main components: The Symbiosis International Model United Nations Conference (SIMUNC), Symulate - a management event that tests skills of budding managers, Anany - a cultural event and Sprint -the sports component.