The Governing Council of the University of Jaén (UJA) approved this Tuesday the proposal to grant the “Natural de Jaén” recognition to international players María Ángeles Ruíz and Carmen Cano.

A prestigious award that recognizes the outstanding professional career inside and outside the province, of different people originating or linked to the province of Jaén.

Felipe Serrano Estrella, Vice-rector for the Projection of Culture and Sport at the UJA, stated that both athletes stand out “not only for their splendid sports career, but also for having carried out university studies in parallel.

Therefore, they are a clear example of how it is possible to reconcile sports with academic life ”. In turn, he indicated that “they contribute to making these commitments a reality and, furthermore, enhance the already intense and fruitful relations between the University and the municipality of Alcala.

Furthermore, this proposal is a recognition of the work carried out by the Alcalá Hockey Club, with a history of three decades, which continues to train young people in this discipline today ”

The two #RedSticks join a cast of winners such as; José López Barneo, Carmen Linares, Juan Eslava Galán, Tomás Palacios Gutiérrez, Luis Berges Roldán, Luis Vañó, Francisco Herrera, Miguel Picazo, Antonio Caño and Fanny Rubio.

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