Ágnes Kovács received another honour in the United States: she is going to be a member of the Arizona State University’s Sports Hall of Fame. The Olympic -and world- champion swimmer attended the ASU between 2001 and 2005.
Ágnes Kovács, who became a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame last year, got her Marketing and Communications degree in 2005 at the Arizona State University, and also got the highest award for being an exceptional student and sportswoman during her studies.
As a member of the university’s swimming team, she broke several university and NCAA records, got the gold medal at the United States Swimming National Championships, and is currently the holds the university’s record for the 200 yard breaststroke.
After returning home, Ágnes Kovács gained her second degree at the Budapest University of Corvinus where she studied economic and sociology, and is currently doing her PhD at the University of Physical Education (also an external lecturer).
“I was very happy to become a member of the Arizona State University’s Sports Hall of Fame – Kovács Ágnes told MTI. – I’ve spent four years in the United States, went to university there, and I was also a member of the university’s swimming team. It was always important for me to be a good student besides being a good sportswoman, so I tried to do my best to be both. Becoming a Hall of Fame member is a great honour and it means that I achieved the goals I set for myself as a little girl, and it’s acknowledged by others as well” – hvg.hu reported.
The inauguration will be on 9 October in Phoenix, Arizona. The new members will be publicly introduced at the halftime of the ASU-Colorado football match the next day at Arizona State University’s stadium.
AGNES KOVACS LATEST HUNGARIAN TO MAKE IT TO HALL OF FAME IN FLORIDA
based on an article of hvg.hu
translated by Adrienn Sain