UZ GREETS ALUMNUS HIDILYN DIAZ WITH HEROES WELCOME
The Universidad de Zamboanga welcomed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist and alumnus Hidilyn Diaz with a heroes welcome to celebrate her feat.
Diaz received P1 million pesos as a cash incentive as a gesture of gratitude, UZ said.
She was also awarded three lifetime scholarship slots for student-athletes of her choice. The grant is called the ‘Hidilyn Diaz’s Weighlifting Scholarship.’
UZ said that the move is to hone the next generation of world-class athletes.
The university will also release two books which are dedicated to Diaz’s life, and to student-athletes who came from Zamboanga City and benefitted from UZ’s efforts.
Olympic Bronze medalist Eumir Marcial was also present at the event and was awarded P200,000.