Tina Maze — a Secondary School Teacher

The best Slovenian downhill skier Tina Maze has enriched her list of awards with another achievement — the diploma.

A 33-year-old sportswoman Tina Maze completed her study program at the University of Maribor and received the diploma of a secondary school teacher. The champion took a photo of herself in the alumna gown holding the diploma and wrote in her Twitter, “I am very happy and proud. In addition to my successful sports career, I managed to become a school teacher.”

Tina Maze had an excellent sports career. She won four medals at the Olympic Games. The pinnacle of success were the Olympic Games in Sochi-2014, where she won gold in sprint and giant slalom. In addition, she is the winner of nine World Championships medals — four gold and five silver ones.

 Викладач середньої школиIt left no doubt that Tina Maze would usefully spend a year of break in her sports career. She spent almost every spare moment in her career writing the thesis. Already in late April, the athlete notified her fans about the readiness to conquer a new height — that time in the field of education. It is known that Tina Maze does not waste words. Therefore, she successfully coped with the next goal in her life.

Yesterday, Tina happily informed her fans that she dad successfully defended her thesis at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor and officially become a secondary school teacher. Probably every student would have dreamed of such a teacher. Tina Maze demonstrated her friendly attitude to children at a recent presentation of the book by Primož Suhodolčan “Tina and Bear Power” (Tina in medvedja moč). Children did not give her a moment of peace since she was a role model for them. A month ago, while giving an interview to the Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) she admitted that she could not imagine herself behind the professorial chair, “…perhaps later. Currently, I face a number of downhill skiing and sports goals.”



Tina Maze (02.05.1983, Črna na Koroškem) is a prominent Slovenian downhill skier, two-time Olympic champion (Sochi-2014, sprint and giant slalom), four-time world champion, winner of the World Cup 2012/2013 in the overall standings. Sportswoman of the Year in Slovenia (2005, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015). The unique in the history of Slovenia two-time Olympic champion and the Olympic Winter Games champion. The winner of the World Cup in all five modern tracks of the downhill skiing.

The University of Maribor is the second largest university after the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. It was opened on 19 September 1975. It is in the Top-100 best European universities.

The University currently features 17 faculties: the Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Energy Technology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Logistics, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Faculty of Tourism.



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