The American University of the Middle East’s Basketball team achieved first place in the University Athletics Association of Kuwait (UAAK) basketball tournament. All of us at AUM are proud of our basketball team members for their outstanding achievement this tournament. The basketball tournament started on October 27th, 2014 with an opening game between AUM and the American University of Kuwait (AUK). The tournament consisted of constantly battling out against local universities teams on a weekly basis. The participating teams were: the American University of Kuwait (AUK), Arab Open University (AOU), Australian College of Kuwait (ACK), Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), and the American College of the Middle East (ACM).
The final game took place in the AUM Sports Center indoor basketball court on Saturday, December 20th at 8:30 pm. AUM played against AOU resulting in a tight win in favour of AUM. It was an exciting game with an overwhelming turn out of supporters. 3 lucky winners were able to win an iPhone 6 during the halftime challenge. The challenge consisted of 5 contestants trying to score a point only after going through an obstacle course on their way to the basket. This years’ UAAK basketball tournament is an annual event which is hosted by AUM and GUST. We wish our team the very best and hope for a similar result next year.