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UAAP 81 Finals: The Tolentinos are now Ateneo royalty

By Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 18, 2019 06:40 PM

Vince is a basketball champion. Kat is a volleyball champion. Bottom line, the Tolentinos are champions. (Photo courtesy of Vince Tolentino Instagram)

Vince Tolentino won a championship in his last year for Ateneo de Manila University back in 2017.

Two years later, younger sister Kat also won a championship.

Whether or not that was her last year as a Lady Eagle is yet to be determined.

Nonetheless, the fact that the two of them now know the sweet, sweet taste of a championship is only a much-welcome one for the Tolentinos.

"I'm so proud of her. After everything she's gone through, this is a blessing for her," big brother Vince shared. "She finally got one. We both have one now."

Indeed, Kat had suffered three separate ACL injuries - two on her left knees and one on her right.

Fast forward to 2019 and she's a champion and the UAAP 81 Best Opposite Spiker.

And with that, the Tolentinos could now stand alongside the Ravenas as siblings who have won championships for Ateneo. "We're there also. We're grateful. It's a blessing, it's a blessing," Vince said.

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