3x3 basketball now a medal sport for UAAP Season 82

By ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 01, 2019 02:42 PM

"Starting this season, 3x3 Basketball will be an official sport." - UAAP Season 82 President Em Fernandez (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

The UAAP is opening the door for more student-athletes to showcase their talents by adding more sporting disciplines to its calendar.

During the Season 82 press conference, Sunday at MOA Arena, host Ateneo de Manila University announced the addition of new sporting events in both the collegiate and high school divisions.

"Starting this season, 3x3 Basketball will be an official sport. For the high school division, we are adding Boys' and Girls' Lawn Tennis as demo sports and Boys' and Girls' Beach Volleyball as medal events," announced UAAP President Em Fernandez.

For the past two seasons, 3x3 basketball has been a demonstration sport and with the active participation of all member schools, the league has deemed to upgrade it as an official sport, raising the medal events in the collegiate level to 31.

Far Eastern University will serve as the sub-host for this season's 3x3 basketball tournament that is set to take place on March 2020.

On the other hand, lawn tennis and beach volleyball in the high school division will be making its debut.

Beach volleyball, which will be sub-hosted by University of Sto. Tomas, will open its curtains on January 2020 while lawn tennis, which will be sub-hosted by National University, is scheduled to take place on February 2020.

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