Arellano and Perps retain volleyball titles after NCAA Season 95 termination
Mark Escarlote on Mar 19, 2020 06:07 PM
The NCAA has decided to terminate Season 95 and declared that all reigning champions of affected sporting events, like the Arellano Lady Chiefs in women's volleyball, will retain their respective titles. (Arvin Lim)
Reigning champions of all sporting events affected by the termination of the NCAA Season 95 will retain their respective titles.
NCAA management committee chairman Peter Cayco of season host Arellano University said Thursday that with the season cut short because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic no champion will be declared on events that have already started regardless of their tournament standings prior to the termination as well as those that have not yet opened.
“Retain mga defending champions. Walang champions for Season 95,” Cayco told ABS-CBN Sports.
The NCAA Policy Board announced Thursday noon the termination of the season which has been put on halt for more than a month now because of the COVID-19 pandemic which claimed thousands of lives globally.
Events that were affected of the termination were volleyball, football, tennis, athletics, beach volleyball and cheerleading.
Second semester centerpiece volleyball was already on the tail end of the elimination round before the stoppage.
With this University of Perpetual Help will remain as men’s and juniors’ volleyball champions while Arellano U keeps its tight hold of the women’s crown.
The Altas were unbeaten in the men’s division elims and were already secured of an outright Finals seat before the cancellation while the Lady Chiefs held a 7-1 card behind unbeaten College of St. Benilde (7-0). The five-time reigning champions Junior Altas sported a 5-1 slate in the elims behind the unbeaten Braves (7-0).
Title-holders of other events will also retain their respective championships. San Beda University will remain as seniors’ general champion while Perpetual is still the juniors’ overall winner.
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