CSB puts recruitment on hold; prioritizes 250 active student-athletes

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 04, 2020 12:19 PM
CSB puts recruitment on hold; prioritizes active athletes
CSB is not letting go of its student-athletes in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis

There will be no new student-athletes coming College of St. Benilde's way.

The Taft-based school has decided to do away with recruitment for the time being in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

However, the green and white institution has pledged its commitment to the 250 student-athletes who are already part of its varsity teams. "We made a commitment to our student-athletes and their families and we remain true to our mission of faith, service, and communion," Center for Sports Development Director Stephen Fernandez said.

That means that their players in badminton, basketball, chess, football, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, and volleyball could rest assured that they would remain Blazers.

Not only that, they also remain entitled to their Athletic Recruit Grants.

CSB has been home to several national team athletes in Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting) as well as Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Agatha Wong (wushu) and silver winner Johnvic De Guzman (volleyball).

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