PLDT Home Ambassador Maraguinot eyes redemption in the UAAP Finals
ABS-CBN Sports on May 06, 2017 12:46 PM
Her dependability to provide a spark, on the court and off it is what makes Maraguinot a star.
PLDT Home ambassador Jhoanna Maraguinot of Ateneo de Manila University made the huge sacrifice of being away from her loved ones when she decided to leave her hometown to pursue her passion for volleyball and a chance to make her dreams a reality.
Now, she’s reaping the rewards of her hard work and determination to stand tall in the UAAP.
Maraguinot is now the top hitter the Lady Eagles, a vital cog of her team’s impressive campaign in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament and among the players who the younger generation will be looking up to and try to emulate not just as athletes, but also as positive role models.
Maraguinot, an Alitagtag, Batangas native, best exemplified Ateneo’s ‘heartstrong’ mantra with her leadership, energy and fierceness inside the court.
The third year power-hitter averaged 12.1 points per game, with a 36.71% success rate in attacks, in the elimination round.
Though Marguinot sat out the Lady Eagles’ last two outings prior to the Final Four because of a nagging knee injury, her ferocity and drive for excellence rubbed on her teammates as Ateneo finished the elims on top of the standings with a 12-2 win-loss record.
The 21-year-old hitter returned with a vengeance in the Final Four as she scored 14 points in the Lady Eagles’ four-set triumph over Far Eastern University to clinch the squad’s fifth straight Finals appearance.
Her dependability to provide a spark, on the court and off it is what makes Maraguinot a star and a worthy of her position as a PLDT Home Ambassador.
No matter the situation, Jho will deliver.
Despite her busy schedule, Jho makes sure to balance her time with family and loved ones. She shares, “PLDT Home’s fast internet let me connect with my family, friends, and fans in real time. Their support inspires me to do my best at every game.”
Like she’s done during her career, Maraguinot will try to go above and beyond as she tries to lead the Lady Eagles in their attempt to regain the crown they lost to archrival De La Salle University when the two squads collide in the best-of-three Finals.
The most awaited UAAP finals series to date is powered by PLDT Home Fibr, the country’s most powerful broadband, as part of its long-term commitment to promote youth development and sports excellence.
Catch the UAAP season 79 women’s volleyball Finals presented by PLDT Home live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream. For more updates and exclusive promos, follow @PLDTHome on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter.