UAAP Season 81: Board approves shift in volleyball individual awards
Mark Escarlote on Jan 17, 2019 08:17 PM
The UAAP will implement the FIVB individual awards format in Season 81.
The UAAP Board has approved the use of the FIVB individual awards format for Season 81.
Board member Rod Roque of University of the East confirmed the development in a text message to ABS-CBN Sports Thursday.
“We will be following the FIVB on the giving of individual awards, by position already no longer by skills,” said Roque, who added that the decision was unanimous.
The UAAP Board held a two-day meeting to tackle about the rules and regulations of second semester sports including volleyball.
For the longest time, the UAAP has been feting players by skills: scorer, attacker, blocker, server, setter, digger, receiver and Most Valuable Player. Other local leagues like the NCAA, Philippine Superliga and Premier Volleyball League and UAAP high school have already adapted the FIVB’s by positon individual awards of best two outside hitters, two middle blockers, an opposite hitter, setter, libero and MVP.
Schools have until January 28 to submit their team rosters.
The Eligibility Committee will conduct screening on February 4 while the final approval of team rosters is set on Feb. 11.
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