UAAP 81: NU captain Dave Wilson Yu now a licensed engineer

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 11, 2019 06:38 PM
UAAP 81: NU captain Dave Wilson Yu now a licensed engineer
Bulldogs captain Dave Wilson Yu is NU's newest engineering product

National University may have missed out on the Final Four in the UAAP 81 Men's Basketball Tournament, but team captain Dave Wilson Yu just scored the biggest of wins off the court.

Yu is now a licensed engineer as he is among nearly 3,400 people who passed the May 2019 Board exam, according to the Professional Regulatory Commission.

Of course, the 23-year-old was nothing but overjoyed. "I am very happy and fulfilled. All the hard work, yung walang tulog, and yung sacrifices, they paid off," he said.

Yu had spent the last five years taking up civil engineering - already a tough task made even more difficult by the fact he is a student-athlete.

Still, he persevered and turned his lifelong dream into reality.

For that, the former Bulldogs captain has nothing but gratitude to his alma mater. "Thank you to the NU community and to my parents, Wilson, Cherry, Manny, and Claire. They have always been there for me," he said.

He then continued, "Also, to sir Hans Sy, now I understand what he told my father when we all first met that he will personally look after my future. Thank you to all of you for making me a civil engineer."

Now he is already an engineer, Yu said he is ready and raring to make good use of his brand new license. "I want to pursue being an engineer. Balak kong mag-apply sa top construction firms dito sa Manila," he said.

That means that - for now, at the very least - his playing career would remain on hold. As he put it, "As of now, gusto ko muna mag-engineer talaga."

Whatever it is, there is no doubt that Engr. Dave Wilson Yu has just made NU proud.

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