UAAP Season 81: Bagunas hauls MVP, two other individual awards
Mark Escarlote on May 10, 2019 11:29 AM
National University top hitter won the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament Most Valuable Player award.
National University senior Bryan Bagunas netted three individual awards in his swan song, including the coveted UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball Most Valuable Player award.
The graduating open spiker and member of the national team became the first MVP winner from NU since the Final Four era started after averaging 20.3 points per game with a very impressive 53.49% accuracy on attacks for the Bulldogs, who he helped reach seven straight Finals appearances.
Bagunas also copped the First Best Outside Spiker and the Best Server award after averaging 0.47 ace per frame.
His teammate Angelo Almendras won Rookie of the Year honors averaging 10.2 point per game with a 38.93% attack accuracy and 0.47 aces per set.
Another NU player in James Natividad won the Best Opposite Spiker award. Jude Garcia of Far Eastern University got the Second Best Outside Hitter award.
JP Bugaoan of FEU and Chumason Njigha of Ateneo won the First and Second Best Middle Blocker awards, respectively, while Lawrence Magadia of the Blue Eagles bagged the Best Setter award, stretching Ateneo’s excellence in playmaking to six straight since Ish Polvorosa won in the previous five editions.
Ateneo’s Manuel Sumanguid was named Best Libero.
The awarding ceremonies will take place on May 15, Wednesday before Game Two of the Men's Volleyball Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Here's the updated list of individual awards winners:
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