UST still sits on the general championship throne in UAAP 82

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 16, 2020 05:33 PM
UST still sits on the general championship throne in UAAP 82
(Photo by Richard Esguerra)

University of Sto. Tomas still stands strong as the general champion in both Seniors and Juniors as it topped the other seven member-schools in the shortened Season 82.

"I think, in their last count, sila ang made-declare na general champions," outgoing league president Em Fernandez of Ateneo de Manila University said in the Philippine Sportswriters Association online forum on Tuesday. "I do believe they were leading."

Fernandez then went on to say that 21 of 31 championships were already awarded in the Seniors while all but two were won in the Juniors.

That means that the leader in the medal tally would be named general champion in virtual closing ceremonies a month from now - and the leader in both Seniors and Juniors is UST.

Meanwhile, there would not be an Athlete of the Year in the shortened Season 83. "There won't be any Athlete of the Year. That has been recommended by the BMD (Board of Managing Directors) and approved by the BOT (Board of Trustees)," Fernandez said.

The most recent Athletes of the Year were UST's Sisi Rondina and Ateneo's Jessie King Lacuna for the Seniors as well as Kai Sotto and Philip Joaquin Santos, both Blue Eaglets, for the Juniors.

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