Wednesday, 9 March 2011

UST is UAAP overall champion anew

Posted by chardyboy on Wednesday, March 09, 2011 0 comments


UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas received a fitting gift as it celebrates its quadricentennial year by bagging for the 38th time, the overall championship of the UNIVERSITY Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

The Growling Tigers rode on its strong showing in seven sports at the end of season 73 to extend their domination to 13 straight years, dating back in the 1998-99 season.

Tallying a total of 313 points, UST defeated season host La Salle, which placed second with 263 points. University of the Philippines totaled 221 for third place.

UST won titles in men’s badminton, women’s taekwondo, men’s table tennis, women’s judo, men’s volleyball, men’s tennis and baseball events.

The champion school will receive the general championship during the UAAP closing ceremonies Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum. The event also features the first league street dance competition.

The Growling Tigers booked second place finishes in men’s beach volleyball, men’s swimming, men’s taekwondo, men’s judo, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s chess, women’s athletics, men’s and women’s football, while clinching third place honors in the women’s basketball, women’s table tennis, men’s fencing, men’s athletics and softball events.

The victories by other UST sports teams somehow filled in the spot of its seventh place finish in seniors basketball.

The Green Archers emerged victorious in women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s chess and men’s taekwondo.

La Salle took runner-up honors in women’s badminton, women’s beach volleyball, men’s table tennis, women’s table tennis, men’s tennis and women’s fencing, while placing third in the women’s swimming, women’s taekwondo, men’s and women’s judo, men’s and women’s football.

The Fighting Maroons swept the men’s and women’s swimming championship, and also ruled the men’s football and men’s fencing events, respectively.

UP finished second in women’s judo and wound up third in men’s taekwondo, men’s volleyball and women’s tennis events.

Far Eastern University, a perennial contender for the overall crown, could only muster 219 points for fourth spot.

The Tamaraws topped the men’s beach volleyball, women’s badminton, women’s table tennis, men’s chess and women’s football events, while settling for the runner-up honors in seniors basketball, women’s basketball, women’s taekwondo, and men’s volleyball.

The Morayta-based athletes took third place in women’s beach volleyball, men’s table tennis and women’s chess.

FEU has no entries in swimming, judo, baseball, softball and tennis events.

Despite completing a three-peat in seniors basketball and men’s judo, Ateneo could only finish fifth with 206 points.

The Blue Eagles settled for runner-up finishes in men’s badminton, women’s swimming, women’s tennis and men’s fencing, while bagging third place in men’s swimming, men’s tennis and women’s fencing.

At no. 6 is University of the East, which has 148 points, highlighted by the women’s fencing team’s three-peat.

The Red Warriors placed second in women’s badminton, men’s athletics and softball, while their women’s athletics team went home third.

In seventh place is Adamson with 115 points with victories coming from women’s basketball, women’s beach volleyball and softball.


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