March 12, 2011

UST Nails 13th Straight UAAP Overall Title

MANILA—University of Santo Tomas’ solid showing in varsity sports is as enduring as the 400-year-old institution.

The Tigers captured the Season 73 general championship of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) yesterday, bagging seven championships in ruling the premier varsity league for the 13th straight year.

UST, the oldest university in Asia which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, also finished second in 10 events while salvaging third in five others to wind up with a total of 313 points.

La Salle placed second for the third straight season with 263 followed by the University of the Philippines with 221.

The Tigers ruled in the men’s division of badminton, tennis, volleyball, table tennis and baseball and also topped women’s taekwondo and judo.

La Salle, this season’s host, collected four championships on top of six runner-up and six third-place finishes.

The Lady Archers carried La Salle’s campaign with victories in women’s volleyball, tennis and chess, while the Archers delivered in taekwondo.

UP also copped four championships through a sweep of swimming and title runs in men’s football and fencing. 

Far Eastern University finished in fourth place with a 219 total, just two points behind the Maroons.

The Tamaraws, who joined only 20 of 28 events, swept both divisions in athletics and also scored in women’s football, badminton and table tennis and in men’s beach volleyball and chess.

Ateneo, which completed a third straight title romp in both men’s basketball and judo, checked in fifth with 206 points.

University of the East, the four-time women’s fencing champion, compiled 148 points followed by Adamson with 115 on the strength of victories in women’s basketball, beach volleyball and softball. National University was last with 61.

The league awards 15 points to the champion school in each event. The runner-up gets 12 and the third placer 10.



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