University recognizes athletes after successful UAAP run

Date Posted: June 2, 2023 at 03:23 PM

The University rewarded its athletes after a successful campaign in UAAP 85, which saw various Adamsonian teams in podium finishes. 

OAD (Office for Athletics Development) led by its Director Fr. Aldrin Suan, CM expressed the community’s gratitude to the Falcons as they hosted an Athletes’ Night for them at the ST Quadrangle, May 27.  

In their respective speeches, Fr. Suan, Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Andrew Bayal, CM and University President Fr. Marcelo Manimtim, CM lauded the athletes for their performances in the previous season, which they regarded as one of the better seasons for AdU. 

Adamsonian podium finishers for the juniors division are the Track and Field Boys (Champion), Basketball Boys (1st runners-up), 3x3 Basketball Boys (2nd runners-up), Volleyball Girls (1st  runners-up), Beach Volleyball Girls (1st runners-up), Chess Boys (1st runners-up), Track and Field Girls (2nd runners-up), Table Tennis Girls (2nd runners-up) and the Adamson University Dance Company (AUDC) Street – Senior High School that coped up a 1st runner-up finish in the recently UAAP 85 Street Dance Competition. 

Meanwhile, the seniors’ team who finished as among the top teams in their respective events are Basketball Men (4th Place), 3x3 Basketball Men (1st runners-up), Baseball (2nd runners-up), Volleyball Women (2nd runners-up), Table Tennis Men (2nd runners-up), AUDC Ballroom Formation-Standard (2nd runners-up) and 3x3 Basketball Women (4th place).  

The 10-peat champions, AdU Softball Team, were the last ones called to close out the medal roll call, with the hosts introducing their head coach Ana Santiago as one of the event’s speakers. 

Santiago, the new head coach of the Blu Girls, the Philippine Softball Team, shared her coaching experiences, as well as her approach and her training regimes to her team with hopes of inspiring the Adamsonian athletes present in the event.  

“See players kaming mga coaches n’yo ay mag ga-guide lamang sa inyo during preparations and games. If you have that will, drive and desire to get your goal of winning the game or getting a championship trophy, it will happen. Kase kayo ang naglalaro hindi kameng mga coaches niyo,” she said, also paying homage to her late Assistance Coach, Estanislao “Sarge” Terrano. 

 Meanwhile, among those who received individual league recognitions are UAAP Athlete Scholars Johnray Abayo (Boys Basketball) and Trisha Tubu (Women’s Volleyball.  

Kent Jardin of the Boys’ Track and Field Team was hailed Juniors Individual Events Athlete of the Year after bagging seven gold medals in as many events during his stint in UAAP 85.  

Jerom Lastimosa, who was part of the country’s 5x5 Men’s Basketball team that won back the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games was also recognized along with 72 other UAAP athletes who competed in the said biennial games.