Ateneo de Manila is the designated host for this year’s 74th Season of the UAAP. For the first time, the UAAP thought of doing an Olympic-style ceremony during its opening last Saturday (July 9, 2011) at the Marikina Sports Park. Olsen Racela did the honors of lighting the cauldron to signal the start of UAAP 74. Despite the heavy rain, the athletes from all 15 sports disciplines from the different universities paraded around the track oval.
If you missed this, then here are some video highlights from the Olympic-style UAAP Season 74 Opening Ceremony I found on YouTube:
The Ateneo de Manila University is known for being one of the premier schools who is good in basketball, badminton and football. Over the years, the school has won numerous championships in both sports, and is considered as perennial contenders for the three. Special mention to football, wherein the school dominates the sport be it grade school, high school or college.
“Natawa naman ako sa interview na ito… kahit paano”. I find this very amusing. Hehe. And I’m sure all non-Ateneo believers out there will do too. The match between Ateneo de Manila and Adamson University took place last November 2. It was shown at NBN Channel 4 the following day, 3pm. The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Falcons in 4 sets: 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21. Best Scorer for Adamson was their guest player Neriza Bautista with a total of 21 won points. Ateneo’s Best Scorer was Lithawat Kesinee, as usual, with 35 points.
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