The University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Junior Altas captured their first-ever General Championship in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Season 94) since joining the oldest collegiate league in 1984.
The hosts garnered 365 points to reign supreme in the league, edging five-time General Champion San Beda University by just 1.5 points, thereby denying the Red Cubs a “six-peat” overall championship.
The Tony Tamayo-owned school reigned in chess, indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and track and field to earn 50 points for each discipline, placed 1st runner-up in swimming for 40 points, 3rd runner-up in table tennis and football for 30 points each, earned 20 points in basketball and lawn tennis, 15 points in badminton and 10 points in taekwondo.
The Arellano Braves placed 2nd runner-up in overall with 302.5 points.
The awarding ceremony was held Thursday during the NCAA Cheerleading Championship at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
“We congratulate the whole team and the whole of UPHSD community is proud of the accomplishments,” said NCAA Policy Board Chair and UPHSD president Anthony Tamayo in an interview.
Chris Pondoyo of the Junior Altas Chess Team, Hero Austria of Indoor Volleyball, Noel Micheal Kampton of Beach volleyball and Jerick ‘Toto’ Arzaga were this Season’s Most Valuable Players of their sports divisions, while FIDE Master Roel Abelgas of the Chess Team, Sandy Rieta of both Indoor and Outdoor Volleyball and Trece Academia were named as Coaches of the Year.
Tamayo received the elegant trophy for the General (Overall) Champion.
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