Cherry Rondina, Jessie Lacuna hailed UAAP Season 81 Athletes of the Year

first_imgShe also led UST to the silver medal in the indoor volleyball tournament wherein she was also named the MVP.“I’m really blessed because I didn’t expect that this would go my way,” said Rondina who placed fifth in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open 1-star in 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLacuna, meanwhile, won his second Athlete of the Year plum and duplicated his achievement from 2016 when he shared the accolade with the late great Ian Lariba of De La Salle’s table tennis team, Ateneo women’s volleyball team’s Alyssa Valdez, and Adamson softball’s Queeny Sabobo.FILE – Jessie Khing Lacuna of the Philippines (C) competes in the men’s 400m freestyle final at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP)Ateneo also swept the Athlete of the Year recognitions in the high school division with basketball sensation Kai Sotto and swimmer Philip Joaquin Santos emerging as the winners DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Cherry Rondina and Ateneo’s Jessie Khing Lacuna won the league’s top individual honors after being named the Athletes of the Year for Season 81 during its closing ceremonies Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Rondina was phenomenal for UST after leading the Golden Tigresses to their third straight beach volleyball crown, and fifth overall, in the Season 81 tournament wherein she and partner Babylove Barbon swept the competition leading to her fourth MVP in the sport.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA: Even without Stanely Pringle, NorthPort dominates Alaska Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The UAAP also honored the athlete-scholars who had great achievements not only in the sport but also in the academic field.Adamson University’s Jed Colonia, Ateneo’s Reagan Gavino, De La Salle’s Jem Arribas, Far Eastern University’s Josefa Ligmayo, National University’s Jack Danielle Animam, University of the East’s Allaine Cortey, University of Santo Tomas’ Mae Bernal, and University of the Philippines’ Nikki Oliva were honored as the top athlete-scholars of the eight schools. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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