University of Santo Tomas

UST clinches 4th double UAAP general championship

Beatrice Go
The UAAP general championship crowns stay in España as UST conquers Season 82

University of Santo Tomas (UST) officially took home its fourth straight general championship in juniors and seniors divisions as UAAP Season 82 came to a close on Saturday, July 25.

The announcement was made in a virtual UAAP closing ceremony that was aired on ABS-CBN Sports social media and cable TV.

“I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes for doing their very best and whose triumph at the UAAP inspires us all,” said UST board of trustees member Fr Richard Ang OP.

“May the UAAP continue to showcase the finest in athletics in the years to come.”

UST amassed a total of 209 points in the collegiate scene behind 5 golds, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes, while the Tigers led the juniors division with 179 points off 5 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze in the 16 events completed.

A total of 19 events out of 31 tournaments in the seniors division were hosted before the UAAP decided to cancel the remainder of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The UAAP collegiate events that abruptly ended were volleyball and football. Baseball, softball, athletics, lawn tennis, and 3×3 basketball never had a game day this season.

In the juniors division, only the boys and girls athletics events haven’t been played. 

La Salle comes in 2nd in both the college and juniors with 181 points and 122 points, respectively. 

Season 82 host Ateneo lands solo 3rd with 162 points in the seniors division, while the University of the Philippines comes in at 4th place with 137 points. 

National University places 5th with 117 points, Far Eastern University takes 6th place with 94 points, and was closely followed by University of the East with 92 points while Adamson University ends up at the bottom with 53 points as it failed to cop a podium finish. – Rappler.com

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.