Record-breaking UAAP Season 76 closes


Posted at Mar 18 2014 05:33 PM | Updated as of Mar 19 2014 01:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Adamson University on Wednesday rolls down the curtain on the UAAP’s 76th edition, a historically successful and colorful season that aptly championed the theme “Greatness Never Ends.”

Season 76 was capped by a dramatic and classic women’s volleyball showdown between eventual champion Ateneo and De La Salle that broke attendance and television viewership records at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and the Araneta Coliseum.

The closing ceremony is set at 5 p.m. at the Century Park Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

“It was indeed a very significant season that saw student-athletes exceeding their limits only to show their love for their respective schools, and also for their sports,” said UAAP Season 76 president Fr. Maximo Rendon, C.M., of Adamson University.

“We as season hosts are extending our heartfelt gratitude to all the member universities, and the men and women and boys and girls – athletes, coaches, supporters, fans and alumni – who again helped make the UAAP the most prestigious league in the country,” he added.

La Salle will hog the spotlight as the general champion of the seniors’ division.

Sharing centerstage as juniors overall champion is the University of the East (UE), which retained the division title with 139 points, beating perennial winner University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo.

Also highlighting the ceremony is the awarding of the Athlete of the Year trophy, as well as the recognition of the UAAP athletes who shone in the local and international arenas.

The ceremony will be capped by the turnover of hosting duties from Rendon to Season 77 president Carmelita Mateo of UE.