Since the conclusion of the first half of the UAAP, DLSU sits at second place in the general championship tally behind the defending champions, UST. The institution from España accumulated a total of 151.5 points after the first semester, almost a 20-point lead against La Salle which currently has a grand total of 132. UP, on the other hand, places right below the DLSU with a total of 131 points.
General championship breakdown
2 – Two teams displayed dominance in the tournament and bagged the championship in the first semester, representing the Green-and-White. The Lady Shuttlers ended their eight-year drought as they dethroned last year’s defending champions, the UP Lady Maroons. Meanwhile, the Lady Paddlers bested the Golden Tigresses and won their fifth championship in six years, dating back to Yan Lariba’s dominance.
36 – The combined number of points acquired by the Green Archers, Green Tankers, and the DLSU Taekwondo Poomsae as all three teams finished in second place.
10 – The total number of points contributed by the Green Judokas as they concluded their season at third place. Both UST and ADMU shared the spot at first place with an equal share of 13.5 points in their respective general championship tally.
32 – The share of the, Lady Tankers, Green Jins, Lady Judokas, and the Lady Spikers in the general championship points tally as each squad administered eight points for DLSU.
3 – So far, three teams finished fifth in the first semester of the UAAP. These include the Green Shuttlers, the Lady Jins, and the Green Paddlers. Each team provided six wpoints in La Salle’s total general championship tally.
6 – Lastly, the Greens Spikers and the Lady Archers finished sixth and seventh, respectively. The former added four points in the tally, whereas, the latter gave only two.
39 – Number of athletes that were recognized and given a medal or award.
3 – Among the 39 athletes, three were proclaimed as the Most Valuable Player. These are Emy Dael of the Lady Paddlers, Nicole Albo of the Lady Shuttlers, and Ben Mbala of the Green Archers.
1 – Alvaro Aranton of the Green Jins was named the Rookie of the Year in the Taekwondo tournament.
Other notable statistics
1 – Khate Castillo of the Lady Archers knocked down a buzzer beater to snatch the win away from archrivals ADMU Lady Eagles in the first round of eliminations in the
2 – Emy Dael of the Lady Paddlers and Ben Mbala of the Green Archers notched their second straight MVP award.
5 – The Green Archers have reached the finals five times since the school’s suspension in 2006.
76 – Ricci Rivero of the Green Archers won this year’s Most Improved Player award, replicating Arnold van Opstal’s feat back in Season 76.
The first half of the 80th season of the UAAP has ended but there is still more to come. The Green-and-White will look to catch UST in the general championship point tally by relying on the second semester athletes led by the Lady Spikers and the DLSU Women’s Football Team, who are hoping to defend their respective championships this campaign.