UAAP: Season 82 by the numbers

Concluding the first semester of UAAP Season 82, DLSU has a current standing of second in the ongoing race for the overall championship, accumulating 123 General Championship points from competing in eight different sports. With this in mind, the following are notable statistics that have glittered the moments and events that have transpired thus far in this year’s league of tournaments. 

2 – Despite missing out on a podium finish again, the DLSU Green Woodpushers saw a marked improvement in their performance this year, rising to sixth place in the standings, two places above their last place finish from last season. 

6 – Six Lasallians have amassed a total of seven individual awards proving their capabilities in their respective tournaments. Lady Spiker Justine Jazareno and Lady Archer Kent Pastrana bagged Rookie of the Year accolades, making a grand entrance in UAAP beach volleyball and basketball, respectively. Pastrana was also named as part of the Mythical Five for the women’s division, while Green Archers Justine Baltazar and Jamie Malonzo earned the recognition in men’s basketball. Most Valuable Player distinctions in poomsae and swimming were also conferred to Lady Jin Angelica Gaw and Green Tanker Sacho Ilustre—a testament to their excellence in their sport and their large contributions to their respective teams. 

7 – Both the men’s and women’s basketball squads recorded 7-7 win-loss records by the end of eliminations; ending the regular season at fifth in their respective divisions, the two teams’ even slates were not enough to catapult them into Final Four contention. Meanwhile, in a different sport, Lady Woodpusher and Woman FIDE Master Samantha Revita’s seven wins in 14 matches were sufficient to earn her the silver medal in the women’s chess tournament. 

9 – The De La Salle Green Tankers captured nine medals: garnering five gold medals, three silver, and one bronze. They concluded their Season 82 appearance as first runners-up. 

12 – The Lady Shuttlers, Lady Spikers, Lady Woodpushers, Green Jins, and Green Tankers all landed as first runners-up in their respective competitions—accumulating 12 points each to contribute toward the general tally. 

13 – The DLSU Lady Woodpushers has had 13 reappearances in the chess finals and semifinals round since UAAP Season 70. This year, however, the team was not able to secure the championship crown; nonetheless, the Green-and-White still managed to maintain their appearance streak as they settled for first runner-up. 

34 – Jamie Malonzo of the Green Archers logged in 34 points in his final game versus the AdU Soaring Falcons. His performance marked the league-wide highest scoring output of any individual in a single basketball game in the regular season. 

55.44 – Green Tanker Sancho Ilustre set a new record for the fastest men’s 100m butterfly preliminary session at 55.44 seconds, marginally slipping past the previous record held by Olympian Jessie Lacuna at 55.77 seconds. Both Ilustre and Lacuna represented the Philippines in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. 

Although the University of Santo Tomas is currently the front-runner to win the General Championship based on the first half results of UAAP Season 82, La Salle still has a shot at gold with several sports yet to be played for the season’s second half.  

The games will resume next year with the volleyball, football, baseball, softball, tennis, fencing, athletics, and judo tournaments. Expectations remain high for the Green Batters and Lady Booters in particular to contribute greatly to the General Championship tally as these two teams look to defend their crowns. 

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