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Posted on March 17, 2006

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UST Tigers, UE juniors UAAP overall champs
First posted 03:01am (Mla time) Mar 16, 2006 Inquirer
Editor’s Note: Published on page A24 of the Mar. 16, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas was formally awarded the overall championship of the 68th University Athletic Association of the Philippines during the awards rites at the Adamson University auditorium recently.

The Tigers, atoning for their dismal (dismal?? try ‘horrendous’!) sixth-place effort in the centerpiece men’s basketball, ruled eight of the 26 events contested and finished second in eight others to win pulling away with 302 points.

University of the Philippines topped four events to place second at the expense of De La Salle University, which had five titles but fared poorly in other events.

The UP Maroons compensated by placing second in four events and third in seven to snatch runner-up honors with 244 points, 10 up on the Archers.

UST swept table tennis and taekwondo and topped men’s badminton and women’s chess, judo and swimming.

Far Eastern University, the men’s basketball titlist, improved to fourth overall — from fifth in Season 67 — with 192 points despite not fielding teams in seven events.

Ateneo de Manila University slid to fifth with 180 points, claiming the men’s football and women’s basketball crowns.

Next year’s host University of the East, which swept the fencing crowns, stood at sixth with 166 points; Adamson, the perennial champion in women’s softball, was seventh with 87; and National University brought up the rear with 21 points.

Adamson University’s Fr. Maximino Rendon, the Season 68 president, and Dr. Ricardo Matibag, the league secretary-treasurer, presided over the awards ceremonies.

The Maroons reigned supreme in men’s baseball, chess, judo and swimming, while the Archers were No. 1 in men’s and women’s tennis, women’s badminton, football and volleyball.

In the junior division, UE copped the overall title as well as Athlete of the Year honors through Nelson Mariano III in chess.

UE amassed 101 points anchored on titles in chess, table tennis, girls’ swimming and a sweep of boys’ and girls’ volleyball.

Runner-up UST garnered 79 points with only a title in taekwondo to show, a far cry from the five crowns it won last year. UST was second to UE in the two volleyball divisions and in table tennis.

La Salle-Zobel topped boys’ basketball, while Ateneo ruled boys’ swimming.

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