San Beda nails 11th straight swim title
SAN BEDA College scored an NCAA swimming double as the Sea Lions bagged the men’s division championship for the 11th straight time, and then added the women’s title at the end of competition recently at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool.
San Beda collected 1,246.50 points to defeat College of Saint Benilde (790.50) and Emilio Aguinaldo College (296) in the men’s category, while the Mendiola-based lady tankers amassed 966 points to beat the Lady Blazers (706).
CSB-La Salle Green Hills (LSGH), meanwhile, dominated the juniors swimming for the ninth straight season as the Greenies collected 923 points as they dominated the Red Cubs (712) and San Sebastian (344.25).
San Beda’s Wilfredo Sunglao Jr. and Lorilie Lora were named Most Valuable Player in the men’s and women’s division, respectively.
Long-time Sea Lions mentor Dondon Roxas took the Coach of the Year honors. LSGH’s Rafael Sta. Maria copped the MVP plum in the junior’s while Evan Grabador was named the Coach of the Year.
Meanwhile, Perpetual Help shoots for a fourth straight title in the women’s division as the beach volleyball competitions began yesterday at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority sand courts.
In the event hosted by Jose Rizal University, the Lady Altas expect stiff competition from perennial contender Letran, San Beda and San Sebastian.
Arellano University will defend its men’s crown, while Emilio Aguinaldo College will shoot for a second straight junior’s title.
Aside from tournament chair Paul Supan, also present during the opener yesterday were Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman and administrator Roberto Garcia, SBMA tourism chief Raul Marcelo, as well as the NCAA Management Committee members chaired by Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, of Season 88 host Letran.