After the first semester events, defending overall champion De La Salle University is leading the general championship race in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76.
La Salle has so far collected 162 points highlighted by its domination in the men’s and women’s basketball. The Green Archers also ruled the men’s table tennis and tae kwon do, and women’s judo then placed second in the women’s badminton and table tennis, and men’s swimming, and wound up third in the women’s tae kwon do and swimming, and men’s judo.
“We are happy and pleased with the performances of our student-athletes in the men’s and women’s division,” said La Salle representative to the UAAP board Henry Atayde.
Former champions University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers is in second with 146 points. They topped the women’s tae kwon do and poomsae, placed second in men’s basketball, men’s and women’s beach volleyball, and men’s tae kwon do, and third in women’s basketball and table tennis, and men’s badminton.
Perennial title contender University of the Philippines (UP) takes the No. 3 position with 133 points after bagging titles in the men’s and women’s swimming, and women’s table tennis. UP placed second in women’s tae kwon do and poomsae, and men’s judo, and third in women’s badminton and men’s tae kwon do.
Ateneo de Manila University is in fourth with 125 points followed by Far Eastern University (78), National University (74), University of the East (68) and season host Adamson University (51).
Ateneo won the men’s and women’s badminton crowns, and men’s judo title, placed second in women’s swimming and judo, and third in women’s beach volleyball, men’s swimming and poomsae.
FEU placed second in men’s table tennis and third in men’s basketball while NU dominated the men’s beach volleyball and had runner-up finishes in the women’s basketball and men’s badminton.
Adamson claimed the women’s beach volleyball title.
The UAAP awards 15 points to the champion while the second (12), third (10), fourth (8), fifth (6), sixth (4), seventh (2) and eighth (1) places also have corresponding points.