FENCING comes off the wraps late this month and athletics unfurls early in December as the second semester hostilities in UAAP Season 76 heat up.
University of the East (UE) tries to repeat as men’s and women’s champions in fencing which gets going on November 28 at the Ateneo Blue Eagle gym. The competitions are set for four days.
UE won the last six women’s titles while the Red Warriors ended a three-year title drought last season, bagging for the school is eighth crown, the most by any UAAP school.
Justine Gail Tinio won the Season 75 Rookie-Most Valuable Player honors in the women’s division, and so did 16-year-old Nathaniel Perez in the men’s side.
Also set is the four-day athletics meet starting on December 5 at the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas stadium.
In Season 75, multi-titled Far Eastern University swept the women’s and men’s divisions for the third straight year.
FEU has 22 championships each in the men’s and women’s track and field divisions, respectively, with the Lady Tamaraws registering the longest winning-streak at nine. FEU has a remarkable UAAP athletics history, having won 12 straight from 1973 to 1984.
Football will raise the curtains for the second semester on November 23 at the FEU-Diliman pitch, while volleyball begins on December 1 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. For the first time in Philippine collegiate league history, UAAP men’s football will be enjoying live television coverage.