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    St. Benilde says all of its student-athletes will retain scholarships

    Jun 25, 2020

    COLLEGE of St. Benilde has reassured its student-athletes that no one will lose their scholarships in the coming academic year.

    Blazers athletic director Stephen Fernandez allayed the athletes' fears following news of other schools making cost-cutting measures due to the coronavirus crisis.

    "We reassured our athletes and their parents of this when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Plus the reserves, we have close to 280 athletic scholars, including men and women in 17 sports," he said in an interview with Malaya Business Insight.

    St. Benilde was running second in the race for the general championship behind leader San Beda after claiming the championship in both men's and women's taekwondo.

    That was until the NCAA decided to scrap the remainder of Season 95 altogether, with no general championship being awarded for the close proximity of the top three finishers when the competitions were halted.

    Fernandez stated that the school has no longer entertained incoming student-athletes to better focus on those holdovers.

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    "What the administration decided was to suspend taking in new recruits," he said.

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