The NCAA is finally open to honoring an Athlete of the Year.
The country’s oldest collegiate league has never given an award that recognizes the top individual athlete among all sporting events in in its almost nine-decade existence.
But incoming management committee chairman Paul Supan agreed when the idea was broached anew on Thursday during the official turnover ceremony assigning Jose Rizal University as the host of Season 90 which unfolds on June 28.
“That’s a very good suggestion. I’ll take that up (with the Mancom),” the JRU athletic director and Mancom representative told Spin.ph.
The UAAP has been giving the award since the last decade.
“At the moment, we recognize the efforts of athletes per sport, so we have to find a common ground on how to rate them (for the Athlete of the Year),” he added. “Pangit naman, kung ‘bakit yan, bakit yan?’ Before we put that into work, dapat may implementing rules at guidelines.”
The NCAA will have the same 12 sporting events this year, namely: basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, football, track and field, chess, swimming, badminton, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, and soft tennis.