Jema Galanza makes debut as volleyball announcer at NCAA All-Star 2019

Nov 26, 2019
PHOTO: Dante Peralta

AFTER winning her first-ever Most Valuable Player award in the 2019 PVL Open Conference a few weeks ago, Jema Galanza joined the broadcast panel on Tuesday as a volleyball announcer for the NCAA Season 95 All-Star Game between Team Saints and Team Heroes at the Mall of Asia Arena.

"Sa una, sobrang kinakabahan ako kasi hindi naman talaga ito 'yung forte ko. May experience na ako, so 'pag may nakita akong mali or maganda silang nagawa nasasabi ko, alam ko 'yung technicalities," she shared in an interview with SPIN Life.

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The soft-spoken Jema admitted that she had to make a lot of adjustments for her new job.

"Wala talaga akong idea sa pagko-commentator, nanood ako ng games, kung ano 'yung mga sinasabi, but talagang na-guide ako ni Anton [Roxas]. Sana next time meron pa ulit," said the 23-year-old spiker.

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    She also commended this event, and how it served as a mini-reunion for former players and followers of the collegiate tournament as well.

    She added, "Mas mabubuo 'yung tiwala ng fans talaga, and 'yung mga alumni, matagal din nating 'di nakita sa court ng NCAA. Sa kanila rin, para ma-feel ulit nila 'yung feeling na naglalaro sa league na 'to."

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