THE National Collegiate Athletic Association is set to achieve another milestone in its 88-year history as the league holds its beach volleyball games at the Boardwalk of the Subic Bay Free Port Zone in Subic Bay, Zambales starting Sunday.
This is the second time this season the country’s oldest sports organization will be playing its games out of town after two men’s basketball matches were held in Sta. Cruz, Laguna last month.
"By holding our NCAA beach volleyball tournament in Subic Bay, the league is accomplishing another first," tournament director Paul Supan of Jose Rizal University said.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman and administrator Roberto Garcia and SBMA tourism chief Raul Marcelo, along with some Management Committee members, chaired by Fr. Vic Calvo, O.P., of host Letran, are expected to grace the opener, according to Supan.
University of Perpetual Help, the defending champion in women’s division, kicks off hostilities when the Lady Altas collide with the Mapua Lady Cardinals at 11:30 a.m.
Two other matches will be played simultaneously, with JRU taking on Arellano in the men’s division, and the Bombers’ high school counterparts facing Emilio Aguinaldo College in the juniors' side.
A total of 30 games will be played on Sunday, while 40 more matches will be staged the next day beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Action resumes on Aug. 31 with 30 matches, Sept. 1 with 32 games, and Sept. 2 when all the playoff and championship games of all three divisions will be played.