Jasmine Nabor happy to win title, Finals MVP honors after missing out on best setter award
Jasmine Nabor expected to win one award but went away with two bigger prizes. Dante Peralta

NATIONAL University setter Jasmin Nabor admitted she had one award on her sights in the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference.

But while she didn’t get her targeted trophy, Nabor walked away with more than she expected.

NU retained the title at the expense of Ateneo, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 15-4, in the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena.

But before the title-clinching match, Nabor had hoped to be named the best setter during the awarding ceremony for individual awards, only to be disappointed as Ateneo’s Jia Morado bagged the honor.

“Nalungkot po ako. Nag-assume po ako pero hindi ‘yung sobrang assume. Kasi po since Game One, ako po ‘yung palaging nasa rank 1,” said Nabor.

At the end of the quarterfinals where the individual statistics were shown, according to TMX Sports, the league’s VIS (Volleyball Information System), Nabor leads all setters with an average of 12.76 per set, while Morado had 12.58 per set.

But the lanky utility turned setter did not dwell on the individual award. She set her eyes on the bigger prize.

“Pero syempre po hindi ako nag-focus doon kasi hindi ko naman po kailangan ng individual award, kailangan ko po ‘yung team award,” she said.

“Finocus ko po sa utak ko na wala lang sa akin ‘yun kasi ang gusto ko po mag-champion kami and maging masaya sa award na makukuha namin,” she added.

Nabor finished with 14 points, including the championship-clinching kill, and she also registered all of the team’s 43 excellent sets. She also went home with the Finals MVP award along with the championship for NU.  

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