by Levi Joshua Verora
Los Banos, Laguna- A total of 230 athletes, coaches and officials from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB) departed this morning for the annual State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association-Calabarzon (SCUAA) to be held in Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental.
Included in the UPLB delegation are the respective varsity teams of basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, badminton, chess, table tennis, athletics, taekwondo, dance sport, karate-do, cheerdance, and sepak takraw. A muse and escort will also represent the school in the annual sports spectacle.
Professor Noemi Enriquez, the UPLB Sports and Recreation Committee Vice Chairman, wants people to expect the best from the student-athletes of UPLB. “We are stronger now,” she said. She also relayed UPLB Chancellor Dr. Rex Victor Cruz’s message which encouraged the participants to compete not only for their own glory but also for the university’s pride and honor.
This year’s SCUAA-Calabarzon is hosted by the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT). It formally opens today and will last until the 15th of January. Competing teams include Cavite State University, Palawan State University, University of Rizal System, Southern Luzon State University and Western Philippines University, among others.