UST wins seniors, juniors UAAP Season 85 general championships

UST receives the award for the UAAP Season 85 general championship. –MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines — University of Santo Tomas remained on top of the UAAP in the return of the full athletic calendar, winning its 46th general championship in the collegiate division and 22nd crown in high school in the Season 85 closing ceremony on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.

UST won nine titles this season in men’s and women’s beach volleyball, women’s taekwondo, men’s judo, men’s tennis, men’s table tennis, men’s chess, women’s athletics, and women’s 3×3 to take home its sixth consecutive general championship.

The Growling Tigers garnered a total of 336 points, beating La Salle, which had 279 points, and University of the Philippines, who garnered 260.

In the return of high school division after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UST won eight golds from girls’ beach volleyball, boys and girls swimming, girls table tennis, boys taekwondo, boys and girls judo, and girls athletics.

UST High School earned 217 points for its seventh straight general ghampionship, beating La Salle (137) and Far Eastern University (126).

The UAAP allots 15 points for the championship in an event, 12 to the second placer, 10 to the third placer, eighth to the fourth placer, six to the fifth placer, four to the sixth placer, two to the seventh placer and one point to the eighth placer.

UST won the General Championship last year, amid the shortened Season 84, where it won four titles out of the seven sports.

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