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The country’s oldest college league, the NCAA, was very grateful for hosting a season like no other amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairman of the NCAA Management Committee (MANCOM) Fr. Vic Calvo of host Letran said the end of the 96th season on St. Dominic’s Day showed the league’s unity in the midst of the ‘adversity.
“Just like what Saint Dominic said to Saint Francis when they met: ‘You are my companion and you must walk with me. Because if we hold together, no earthly power can resist us, ”Calvo said.
“Even against all odds, hope remains linked to our sportsmanship. We will hold on and we will get up stronger, ”he added.
The NCAA ended an extraordinary season last Sunday with its taekwondo and chess tournaments migrated online. Volleyball and basketball skills challenges, in which the league’s former student-athletes participated, were also held under strict health protocols.
The matches were broadcast on GTV 11 from GMA Network, the league’s new broadcast partner.
Taekwondo saw the College of Saint Benilde dominate the speed kicking events for women and men, with San Beda leading the junior side. San Beda reigned over the senior poomsae, while the Emilio Aguinaldo College swept the junior competition.
The Lyceum at the University of the Philippines won senior chess thanks to Neymark Digno, while Letran looked to FIDE master Christian Mark Daluz to emerge victorious on the junior side.
Letran’s Mikaela Lopez made a successful comeback by winning the volleyball skills challenge, while LPU’s Kim Cinco won the basketball skills challenge trophy.
Calvo thanked the NCAA community for supporting season 96, even with a limited event schedule.