University of the Assumption will advance to the national games of the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) 2017 after accumulating 28 gold, 10 silver, and 3 bronze medals in different individual sporting events during the regional competition of PRISAA held last March 4-5, 11-12 in Angeles, City.
In the team sports, UA women basketball players were hailed champion while players won silver in the men and women categories of the beach volleyball.
Gold medalists of their respective events will automatically take part in representing Central Luzon in the national leg of the athletic meet to be held in Iba, Zambales on April 23-28 together with players coming from the different clusters in region three which include Pampanga, Angeles City and Tarlac, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Zambales-Olongapo-Bataan.
According to Mr. Ulysses Rengel, UA Sports coordinator, it was somehow challenging to compete in the athletic meet knowing that the competitors also come from big schools and universities nationwide. “For the national competition, UA players will undergo rigid trainings and sports program daily during the summer break so that they will be more prepared and set for the national meet,” Said Rengel.
PRISAA serves as as the venue of sports, academic, and cultural development on the Filipino youth who are expecting to bring pride honor and prestige to the country. It is committed to harness the potentials of the youth for excellence in sports, academic, and cultural activities for a competitive and strengthened republic. (zamboanga.com)