Tertiary athletes readies bid for PRISAA

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Thursday, March 20, 2014


COLLEGIATE athletes from all over the region gear up anew as they vie for honors in the upcoming 2014 Private Schools Athletic Association National Games in Tagum City, Davao del Norte from April 6-12.

The region's delegate is expected to swell to 300 who will be competing in the different sports event against 16 other regions from all over the country.

University of Baguio athletic director Eduardo Laureano said most of the representatives for PRISAA-CAR are all set for the upcoming national sporting spectacle.

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"So far all the universities and colleges from our region are intensively training. I think I can safely say we are well prepared since bulk of the delegates will come from UB," Laureano told Sun.Star Baguio.

Laureano added while most of the players this year will come from the UB, other universities and colleges will also have their own representatives for the weeklong competition.

"On the competition day hindi naman tayo andun as a school only, the members of PRISAA-CAR will be there as representatives of the whole region and it was well talked within sa mga member schools ng PRISAA dito sa atin," Laureano said.

“Fortunately the selection process for this collegiate competition ay galing sa outcome ng BBEAL, which is the biggest collegiate sports association here in North Luzon,” Laureano added.

The PRISAA-CAR delegation will be headed by this year’s chairman Ricardo Pama of the University of the Cordilleras.

This year, secondary athletes were also be included in the competition in compliance to the memorandum agreed by PRISAA members to adjust and get ready for the changes brought by the Department of Education’s K-12 program.

According to Laureano, UB will send 134 athletes, 113 from the college and 21 from the high school department.

Sports events on tap for this year’s PRISAA include baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, football, sepak takraw, softball and volleyball, athletics, badminton, boxing, chess, dance sports, judo, karate-do, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 21, 2014.

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