UAAP Season 71

UAAP Season 71 was the 2008–2009 season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. The University of the Philippines (UP) hosted this season, which coincided with the centennial anniversary of the University's establishment. It opened on July 5, 2008 with an elaborate ceremony held at the Araneta Coliseum.[7]

UAAP Season 71
Host schoolUP school colors University of the Philippines
TaglineFilipino Leadership Through Sports Excellence
Overall
SeniorsUST school colors University of Santo Tomas
JuniorsUST school colors University of Santo Tomas
Seniors' champions
Sport
Men
Women
Basketball Ateneo school colors Ateneo FEU school colors FEU
Volleyball UST school colors UST La Salle school colors La Salle
Chess FEU school colors FEU La Salle school colors La Salle
Table tennis UST school colors UST FEU school colors FEU
Taekwondo UST school colors UST UST school colors UST
Judo Ateneo school colors Ateneo UP school colors UP
Swimming UST school colors UST Ateneo school colors Ateneo
Beach Volleyball UST school colors UST FEU school colors FEU
Track and field FEU school colors FEU FEU school colors FEU
Football UP school colors UP UST school colors UST
Fencing UST school colors UST UE school colors UE
Tennis La Salle school colors La Salle UST school colors UST
Badminton UE school colors UE FEU school colors FEU
Baseball Adamson school colors Adamson NT
Softball NT Adamson school colors Adamson
Cheerdance UP school colors UP (Ex - Coed)
Juniors' champions
Sport
Boys
Girls
Basketball Ateneo school colors Ateneo[1] NT
Volleyball UE school colors UE[2] UST school colors UST
Chess Adamson school colors Adamson[3]
Table tennis UST school colors UST[4]
Taekwondo UE school colors UE
Judo Ateneo school colors Ateneo
Swimming Ateneo school colors Ateneo UST school colors UST
Beach Volleyball Ateneo school colors Ateneo[5]
Track and field Ateneo school colors Ateneo
Football Ateneo school colors Ateneo[6]
(NT) = No tournament; (DS) = Demonstration Sport;
(Ex) = Exhibition;

Universal rulesEdit

  • Two-round eliminations, the top 4 teams enter the semifinals, with the top 2 seeds possessing the twice-to-beat advantage. Semifinal winners play in the best-of-three finals.
  • If there are ties in the standings, the standard tiebreaking procedure will be used per sport, except for the last seed, in which an extra game will be held to break the tie.
    • Exception: In basketball and volleyball, an extra game will be played regardless of the position and tiebreaking procedure recommended in a sport.
  • If a team wins all of their elimination round games, the postseason will be scrapped and that team will win the championship outright.
  • Exceptions:
    • In basketball, the team that wins all elimination round games will have the thrice-to-beat advantage in the finals.
    • In volleyball, the team that wins all elimination round games advances outright to the finals.
    • In both instances, the #3 and #4 teams play for a berth to face the #2 seed with the twice-to-win advantage in the semifinals.

BasketballEdit

The UAAP Season 71 Basketball tournament began on July 5, 2008 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The tournament host was University of the Philippines and tournament commissioner was Andres "Chito" Narvasa, Jr.

Seniors divisionEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1   Ateneo Blue Eagles 13 1 .929 Twice-to-beat in the semifinals
2   De La Salle Green Archers 10 4 .714[a] 3
3   FEU Tamaraws 10 4 .714[a] 3 Twice-to-win in the semifinals
4   UE Red Warriors 9 5 .643 4
5   UST Growling Tigers 6 8 .429 7
6   UP Fighting Maroons (H) 3 11 .214[b] 10
7   Adamson Soaring Falcons 3 11 .214[b] 10
8   NU Bulldogs 2 12 .143 11
Source: ABS-CBN Sports
Rules for classification: 1) winning percentage; 2) if tied for #2 or #4, one-game playoff; 3) head-to-head record; 4) head-to-head point differential; 5) overall point differential
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Second-seed playoff: La Salle 62–59 FEU
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: UP 2–0 Adamson
PlayoffsEdit
Semifinals
(Nos. 1 & 2 have twice-to-beat advantage)
Finals
(Best-of-three series)
1  Ateneo70
4  UE50
1  Ateneo6962
2  La Salle6151
2  La Salle67
3  FEU62
AwardsEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1   FEU Lady Tamaraws 13 1 .929 Twice-to-beat in the semifinals
2   UST Tigresses 10 4 .714[a] 3
3   UP Lady Maroons (H) 10 4 .714[a] 3 Twice-to-win in the semifinals
4   Adamson Lady Falcons 9 5 .643 4
5   De La Salle Lady Archers 7 7 .500 6
6   Ateneo Lady Eagles 4 10 .286 9
7   UE Lady Warriors 2 12 .143 11
8   NU Lady Bulldogs 1 13 .071 12
Source: ABS-CBN Sports
Rules for classification: 1) winning percentage; 2) if tied for #2 or #4, one-game playoff; 3) head-to-head record; 4) head-to-head point differential; 5) overall point differential
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: UST 2–0 UP; second-seed playoff: UST 69–64
PlayoffsEdit
Semifinals
(Nos. 1 & 2 have twice-to-beat advantage)
Finals
(Best-of-three series)
1  FEU5674
4  Adamson5763
1  FEU5452
3  UP5246
2  UST3946
3  UP5250
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Marichu Bacaro (UST Tigresses)
  • Rookie of the Year: Angelica Ortega (Adamson Lady Falcons)

Juniors divisionEdit

Boys' tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Pos Team W L PCT GB Qualification
1   Ateneo Blue Eaglets 12 2 .857[a] Twice-to-beat in the semifinals
2   DLSZ Junior Archers 12 2 .857[a]
3   FEU–D Baby Tamaraws 9 5 .643[b] 3 Twice-to-win in the semifinals
4   Adamson Baby Falcons 9 5 .643[b] 3
5   UST Tiger Cubs 8 6 .571 4
6   UE Junior Warriors 3 11 .214[c] 9
7   NSNU Bullpups 3 11 .214[c] 9
8   UPIS Junior Maroons (H) 0 14 .000 12
Source: ABS-CBN Sports
Rules for classification: 1) winning percentage; 2) if tied for #2 or #4, one-game playoff; 3) head-to-head record; 4) head-to-head point differential; 5) overall point differential
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Ateneo 1–1 La Salle; Ateneo +2
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: FEU 1–1 Adamson; FEU +10
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head record: UE 1–1 NU; UE +10
PlayoffsEdit
Semifinals
(Nos. 1 & 2 have twice-to-beat advantage)
Finals
(Best-of-three series)
1  Ateneo78
4  Adamson45
1  Ateneo7271
3  FEU–FERN6260
2  La Salle Zobel7056
3  FEU–FERN72**58
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Mark Kevin Juruena (Adamson Baby Falcons)
  • Rookie of the Year: Luis Alfonso dela Paz (DLSZ Junior Archers)

VolleyballEdit

Seniors divisionEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Team standingsEdit
Rank Team W L PCT GB Tie
1   UST Growling Tigers 14 0 1.000 --
2   De La Salle Green Archers 10 4 .714 4
3   UP Fighting Maroons 9 5 .643 5  
4   Ateneo Blue Eagles 9 5 .643 5  
5   Adamson Soaring Falcons 6 8 .429 8 2-0
6   FEU Tamaraws 6 8 .429 8 0-2
7   UE Red Warriors 2 12 .083 12
8   NU Bulldogs 0 14 .000 14

  Qualified to the Finals with the twice-to-beat advantage
  Qualified to the Finals

Tiebreakers:

  • UP defeated Ateneo 3–2 in the third-seed game.
  • Adamson defeated FEU in both of their elimination round games.
PlayoffsEdit
3rd-seed playoffSemifinals
Top seeds twice-to-beat
Finals
Best-of-three series
1  UST3
4  Ateneo0
  Ateneo21  UST33
  UP33  UP00
2  La Salle01
3  UP33
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Ray Karl Dimaculangan (UST Growling Tigers)
  • Best Digger: Henry James Pecaña (UST Growling Tigers)
  • Best Server: Ray Karl Dimaculangan (UST Growling Tigers)
  • Best Attacker: Jayson Ramos (UST Growling Tigers)
  • Best Blocker: Lloyd Arden Belgado (UP Fighting Maroons)
  • Best Receiver: Bernardino Casanova (De La Salle Green Archers)
  • Best Setter: Gerard Magtoto (UP Fighting Maroons)

Women's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Team standingsEdit
Rank Team GP W L PCT Tie
1   De La Salle Lady Archers 14 13 1 .929
2   FEU Lady Tamaraws 14 12 2 .857
3   UST Tigresses 14 9 5 .643  
4   Adamson Lady Falcons 14 9 5 .643  
5   Ateneo Lady Eagles 14 6 8 .429
6   UE Lady Warriors 14 3 11 .214
7   UP Lady Maroons 14 3 11 .214
8   NU Lady Bulldogs 14 1 13 .071

  Qualified to the Finals with the twice-to-beat advantage
  Qualified to the Finals

PlayoffsEdit
3rd-seed playoffSemifinals
Top seeds twice-to-beat
Finals
Best-of-three series
1  La Salle3
4  Adamson1
  Adamson01  La Salle233
  UST32  FEU311
2  FEU3
3  UST1
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Manilla Santos (De La Salle Lady Archers)
  • Rookie of the Year: Melissa Gohing (De La Salle Lady Archers)
  • Best Blocker: Jacqueline Alarca (De La Salle Lady Archers)
  • Best Server: Rachel Anne Daquis (FEU Lady Tamaraws)
  • Best Receiver: Manilla Santos (De La Salle Lady Archers)
  • Best Setter: April Linor Jose (FEU Lady Tamaraws)
  • Best Digger: Lizlee Ann Gata (Adamson Lady Falcons)
  • Best Attacker: Manilla Santos (De La Salle Lady Archers)
  • Best Scorer: Aiza Maizo (UST Tigresses)

Juniors divisionEdit

Boys' tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Team standingsEdit
Rank Team GP W L PCT Tie
1   UE Red Pages 10 10 0 1.000
2   Ateneo Blue Eaglets 10 7 3 .700  
3   UST Tiger Cubs 10 7 3 .700  
  DLSZ Junior Archers
  NSNU Bullpups
  UPIS Junior Maroons

With UE sweeping the elimination round, the Red Pages were declared automatic champions and the Finals was not held.

AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Michael Reyes (UE Junior Warriors)
  • Rookie of the Year: Karl Roque (UE Junior Warriors)

Girls' tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit
Team standingsEdit
Rank Team GP W L PCT
1   UST Junior Tigresses 6 6 0 1.000
  UE Junior Amazons
  DLSZ Junior Archers
  UPIS Junior Lady Maroons

With UST sweeping the elimination round, the Tigress Cubs were declared automatic champions and the Finals was not held.

AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Alyssa Valdez (UST Junior Tigresses)
  • Rookie of the Year: Jelly Buan (UST Junior Tigresses)

Beach volleyballEdit

The UAAP Beach Volleyball tournament started on September 6, 2008 at the University of the East Caloocan Grounds. UST and FEU were declared outright champions after sweeping the men's and women's tournaments, respectively.

FootballEdit

The UAAP Football tournament opened on January 18, 2009. Games were played at the Erenchun and Ocampo Football Fields of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Men's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit

FinalsEdit

FEU had the twice to beat advantage.

Women's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit

FinalsEdit

La Salle had the twice to beat advantage.

UST Tigresses  2–0 (aet)  De La Salle Lady Archers
UST Tigresses  1–1 (aet)
4–1 (pso)
  De La Salle Lady Archers

BaseballEdit

The UAAP Baseball tournament opened on January 11, 2009. Games were played at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Men's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit

SoftballEdit

The UAAP Softball tournament opened on January 10, 2009. Games were played at the UST Open Field.

Women's tournamentEdit

Elimination roundEdit

ChessEdit

The UAAP Season 71 Chess tournament started on August 9, 2008, at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center of the University of Santo Tomas.[8]

Seniors divisionEdit

Juniors divisionEdit

Boys' tournamentEdit

Team standingsEdit

Standings after 12 rounds

Team Points
  Adamson Baby Falcons 36.5
  UE Red Pages 33.5
  Ateneo Blue Eaglets 32.5
  FEU–D Baby Tamaraws 26.5
  NSNU Bullpups 26
  UST Tiger Cubs 7.5
  DLSZ Junior Archers 5.5
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Gabriel Layugan (Ateneo Blue Eaglets)
  • Rookie of the Year: Dominique Lagula (FEU–D Baby Tamaraws)

TaekwondoEdit

The UAAP Season 71 Taekwondo tournaments were held on September 13 and September 17, 2008 at the Far Eastern University Gym.[9]

Seniors divisionEdit

Juniors divisionEdit

Boys' tournamentEdit

Team standingsEdit

Final.

Team W L GB
  UE Red Pages 5 0 -
  UST Tiger Cubs 4 1 -
  Ateneo Blue Eaglets 3 2 -
  FEU–D Baby Tamaraws -
  UPIS Junior Maroons -
  DLSZ Junior Archers -
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Anthony John Samia (UE Junior Warriors)
  • Rookie of the Year: John Resaba (UE Junior Warriors)

JudoEdit

The UAAP Judo Championships ran from October 4 to October 5, 2008 at the UP College of Human Kinetics Gym. For the third straight year, Judo was a demonstration sport in the boys' (junior's) division.

Seniors divisionEdit

Juniors divisionEdit

Boys' tournamentEdit

Team standingsEdit

Final results:

Team Medals Points
      Total
  Ateneo 5 2 1 8 62
  UST
  UE 0 0 3 3
  DLSZ
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player: Ronaldo Vergel de Dios (Ateneo Blue Eaglets)
  • Rookie of the Year:

BadmintonEdit

UE and FEU won all of their elimination round games in the men's and women's tournaments respectively to clinch the championship outright.

TennisEdit

The UAAP Season 71 Tennis tournaments began on January 10, 2009 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex Tennis Courts.

Table tennisEdit

The UAAP Season 71 Table Tennis tournament began on September 20, 2008 at the Blue Eagle Gym inside the Ateneo de Manila University campus.

Seniors divisionEdit

Juniors' divisionEdit

Boys' tournamentEdit

Team standings

Team W L GB
  UST Tiger Cubs 12 0 -
  UE Red Pages 10 2 -
  Ateneo Blue Eaglets 6 4 -
  Adamson Baby Falcons 6 6 -
  UPIS Junior Maroons 5 7 -
  NSNU Bullpups 2 10 -
  DLSZ Junior Archers 0 10 -
AwardsEdit
  • Most Valuable Player:
  • Rookie of the Year:

SwimmingEdit

The UAAP Season 71 Swimming Championships started on September 25, 2008 at the Trace Aquatics Centre in Los Baños, Laguna. Four titles were disputed, namely: the men's division, the women's division, the boys' division and the girls' division[12]

Team ranking is determined by a point system, similar to that of the overall championship. The points given are based on the swimmer's/team's finish in the finals of an event, which include only the top eight finishers from the preliminaries. The gold medalist(s) receive 15 points, silver gets 12, bronze has 10. The following points: 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 are given to the rest of the participating swimmers/teams according to their order of finish.

Seniors divisionEdit