National University Lady Bulldogs end 65-year UAAP title drought with zero losses season

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The NU Lady Bulldogs completed its sweep of UAAP Season 84 to claim the championship crown. UAAP photo.

The National University Lady Bulldogs claimed its first University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Women’s Volleyball Championship title in 65 years, ending its title drought with zero game losses in Season 84.

The NU champions achieved its historic feat on June 21, 2022, in front of over 12,000 fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, after winning the finals series against the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers.

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NU won both games 1 and 2 of the finals, completing a sweep of all its games in the season which started during the eliminations and gave the squad an outright finals berth while DLSU had to go through the stepladder format to earn the second finals spot against competitors Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles and Adamson University Lady Falcons.

The UAAP Women’s Volleyball championship crown is NU’s third title in the event and its first since the 1956-57 Season 19. The NU women also won the 1953-54 Season 16.

The NU tournament sweep duplicated the feat of Ateneo de Manila University in Season 77.

“Siguro yung pagiging coach ko nag champion pero marami kami hardships na pinagdaanan. Sobrang saya and sobrang nakakasaya para sa team,” said Lady Bulldogs head coach Karl Dimaculangan.

“Sobrang saya ko po actually kasi sa training po namin halos makita po namin yung (pagod at sakripisyo), nagbunga naman po lahat,” said Finals MVP Cess Robles who averaged 9.0 points and 9.5 digs in the two-game series.

UAAP Season 84 also saw another historic feat by the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team who claimed the Championship Title and ended the reign and winning streak of the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

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