Discrediting the no-National-SCUAA-Games policy that could have possibly affected the outcome, defending champion Cebu Technological University still gave more than what it took to clinging to winning statistics—127 golds, 81 silvers and 52 bronzes at the recently concluded 2018 Regional State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Games in Cebu City.
Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) came in second with 100-59-45 finish; event host Cebu Normal University recorded 31-64-56, that critically held the third spot against Bohol Island State University (BISU) owing to the one-gold deficit in its 30-73-107 clinch; and Siquijor State College (SSC) placed 4th with 6-4-12 sequence.
CTU Sports Director Nemia Zamora commended CTU President Rosein Ancheta Jr. for keeping the fire in the interest of the university through the years, as regionals has always been CTU’s turf.
Quite candid about the athlete’s supposed incentive, Dr. Zamora told UICPA on how persistence played a huge part in wielding success: “Even if CTU does not give special incentives to our athletes (since tuition fee is no longer a concern), still they played and did their best, just for the love of the game.”
She also alluded the overwhelming performances to the CTU Tuburan-hosted Angara Cup in January, saying “it served us a warm-up activity,” which really kept her cool toward the players’ preparation to test yet again the waters at regionals.
How she had figured the entire journey clearly pointed to the frequently mentioned support system as her major ‘go-to’ when it comes to offering the university another trophy since she became university sports director.
“CTU would not be a champion for 3 consecutive years without the … campus sports coordinators, coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and of course the campus directors.”