The Men's Seniors Basketball team of my beloved Alma Mater, the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers failed to make it to the UAAP Final 4 this year. I felt sad because they have gotten so close to winning the championship last year and now they are out of the competition. It was not a good year for the Tigers. They had to adjust to a new coach, whom I thought was a far cry from the talent of Pido Jarencio, UST coach from 2006-2013. Some players suffered injuries which put them out for the entire season.
Oh well. There's always a next season. As we Thomasians say, "The wounded Tiger is hungry for a kill. See you next year."
Indeed there is sunshine after the rain. Yesterday was the Cheerdance Competition of the UAAP. After 8 long years, the UST Salingawi Dancers are back on the podium. We bagged 3rd place! It was National University who won, followed by the University of the Philippines and then UST! I could just like hear the crowd shouting the ever famous cheer - Go USTe, Go USTe, Go, go, go, go, GO USTE!
Here is a video of their performance. I am so happy I can't help but blog about it and share.
Tomorrow is Tiger Day at UST. I wish I could be there to celebrate with the Thomasian community. However, my work schedule would not permit it. I will be one with them in spirit and that's for sure.
Growl loud and proud! We may have not made it to the Men's Seniors Basketball, but we can go for the overall UAAP Season 77 Championship! #GoUSTe!