Generals defends MSUSAA overall championship

by Norman Ralph Isla, MA
Generals defends MSUSAA overall championship

The MSU-General Santos “Generals” defended its overall champion title in the 6th Mindanao State University System Athletic Association (MSUSAA) Unity Games last April 23-30, 2019 at Mindanao State University – Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. The Generals swooped the overall championship with 437 total points leading the tally board. MSU Marawi (Main) placed 1st runner-up with 273 points followed by MSU – Maguindanao with 202 points as 2nd Runner-up and MSU – IIT with 132 points as 3rd runnerup. Other competing campuses such as Naawan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maigo and Buug also participated. by being Champion in Athletics (Men and Women), Badminton (Women), Basketball (Women), Chess (Men and Women), Dancesports (Standard), Lawn Tennis (Men), Soccer, Swimming (Men and Women), Table Tennis (Men), Taekwondo (Men and Women) and Volleyball (Women); 1st Runnerup in Baseball, Basketball (Men), Dancesports (Latin) and Sepak Takraw; and 2nd Runner-up in Volleyball (Men), Softball and Table Tennis (Men). The delegation this year doubled up its performance compared to its previous records. The vibe for championship was already heating in the first two days as the Generals made it to semis and the crowning of their pageant candidates as Mr. MSUSAA 2019 and Miss MSUSAA – 1st Runner-up. According to Prof. Danilo Bogador, the University Sports Director, the committed coaches and athletes plus the inspiring support of Chancellor Ali made this year’s delegation excel and ooze with pride to bring home the championships. This is the fourth time that MSUGensan won the overall championship but the first time in the history of MSUSAA for it to have a back-to-back win. The delegation indeed showed amazing performance in the games starting from the parade and opening program till the awarding ceremony noted by the host campus. Chancellor Anshari Ali celebrated with the delegation in their Victory Party last May 6, 2019 and congratulated everyone for a great job. In his speech, he said “even though I was not in the field during your events, my heart and prayers are for all of you. All I can do is to support you and give all the things needed by the team, with the athletes’ outstanding performance, with your inspiring coaches and officials (and that) I think made us all champions.”



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