Team Ateneo Ends Season with 15th Athletes Night Awards
This is the fourth year where Team Ateneo dressed up to the nines for the awards night. The 15th Athletes Night Awards recognized student-athletes who excelled in their sport. Hosted by Ariel Diccion and Gretchen Ho, the event saw several athletes go up the stage to receive their trophies. The night opened with a special performance from the Blue Babble Battalion Drumline and DJ Katsy Lee.
The next award given out was the bobble™ X Factor award, given to the athlete who displayed incredible and infectious school spirit and epitomized the meaning of a true blue Atenean animo. The award went to Kiefer Ravena, a vital cog of the Men’s Basketball 5peat team.
The winners of the Loyola Schools Awards for Service and Leadership were also recognized that night. This year’s Ambrosio Padilla awardee was Angelica Tiu of the Women’s Football team while the Guidon-Moro Lorenzo Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year were Miguel Salud of the Baseball team and Gelita Castilo of the Women’s Badminton team respectively.
Kirk Damasco of GetBlued presented the Best Dressed award to Ariel de Leon of the Women’s Judo team and Kevin Ramos of the Baseball team. A new award category was also given out that night. The Study Hall Student-Athlete of the Year award was given to Tommy Rivera of the Men’s Volleyball team. The Rookies of the Year and the Most Valuable Players of each of the varsity teams were also recognized through a video.
All awardees received a trophy and gift items from the different sponsors of the event – bobble™, Havaianas, Nivea, Nivea for Men, Jamba Juice, and Krispy Kreme.
The athletes received congratulatory remarks from the University President, Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J. before the awards program ended with the singing of the Song for Mary. But the night continued on with a special dinner for the attendees of the event. After the Athletes Night, Bonfire II: Making History commenced at the Grade School Parking area.
It was truly a great year for Ateneo sports with a number of teams clinching championships and improving their records in their respective tournaments. A number of athletes also won individual awards in the different tournaments they joined.
The event would not have been possible without the support of the College and University Athletics Offices and the different event sponsors. The 15th Ateneo Athletes Night Awards was co-presented by bobble™, Havaianas, Nivea, and Nivea for Men, and was also sponsored by GetBlued, Jamba Juice, Krispy Kreme, and Megaworld.