BY: Ray Chen S. Bahinting, Andrea D. Lim, and John Rey Villareal
For six consecutive years, the College of Business Administration (CBA) remains as the overall champion in Silliman University Intramural Games 2015.
CBA garnered 380 overall points, beating the other participating colleges and departments. The college won first place at seven games: table tennis women, volleyball women, softball women, chess men, football men, Frisbee, and dance sport, Latin category. Only the CBA basketball men did not garner points throughout the games.
The College of Education and School of Basic Education (COE-SBE) ranked 1st runner-up with 335 points. COE-SBE won as champion in eight games: table tennis men, lawn tennis women, swimming men and women, track men and women, badminton men and women, and dance sport, Standard category.
However, COE-SBE was not able to win points on volleyball men, softball men, table tennis women, and chess men and women, resulting to a lower overall score than CBA’s.
The College of Engineering (CED) was awarded 2nd runner-up with 305 points, while the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) was named as the 3rd runner-up with 150 points.
CBA Dean Gloria Futalan credited her colleagues who advised the athletes since the early months of last semester.
“Every team has an assigned teacher as an adviser. So when there were tryouts, the advisers were there. So, if there were issues with the team, the advisers had to report to the faculty,” Futalan said.
Meanwhile, Dana Ferrer, the governor of the college of Business Administration, said: “Without a loving and almighty God, none of this would have been possible. He is also the reason behind our hashtag this year #CBAsaligra.”
Ferrer also thanked the faculty and staff of the college who ‘efficiently’ address the concerns of their student- players.
She also said that “the students who stepped up to the plate to lend helping hands reminded her that at the end of the day, team work makes the dream work.”
On the other hand, Dyann Isabel Aguilar, CBA soft ball women’s team captain, recognized the negative factors the team were able to face during the games.
“We had short-ranged practice sessions, lack of determined players, and a tight budget,” said Aguilar. She was awarded as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for women’s soft ball category.
However, she said that these challenges helped the team to win the gold medal for soft ball this year.
Aiko Kitane, the MVP for dance sport competition in Latin Category, said: “From all the factors that I can consider as challenges, it was the thought of becoming the better dancer and the best person I can possibly be that challenged me the most,” she said.
Meanwhile, when asked if the college eyes for another championship next year, Futalan said: “I don’t think [the students] would want to be 2nd. If we’re there for the 6th time, we would want to be there for the 7th, 8th, 9th time, and so forth and so on.”
The awarding night was held last Dec.5. A unity dance was held after the awarding.