The Ateneo Blue Eagles are once again kings of the UAAP! After seeing the BLue Eagles capture their ninth title in the UAAP, the loyal followers of the Hail Mary squad began preparing for another epic celebration the Ateneo way - the Bonfire. This is the first time in the history of the Ateneo that two bonfires are celebrated in a year - the first one of course was last May.
Joining me this time are four Alumni and Martie Bautista who is the current courtside reporter of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. From left that's Jhofer Eleria, PJ LAnot, Bettina Jose and Ateneo's former courtside reporter and now Ms. World-Philippines Laura Lehman.
Fr. Kit Bautista, the Ateneo school Chaplain, started off with a prayer. Fr. Kit asked the Ateneo community to pray for the Blue Eagles at the Alumni homecoming the night before Game 3. He then led the prayer of thanks.
Ateneo University President, Fr. Jet Villarin with another inspirational message to everyone.
The first student-athlete to be feted was Bianca Carlos of the Ateneo Women's Badminton team. Although her team fell short this year, her five years of being undefeated in the Single's division is an accomplishment that gained her so much popularity.
One of the teams that improved by leaps and bounds were the Ateneo Women's Taekwondo team that brought home the silver.
The Ateneo Men's Judo team are back on top but this time they were declared co-Champions with the University of Santo Tomas University.
Being consistent is in the DNA of the Ateneo Women's Swimming team as they are the champions once again in their field.
Not to be outdone are the Ateneo FAST Men's Swimming team that captured the title for the fourth consecutive year. Another four-peat by the Swim Team.