The University of Santo Tomas is once again on top of Season 80 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). It took home its 42nd general championship trophy for the seniors’ division for the third straight year during the UAAP closing ceremony held on May 16, 2018 at the Auditorium of the Far Eastern University, Manila.
Thomasian athletes dominated the field with 283 points, winning six gold, seven silver, and three bronze medals to become the best performing school in the league for the third time in three years. They were gold medalists in women’s beach volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, Poomsae, and the men’s and women’s judo tournaments.
UST also won its 19th general championship in the juniors’ division this season, securing a total of 61 titles over the years.
UST continues to hold the distinction of having the most number of overall championships in both divisions. Established in 1938, the UAAP is a collegiate athletic association with eight universities as members.
The Season 80 host is Far Eastern University, while the Season 81 host will be National University.