University presidents of the eight member institutions of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) are presented. Among them is UST Rector Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., at the Opening Ceremonies of Season 82 on September 1, 2019 at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The biggest and most-awaited student sports competition in the country, this season’s host is the Ateneo de Manila University and its theme is ”All for More.” The activities of the opening ceremonies were described as a lighting spectacle that exuded its futuristic theme.
The University of Santo Tomas was proclaimed the overall champion in both the Juniors and Seniors Divisions of Season 81 of the UAAP. This was UST’s third consecutive year to receive the overall championship award. UST has won 43 seniors division overall championships in the 72 seasons that the title has been awarded, and won 20 juniors division overall championships out of the 24 seasons since the latter title has been established.
The UAAP members are: Adamson University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, University of the East, University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas.