Just a little over a week before the 78th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) gets underway—who's as ecstatic as us?
Heart-stopping in-game action.
School spirit felt from a rousing collegiate crowd.
Zealous halftime theatrics by opposing cheer squads.
So many reasons why we seriously love tuning in to the annual collegiate tournament. And while we're all hyped up for the upcoming season, we can't help but feel that we're forgetting something...
AHA! Courtside reporters!
Those lovely ladies who are one of the biggest (and prettiest) reasons you keep on watching your favorite team, even if they're getting their asses handed to them on the court. Those breaths of fresh air from the chronic color commentary by the likes of Boom Gonzales and TJ Manotoc.
And come September 5, expect to see a handful of fresh faces as ABS-CBN Sports recently introduced its newest batch of courtside reporters, which will join a couple of returning lookers.
We know you're stoked to see who they are so, read on!
STEPHANIE JEAN 'STEF' MONCE (Adamson University)
MARIA CRISTINA JOSEFINA 'NIÑA' ALVIA (University of the Philippines)
MARY ANGELIQUE S. MANTO (University of Sto. Tomas)
PAULINE 'PAUI' VERSOZA (University of the East)
Image via Pauline Versoza's Facebook page
IANIRA MAE 'IRA' PABLO (National University)
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GANIEL 'GAN' AKRISHA A. KRISHNAN (Far Eastern University)
Returning for yet another tour of duty are:
LAURA LEHMANN (Ateneo De Manila University)
JEANINE TSOI (De La Salle University)
Can't wait for the festivities to start!
Who wants a #groupfie?