Sorsogon State College geared up 2018 by hosting this year’s BICOL SCUAA Meet with the theme, “SCUAA: Creating Bonds thru Sports in the 21st Century” last January 11-16, 2018.
The nine State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) which participated in this momentous gathering were Bicol University (BU), Bicol State College of Applied Science and Technology (BISCAST), Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), Camarines Sur Polytechnic College (CSPC), Catanduanes State University(CSU), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA), Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT), Partido State University (PSU) and Sorsogon State College (SSC).
Bicol University was declared as over-all champion after winning 123 gold, 62 silver and 38 bronze medals. Thus, official tally for the number of medals and the rank of the SUCs are presented below:
A total of 1,872 delegates participated in this year’s SCUAA Meet with Bicol University having the biggest number of delegation summing up to 356; followed by BISCAST with 305; CSU, 227; CSPC, 215; CBSUA, 200; PSU, 170; SSC, 154; DEBESMSCAT, 135; and CNSC, 110.
The representatives of these SUCs were accommodated at SSC- Sorsogon City Campus while the different events were held at the respective sports venues in Sorsogon including the SSC Covered Court and Quadrangle, Balogo Sports Complex, X-Treme Badminton Court, Alburo Spring Resort, Sorsogon Capitol Park Lawn Tennis Court, Sorsogon Provincial Gymnasium, SPPVS Gymnasium and the Gabao Airport.
Meanwhile, the mass and opening ceremonies of the event kicked off on January 12 (Friday) at the Balogo Sports Complex, Sorsogon City. The opening program highlighted the hoisting of the Bicol SCUAA Flag by the Philippine Association of State Colleges and Universities (PASUC) V Chairman and at the same time Sorsogon State College President Modesto D. Detera, followed by the hoisting of the delegation flags of the nine SUCs by their respective SUC Presidents and Sports Directors.