TSU moves up to 3rd runner-up in SUC III Olympics 2016  

Date Posted: 02/08/2017

            After years of staying in the middle spot, Tarlac State University reached 3rd runner-up or 4th overall place in the recent SUC III Olympics 2016, hosted by the Pampanga State Agricultural University on January 21-27, 2017.

            13 State Universities and Colleges competed in this year’s Olympics. Bulacan State University remained on top, holding the overall championship for the past 20 years now.

            Here are the medal tallies:

Ranking

SUC

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1st

BulSU

114

81

59

254

2nd

CLSU

67

92

57

216

3rd

BPSU

50

34

51

135

4th

TSU

23

29

46

98

5th

PSAU

19

7

6

32

6th

NEUST

17

31

73

121

7th

PMMA

14

6

16

36

8th

RMTU

8

21

18

47

9th

BASC

7

3

5

15

10th

TAU

6

11

11

28

11th

DHVTSU

3

4

25

32

12th

PhilSCA

0

1

4

5

13th

ASCoT

0

0

9

9

According to Dr. Ligaya S. Salangsang, Head of the TSU Sports Development and Management Unit, this success was attained through lots of preparation and support from the TSU Administration.

            Several adjustments and changes were made during the past year, from the year-round training to classifying teams according to their performance.

            Teams in winnable sports were prioritized, while others, dubbed as “training teams” or “Team Bs”, were given training time until they qualified for the annual event. This enabled officials to maximize the strength of our competing teams and athletes.

            Notably, this year’s performance has brought the most number of golds in the history of TSU. 32 TSUians will join the SCUAA III (Central Luzon) delegation for the National SUC Olympics.

            “Tuloy natin hanggang sa makalapit tayo sa Bulsu. Yun ang goal natin. With the help of everyone and the TSU community, it is possible,” Dr. Ligaya said.

            The National SUC Olympics will be held on February 17 onwards in Batangas. (Ruth Hazel A. Galang - OPAI)