Bagging a total of 60 gold, 55 silver, and 35 bronze medals, the College of Teacher Education (CTE) was once again hailed as the champion during the culminating ceremony of the Intramural Sports Events 2019 at Cebu Normal University (CNU) Inner Court, yesterday.

Through their dedication, CTE was able to defend their winning streak, making this their second year as the reigning champ of the sports events.

CNU-Medellin was an unexpected win for the first place with 54 golds, while the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) trailed second place with 44 golds. CNU-Balamban with 28 golds and College of Nursing (CN) with 2 golds finished as third and fourth placers, respectively.

In an interview with Ang Suga, CTE Dean Dr. Ethel Abao said that it was team work that made them victorious once again.

“If you’re in a team, it’s either you swim or you sink. In CTE, everyone should swim–figuratively swim,” she shared.

On the other hand, Dr. Grace N. Mallaga, Dean of CNU-Medellin, expressed her gratitude to her student athletes after unexpectedly earning the first place overall.

Mallaga said she made sure to be present in every sports category and she was able to witness the zest and enthusiasm of CNU-Medellin players; hence she can confidently say that the school’s rank was “well-deserved”.

Mallaga also added that CNU-Medellin will continue to eye for the overall championship next year, stating, “Selfish to say, but then, we are really determined, we are really driven to get the gold so kabahan na sila (the other participating departments) next year because Cebu Normal University-Medellin will be a force to reckon with!”

Meanwhile, Dr. Milagros Greif, CAS Dean, stated that despite not being able to regain the championship title, she was still very happy that the students showed their attitude of real sportsmanship and that there was no quarrel.

“I’m still very happy kay we are still one CNU, we are bringing the name, pride of the CNU, not only for the CAS but for the whole,” added Greif.

CTE – 60 gold, 55 silver, 35 bronze
CNU Medellin – 54 gold, 46 silver, 34 bronze
CAS – 44 gold, 43 silver, 52 bronze
CNU Balamban – 28 gold, 18 silver, 13 bronze
CN – 2 gold, 7 silver, 12 bronze

Words by Mikaela Jane Dagani, Rubie Sollano, and Mika Filipino
Photos by Lou Adrian Paghasian and Bruce Borja