Santos, Sotto sweep UAAP Season 81’s junior division ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards

May 23, 2019
Paul Daza

Wacky Santos (left) and Kai Sotto (right)

Ateneans swept the Athlete of the Year awards in the High School Division of UAAP Season 81 given last May 21, 2019. Incoming Grade 12 swimmer Wacky Santos was named  Athlete of the Year for Individual Sports while cager Kai Sotto (whose closing ceremony at the Ateneo Junior High School took place last March 30, 2019) was named Athlete of the Year for Team Sports. Santos and Sotto were both named MVP of the UAAP 81 junior swimming championship and junior basketball championship, respectively, in November 2018 and February 2019. From April 26 to May 3, 2019, Santos swam for the NCR at Palarong Pambansa, winning six golds, one silver, and setting two new Palaro swim records in the 200m individual medley and the 200m backstroke. Sotto left the Philippines the day after his closing ceremony to train abroad in pursuit of his NBA dream.

The UAAP Season 81 closing ceremony was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City last May 21, 2019.