Volleyball was considered a secondary sport in the country next to basketball until the UAAP women’s volleyball competition gained a following that playing venues were soon packed to the rafters.
“Sports U” gets some quality time with volleyball’s biggest collegiate star and best team this Thursday (January 28) as Ateneo Lady Eagle superstar Alyssa Valdez takes some time off the court with the rest of her teammates.
The Lady Eagles are the defending back-to-back UAAP champions and are attempting to make it three in a row since the school’s volleyball program roared back to life. Tagging along with Valdez on Thursday’s episode are ace setter Jia Morado and Amy Ahomiro who plays the utility/opposite position.
Meanwhile, in Lucban, Quezon, a farmer named Pepito Deapera has been making noise not with his work on the field but on the road and waters where he competes as a triathlete and ultramarathoner. Pepito is living proof that if one works for their dreams, they just make it happen. Get to know the farmer-turned-athlete more as he recounts his experiences on the way to being a triathlete.
Lastly, anchor Dyan Castillejo joins with professional bodybuilders in the Dyanfit segment. Dyan is the one who gets instructed this time as she learns the various exercises and drills the bodybuilders perform to maintain their muscles.
“Sports U” aims to promote athletes who have inspiring stories to share and may possibly become future sports stars of the country. It also promotes fitness and healthy lifestyle by looking into how celebrities stay in shape.
Tune in to “Sports U” this Thursday (January 28), right after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.