UAAP standouts Ravena, Daos honored

ATENEO men's basketball star Thirdy Ravena of basketball capped his decorated collegiate career by claiming the GUIDON-Moro Lorenzo Sportsman of the Year award.

Ravena, together with Chloe Daos of women's swimming, were honored by the school were Thursday for their exploits in UAAP Season 82.

Winning his third straight Finals MVP award,

Ravena became the first basketball player to win the school's highest individual athletic honor since Nonoy Baclao in 2010.

Daos, for her part, received her second Sportswoman of the Year citation, having won it in her rookie season in 2018. The 20-year-old was also named as this year's Ambrosio Padilla Athlete of the Year.

The 6-foot-2 Ravena steered the Blue Eagles to a perfect 16-0 sweep of the UAAP men's basketball tournament for a three-peat last November. He also became the first-ever three-time Finals MVP in the league.

Daos continued her dominant run in the UAAP pool, winning all seven of her events during the four-day championships last October to help Ateneo achieve its own version of a three-peat in women's swimming.

In her last swim for the season, Daos broke the five year-record of a fellow Moro Lorenzo awardee in Hannah Dato, clocking in a UAAP record time of 2:19.03 in the 200m Butterfly event to erase Dato's 2:19.71 mark from the books.

After three seasons, Daos has scooped 21 UAAP gold medals.

The crowing of the GUIDON-Moro Lorenzo and Ambrosio Padilla Athletes of the Year citation is a yearly event that is part of the Loyola Schools Awards for Leadership and Service.  The awarding ceremony this month, however, was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Named after the school's basketball and football great, the Moro Lorenzo citations recognize athletes "who have shown excellence and utmost dedication in their sport."

The Ambrosio Padilla award, who was named after the school's basketball legend, goes to athletes who exemplify the ideals of the late senator which is mens sana in corpore sano.