The U.P. Mindanao Swim Team received a heroes welcome from U.P. Mindanao officials and staff upon their return from their pioneering participation in the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association National Meet held in Batangas City on 20-22 February 2017. A gold medal was captured by varsity swimmer Juan Antonio Mendoza (BS Agribusiness Economics), who won the 50-meter freestyle event as part of the Davao Region Swim Team--a majority of which was composed of UP Mindanao Swim Team members Paula Yap (BS Computer Sci.), Dominique Epie (BS Agribusiness Economics), Bhazel Acac (BS Food Tech.), Joemer Aliman (BS Applied Math.), medal-winner Mendoza, Angelica Jem Verga and Kathrine Hintay (both BS Architecture)--with Elthon Buhay, John Cuyos, and Carlo Nazareno completing the team. Instructor Albert Ramos (Dept. of Human Kinetics) served as coach of the Region Swim Team.
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