Eka Soriano of University of Santo Tomas was named the Most Valuable Player of the UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball tournament on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The second-year Growling Tigress ran away with the top individual honors after amassing 92.286 statistical points (SPs).
In the elimination round where the season awards are based, Soriano tallied an all-around 14.36 points, 7.14 assists, 6.29 rebounds, and 3.71 steals.
“Sobrang nakakaproud kasi hindi ko po in-expect ito, bonus lang po ito sa akin,” said the newly-minted MVP.
Trailing Soriano was Ateneo de Manila University freshman Kacey Dela Rosa to emerge as the Rookie of the Year.
The Blue Eagles center averaged a dominant line of 16.42 points, 14.08 rebounds, and 3.08 blocks.
Rounding up the league’s Mythical Team are Ateneo’s Jhazmin Joson, UST’s Tacky Tacatac, and Adamson’s Victoria Adeshina.
Joson did it all for the Blue Eagles with 11.21 points, 7.0 assists, 6.79 rebounds, and 1.86 steals, while Tacatac was a scoring machine for the Growling Tigresses norming 15.21 points, 4.86 rebounds, 3.29 assists, and 2.71 steals.
Adeshina, the Lady Falcons’ foreign student-athlete, made 13.71 points, 11.57 rebounds, and 2.36 steals.