By admin - Posted on 09 January 2014

     The CARASUC or Cordillera Association of State Universities and Colleges Athletic Meet 2013 was hosted by the University from December 11-14 spearheaded by the Institute of Human Kinetics, formerly the Institute of Physical Education and Sports.
     There were seven participating schools that competed in various event categories including dance sports, search for Mr. and Ms. CARASUC 2013, ball games, athletics-track and field, allied games, taekwondo and arnis. BSU, MPSPC, IFSU and ASIST sent more than 200 delegates each while ASC, UP-Baguio and KASC sent less than 200 delegates.
     BSU bagged the championship with 93 gold, 48 silver and 17 bronze medals followed by the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, the Ifugao State University (IFSU), the Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (ASIST), the University of the Philippines-Baguio (UP-Baguio), the KalingaApayao State College (KASC) and the Apayao State College (ASC).
     During the opening program held on December 11 at the BSU Gym, the heads and representatives of the CAR SUCs along with Benguet and La Trinidad LGUs emphasized sportsmanship above competition.
“Beyond competition are the bounds of sportsmanship and camaraderie,” said BSU VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Percyveranda A. Lubrica who also shared a quote from Jesse Owens that goes, “Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”
     Paul Coyupan representing La Trinidad Mayor, Hon. Edna C. Tabanda reminded the delegates that only sports can bring countries, even those at war, together. The program was also attended by CHED-CAR Director, Dr. Luisa Valencia; BSU VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Percyveranda A. Lubrica and Dr. Araceli G. Ladilad representing BSU President, Dr. Ben D. Ladilad; Mr. Peter J. Guibac representing Benguet Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan; CARASUC and KASC President, Dr. Eduardo Bagtang; IFSU President, Dr. SerafinNgohayon; ASIST President, Aurelio V. Labanen; MPSPC VP for RDE, Dr. MarcelinoGaki; and Mr. Blas Dalos representing Benguet Governor Nestor B. Fongwan//JST