The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) athletes were able to flex their muscles before they battle it out at the 80th Season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the 2017 Pep Rally on Aug. 29 at the University Gym, where audience were treated to their dancing skills.
The Pep Rally ran for two shows: one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Both shows were packed to the rafters as the students came eager to see the athletes perform. And the athletes did not fail to deliver as they showed their talents.
The program started with the UP Varsity Pep Squad (UP Pep) showing their stunts and moves for this coming UAAP. After a few words from Sen. Pia Cayetano, a former UP athlete herself, and College of Human Kinetics Dean Ronualdo Dizier, each of the 22 varsity teams were given time to show what they got.
The athletes were emotional as they showed what they prepared for the audience. Afterwards, the UP Dance Company performed for the audience. The Pep Rally ended with all the varsity teams singing UP Naming Mahal.
Through the help of Prof. Lalaine Pereña, UP Pep head coach, the Pep Rally was a success.