First Solid Gold Trophy in UAAP
The Ateneo Blue Eagles ended victorious over the De La Salle Green Archers after an epic three-game series in the 80th Season of UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament. It was here that Eduardo Cojuanco Jr. presented the Golden Trophy in a simple ceremony at Ateneo de Manila University.
The trophy was designed by goldsmiths of Suarez and Sons Inc. It is made of 14-karat solid gold. EVERYTHING; from the trophie’s ball, body,and base. Even the engraved plaques and seals representing each school was composed of this precious metal adorning the rest of the trophy. The shield of every UAAP member are also wrapped around it to signify true sportsmanship and the spirit of camaraderie between schools.
Mr. Cojuangco committed that he is willing to donate trophies to the next six to eight UAAP Men's Basketball champions. Yet, a new trophy awaits the winner of three consecutive seasons; A perpetual trophy. To be unveiled if a back to back champion is able to rise in the heated battle for the UAAP basketball championships.