|Far Eastern University|
(NCAA founding member - 1924)
|Location||College - Nicanor Reyes St. Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
High School - Sampaguita Ave. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
|Team colors||Green Gold|
|Juniors' team||Baby Tamaraws|
|Women's team||Lady Tamaraws|
|Seniors' general championships|
1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1959-60 1966-67 1968-69 1973-74 1981-82
|Juniors' general championships|
The FEU Tamaraws are the collegiate men's varsity teams of Far Eastern University in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). The collegiate women's varsity teams are called the Lady Tamaraws while the high school varsity teams are called the Baby Tamaraws.
- 1 History
- 2 The Tamaraw and team colors
- 3 Sports
- 4 FEU Cheering Squad
- 5 Other notable athlete-alumni
- 6 University rankings in the UAAP
- 7 Championships tally
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Far Eastern University was one of the founding members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) of the Philippines in 1924. The team participated in the NCAA Philippines in 1929, then eventually withdrew in 1935 to join the Big 3 League composed of the universities which left the NCAA in 1932. Far Eastern University together with the University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, and National University founded the University Athletic Association of the Philippines in 1938.
The Tamaraw and team colors
The Tamaraw is the mascot of all FEU athletic teams. Hence, it is the pet name of every FEU student (Tams). Known scientifically as “Bubalus mindorensis”, it is a rare animal found only in the island of Mindoro.
Behind the Tamaraw logo design
Severino "Nonoy" Marcelo, a former cartoonist of The Advocate, the official student publication of Far Eastern University and a Centennial Artist, by virtue of a proclamation by the Cultural Center of the Philippines or CCP in 1998, created the Tamaraw logo, which is now used on the uniforms of the school's athletes.
The university colors are green and gold. Gold represents the golden opportunity for the university to serve the youth and for its alumni to serve the country. Green is for hope, representing the founder’s aspirations of a "fair hope for the motherland".
FEU' won their first men's and women's UAAP basketball championships in 1938-39 and 1950–1951, respectively. The Tamaraws have the most number of championships in the men's basketball division, having won 19 titles. The University ranks third in total number of combined championships won in the juniors, women's, and men's basketball divisions.
In season 71, the Tamaraws finished the elimination round with 10 wins and 4 losses. They lost game one of the semifinals to the De La Salle Green Archers on September 11, 2008, then bowed out of contention three days later after losing game 2.
UAAP Season 76 (A.Y. 2013–14) Team Roster
The FEU Tamaraws Basketball Team
|No.||Name||Position||Height||Weight||Play Year||High School|
|4||Carl Bryan V. Cruz||SF||6' 3"||185 lbs.||Final Year||Metro Manila College|
|5||Christian S. Sentcheu||C||6' 10"||210 lbs.||3rd||FEU - Diliman|
|6||Raymar A. Jose||PF||6' 4"||185 lbs.||2nd||Cebu Eastern College|
|7||Terrence Bill V. Romeo||PG/SG||5' 10"||165 lbs.||4th||FEU-Diliman|
|8||Ryan Roose B. Garcia||PG/SG||5' 10"||165 lbs.||5th||Southern City Colleges|
|9||Gryann C. Mendoza (Capt.)||SF||6' 2"||175 lbs.||Final Year||Agro-Ind'l Foundation College|
|10||Joshua Dave R. Aguilon||PG||5' 9"||145 lbs.||Rookie||FEU–Diliman|
|11||Jeson F. Delfinado||SG||5' 11"||155 lbs.||Rookie||FEU–Diliman|
|12||Rey Mark G. Belo||PF||6' 3"||185 lbs.||2nd||Saint Mary's Academy of Midsayap|
|13||Christian Michael S. Tolomia||SG||5' 11"||165 lbs.||3rd||FEU–Diliman|
|15||Anthony R. Hargrove, Jr.||C||6' 5"||210 lbs.||4th-Trf||Pius X HS - Bangor Pennsylvania USA|
|16||Roger Ray B. Pogoy||SF/SG||6' 2"||195 lbs.||3rd||University of Cebu|
|17||Ron Marvis C. Dennison||PG||5' 9"||1st||University of the Visayas|
|18||Alejandrino Antonio SC. Iñigo, Jr.||PG||5' 8"||145 lbs.||2nd||Colegio de San Juan de Letran|
|20||Joel Christian Lee Yu||SG||Rookie||FEU-Diliman|
|21||Jovanie A. Luz Jr.||SG||1st||FEU-Diliman|
Team Depth Chart
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Anthony Hargrove||Chris Sentcheu|
|PF||Carl Cruz||Gryann Mendoza||Raymar Jose|
|SF||Roger Pogoy||Mark Belo||Jeson Delfinado|
|SG||Cris Tolomia||RR Garcia||Joel Lee Yu||Jovanie Luz|
|PG||Terrence Romeo||Achie Iñigo||Dave Aguilon||Ron Dennison|
Athletic Director: Mark Oliver Molina
|Manuel Araneta||Olympian, 1948 London Olympics.|
|Joselino "Nonong" Roa||UAAP Season 24 (1961-62) Most Valuable Player; The only collegiate player to be a member of the 1962 Philippine Basketball Team that won Gold in the 4th Asian games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.|
|Arturo "Turo" Valenzona||Olympian, 1964 Tokyo Olympics.|
|Rey Lazaro||Member, 1979, 1980 and 1981 UAAP Champion Tamaraw Teams; Member, 1979 and 1980 RP Youth national basketball team; Played pro basketball in the PBA.|
|Alfredo Amador||Member, UAAP Grandslam Champion Tamaraw team (1979,1980 and 1981); Member, 1978 National Inter-Collegiate Champion; 1980 RP Youth Team member.|
|Glenn Capacio||1983 UAAP MVP; Member, 1980-1981 & 1983 UAAP Men's Basketball Champion Tamaraw Team. Played in the PBA.|
|Johnny Abarrientos||UAAP Season 54 (1991-92) Most Valuable Player; Member, UAAP seasons 54 & 55 Champion Tamaraw Team; 1996 PBA Season Most Valuable Player; 2-time PBA Finals Most Valuable Player; 8-time PBA All-star; 7-time member, PBA Mythical Team; 5-time selectee, PBA Defensive Team; 1997 PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Player of the Conference; PBA All-time leader in Steals. 3-Time Member of the RP National Team.|
|Marc Victoria||UAAP Season 59 (1996-97) Rookie of the Year; Played in the PBA.|
|Leo Avenido||UAAP Season 62 (1999-2000) Rookie of the Year; Played in the ABL and PBA.|
|Arwind Santos||UAAP Season 65 (2002-03) Rookie of the Year; Season 66-68 Mythical Team Member; Season 67 & 68 Defensive Player of the Year & Most Valuable Player; Member, UAAP Season 66-68 Basketball Champion Tamaraw Team; Member, 2008 PBA-Philippine National Basketball Team; The first Tamaraw jersey to be retired.|
|Mark Isip||UAAP Season 68 (2005-06) Mythical 5 Member; Member, UAAP Season 66 - 68 Men's Basketball Champion Tamaraw Team; Presently playing in the PBA.|
|Jeffrei Chan||Member, UAAP season 66-68 Men's Basketball Champion Tamaraw Team; UAAP Season 69 (2006-07) Mythical Team Member; Member, 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Basketball - gold medal; PBL Mr. Dynamic Player of the Season. Currently playing in the PBA.|
|Jonas Villanueva||Member, UAAP season 68 (2005-06) Men's Basketball Champion Tamaraw Team; 2009 PBA Fiesta Conference Finals Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player.|
|RR Garcia||Member, 2009 Filoil Flying V Preseason Men's basketball Champion Tamaraw team; No. 6 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.UAAP Season 73 Most Valuable Player.|
|Terrence Romeo||UAAP Season 72 (2009-10) Juniors Most Valuable Player (37.1ppg, highest in UAAP Juniors history); Scored UAAP Juniors Record 83 points (35 in the 3rd quarter) vs UPIS. UAAP Season 73 (2010-11) Rookie of the Year; UAAP Season 75-76 Mythical Team Member; UAAP Season 76 Most Valuable Player (22.2ppg, highest since computerized statistics started in 2003); No. 5 overall pick 2013 PBA Draft.|
- Arwind Santos (19) Three-time UAAP champion (2003,2004,2005); Three-Time UAAP Finals MVP; (2003,2004,2005); Two-Time UAAP MVP (2004 & 2005); Two-Time UAAP Defensive Player of the Year (2004 & 2005); Three-time UAAP Scoring Champion (2003,2004,2005) ; Three-time UAAP Rebounding Champion (2003,2004,2005); Two-time UAAP Blocking Champion (2004 & 2005); 2002 UAAP Rookie of the Year.2013 governors cup best player of the conference, 2013 PBA MVP
- Johnny Abarrientos (14) Two-time UAAP champion (1991–1992); 1991 UAAP MVP; 1996 PBA MVP
- UE Red Warriors, were involved in the rivalry called the "Battle of the East" with the FEU Tamaraws. Both the Red Warriors and the Tamaraws dominated the UAAP basketball tournaments from the 1950s up to the late 1980s. The Tamaraws came out on top of this rivalry having won 19 titles to the 18 titles of the Red Warriors.
- De La Salle Green Archers, the rivalry was sparked during the Finals of Season 54 (1991) when La Salle's win in game 1 (where La Salle was twice-to-beat) was protested by FEU after a Green Archer was admitted into the playing court after being disqualified. The UAAP Board upheld the protest and ordered the replay. La Salle did not show up, claiming to have won legitimately. This resulted in the awarding of the championship trophy to FEU by the UAAP Board (UAAP Board decided that if La Salle did not show up in Game 1, they won't in the knock out Game 2). La Salle responded with a victory parade that passed through the other seven UAAP schools. When they passed through the FEU campus, the motorcade was bombarded with debris. In Season 67 (2004), La Salle had to give up another trophy to FEU. Two Green Archers were found to have falsified documents. Thus the trophy was awarded again to FEU, who were the Finals opponent of La Salle. The rivalry is unofficially known as the "Battle of the Greens", because both teams sport green in their uniforms.
Men's basketball 19 - 1938, 1939, 1947, 1950, 1956, 1961, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Women's basketball 11 - 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2011 and 2012
Juniors' basketball 2 - 1987 and 2012
The FEU Tamaraw Spikers won their first men's volleyball title in 1983-1984, while the FEU Lady Tamaraw Spikers won their title in 1988-1989. FEU ranks (as of UAAP Season 69) 4th among participating universities in the UAAP volleyball, senior's and junior's division combined.
As of UAAP Season 74 the Tamaraws have 44 UAAP Volleyball titles.
- UST Growling Tigers, both teams appeared in the finals for as long as 15 seasons (1988–2003) in women's volleyball. Highly regarded as one of the powerhouses of women's volleyball in the UAAP, FEU and UST met in 12 women's volleyball championships, wherein 9 titles were won by the Lady Tamaraw Spikers.
- UP Fighting Maroons, also considered as one of the powerhouses of the UAAP men's volleyball, and ranks second (as of UAAP Season 69) in terms of number of won men's volleyball titles having 9 titles (next to FEU with 11 titles), the two teams competed for the men's volleyball championship in 8 seasons, 4 of which were won by the Tamaraws.
The FEU Tamaraw Booters won their first title in the UAAP Football event in 1980-1981 coach by Orlando Plagata, while the FEU Lady Tamaraw Booters won their first title in 1983-1984. FEU ranks (as of UAAP Season 69) 2nd in terms of number of championships won in the said event since 1978.
FEU appeared in the event finals for as long as 27 seasons, wherein 2 men's football titles and 11 women's football titles were awarded to the Tamaraw Booters.
- Ateneo Blue Eagles started in 1983, the men's football rivalry lasted for 5 years, where 2 titles were won by FEU.
- De La Salle Green Archers, this FEU-DLSU football rivalry emerged in 1996, which then lasted for as long as 9 years. 5 titles were won by the FEU Lady Tamaraw Booters from the DLSU Lady Archers.
Track and field
The FEU Charging Tamaraws won their first title in 1947-1948, while the FEU Charging Lady Tamaraws won their first title in 1950-1951. FEU currently ranks first, in terms of number of titles won in the UAAP Track and Field event, with 57 titles, followed by the Ateneo Blue Eagles with 29 titles, and NU Bulldogs with 27 titles since the conception of the UAAP.
The Charging Lady Tamaraws currently owns the longest winning streak in the said event. They've been UAAP track and field champions for 7 consecutive seasons, and currently has the highest number of titles in women's track and field with 30 titles, while the Charging Tamaraws, also the highest among participating universities in the event, with 27 titles.
|Lydia De Vega-Mercado||Gold medalist, Asian Games, New Delhi, 1982|
|Marestella Torres||23rd SEA Games Gold Medalist, Manila Philippines; Silver medalist, Women’s Long Jump, 16th Asian Athletic Championships, Korea, 2005, Olympian 2008 Beijing Olympics|
|Sharon Jizmundo||UAAP Season 67 Women's Track and Field Most Valuable Player, 4x100m Relay Philippine Jr. Record Holder|
|Anabel Siason||UAAP Season 67 Women's Track and Field Most Valuable Player|
|Lerma Bulauitan||SEAGAMES Gold Medalist, 2003 Grand Prix Gold Medalist, Olympian Sydney Olympics|
|Elma Muros||SEAGAMES Multiple Gold Medalist|
|Rosie Villarito||UAAP MVP (Field), SEAGAMES Silver Medalist Javelin Throw|
|Melinda Manahan||20KM Walk Philippine Record Holder|
FEU Cheering Squad
The FEU Cheering Squad consists of three major groups, that either perform during halftime performances in major games or events in the UAAP or other sport competitions participated by the university athletes (FEU Cheerdancers), lead the FEU crowd in cheering during the said events though the university's chants or cheers (FEU Boosters), and drum beats (FEU Green Bisons).
The FEU Cheer Dancers are Far Eastern University's cheer dance group, consisting mainly of gymnasts and dancers. They participate in the UAAP Cheer Dance Competition (CDC), and other related exhibitions and competitions.
The Official cheerleaders of FEU, also known as "Boosters" its a supporting group for the varsity teams of the school, they're the group exceptionally loud voices, and solid hand gestures.
FEU Green Bisons
The official cheer drummers of FEU, also known as "Bisons", well trained in beating the drums. Works together with FEU Boosters and FEU Cheerdancers, supporting group and participates in school's varsity games.(see below the FEU Green Bison drum beats)
Awards and other achievements
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||1995||2nd Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||1996||1st Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||1997||1st Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||1998||Champion|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||1999||2nd Runner-up|
|Star Olympics Cheering Competition||2002||2nd Runner-up|
|1st Manila Youth Games Cheering Competition||2003||Champion|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2003||2nd Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2004||2nd Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2005||2nd Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2006||1st Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2007||2nd Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2008||2nd Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2009||Champion|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2010||1st Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2011||2nd Runner-up|
|National Cheerleading Championship||2012||1st Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2012||1st Runner-up|
|UAAP Cheerdance Competition||2013||3rd Runner-up|
Other notable athlete-alumni
|Elma Muros-Posadas||Southeast Asian Games Gold Medalist|
|Haydee Coloso-Espino||Gold Medalist, Swimming, Manila Asiad, 1954|
|Anthony Villanueva||Gave the Philippines its FIRST Silver Medal in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.|
|Marestella Torres||23rd SEA Games Gold Medalist, Manila Philippines; Silver medalist, Women’s Long Jump, 16th Asian Athletic Championships, Korea, 2005|
|Arnel Ferrera||23rd SEA Games Record Holder Gold Medalist, Hammer Throw, Manila Philippines|
|Mark Denver Atienza||23rd SEA Games Gold Medalist Fencing, Manila Philippines|
|Wilfredo Vizcayno Jr.||23rd SEA Games Gold Medalist Fencing, Manila Philippines|
|Brian Peralta||23rd SEA Games Bronze Medalist Dancesport, Manila Philippines|
|Jayson Gonzales||22nd SEA Games Gold Medalist Chess, Vietnam; International Master|
|Veronica Domingo||22nd SEA Games, Gold Medalist Taekwondo, Vietnam|
|Lerma Bulauitan||Gold Medalist 2003 Asian Grand Prix, Manila Philippines|
|Tirso del Rosario||Boxing Champion, International Hall of Fame|
|Bernabe Lovina||Philippines Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awardee for Track, 1950|
|Alberto T. Nogar Sr.||(Weightlifter) Bronze Medalist 1958 3rd Asian Games Tokyo, Japan, 5th Place 1958 World Weightlifting Championship Stockholm, Sweden, 8th place 1960 Rome Olympiad, 1960 Philippine Sportswriters Association Weightlifter of the Year|
|Rodolfo Lugay||Member of the 1954 RP baseball team that won the 1st Asian Baseball Championships held in Manila. Played for an all-RP squad against the New York Yankees in the same year. Played for FEU in the UAAP and the Manila Bay Baseball League.|
|Ricardo Fortaleza||Gold Medalist 6th Asian Games, Silver Medalist 1971 Asian Boxing Champion, Olympian 1972 Munich Olympics, Philippines Amateur Boxing of the Year 1970-1972, Araullo High School's Most Outstanding Alumnus in Sports 1993|
University rankings in the UAAP
The following UAAP events are currently participated by the university. These events are the seasons wherein the UAAP had 8 participating universities, which is currently based on latest event formats implemented on each particular event until the current season:
* - handed over by the UAAP Board due to the suspension meted on De La Salle University.
Beach volleyball tournament in the 69th season was a demonstration event.
See FEU Baby Tamaraws for FEU Junior Rankings
The University currently participates in 11 out of 16 events in the UAAP (as of UAAP Season 69). Total number of championships won in the UAAP seniors division include both men's and women's teams championships.
The FEU Tamaraws were the first over-all league champions in the UAAP in 1948, making their first streak with 11 over-all championship titles which was later halted by the UST Growling Tigers in 1959. The FEU team last had their over-all UAAP championship title in 1982.
|University of Santo Tomas||10||35||45|
|Far Eastern University||0||16||16|
|University of the East||1||5||6|
|University of the Philippines||0||5||5|
|Ateneo de Manila University||2||0||2|
|De La Salle University||0||1||1|
- University Athletic Association of the Philippines
- Far Eastern University
- FEU - Diliman
- FEU Baby Tamaraws
- The FEU TAMBayan
- The FEU Advocate - UAAP Season 70 Online Special
- The UAAP:A Historical Account
- The FEU Advocate - University Profile
- UAAP Basketball Champions
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