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    League Info

    The Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) is the country's first and only existing tri-level league of women in the country. It is a non-profit athletic organization dedicated to development and promotion of women's sports in the Philippines.

    The WNCAA presently supports a total of fifteen member schools and twelve associate members which compete each year in eight different calendar sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, and Volleyball. In line with its commitment to develop women's athletic potentials from an early age, the league divides competitions into three levels -- collegiate, high school, and elementary. The seven-month season starts in August, with over 2000 athletes, coaches and officials in attendance, and culminates in February of the following year with an awards banquet to honor the champions of each sports discipline as well as the over-all conference champion.

    The regular season involves member schools from Metro Manila and the nearby provinces. Expansion conferences, however, which are held on selected years, include visiting delegations from top schools in Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, resulting in a total of thirty-eight participating schools.

    The WNCAA was founded in Manila in 1970 out of a desire to empower women with equal rights and opportunities in sports as an avenue for growth and success. The six pioneering members schools were St. Theresa's College, Maryknoll College (now Miriam College), Philippine Women's University, St. Stephen's High School, Chang Kai Shek College, and the College of the Holy Spirit-Manila. From 1970 to 1996, the WNCAA served the needs of women's collegiate sports, attracting the participation of more and more member schools. In 1997, the newly elected Board of Directors saw the need to contribute to sports development not only at exclusive women's schools but also at the grassroots level. Armed with this mission and vision, that year's Board started down the road to propelling the traditional sports league into the dynamic and progressive athletic organization that we know today.

    The fact that it is a non-profit organization that relies on contributions, sponsorships and ticket revenues to sustain its operations, has not hindered the WNCAA's drive to make more and more people aware of women's successes and potentials in sports. The recent addition of exciting new events like Cheerleading, Billiards, Sport Climbing, and Futzal will surely attract crowds and boost media appeal. Starting last season, the league successfully negotiated broadcast rights for selected events like the Opening Ceremonies, the Aero Boxing and Cheerleading Championships. Also in the pipelines are plans to implement a process to determine the league' most talented athletes for training and competition at the Junior National Team level. ( Changing The Face of The Game!

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    Ground Rules

    1. The Official Basketball Rules of the International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA) will be adopted for the competition. The English text shall be the officially accepted one to be used in settling any dispute on the interpretation of the rules.

    2. Cases of general nature shall be resolved according to the Constitution and By-Laws of the WNCAA.

    3. Technical problems shall be resolved according to the current rules of FIBA.


    1.1. A team will be composed of fifteen (15) players . All are allowed to play.

    A team may also have a maximum of five (5) officials that can sit on the bench. These include the coach, assistant coach, trainer, scorer/statistician and utility.

    1.2. Only those listed above will be allowed to sit on the bench.

    1.3. In the absence of the coach and assistant coach, the trainer can coach the team.

    1.4 In the absence of all officials, an authorization letter from the School Representative stating the substitute must be presented to the Commissioner prior to the game.

    1.5 In the absence of any officials, the team will not be allowed to play.


    2.1.The team uniform shall be one (1) light color and one (1) dark color. The teams listed on the left side of the printed schedule of games shall wear the light colored uniform; teams listed on the right side shall wear the dark colored uniform.

    2.2. Shirts shall be of the same dominant color on both front and back, with numbers on front and back, with the family name at the back. The team shall use numbers from 4 to 20.

    2.3 All players must tuck-in their shirts during the game.

    2.4 Officials sitting on the bench must wear shirt with collar, long pants and shoes.


    3.1 Seniors and Juniors Divisions
    a: Elimination Single Round Robin
    b: Semi-Finals Top 4 teams crossover; Rank 1 vs Rank 4, Rank 2 vs Rank 3

    c: Finals - Best of three championship

    - Knock out game for 3rd place

    3.2 Midgets Division

    a: Double Round Robin

    b: Ranking

    c: If a tie occurs, a knock out game will be played.


    The official ball to be used will be Molten.


    5.1 If the following points shall be taken into account to decide the ranking of teams:

    Match Won 2 points

    Match Lost 1 point

    Match Defaulted 1 point

    Walk out or Forfeiture 0 point

    5.2 In case of ties, point system will be applied: Points Won
    Points Lost


    Twenty minutes after a force majeure has occurred, the following rules will be applied:

    6.1 If it occurred during the first quarter of the game, the game will be played from the start. The game will rescheduled .

    6.2 If it occurred during the second quarter onwards , all scores, fouls, team fouls, the time remaining, time outs, will be carried over when the game is rescheduled and only team members present in that particular game will be allowed to play.

    6.3 If it occurred during the last two minutes of the game, the team with 20 points lead will automatically win the game.

    7. SANCTIONS :

    Players slapped with technical or unsportsmanlike fouls or a combination of both will be sanctioned according to the gravity of the offense.

    7.1 Two (2 ) Technical Fouls Disqualification from the game

    7.2 Two ( 2 ) Unsportsmanlike Fouls Thrown out; One game Suspension ( Next playing game )



    9.1 Athletes should sport an appropriate haircut. Bald or Skinheads are not allowed.

    9.2 Athletes are not allowed to expose any tattoos.

    There will be no games in the Midgets Division when typhoon signal number 1 is declared. For typhoon signal number 2, games in the Juniors and Seniors Division will be postponed. All games will be rescheduled.


    Coaching Staff who deliberately allows his/her team to lose the game, as reported by the Commissioner, will be fined with an amount and /or suspended or banned from the tournament, to be determined by the Executive Board.


    Any technical matter not mentioned in the Ground Rules shall be decided by Commissioner and the Technical Committee. Other matters by force majeure shall be be decided in consultation with the WNCAA Executive Board. Changing The Face of The Game!

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    start na ng wncaa, wala bang updates dito? ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujitsu
    start na ng wncaa, wala bang updates dito? ???
    you can check for latest news on the league.

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    good day!im sharmaine gador head coach of the ateneo de zamboanga university women`s basketball team.i just want to know how my team can join the wncaa.our school might be withdrawing from the prisaa and we were asked by our athletics director to look for other organization where we can compete maybe next school year.kindly email me at,we are looking forward to join the wncaa.muchas gracias!

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    From our friends at the WNCAA and FYI for everyone ___

    WCSA, MNCAA start new season

    PHILIPPINE Women's University will host the Women's Colleges Sports Association (WCSA) and Men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (MNCAA) which usher in their new seasons at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    Both WCSA, now on its 10th season, and the 8th MNCAA will have eight members each. The leagues will carry the theme "Leading the way through sports."

    Aside from PWU, the other WCSA teams are Assumption College, Miriam College, St. Scholastica's College, San Beda College Alabang, Manila Tytana Colleges, Enderun Colleges and University of Asia & the Pacific.

    The MNCAA members are Centro Escolar University, SBCA, St. Scholastica, PWU, Enderun, Our Lady of Angels Seminary College, STI and UA&P.

    The opening basketball games of WCSA will pit PWU versus SBCA at 11 a.m. and Assumption against Miriam at 12:30 p.m. MNCAA duels will follow, featuring the PWU versus CEU clash at 2 p.m. and St. Scholastica against Our Lady of Angels at 3:30 p.m. The employees' tiff between St. Scholastica and San Beda will cap the busy opening-day schedule at 5 p.m.

    Marielle Benitez, team captain of the National women's football squad and director for sports development of PWU, will deliver the welcome remarks and figure skater and actress Ina Feleo the inspirational message. Vivian Manila, president of both leagues and the sister organization Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association, will likewise award a plaque of appreciation to PWU president Dr. Francisco Benitez.

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    WNCAA kicks off 43rd season Saturday

    EIGHTEEN schools led by host De La Salle Zobel will comprise the 43rd season of the Women's National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) which unfurls its new season on Saturday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

    DLSZ will be joined by Rizal Technological University, Angelicum College, Assumption College, St. Scholastica's College, Miriam College, Emilio Aguinaldo College, University of Asia & the Pacific, San Beda College Alabang, Centro Escolar University, Philippine Women's University, Saint Pedro Poveda College, St Paul College Pasig, Chiang Kai Shek College, St. Stephen's High School, La Salle College Antipolo, St. Jude Catholic School and La Consolacion College Manila.

    Assumption is back after a three-year absence while La Consolacion took a leave of absence last season.

    Carrying the theme "Making a Difference in Women's Sports," the 43rd WNCAA will have competitions in badminton, basketball, cheerleading/cheerdance (midgets), futsal, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball and new addition softball, which will be for the junior division only.

    As in the previous seasons, basketball, volleyball and futsal will be played during the first semester while the rest of the events will be held next year.

    CEU will open its defense of its senior basketball title against PWU after the 11 a.m. opening rites. The other senior match will pit St. Scholastica against UA&P. Midgets defending champion DLSZ debuts the following day against St. Stephen's at 8:30 a.m. at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong.

    Volleyball games also start on Sunday at the St. Scholastica gym with a seven-match schedule. Defending senior champion RTU opens its bid next Sunday, Aug. 12, against UA&P. RTU was the winningest senior team last season, also ruling futsal, table tennis, swimming and taekwondo.

    Four-time junior defending champion DLSZ opens the futsal event on Aug. 12 versus St. Paul at the EAC gym in Manila.

    "We all share the same passion for sports and friendly inter-scholastic competition," said Bro. Dennis Magbanua, president of DLSZ, in yesterday's press conference at the Philippine Columbian Association in Paco, Manila.

    For her part, long-time WNCAA president Ma. Vivian Manila of St. Scholastica said the WNCAA will continue to promote women's sports.

    "Several leagues have come and gone but the WNCAA has been around for 43 seasons now," said Manila. "As long as there are women athletes, the WNCAA will continue to exist."

    The opening ceremony will be graced by former tennis champion and television personality Dyan Castillejo. Official network partne AKTV will air the opening ceremonies on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. over AKTV-IBC while game highlights will be aired every weekend.

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    43rd WNCAA: CEU, DLSZ win opening weekend matches

    Defending champions Centro Escolar University and De La Salle Zobel bested their respective opponents to jumpstart their title-retention campaigns on a high note in the 43rd WNCAA over the weekend.

    CEU dumped Philippine Women's University, 81-35, on Saturday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig. Earlier, St. Scholastica's College nipped University of Asia and the Pacific, 64-63, after the colorful opening rites prepared by host DLSZ.

    In the continuation of basketball matches the following day at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong, San Beda College Alabang joined the seniors winners with a 56-30 thumping of returning Assumption College, and Emilio Aguinaldo College stopped La Consolacion College Manila, 45-34.

    DLSZ, the defending midgets champion, waylaid St. Stephen's High School, 36-5, in the event being supported by Goody, Mikasa, Molten, MJC Photography, network partner AKTV and radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1.

    In seniors volleyball on Sunday at the St. Scholastica gym in Manila, CEU also prevailed over St. Scholastica, 20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-9, 15-12, while winning in straight sets were UA&P over La Consolacion, 25-19, 25-15, 25-18; PWU against EAC, 25-7, 25-15, 25-20; and Miriam College versus Assumption, 25-12, 25-18, 25-14.

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    RTU, DLSZ make WNCAA semis

    Defending champions Rizal Technological University and De La Salle Zobel clinched semifinal slots in the 43rd WNCAA tournament over the weekend.

    RTU survived San Beda College Alabang, 25-23, 18-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-13, to arrange a semifinal showdown against Centro Escolar University in senior volleyball at the St. Scholastica Manila gym. Miriam College and Philippine Women's University will dispute the other finals slot.

    Host DLSZ stunned defending champion Miriam in the midgets semifinals, 25-14, 25-21, and will take on San Beda in the finals slated Oct. 13. San Beda advanced to the finals after a 25-21, 25-21 victory over Poveda in the tournnament being supported by Goody, Mikasa, Molten, MJC Photography, network partner AKTV and radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1.

    In the quarterfinals of junior basketball played at RTU gym in Mandaluyong, DLSZ dumped St. Jude Catholic School, 52-21, to set up a semis duel on Saturday with Assumption College, which won by forfeiture over Angelicum College.

    Miriam eliminated San Beda, 55-34, and will have Chiang Kai Shek College as its semis opponent. CKSC bested La Salle College Antipolo, 61-45, in their quarterfinal match.

    RTU, also the defending senior futsal champion, emerged No. 1 to make the semis against No. 4 University of Asia and the Pacific. No. 2 Emilio Aguinaldo College and No. 3 Philippine Women's University will collide in the other Final Four schedule on Sunday.

    The junior division semifinals will have four-time defending DLSZ taking on San Beda and Miriam going up against Angelicum.

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    From WNCAA Media - - -

    PWU, RTU, San Beda keep WNCAA titles

    Philippine Women’s University and Rizal Technological University retained their respective seniors titles while San Beda College Alabang, Miriam College and De La Salle Zobel plucked two titles each in the recent five-event sportsfest of the 43rd WNCAA.

    PWU bested Centro Escolar U and St. Scholastica’s College to keep its badminton crown while RTU is still table tennis champion after beating CEU and PWU.

    San Beda also kept its midget and junior swimming championships. On the other hand, Miriam bagged the junior taekwondo and badminton plums while De La Salle Zobel emerged the best in midget taekwondo and junior tennis.

    Other winners in the weekend event held at SBCA grounds and supported by Goody, Mikasa, Molten, Sun Cellular, MJC Photography, network partner AKTV and radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1. were Angelicum College (midget badminton), Assumption College (senior swimming), St. Stephen’s High School (junior table tennis) and CEU (senior taekwondo).

    Named Most Valuable Players were PWU’s Carissa Mae Espino, Miriam’s Patricia Malibiran and Assumption’s Aldreen Concepcion (badminton); San Beda’s Angeli Alvarez and Catherine Bondad and SSHS’s Patricia Michaela Tee (swimming); RTU’s Denelyn Dionio and SSHS’s Richanda Ching (table tennis); and CEU’s Dianne Chua, Miriam’s Kristine Banal and DLSZ’s Julia Luisa Panganiban (taekwondo).

    The country's only tri-level league for women will close the 43rd season today with the cheerdance and cheerleading competition starting at 1 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. DLSZ is the defending midget (cheerdance) champion while Poveda (juniors) and next season's host University of Asia & the Pacific (seniors) will eye back-to-back cheerleading crowns.

    Bagging championships during the first semester last year were CEU in senior basketball and volleyball, Miriam in junior basketball and volleyball, SBCA in midgets volleyball and junior futsal, DLSZ in midgets basketball and RTU in seniors futsal. (END)

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