With stunts and dance moves clean and precised, NU got a total score of 696.5 points, 76 points ahead of the second placer, defending champion UP Pep Squad with 620.5 points and De La Salle University with 596.5 points that finished third.
NU received a cash prize of P340,000, a Samsung product each team member and a trophy. UP PEP Squad, which slipped to second place this year got P200,000 in cash, a Samsung product and a trophy while DLSU Animo Squad got P140,000 cash prize, a Samsung product and a trophy.
NU also dominated the ‘Group Stunts’ category followed by the Far Eastern University at second place and the University of Santo Tomas at third place.
Jhereeka Mae Bernabe, Head coach of the NU Pep Squad said each member of her team really maximized their time to perfect the stunts. The win is a product of their five months of hard work.
NU member Adrian Alban said they just trusted in themselves and prayed to win the competition long dominated by big schools like UP and UST.