Family of champions: Little sister Dani Ravena wins first UAAP title


first_imgThirdy Ravena carries his sister and Ateneo Lady Eagles libero Dani Ravena, who just won the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Ravenas, a family of champions, can now say that every member of their family won a title.Dani Ravena was the latest to gain status as champion after helping Ateneo knock off University of Santo Tomas in Game 3 of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Finals on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Ravena parents, meanwhile, are also champions during their playing years with patriarch Bong winning the 1992 PBA Rookie of the Year and claiming five titles in his 13-year career.Mozzy was part of UST’s last two championships during its  ‘seven-peat’ bridging the late 80s and early 90s.“They played hard, they have a lot of heart and you’ll be amazed at how much sacrifice they make,” said Kiefer, who plays for NLEX in the PBA. “It’s just fitting for them to win this championship.”“I hope she wins more titles than my brother and I,” added Thirdy, who will play his fifth collegiate year in Season 82.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Her brothers Kiefer and Thirdy couldn’t be any prouder of their little sister.“I can’t remember any siblings that each one of them has won a championship in the UAAP, it’s going to be a feat for the family so credit to our parents,” said Kiefer Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“This is an amazing feeling, I’m proud of the whole team, proud of Dani,” said Thirdy in Filipino. “I just told her to enjoy everything because after Game 1 she’s already stressed and I told them to just enjoy that moment because they deserve it.”Kiefer is a two-time UAAP champion and a two-time MVP while Thirdy led the Blue Eagles to their last two titles and also bagged Finals MVP trophies. LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew EJ Laure hopes to be back for UST in UAAP Season 82 ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img