Student first, athlete second: Celine Domingo divides time between volleyball, thesis work

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Celine Domingo is making sure that she’s a student first and an athlete second.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES View comments The field is set: 2019 NBA playoffs matchups finalized Domingo averaged 11.9 points in the tournament’s first nine games and ranked no.13 in scoring, but she suffered a drastic drop in her production in FEU’s past three games.She went scoreless against Ateneo then had 12 combined points in the Lady Tamaraws’ matches against University of the Philippines and the Lady Bulldogs.“I know this shouldn’t be an excuse but I have a hard time adjusting because I’m the type of person who sleeps early,” said Domingo. “It’s actually frustrating for me because your mind is telling me to push it but your body is the one that just gives up.”Domingo added that her thesis doesn’t require her to spend hours upon hours in the library and instead demands her and her group mates to go out on the field.The 5-foot-9 middle blocker routinely goes to Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, La Mesa Dam Water Shed, and UP-Diliman to do on-site studies for her thesis titled Motivation and Satisfaction in Visiting Urban Green Parks in Quezon City.ADVERTISEMENT And Domingo does her schoolwork right after the team’s training at around lunchtime.Another part of Domingo’s student-athlete struggle is the Lady Tamaraws’ schedule in the tournament.FEU has a game set on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena against University of Santo Tomas at 4 pm and it’s on that day that Domingo’s set to defend the thesis.“Our defense is on Sunday, and we have a game on Sunday so I’m putting my fate to the Lord,” said Domingo. “Our schedule is yet to be released and I hope we go in the morning so I can catch up to our game at MOA.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Far Eastern University’s middle blocker has been on a roller coaster ride in her past three games in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament that included a zero-point game against Ateneo.Domingo said she’s not solely focused on volleyball during the past weeks and instead had to divide her time for training and completing her thesis for her BS Tourism course at FEU.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“I’m focusing on my thesis now and it’s getting harder by the moment,” said Domingo in Filipino after FEU’s romp of National University, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.“Before we played Ateneo, I think there were three nights that I only had three hours of sleep each. And now I’ve been sleeping for three to five hours because there are a lot of deadlines I have to catch up on.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img

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