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UAAP Team Knockouts: Prettiest Female Courtside Reporters in Season 76
Among the eight hardcourt beauties of the 76th season , who has us glued to our TV screens?
Published on: Jul 25, 2013 - 8:30am


( Aside from the screaming fans, perky cheerleaders complete with pom-poms, and sweaty (but hot!) basketball players on court, a UAAP basketball game wouldn’t be complete without that pretty girl standing by the dug-out with a mic in hand, reporting what went down during the game. Ever since it started airing on Studio 23 in 2002, a courtside reporter, usually female, has been a mainstay in every UAAP basketball game. And for years, we’ve ogled and admired them.


So we ask the inevitable question: what is the secret to being a good courtside reporter? More than a decade after the games began airing on live television, we’re still wondering. But we do know this: she has to have the grace, brains, beauty, and most importantly, the charm that keeps us glued to our TV screens for two hours.


We rounded up this season’s eight female courtside reporters (five are returning and three are new), and ranked them based on looks and their ability to deliver amid the chaos of this well-loved sport.


Can’t get enough of these female courtside reports? Check out our Top 10 Hottest UAAP Female Courtside Reporters (So Far) and see if your favorite made it to the list!


Photos courtesy of,,, Mark Cristino, and The Adamson Network Facebook page


8. NU’s Tricia Robredo

Her last name sounds familiar (her dad was the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo), but she’s already making a name for herself thanks to her stint as the newest NU courtside reporter. A pre-med student at the Ateneo de Manila University, this hardworking girl is already showing dedication to her new role by adjusting her academic schedule to allow more time for UAAP games. In an interview with, she talks about her goal to deliver substantial and objective reports every time and has dedicated her Wednesdays solely to the sport.  With her cute smile, intellect, and dedication, we’re pretty excited to hear what she has to say about the NU Bulldogs!


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7. UE’s Katz Salao

Her loyalty may be a bit confusing (remember her cheer blunder during last year’s UAAP Cheerleading Competition?) but somehow Katz Salao made it out alive (but will still be remembered in this meme) and returns for a second go as UE’s courtside reporter. Despite this mistake (hey, no one’s perfect!), we’re pretty glad to see this morena stunner in front of the cameras again. The way she almost always reports with a smile (whether her team’s winning or not) and with eloquence is something to be admired.


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6. Ateneo’s Selina Dagdag

Last season, Selina had her cake and ate it, too. No, we don’t mean that she’s selfish. It’s just that aside from having gorgeous locks, flawless skin, and crystal-clear delivery during all the Ateneo games, her team also won its five-peat  championship - a legacy she has always wanted to be a part of.  Now that she’s on her second year as a reporter, and armed with more knowledge, she remains a sweet, articulate reporter who displays grace under pressure despite her team’s many losses (Ateneo: 2-4).


Photo courtesy of Mark Cristino


5. UP’s Bea Fabregas

We’re guessing you’ve probably heard her voice on air (former Junior Jock at Magic 89.9 and a current DJ at 99.5 PLAY FM) and/or saw her last year reporting for her alma mater (Yup, she’s an Iskolar ng Bayan). This rosy-cheeked mestiza is no stranger to the tension and pressure of UAAP Sports, having been an accomplished UAAP Tennis player herself. She definitely showed promise last season, and now that she has returned, she hopes to report about her school in the best way possible.


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  • DeletedAccepted
    My favorite is Ina Ongsiako very very pretty.
    Jul 26 2013 @ 07:42am     Reply   Hide replies
    • inaongsiakofan
      Righ,she's so pretty!.If you don't know her,you would think she is a celebrity.
      Feb 04 2014 @ 10:07am     Reply  
  • bibbo
    I was wondering bakit taga Ateneo yung courtside reported ng NU? Is it because she's a Robredo? And is NU ok with this? Just asking.
    Jul 26 2013 @ 07:32am     Reply   Hide replies
    • booba
      It's not a new thing to assign a courtside reporter that's not from the school they're reporting.

      Case in point: Aaron Atayde (La Salle) reported for Adamson; Andi Manzano (Miriam), Rica Facundo (ADMU) reported for FEU, Tiff Atendido (DLSU) reported for UE during her first year as a courtside reporter; the late Maan Panganiban (UP) reported for NU and that's how she met Bobby Parks Jr.

      it's studio 23's call... not the schools'
      Jul 26 2013 @ 08:14am     Reply   Hide replies
      • James Ty III
        Don't forget Apple David. She graduated from Miriam like Andi but she reported for Adamson and was accepted by the Falcons with open arms. She was hired as a coordinator by Adamson's PE department and she wears a staff ID during the games. Apple even sits behind the Falcons bench.

        By the way, Jessica Mendoza is leaving for the States to pursue her Masters degree in Boston. We will miss her in the UAAP and PBA games.
        Jul 27 2013 @ 12:30pm     Reply  
  • jesuswasablackman
    I am predicting a Bb. Pilipinas title win for Kristelle in a year or two
    Jul 25 2013 @ 09:19am     Reply   Hide replies
    • James Ty III
      I don't think Kristelle is really that tall.
      Jul 27 2013 @ 12:33pm     Reply  
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