After scoring the championship point in favor of her team to win back the crown, Ateneo’s Jules Samonte became the most talked about player at the tail-end of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.
In a report by Rappler, Samonte appeared to be the most talked about player on the platform during the season-ending battle last Saturday, according to TheNerve data.
UST Golden Tigresses’ Sisi Rondina may be the season MVP but Ateneo Lady Eagles’ Jules Samonte, who scored the championship point in Game 3, was the most talked about player during the #UAAPSeason81 women’s volleyball finals based on Twitter mentions. #TheNerveData pic.twitter.com/9cGXQnyOSj
— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) May 22, 2019
The third-year outside hitter, who scored the title-clinching hit for the Lady Eagles, gathered 17.55 percent of the 32,400 tweets geo-tagged to the country during the week-long series.
Tweets about Samonte peaked when she went off for the championship point, handing Katipunan its third UAAP title.
Samonte amassed a total of 19 points during the best-of-three Finals.
— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) May 18, 2019
Next to her were fellow blue-and-white spikers and graduating trio of Kat Tolentino (17.43 percent), Bea de Leon (13.18 percent) and Maddie Madayag (11.74 percent).
Season’s most valuable player (MVP) Sisi Rondina, meanwhile, was at no. 5 with 8.73 percent of the tweets that mentioned specific players.