Title

Finish line: A short feature about a recruited student-athlete's struggles in an elite university

Date of Publication

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts

Subject Categories

Communication

Thesis Adviser

Clodualdo Del Mundo, Jr.

Abstract/Summary

The recruitment of athletes from the rural areas of the Philippines is a recurring phenomenon. Young athletes are scouted during regional and national competitions among high schools. Coaches from universities in Metro Manila recruit promising athletes for their teams. Scholarships are offered, some include housing and allowance, in exchange for their devotion of time and strength to represent the university in their respective sports.

The character of Melissa San Jose, a track and field runner, is a portrayal of a young athlete who competed in a regional competition, and scouted by a coach from Metro Manila. The potential to compete in a bigger league paved way to an opportunity to study in a university. She faces struggles as she fulfills her responsibilities as a student-athlete.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18051

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Keywords

College athletes—Recruiting--Philippines; College sports—Scouting--Philippines; Feature films

Embargo Period

4-23-2021

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