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UWI St. Augustine Academy of Sport Triumphs in Monarch Basketball Classic

For Release Upon Receipt - November 17, 2023

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, November 17, 2023 - The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Basketball Team achieved an impressive victory in the Monarch Basketball Classic, securing the championship title with a commanding 94-78 win over the University of Guyana. Held from Sept 21-24, 2023, the Monarch Basketball Classic was a thrilling invitational tournament hosted by The UWI Basketball Team. This premier event showcased regional and local top-tier tertiary basketball talent in exhilarating matches, and an unforgettable experience for players and fans alike.

The UWI team displayed remarkable talent, perseverance, and collaboration in an exciting game played at the St. Augustine Academy of Sport. Ultimately, The UWI team outperformed their opponents to win the coveted Monarch Basketball Classic title, in this thrilling event. The intense and fast-paced game drew an enthusiastic crowd of fans who witnessed the outstanding skills and sportsmanship of both teams.

The team showed a great dedication and a display of dexterity as the victory was credited to the athletes' perseverance and hard work. Their commitment to developing and nurturing their talent has paid off in this prestigious tournament, which featured fierce competition.

The Monarch Basketball Classic championship victory is not only a source of pride for the UWI St. Augustine community but also an inspiration for aspiring athletes across the region.


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About The University of the West Indies

 The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

 From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

 The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

 The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

 2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University.

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