Thursday, September 18, 2014

Granddaughter of Gen. Paulino Santos is WNCAA’s tallest basketball player

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Cassandra Alicia C. Santos may only be all of 16 years but she has already been causing a stir in the playoffs for the Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA).

A 4th year high school student of the San Beda College Alabang where she is a member of the school’s girls basketball team, Cassandra who stands 5 feet and 9.5 inches tall is their tallest player!

This is of no surprise actually because she is a great granddaughter of Gen. Paulino Santos, who himself stands more than six feet tall.

Cassandara’s father Joel, who is a former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player for PRESTO and who now owns one of GenSan’s largest tuna processing firms, the Sta. Cruz Seafoods (one of the sponsors of the MBS2) inside the Gen. Santos Fishport Development Complex is 6’3″ tall.  Her mother Patricia, a former flight stewardess is 5’8″!

That also makes her 3 siblings, a brother and two younger sisters taller than most young people their age.

Maybe because of her height, Cassandra has always wanted to play basketball even when she was just a student at the NDDU from Kindergarten to Grade IV and later transferred to the Quantum Academy in  Barangay San Isidro when she reached Grade V.

At Quantum, she honed not only her academic skills but also her prowess in playing basketball.

Her parents noticing that she could really excel in the sport, decided to enroll her at the San Beda College Alabang when she was a 3rd year high school student because that school has its own junior girls basketball team which they field at the Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Assosciation.

This year, she finally was able to play for the WNCAA’s 39th season where she awed the spectators not only with her towering presence but also with her fastbreaks and dunks.

The young athlete has finally realized her dream and is forever thankful that she has very supportive parents who gave her a chance to study in Manila and pursue it.  She’s dedicating all her achievements to them and to the city that her great granddaddy founded.

Cassandra C. Santos. The 1st WNCAA Varsity Player from GenSan. Another awesome General.

Watch out for more of her soon!

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23 thoughts on “Granddaughter of Gen. Paulino Santos is WNCAA’s tallest basketball player

  1. boyette

    vel!

    I would like to share as far as i can recall some achievements of her father, Joel.

    Joel or frondly called Joker in his pals in Dadiangas, now GenSan, was a Notre Dame of Dadiangas Boys High School Varsity. In 1975,we were players in the mini then to midget to juniors division to a popular team Edsans, wherein we bested as commercial champions for 3 years in our division.

    Joker, played for awhile at Univ. of Mindanao in Davao City.Played a lot of commercial leagues that include our city during the popular commercial league sponsored by PICPA and BAP. He brought the Lumasal Team owned by the Former Mayor of Maasim, Anacito “Nitoy” Lopez,Sr.the winningest and the champion that bested the Yellow
    bus Team,Bibiana Swine Farm,Air Manila,among others.

    He then got his break at San Beda College and joined NCCA.

    In Phil.Basketball League, He was then first five of the Masagana Team owned by businessman tycon, Danding Coangco and awarded as PBL Sportsman of the year.He joined Phil Baskestball Assos.(PBA) to a team Purefoods, Great taste(Presto) as a power forward and the rest was history.

    Kayo na bahala mag intindi at mag rephrase.

    boyette d.

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  2. jinky borela

    IT’S ALL IN THE GENES TALAGA NO. . .CASSANDRA IS ANOTHER STAR IN THE MAKING, FOR SURE, WHO WILL MAKE US GENERALS PROUDER.

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  3. pixar

    hahahaha parehas lang me diay ug heigth….
    pagka college nako sa admu daw ko
    tapos magbalik pako ug college sa state
    kung mahuman ang petition…

    pero matangkad rin cya ha!!!
    im proud of her sana makita ko sya sa MM.. hehhehehhe

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  4. AforDaboLz

    Avel, hindi mo man ako pinadalhan ng article ni pamangking Cass. buti na lang binubusisi ko itong blog mo. he he.

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  5. archmykel

    Wow, she is really tall. Sabagay matatangkad naman talaga ang mga heirs ni General Paulino Santos. By the way, how tall ba c General Paulino Santos? :)

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  6. bariles Post author

    Originally Posted By boyette
    vel!

    I would like to share as far as i can recall some achievements of her father, Joel.

    Joel or frondly called Joker in his pals in Dadiangas, now GenSan, was a Notre Dame of Dadiangas Boys High School Varsity. In 1975,we were players in the mini then to midget to juniors division to a popular team Edsans, wherein we bested as commercial champions for 3 years in our division.

    Joker, played for awhile at Univ. of Mindanao in Davao City.Played a lot of commercial leagues that include our city during the popular commercial league sponsored by PICPA and BAP. He brought the Lumasal Team owned by the Former Mayor of Maasim, Anacito “Nitoy” Lopez,Sr.the winningest and the champion that bested the Yellow
    bus Team,Bibiana Swine Farm,Air Manila,among others.

    He then got his break at San Beda College and joined NCCA.

    In Phil.Basketball League, He was then first five of the Masagana Team owned by businessman tycon, Danding Coangco and awarded as PBL Sportsman of the year.He joined Phil Baskestball Assos.(PBA) to a team Purefoods, Great taste(Presto) as a power forward and the rest was history.

    Kayo na bahala mag intindi at mag rephrase.

    boyette d.

    Boyette, wow! Fan ka pala ni Joel, I didn’t know that. :) Thanks for this short piece of history.

    Galing rin ng pinagdaanan pala talaga ng tatay sa larangan ng basketbol. :)

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  7. bariles Post author

    @Jinky, STAR is really the right word. A rising star. If she continues on rising, super-mega tall to the max na talaga sya! :)

    @Miko, Cassandra is definitely an ACE general we should be proud of. :)

    @Pixar, really? How tall are you, too? :o

    @Afordabolz, di ba subscribed ka here? Baka late ang email reminder mo. Hehehe! How tall are your kids Noel?

    @Archmykel and @Orman, General Paulino Santos, according to Cassandra’s father, Joel is 6.0 Feet Tall! Haneps!

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  8. gensanite

    aside from MANNY PACQUIAO, we also had young generals who excelled in sports…

    there’s this basketball player from far eastern university who plays in the uaap… (ALLERA)

    and a couple of years back, there was a sprinter from de la salle university (SOGUILON) who “unofficially” (because there was no complete equipment when he ran) broke the country’s 200m record… he was also a schoolmate from back in high school…

    and of course, there’s BARILES… but that’s another story… hehehe… :D

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  9. jasper0127

    Grabe ang tangkad nakakainggit congrats Cassandra we are very proud of you keep it up.

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