SCU Reclaims Crown in University Faculty/Staff Basketball Tournament

  • 09/10/2020
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  • Headline News
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  • News source: Secretariat
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  • Translator: Hao-Kang Chia

Soochow’s athletic faculty and staff shone again at the 2020 intercollege basketball tournament held from August 27th to 30th in Chinese Culture University (PCCU). The SCU players finished 7th in the C-Level (age 40 to 49), and won championship in the D-Level (age 50 and more) with a ninth title in the school history.  

Participating in the C-Level for the first time, the Soochow team, composed of seven players led by Dean of the Office of Student Affairs Kuen-Chang Lee, advanced to the final eight with 2nd place in its group by rallying to beat the PCCU team 39-35. In the first game of final-eight round, Soochow tried their best to compete against the defending champion National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), which was led by a former national volleyball player, winning the 7th place in the end.

In a more dominant form, the SCU team in the D-Level eased into the final, where they also faced NTUST, the level’s defending champ. With better 3-point field goal percentage and great defense and teamwork, the 10 players, led by Dean of Office of Research Development Chih-Chieh Wang, clinched the win and the title with a final score 52-41.

Founded more than two decades ago, the Soochow faculty and staff basketball team had nabbed eight championship trophies in the D-Level (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2018). This year they did it again with a ninth title added under their belt.

Also important were the logistics from Head of Physical Education Activities Division Hui-Fang Wu and other staff of the Office of Physical Education, and the cheers from many other SCU members including Vice President Bau-Tscheng Dung, Dean of the Office of Social Resource, Alumni Service and Career Development Shu-Fang Wang, and Dean of the Office of General Affairs Joann Chuang.