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First Filipina athletic scholar in West Point is women tennis team Rookie of the Year

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Filipina Justine Dondonay bagged the Rookie of the Year award for tennis at the West Point Military Academy in the United States a year after she was admitted on an athletic scholarship in the prestigious military training institute.

The latest achievement of Dondonay was announced by her father, Enrique, on a post on his social media profile.

Justine Dondonay
Justine Dondonay.

Enrique and his wife, Lynsie, trace their roots here.

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Enrique is a nurse in the United States who graduated secondary school at the then La Salle-Bacolod.

He told DNX the coaching staff of the West Point tennis team picked Justine from among five freshman candidates.

Justin is the first Filipina athletic scholar admitted to West Point in recent years.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.


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