Rinna C. Babanto
DLSU AB Sports Management
DLSAA Lasallian Sports Achievement Awardee
for her outstanding and historic performance in taekwondo as the first ever UAAP poomsae “most valuable player” and gold medal victor at the world championships
Babanto graduated from Southwestern University with the Athlete of The Year Award and is a 2nd Dan black belt (Kukkiwon and PTA). She has also been a member of the Poomsae National Team since 2012 and the DLSU Taekwondo Poomsae Team since 2014. In 2018, Babanto won the bronze medal at the 5th Asian Poomsae Taekwondo Championships, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She also won bronze in Team Female Under 30 at the Asian Games in the same year. During the UAAP Season 81, she finished gold in the Individual Female and Mixed Pair Event category. She went on to become the overall champion as well. Some of her other achievements include getting bronze at the 29th Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. With her combination of power and grace, Babanto has elevated the status of the Lasallian sports community both here and abroad.