Welcome to the fall semester. In this month’s spotlight section, two new traditions for the UTSA community are being highlighted. Tradition, spirit and pride for the Roadrunners grow with each passing year through our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community partners. Here’s the scoop on the latest traditions unveiled this fall.
After nearly a year of planning, the UTSA Rowdy Rush took the field for the first time prior to the UTSA-Oklahoma State home opener on September 7.
UTSA freshmen joined the Spirit of San Antonio band on the field, forming a human tunnel for players and coaches to enter the field prior to kickoff. More than 500 incoming freshmen registered at orientation and purchased a Class of 2017 orange jersey to be part of the first-ever Rush. Upperclassmen student leaders serve as guides entitled Wranglers. Athletics Marketing and Student Activities worked diligently to design and implement this tradition so that freshmen can immediately participate in the spirit of UTSA Football.
Have you seen him? By him we mean Rowdy - a six-foot-tall Roadrunner statue, one thousand pounds of awesome – who is calling the University Center Star Galleria his temporary home. Make sure to stop by and say hello. Created by R.G. Box, the Roadrunner statue is a symbol of the depth of our feelings for The University of Texas at San Antonio. Through the vision, hard work and support of the Student Government Association, Student Life, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, President’s Office, Athletics, External Relations, Business Affairs, and many others, a campaign is underway to identify, secure and fund Rowdy’s permanent home on campus.
Read the story of the statue and more information about the #BringRowdyHome campaign at the following links.