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Student leader Steven Garza featured in My Latino Voice's Hot Latino 25 Under 25

Steven Garza

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(Oct. 26, 2009)--Student leader Steven Garza recently was featured in the online publication My Latino Voice in its Hot Latino 25 Under 25. A UTSA senior biology major, he was nominated by his brothers in the Phi lota Alpha fraternity. His fraternity brothers obviously knew that Garza's involvement efforts were exactly what the publication was looking for.

Along with being a member of Phi Iota Alpha, Garza works with various organizations including the American Red Cross Campus Club, Hispanic Student Association, Multicultural Greek Council and the UTSA Diversity Month Planning Committee. Recently, he took a lead role in organizing and serving as student chair of the Latino Heritage Month Planning Committee.

"When I first came to UTSA I had the mindset of just come to school and leave, and I didn't think I would be as involved as I am," said Garza. "But, seeing the great things that Greek life has to offer, I just got wrapped up in wanting to do good."

After finishing his undergraduate degree, Garza hopes to continue on to medical school. He says that although the path to a better life is not easy, it is always worth it.

Among the other notable honorees for the Hot Latino 25 (Under 25) are America Ferrera from the TV show "Ugly Betty;" Stephanie Lopez Cox, U.S. Olympic soccer player; and Mark Sanchez, quarterback for the New York Jets.

>> For the complete list of the honorees, visit the My Latino Voice Web site.

For more information, visit the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center Web site.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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