(Feb. 24, 2010)--Despite plunging temperatures, the UTSA debaters are warming the debate environment from Austin to Manhattan, Kan.
Feb. 5-8, UTSA's Andy Montee and Chris Thomas competed at the nationally powerful UT-Austin tournament. In a field of 164 of the best teams in the country, Montee and Thomas won six of eight preliminary rounds to advance to elimination rounds seeded 18th in the entire field. They ended up in seventh place and posted wins against teams from Harvard and Dartmouth in back-to-back rounds.
Feb. 12-15, Thomas competed at a tournament hosted by Kansas State University, where he partnered with a KSU debater. They bested every team they met (10) without losing a single vote. Both finished with speaker awards as well.
The Roadrunner debaters travel next on Feb. 27 to Dallas, where Montee and Thomas will debate in the National Debate Tournament (NDT) District 3 (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri) Qualifying Tournament.
If the UTSA debaters do well there, they will have an automatic invitation to the NDT on March 20 at University of California at Berkeley.
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.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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