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(Jan. 6, 2011)--The UTSA Staff Council invites UTSA faculty, staff, students and friends to participate in the Strikes for Scholarships bowling fundraiser and silent auction. The event is 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24 at University Bowl, 12332 West Interstate 10, near De Zavala Road. Proceeds will support the Staff Council annual scholarship awarded to at least one staff undergraduate student and one staff graduate student.

The event will include a silent auction, giveaways, door prizes and competition. Teams of up to six bowlers, singles and families are welcome to attend. The cost for two games and rental shoes is $15 per person. Early birds who register by Friday, Jan. 14 will receive a gift bag; the registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 19.

"The UTSA Staff Council serves as the voice for UTSA staff on a variety of issues and includes at least one staff member from each VP area of the university," said Cie Gee, UTSA graduation coordinator and Staff Council chair. "As part of our service to UTSA, the Staff Council awards annual scholarships to help UTSA staff who are undergraduate and graduate students defray their educational expenses. Strikes for Scholarships will continue this tradition."

Two bowling games and rental shoes are included in the fundraiser's $15-per-person entry fee. Early birds who register and make their payments by Friday, Jan. 14 will receive a gift bag. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Those who can't attend but would like to support the scholarship fund can give at the UTSA Staff Council website. (At the site, select "Donate.")

For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Orth, Office of Management Reporting and Administrative Systems, at 210-458-4343 or Cie Gee, Office of the Registrar, at 210-458-4603.

 

 

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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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