(Oct. 24, 2011) -- The UTSA men's basketball program recently gave back to the community by helping with a Habitat for Humanity build on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Spring Creek United Methodist Church.
Battling heavy rain, the Roadrunners student-athletes, coaches and support staff joined a group of approximately 250 volunteers to help put together the frame of a house in the Spring Creek United Methodist Church parking lot. The frame build was a success and the house will be completed on site in February 2012.
"We look forward to volunteering our services any time we can give back to the community," said men's basketball coach Brooks Thompson. "It's the least we can do to help those in need. This was a very fulfilling experience for all of the players and coaches, and it was amazing to see all the volunteers show up and build the frame in the pouring rain."
"Spring Creek is a church in mission," said Pastor Stephen Sanders. "Ten years ago, before we built our own church, we built a home for a deserving family through Habitat for Humanity. Now, as we consider our own expansion, once again we will build a home through Habitat. The framing event was an opportunity for our church, the UTSA basketball team and others in our community to be a part of a wonderful event that will provide new housing for those in our community in need."
Spring Creek United Methodist Church, 28970 Old Fredericksburg Road, is active in local and community missions and is a supporter of Magdalena House, a home for women and their children in crisis situations.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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