UTSA Fiesta medal wins 'Best of San Antonio' Fiesta edition in online contest

UTSA Fiesta medal

With students, UTSA President Ricardo Romo announces UTSA won the best Fiesta medal contest.

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>> UTSA Fiesta medals are available for $3 at the Roadrunner Express store at the University Center paseo on the Main Campus. Order medals at 210-458-6159 or rrexpress@utsa.edu.

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(April 18, 2012) -- Fiesta San Antonio officially kicks off Thursday, and UTSA will reign over the festivities with the best Fiesta medal for 2012. WOAI TV announced Wednesday that UTSA won the online competition as part of "Best of San Antonio" Fiesta edition.

The honor for best Fiesta medal was a special treat for President Ricardo Romo who designed the UTSA medal.

"I'm not surprised, because so many people love UTSA and this medal represents the spirit of UTSA," said Romo. "Our students deserve the credit because they voted and got others to vote. Without them and the great work they do in the classroom and on campus, this would not be possible."

Medals are an essential part of Fiesta. Organizations across town create medals to sell or give away with the goal of collecting as many as possible. King Antonio XLIX is credited with starting the tradition in 1971 when he put 200 royal coins on ribbons and distributed them at Fiesta events.