(June 21, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio placed ninth overall among 23 large employer teams in the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on June 2. Seventy UTSA employees assembled at the University of the Incarnate Word to compete with other San Antonio companies and institutions in hopes of winning the Corporate Cup. UTSA placed first in the golf-chipping event and second place in the Frisbee toss.
The daylong event encourages wellness, camaraderie, athletic skill, charitable giving and volunteerism. Each category earned companies points toward winning the Corporate Cup. The 13 wellness and athletic events consisted of three running events, two basketball events, a wellness walk, Frisbee toss, golf chipping, corn toss, tug of war, football throw, soccer kicks and dodge ball.
Fifty San Antonio corporate teams participated. Companies were divided into four divisions determined by their size. UTSA's competitors included H-E-B, YMCA, USAA, AT&T Mobility, Rackspace, NuStar Energy and University of the Incarnate Word.
The event provided UTSA a chance to show its commitment to improving the overall health and wellness of employees. UTSA employees showed that fitness can be fun and enjoyable. San Antonio Sports has scheduled the 2013 Corporate Cup for June 1, and UTSA employees will participate again.
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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