(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.
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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