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SACU makes commitment to UTSA for scholarships, exclusive athletics sponsorship

SACU partners

At an SACU ATM are (from left) Laura Johnston (SACU), Frank Burk (SACU), UTSA's Rowdy and UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey.

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(Nov. 19, 2012) -- UTSA and San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU) announce that SACU is now UTSA's financial institution athletics sponsor. SACU also pledged an investment in excellence to UTSA for new opportunities and areas of greatest needs.

As the official financial institution of Roadrunners Athletics, SACU will have marketing rights at UTSA Athletics events such as home football and basketball games. Additionally, SACU will sponsor the UTSA student section during regular season football games and will be included in UTSA Athletics media promotions. The sponsorship opportunity also allows UTSA and SACU to jointly offer a series of programs to UTSA students on the importance of responsible financial management.

"The UTSA and SACU missions of service to the San Antonio community are well aligned and we are thrilled to formalize our partnership," said SACU Chief Marketing Officer Laura Johnston. SACU's pledge for excellence will allow the university to allocate financial resources to students for scholarships, academic programs and other opportunities over a five-year period.

"We are extremely grateful to SACU for supporting UTSA in a way that will enrich both our academic and athletics programs," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "We are particularly excited to partner with SACU on ways to bring financial education and planning to our students to better prepare them as they enter professional life."

The investments of SACU and other UTSA supporters helps fund programs that encourage student success and support the university's designation as an emerging research institution while advancing progress toward Tier One status.

To mark the partnership, Frank Burk, chairman of the board of SACU, tossed the coin at the Roadrunners' Oct. 27 home game against the Utah State Aggies.

Since 2009, UTSA has raised $110 million through the We Are UTSA capital campaign. The university has a goal of reaching $120 million by 2015.

To learn more, visit the We Are UTSA – A Top-Tier Campaign website.

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About San Antonio Federal Credit Union

SACU is a $2.9 billion credit union, with 17 locations in San Antonio and one in Houston. The credit union provides convenience to members through a network of ATM locations and free online and mobile banking. It offers benefits through competitive yields on savings, lower loan rates, and reasonably priced financial services. There are hundreds of ways to qualify for membership at SACU. Visit sacu.com or call Member Services at 210-258-1234 or 1-800-688-SACU (7228) for information.

 

 

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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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