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UTSA hosts Black History Knowledge Bowl Feb. 26 at Main Campus

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(Feb. 22, 2013) -- As part of Black History Month, UTSA will host the 2013 Black History Knowledge Bowl from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the UTSA Main Campus. Teams of two to five students each will compete at the event, which will quiz their knowledge of African-American history. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is intended to foster UTSA’s core values of inclusiveness, collaboration, respect, innovation and excellence.

Teams will compete to win cash scholarship prizes. The first-place team will receive $1,200, second will receive $600 and third will receive $300. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Black History Month is an annual celebration in the United States and other countries to recognize the contributions of African-Americans and their role in history. The celebration, originally a week long, was developed by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to one month.

The UTSA 2013 Knowledge Bowl is presented by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Recruitment, Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and Humanities, African-American Studies Program, Consortium for Social Transformation, University Center, UTSA Advising, UTSA Athletics, UTSA Bookstore, UTSA Colleges, UTSA Professor Amir Karimi (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Ztejas restaurant.

To learn more about the Knowledge Bowl, email Yolanda Williams or Tony Daniels.

 

 

Did You Know?

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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