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UTSA men's intramural basketball team competes in national championship

Legacy team members

UTSA Legacy team members

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(April 12, 2013) -- UTSA Legacy, a UTSA men's intramural basketball team, won the NIRSA-NCCS Region IV Basketball championship March 3, hosted by the University of Houston. No Mercy, a UTSA women's intramural team from UTSA, also competed in the tournament and was eliminated in the semi-finals.

Legacy, coached by former student Bobby Patel and current student Marco Castro, won all six of its games including a 51-33 rout of Lonestar College, Tomball for the championship.

Quintin Smith was honored as tournament MVP and teammate Sean Spain was named to the All-Tournament team. Chloe Woodington of No Mercy made the Women's All-Tournament team.

This year marks the fifth time that a UTSA men's team has won the regional tournament including wins in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011. With the regional championship under their belts, Legacy will travel to Raleigh, N.C., to participate in the NIRSA-NCCS National Basketball Championships hosted by North Carolina State University. The tournament is Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14.

The Legacy team members are:

  • Quintin Smith
  • Sean Spain
  • Ruben Jimenez
  • Isaac Williams
  • Kane Bryant
  • Seth Almaraz
  • Tyree Garcia
  • Frank Iriele
  • D’Marcus Brannon
  • Drew Jefferson

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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