(April 25, 2013) -- Last week, the UTSA Legacy men's intramural basketball team won the NCCS National Basketball Championship in Raleigh, N.C., 49-40 against Columbus State University (Georgia). Hosted by North Carolina State University, the tournament featured 20 intramural teams from across the nation.
The trip to Raleigh marked the fifth time that a UTSA men's intramural team has traveled to the national tournament, but Legacy's victory in Raleigh marks the first time a UTSA team has won the national championship.
Legacy was coached by former UTSA student Bobby Patel. Team members include:
Led by Tournament MVP Quintin Smith and All-Tournament Team selection Sean Spain, Legacy cruised through pool-play defeating Mount Olive (North Carolina) and Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania), to land the number one seed in the tournament.
Not every game was easy though, as Legacy battled back from being down 10 against Virginia State in the quarterfinals and then 15 in the semifinals against North Carolina A&T. The win over North Carolina A&T set up a championship showdown against Columbus State.
The first half was low scoring as both teams struggled to make shots and ended with the teams tied at 16. With only 20 minutes between them and a national championship, Legacy used a 12-0 run, sparked by Kane Bryant and Isaac Williams, to take the lead. Legacy never looked back and capped off the championship with a thunderous slam by Tyree Garcia for a 49-40 victory.
The Department of Campus Recreation, in support of its vision to be recognized leaders in student development and collegiate recreation, financially supports students each year to represent UTSA at extramural tournaments for flag football and basketball through the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 210-458-7566.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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