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UTSA Alumni Association, University Co-Op join to raise scholarship funds

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(April 16, 2013) -- The University Co-Op Longhorn Fiesta Medal is always a hot-selling item. In fact, in the last two years, proceeds from the medals have helped raise more than $50,000 to benefit San Antonio charities.

This year, the University Co-Op is keeping it in the UT family by naming the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarships as one of the recipients of the proceeds. The University Co-Op, a partner with the Alumni Association, has a dedicated area in their Quarry shopping center location for UTSA wear and gear. UTSA Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount.

"The University Co-Op and the UTSA Alumni Association are family," said Brian Jewel, Co-Op vice president of marketing. "We enjoy working with the association, and we do our best to help them any way we can."

This year, the UTSA Alumni Association will award $200,000 in scholarships. The association has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships since 1982.

"With partners like the University Co-Op, our Alumni Association has been able to grow by leaps and bounds and keep the flow of scholarships going to deserving students," said Jim Mickey, associate vice president for UTSA alumni programs.

The Longhorn Fiesta Medal can be purchased for $8 at the University Co-Op in the Quarry shopping center.

 

 

 

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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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