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UTSA women's powerlifting wins first national championship in club sports

UTSA women's powerlifting team


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(May 1, 2014) -- UTSA Club Powerlifting sent 25 competitors to the 2014 USAPL Collegiate Nationals in Orlando, Fla., in April. The women's team won the National Championship Title with three individual championship titles, a top-three finish and three top-10 finishes. This is the first national title for UTSA club sports.

Molly Zunker, a senior from Thrall, won the national title for her weight class (47 kg/103.6 lbs.) for her fourth national title. Zunker also won national titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Allegra Hudson, a junior from Wylie, won the national title in her weight class (43 kg/94.7 lbs.). Victoria Vargas, a sophomore from Moore, won the national title in her 52 kg./114.6 lbs. weight class.

Following UTSA Women's Club Powerlifting were the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (second place) and the University of Texas at Austin (third place).

The men's powerlifting club finished third. Nine of their 18 competitors finished in the top 10. Two teammates won second place in each of their weight classes: Eduardo Estrada, a freshman from Gonzales (59 kg./130.0 lbs.), and Bryce Siecko, a senior from Tomball (83 kg./182.9 lbs.). Mauricio Valdez, a junior from San Angelo, won third place, behind Siecko, in the same weight class.

The club has produced individual national champions for five years running. Molly Zunker started the streak in 2010, and continued that trend in 2011 and 2012. Jeff Button won an individual national champion title in 2013. This year, Zunker was joined by her teammates Hudson and Vargas to keep the winning streak strong.

UTSA Campus Recreation, in support of its vision to be a recognized leader in student development and collegiate recreation, supports students each year to represent UTSA at Club Sports regional and national tournaments.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

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UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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

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