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UTSA Choir Camp leads in preparing high school students for state competition

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(June 30, 2014) -- UTSA continues as San Antonio's summer camp destination with more than 8,500 young students participating in 23 camps in June and July.

Running this week through July 2, the UTSA Choir Camp is known across the state as a leader in the preparatory process for the Texas All-State Choir.

More than 250 high school students from across Texas will come to the choir camp, now in its 18th year. Outstanding clinicians from prominent Texas high school music programs along with UTSA's superb conductors and faculty will provide an intensive study of All-State Choir audition music. For more information, contact camp coordinator Suzie Rocha at choircamp@utsa.edu or call the UTSA Department of Music at 210-458-4354.

Camps and academies throughout the summer include science, engineering, archaeology, architecture, sports, law, music, writing and language for children and teens. Campers expand their horizons through hands-on activities and open their minds to educational opportunities. For many, it is their first experience at a top-quality institution of higher education.

Through August, UTSA Athletics will host a range of camps in baseball, basketball, soccer and softball to help kids develop their skills through practice and friendly competition in a fun and challenging environment.

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For details on availability, registration and more, visit the UTSA Summer Camps website with a listing of all UTSA camps and links to find the one that's just right for you and your child.

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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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