Tuesday, December 01, 2015


UTSA's Richard Garrett Jr. named Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year

Richard Garrett Jr.

Richard Garrett Jr.
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(June 25, 2014) -- UTSA student Richard Garrett Jr. capped a remarkable final season as the senior All-American was named Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year.

Garrett Jr. finished fourth in the shot put at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. The Garland native broke his program record for the fifth time this year with his measurement of 66-1 (20.14m), as he became the first five-time All-American in school history.

That came on the heels of winning this year's C-USA Championship with a meet-record put of 65-9 3/4 (20.06m). He also was victorious in the discus at the league meet with a personal-record toss of 188-5 (57.44m) and his fifth-place performance in the hammer (179-6/54.71m) gave him a team-leading total of 24 points.

The 6-foot, 275-pounder was named the conference's Field Performer of the Meet for his efforts and he also was a three-time C-USA Athlete of the Week honoree this past season.

All told, Garrett Jr. stood atop the podium 10 times in his final campaign, as he was a five-time shot put winner and four-time discus gold medalist to go along with one triumph in the hammer.

The award capped an amazing outdoor season for the Roadrunners.

UTSA won the C-USA Championship with a program-record 172 points in its first season as a member of the circuit, and the Roadrunners went on to post their best finish at the national meet (t-33rd/eight points).

Keyunta Hayes (first team/400m hurdles) and Andrew Akens (honorable mention/shot put) joined Garrett Jr. as All-Americans, and the Birds won a total of five individual/relay crowns at the conference meet in Houston.


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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.
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