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UTSA senior Taylor Newlin named WGCA All-American Scholar

Taylor Newlin

UTSA student-athlete Taylor Newlin
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(July 11, 2014) -- UTSA senior Taylor Newlin was named a Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar for the second straight year, the organization announced in Coral Springs, Fla.

Newlin has a 3.52 cumulative GPA as a double major in accounting and marketing as part of the UTSA MACY (Master of Accountancy) program, where she also will earn a master's degree in accounting.

The Frisco native is a two-time member of the UTSA Dean's List (3.75 or higher semester GPA) and a four-time UTSA Honor Roll (3.50 GPA) honoree. She was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team in April, one year after being voted to the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Newlin also was a two-time Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll selection.

On the course, Newlin collected her fourth all-conference award this spring when she was named third-team All-Conference USA. She finished her final campaign second on the squad with a 74.48 stroke average. A three-time second-team all-league selection, she registered three top-10 finishes, including tying for seventh with a 73-72-72—217 at the Conference USA Championship in April.

The Frisco Wakeland High School graduate set a then-school record for low 36-hole total with a 139 (69-70) en route to a seventh-place finish at The Alamo Invitational last fall and placed eighth at the LSU Tiger Classic with a 221 (79-71-71) in March.

A total of 664 women's collegiate golfers at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels were recognized. A minimum cumulative 3.50 GPA is required.

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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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