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Local franchise restaurant owners Jim Bodenstedt ’96, a graduate of the College of Business, and spouse Cathy Bodenstedt, a current College of Liberal and Fine Arts undergraduate student, are the first private donors to write a million-dollar check to support the UTSA football program.

The Bodenstedts’ gift will be used to fund scholarships for football student athletes, the first monies allocated for fall 2010 early recruits. Football practice will begin in fall 2010 in preparation for the inaugural season of Roadrunner football in fall 2011.

“We are absolutely thrilled about the opportunities that Jim and Cathy’s gift make possible for our students. They really stepped up, and we are so thankful,” said Marjie French, vice president for university advancement.

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In recognition of their gift, UTSA will rename the student athletic learning center, currently housed in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building on the Main Campus. The James and Catherine Bodenstedt Athletic Learning Center, as it will now be known, provides academic support and personal development services for more than 250 student-athletes.

—Marianne McBride Lewis

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