(Oct. 30, 2012) -- One hundred twelve UTSA students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends came together Friday, Oct. 19 to participate in the annual UTSA Homecoming Golf Tournament hosted at Silverhorn Golf Club in San Antonio.
The tournament coincides with a collection of other homecoming and game-day programs aimed to strengthen student, faculty, staff, alumni and community relationships and create bonds to The University of Texas at San Antonio. The money raised from the event assists students employed at Campus Recreation to attend national and regional conferences and workshops, which further their education and give them exposure to the fields of leadership development, university recreation, higher education, fitness and wellness, facility management, intramural and club sports, and marketing and outdoor recreation.
"I just wanted to thank you again for putting on such a great tournament! I play a few each year, and the UTSA one is the most well run and fun. Y'all do a great job," said UTSA alumnus Brian Kendall.
Congratulations to Luke Healy, J.R. Camahan, Kaden Duncan and Dustin Martin for shooting a 55 to win the tournament, as well as Closest to the Pin winners Kristen Kline and Ryan Lackey, and Longest Drive winners Laura Munroe and Mark Miller.
Special thanks go to UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey for her opening remarks, as well as the UTSA Campus Recreation staff, the student organization volunteers from Pro-Rec and Men of Honor, and the organizations and businesses that made this tournament a success: Quality Hardwood Floors, Matera Paper Co., Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sprint, Crown Trophy, UTSA Athletics, UTSA Bookstore, CC Creations, Alamo Tees, Mission Restaurant Supply, Hillyard Inc., Rialto Jewelry, DAP Construction, Edwin Watts, Frost Bank at UTSA, Dixon Golf and the Silverhorn Golf Club.
To view highlights from the tournament, visit the UTSA Campus Recreation page on Facebook.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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