(Jan. 8, 2018) -- Lightz Out, a men’s intramural flag football team from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has reason to celebrate today. They won the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Championship Series National Flag Football Championship over the weekend in Pensacola, Fla. Lightz Out was one of 25 collegiate teams that traveled from all over the country to compete for the national title.
The team began their journey to the national championship by first winning the NIRSA Championship Series Region IV flag football tournament in Richardson, Texas last October. That championship earned the team a bid to the national tournament. After going 1-1 in pool play, Lightz Out defeated Loyola Marymount University (26-7), Columbus State University (26-12) and Rutgers University (33-0), before battling Texas Southern University in the championship game. After racing out to a 13-0 lead, Lightz Out held on to win the championship 25-19.
The team’s quarterback, Ruben Jimenez, earned Tournament MVP honors. Andre Garcia and Kendahl Roberts also earned All Tournament honors. The remaining team members include Devin Allen-Smith, Randy Bermea, Jesse Gamez, Marcus Haraway, Lamar Kimble, Nathaniel Mayberry, Karimu Osman, Jalen Richardson, Ricky Ridley, Denzel Seals and Cameron Wilson. Lightz Out is coached by UTSA alum Jonathan Taylor '17.
Campus Recreation, in support of its vision to be recognized leaders in student development and collegiate recreation, financially supports students each year to represent UTSA at extramural tournaments for flag football and basketball through NIRSA.
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 14th Annual UTSA Storytelling Festival featuring Nancy Simpson, storyteller and keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public.Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
Students are invited to a semi-formal, dinner banquet with an awards presentation and dancing. Keynote speaker will be San Antonio City Councilman William Cruz Shaw. Tickets must be purchased by Feb 19 at Roadrunner Express. UTSA students are $15 and guests are $20.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1/106), Main Campus