Their joy was also a reminder of the driving motivation of the team. UTSA running back Sincerely McCormick said it best: “It’s for San Antonio.”
The tremendous support of our city has been integral to our success. From the very beginning of our football program, dedicated fans have been there for us. They have created an enthusiastic orange sea in our home games and on the road, especially this season. They applauded with pride not only for our team but for San Antonio.
Since becoming president of UTSA in 2016, Taylor Eighty strongly believes that UTSA Athletics is the front door of the university.
As a nationally recognized Division I track and field program in San Antonio, UTSA Athletics is dedicated to transforming lives, firmly upholding the belief that students who excel in sport, in the classroom and in life are all essential to the university’s work to become an institution of excellence.
Each student-athlete achievement shines a little more spotlight on UTSA and San Antonio.
Every mention of UTSA’s athletic success is an opportunity to show the university’s position as a center of academic excellence and how the university benefits, impacts and uplifts San Antonio.
While celebrating the success of our student-athletes, we also celebrate the success of our academic and research excellence.
Just last week, we were named an R1 Research Institution by the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education Institutions, becoming one of 20 R1 universities nationwide that are also Hispanic Service Institutions (HSI). The designation will be formalized next month. This recognition is the culmination of our community’s decades-long quest to build a level one institution in San Antonio.
UTSA is also the only HSI to hold three National Center of Excellence designations from the National Security Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The new School of Data Science that will open this summer will build on these designations, expanding the academic capabilities of the university and further strengthening San Antonio’s global position as a technology hub with a well-trained and trained workforce. diverse.
Like academics and research, UTSA Athletics is growing. Our intercollegiate athletics department recently launched Bold Champions, a landmark $ 70 million fundraising campaign. To date, our generous donors have already committed close to $ 30.5 million.
This investment in the continued success of our athletic program will fund transformative projects, including a training pavilion at the newly opened Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence, a sports complex at Park West Field Campus and a new basketball training center. -ball and volleyball.
Along with our philanthropic initiatives, we are working closely with the City of San Antonio and the County of Bexar to help build these facilities.
The campaign will also provide a direct scholarship to student-athletes, enabling them to compete at the highest level both on the field and in the classroom.
In their pursuit of excellence, UTSA graduates join a workforce of educators, scientists, cybersecurity experts and more, all contributing to San Antonio’s continued economic prosperity. UTSA and San Antonio are inextricably linked.
We are honored to share with you the success of our student-athletes, our 34,000 students and our 140,000-strong alumni network.
We are the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Most importantly, we are the University of Texas for San Antonio.
On behalf of UTSA, our Athletics family and Roadrunners Football, thank you for your incredible support.