The AD's Corner — Wednesday, May 6, 2015
UTSA To Face LSU Face In NCAA Tournament
The Roadrunners enter the Waco Regional as the No. 3 seed and the 59th-ranked team in the country, while the Tigers are the No. 2 seed and No. 29 team nationally. Tournament host Baylor is the No. 1 regional seed and the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament.
UTSA knocked off No. 58 Old Dominion and No. 54 Rice to win the Conference USA Tournament and earn the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
UTSA already has set a program record for victories and head coach Jeff Kader is making his second NCAA Tournament appearance in five seasons. He recently was named the C-USA Coach of the Year, while No. 1 singles player Tomas Stillman was named C-USA Player of the Year and Outstanding Singles Player of the Championship and sophomore Tito Moreiras was tabbed C-USA Newcomer of the Year.
Baseball To Wraps Up Home Season This Weekend
UTSA will travel to Baylor for a non-conference showdown at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday and the Roadrunners then close the regular season with a three-game series from May 14-16 at Charlotte.
UTSA currently sits in fourth place in the league standings. The top eight teams from the regular season standings advance to the C-USA Tournament, which will be contested from May 20-24 in Hattiesburg, Miss. The format includes two double-elimination brackets, with a single-elimination championship game.
West Champions Earn All-Conference USA Honors
Low becomes just the second player in program history to earn first-team all-league honors three times. The Spring native ranks third in C-USA with 16 home runs, second with 113 total bases and third with a .785 slugging percentage.
Meanwhile, Crawford leads the league with 18 home runs and 62 RBIs.
The Roadrunners wrapped up the C-USA West Division Championship with a three-game sweep of Louisiana Tech last weekend at home. No. 3 seed UTSA (35-7) will open play at this weekend's C-USA Tournament in Miami, Fla., at 5:30 p.m. (CT) on Thursday against sixth-seeded Louisiana Tech (31-18).
Two Roadrunners Agree To Terms Following National Football League Draft
Mabry signed with the New Orleans Saints and Wade joined the Seattle Seahawks. Both will be competing for roster spots in preseason camps this summer.
“I’m happy that Ashaad and Triston will have a chance to continue their careers at the next level,” head coach Larry Coker said. “Their hard work and dedication has made this possible. This is a historic moment for our program and I am looking forward to seeing former Roadrunners in the NFL next season.”
Mabry and Wade join one other former UTSA student-athlete on an NFL roster.
Former track & field All-American Teddy Williams signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys back in July 2010 and he currently is a cornerback on the Carolina Panthers roster.
UTSA To Host Women’s Golf Regional This Weekend
Eighteen teams and six individuals will travel to the Alamo City to compete for a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships later this month.
This marks the 17th NCAA Championship event that UTSA has served as the host institution for since 1997.
You can click here for more information on this weekend's event.
Recruiting Seminar Scheduled For May 27 At Paul Taylor Fieldhouse
The session is free of charge as a public service to help parents understand and assist their sons and daughters in attaining their dreams of playing college sports.
Click here or call (210) 458-8872 to RSVP for the event.
Blackwood Inducted Into Big Country Hall Of Fame
Blackwood ran track for Abilene High School’s 1959 State Championship team and was a collegiate standout at Abilene Christian. He coached track & field and cross country in high school, as well as collegiately at UTSA, Texas and Southern Miss.
Lozano Named To Conference USA All-Freshman Team
The Boerne native ranked second on the team with a 73.15 stroke average this past season and he was named C-USA Player of the Week on March 25 after tying for first place with a career-best nine-under-par 207 at the Lone Star Invitational hosted by UTSA at Briggs Ranch Golf Club.