UTSA announces creation of Athletics Hall of Fame

Connor Suehs

Despite being a relatively young institution, UTSA has seen some great moments and memories along the way. Since its inception in 1969, the Roadrunners have given San Antonio a top-notch division one college athletic program. The school has seen over 80 conference championships, 60 postseason appearances and more than 50 all-American athletes throughout its history. With the growth of the university and the big move to the American Athletic Conference starting this August, there has never been more excitement around the program than right now. 

With the future looking bright for the Roadrunners, the school has now begun to honor those who paved the way for UTSA Athletics. On June 2, 2023, UTSA Athletics announced the creation of the UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame, in which the program’s greats will now be honored. The inaugural class will be announced in fall 2023, and fans can nominate who they believe should be in the first class. Nominations will be conducted online through a form, with fans being able to choose from their favorite UTSA athletic members. The form will be available to complete until June 16, 2023. 

UTSA Athletic Director Lisa Campos also released a statement, which goes as follows; “UTSA has a rich history of athletic competition and accomplishments even as a relatively young athletics program. The Hall of Fame is a wonderful opportunity for us to honor those deserving individuals who have helped create and shape our legacy. I look forward to honoring who the selection committee chooses for our inaugural class and for future classes in years to come.”

Many fans have been asking for a hall of fame to be created with the hope of honoring some of the most influential members of the UTSA athletics community. Honoring the past will allow current and future athletes to strive to make history in their respective sports. It will be intriguing to see who is inducted into the first class, but the common factor is that all members elected have had a profound impact on the lives of not only student-athletes but everyone at UTSA.