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Athlete of the Week: Nick Thornquist

Nick Thornquist is the senior catcher for the baseball team. He is beginning his second season for the Roadrunners.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Since his transfer from McLennan Community College in 2018, senior catcher Nick Thornquist is currently the most experienced backstop to the Roadrunner mound. He has started in 51 of the 59 games he has played in, and he has compiled 60 hits, seven home runs and 43 runners batted in. Thornquist has a...

Athlete of the Week: Ana Gonzalez

Ana Gonzalez putts the ball into the hole at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship. Gonzalez
will be competing in the University of Houston Icon Invitational.

Lindsey Mione, Head of Special Projects

February 25, 2020

As a Monterrey native, Ana Gonzalez found her way to the U.S. to get an education and play golf for the UTSA Roadrunners. “I’m from Monterrey, Mexico. I went to high school there and just came [to San Antonio] for college. [I have spent] all my life in Mexico,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez first...

Athlete of the Week: Atem Bior

Atem Bior looks to pass the ball. Bior is wrapping up his final season playing for the ‘Runners.

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2020

Senior forward Atem Bior has established himself as the sixth man for the men’s basketball team since his arrival at UTSA from the land down under. A transfer from the New Mexico Military Institute, Bior has traveled the globe, keeping basketball a constant in his life. “When I was about eight, I would...

Athlete of the Week: Timea Toth

Timea Toth shoots a free throw after being fouled. The Roadrunners dropped this game to the Monarchs, 43-62.

Max Aguirre, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

from Dunakeszi, Hungary, has been a consistent presence on UTSA’s women’s basketball team for four seasons. Standing at 6-foot-1, she provides a great defensive effort for the team, consistently blocking shots and stealing the ball from opponents. Toth started playing basketball in Europe at the age...

Athlete of the Week: Keaton Wallace

Keaton Wallace brings the ball up to make a lay-up. Wallace is the second half of Conference USA’s highest
scoring duo.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Junior guard Keaton Wallace, part of Conference-USA’s highest scoring duo, continues to lead the team alongside Jhivvan Jackson for the UTSA men’s basketball team. The business finance major has been on the court since the age of four, preparing for his future as a Roadrunner. “I took busine...

Athlete of the Week: Deja Cousin

Deja Cousin dribbles the ball up the court to reset the Raodrunners’ offense. The team faced the
UNT Mean Green on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Senior guard Deja Cousin aided the women’s basketball team for four years. She is a strong shooter and brings a tough defensive presence to the team. The psychology major began playing basketball when she was young, following in her parents footsteps by becoming a collegiate ball player. “I was five whe...

Athlete of the Week: Jhivvan Jackson

Jhivvan Jackson looks on during a game against LA Tech.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

Junior guard Jhivvan Jackson has made his way into UTSA basketball history, holding the third all-time scoring title while he finishes up his third season for the Roadrunners. Jackson first picked up a ball at age four, beginning his long basketball career which eventually led him to become a pivotal com...

Athlete of the Week: Byron Frohnen

Byron Frohnen practices defensive plays. Photo by Julia Maenius

Julia Maenius

November 20, 2019

Senior forward Byron Frohnen has been an integral player for the UTSA men’s basketball team since his arrival in 2016. Coming from Las Vegas, Nevada, Frohnen has been playing basketball since he was young. “I have been playing for as long as I can remember,” Frohnen said. “Basketball was the...

Athlete of the Week: Carl Austin III

Carl Austin III enters the field prior to kickoff. Photo by Lindsey Thomas

Lindsey Mione

October 30, 2019

Safety for UTSA football Carl Austin III grew up in Austin, Texas and played football for St. Stephen's Episcopal School. Austin graduated in 2014 and was instantly recruited to UTSA. “St. Stephen’s prepared me for life in general, especially for college,” Austin said. “Writing skills at school...

Athlete of the Week: Kara Teal

Kara Teal calling her hitters in the match against the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. Photo by Julia Maenius

Cade Draughon

October 16, 2019

Senior Kara Teal is entering her fourth season as a middle blocker for the UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team. After three seasons of play, Teal has recorded 656 kills, with a 1.93 kill percentage in 94 games played. “I’m from Round Rock, where I went to Brentwood Christian High School,” Teal said....

Athlete of the Week: Nicole Galan

Photo by Donald Escamilla

Cade Draughon

October 9, 2019

Senior Nicole Galan is entering her fifth season as a midfielder for the UTSA Roadrunner soccer team. After three seasons of play, Galan has recorded one goal with two assists in 47 total games for the ‘Runners. “I’m from San Antonio, where I attended Reagan High School, and [I] picked ...

Athlete of the Week: Emily Ramirez

Emily Ramirez directing her teammates to cover the block. photo by Julia Maenius

Julia Maenius

September 18, 2019

Senior Emily Ramirez is now entering her fourth season as a defensive specialist for the UTSA Roadrunner volleyball team. After three seasons as libero, Ramirez has recorded 721 career digs for the ‘Runners. “I’m from San Antonio, and when I was in high school, I was just looking at the options...