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Athlete of the week: Jalen Rhodes

Image of Jalen Rhodes playing football.

Frankie Leal

August 30, 2018

Since he first arrived on the scene in 2015, UTSA running back, Jalen Rhodes, has impressed fans with his dazzling cuts and explosiveness out of the backfield. Throughout the course of his career at UTSA, Rhodes has compiled an impressive stat line with 17 touchdowns on 1,728 rushing yards and 343 receiving...

Athlete of the week: Trent Bowles

Trent Bowles loads up in the batters box before the pitch. Corina Garcia Young/The Paisano.

Kenyatta Battle

April 10, 2018

When a person starts an endeavor, they are unsure about where they may end up. At times, they may feel lost or afraid, but what keeps them going is their struggle, pain and passion for obtaining their dreams. For Trent Bowles, an outfielder for UTSA’s baseball team, the dream is to play major league...

Athlete of the week: Austin Karrer

Athlete of the week: Austin Karrer

Kenyatta Battle

March 6, 2018

Senior Austin Karrer of the UTSA men’s basketball team has been a key contributor to the Roadrunners on and off the court since he first arrived at UTSA. On the court he has played in over 80 games, and done whatever the team has needed from him whether it be rebound, score, or play defense. Off the...

Athlete of the week: Marie Benson

Athlete of the week: Marie Benson

Frankie Leal

February 20, 2018

Sophomore Marie Benson of the UTSA women’s basketball team has been a stud on the hardwood for the ‘Runners ever since she first suited up in the blue and orange. Despite the women’s basketball team having a disappointing 2017-2018 season, Benson has been fantastic. As the season draws to an end,...

Athlete of the week: Jake McDaniel

Jake McDaniel with his freshman MVP award. Image courtesy of Jake McDaniel

Frankie Leal

January 31, 2018

After receiving the honor of freshman MVP in his first season as a Roadrunner, UTSA sophomore Jake McDaniel is poised to improve even more this season. The talented decathlete is on the rise and is now a major part of the track & field team. McDaniel hails from Houston, Texas, where he began doing...

Athlete of the week: Carlie Heineman

Heineman shoots a three over a defender.

Courtesy of Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Frankie Leal

December 6, 2017

Throughout her basketball career at UTSA, Carlie Heineman has been lethal from behind the arc. She’s made 140 three-pointers during her time as a ‘Runner, and with most of her final season still to go, that number will only grow. Heineman improves her game every season, and she’ll work to continue ...

Athlete of the week: Brady Jones

Brady Jones looks up at the crowd before the punt return. Ricky Galindo, The Paisano

Frankie Leal

November 15, 2017

After a breakout junior season in which he caught 26 passes for 322 yards, Brady Jones has continued to be a focal point of the UTSA offense and special teams unit during his senior year. Before Jones was a standout slot receiver and punt returner for UTSA, he was just a small-town kid from South Texa...

Athlete of the week: Amanda Gonzales

Brice McPhail

October 25, 2017

Ever since the second grade, Amanda Gonzales has been playing on the volleyball court. Whether it was playing with her friends or club teams throughout middle school and high school, volleyball is what she loved to do. Now a junior at UTSA, Gonzales is still in love with the sport she’s played her e...

Athlete of the week: Sonia Madroñal

Madroñal follows through on her backhand. Photo courtesy of Jeff Huehn/UTSA athletics

Brice McPhail

October 18, 2017

UTSA student, Sonia Madroñal, has developed into an impressive athlete on the tennis court. After a solid 2016 campaign, in which she only lost eight of twenty-one doubles matches, she is looking to improve on her game with every swing of her racket. Madroñal began playing tennis at the age of five, and becaus...

Athlete of the week: Jordyn Lacy

Lacy rears back her leg before the shot. Photo courtesy of Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Frankie Leal

October 12, 2017

In the midst of a losing season for the UTSA women’s soccer team in 2016, Jordyn Lacy proved to be one of the bright spots for the team. In 2016, Lacy started every match for UTSA and made a huge impact when she was on the field. Lacy tallied five goals and five assists during her freshman campaign, ...

Athlete of the week: Nate Gaines

Nate Gaines celebrates after making an interception. Ethan Pham/The Paisano

Frankie Leal

October 4, 2017

Over the course of his time at UTSA, Nate Gaines has developed into an impressive athlete on the football field. After a great 2016 campaign in which he racked up 80 tackles, he earned a spot on the 2017 preseason second-team All-Conference-USA team. Three games into his final season, Gaines has shown...

Athlete of the week: Julie Houston

Houston follows through on her drive. Photo courtesy of Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Brice McPhail

September 21, 2017

Julie Houston began dominating the golf course at only twelve years old. Her love for golf grew as the years passed. The UTSA junior has now played golf for eight consecutive years, and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. “The competition makes me thrive; I’m always pushing myself,” Hous...