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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: 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: 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: 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...

Athlete of the Week: Josh Dunlop

Josh Dunlop guarding a Cardnial defender. photo by Lindsey Thomas/The Paisano

Lindsey Mione

September 3, 2019

Originally from Indiana, Josh Dunlop’s love for football began in his front yard with his two older brothers. Now, Dunlop is the starting offensive tackle for the Roadrunners. In the fifth grade, Dunlop’s football career began by playing in a youth league. Dunlop did not like playing at first...

Athlete of the Week: Giovanni De Nicolao

Giovanni De Nicolao cheers on his team before the game starts. Jack Myer/The Paisano

Jack Myer

March 6, 2019

Giovanni De Nicolao is graduating from UTSA this spring, meaning his tenure with the UTSA Roadrunners is coming to an end. De Nicolao is from a city in northern Italy called Padua, which is 5,674 miles away from San Antonio. With his agility on the floor and precision at the hoop, De Nicolao has dazzled...

Athlete of the Week: Charlotte Ellmore

Charlotte Ellmore prepares to pass the ball.

Jose Bouquett

February 6, 2019

Choices define us. Each choice can lead you down a path of success or failure. Charlotte Ellmore made a choice that led her more than 5,000 miles from her home and family, but that choice led her to discover a new family and a new culture. The UTSA freshman point guard was born in Essex, England on ...

Athlete of the Week: King Newton

King Newton looking regrouping with his defensive unit before a play.

Zach Truesdale

November 29, 2018

Since coming onto the scene in 2015, King Newton has been a key member of a very talented UTSA defensive line. Coming out of high school, the former Southlake Carroll Dragon was named to the 2014 Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football Top 300 List. He also was named District 7-6A Defensive Mos...

Athlete of the Week: Kourtney Kekec

Kourtney Kekec dribbles past a defender.

Lindsey Mione

November 29, 2018

Senior forward Kourtney Kekec was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri before receiving her offer at UTSA to pursue her dream of playing college basketball. Prior to UTSA’s offer, Kekec had never heard of the Roadrunners, but after visiting the campus she fell in love with the atmosphere, the Mexican f...