Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Chantel Govan looks for a passing lane during Saturday’s win over Louisiana Tech. Govan, a senior transfer from Cal Poly, has started the last 11 games for UTSA and is currently averaging 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Women’s basketball picks up dominant win over LA Tech

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 22, 2022

The Roadrunners were underdogs in both games this past week, at home against Southern Miss. and Louisiana Tech. The ‘Runners went 1-1 during the week, with a resounding loss to Southern Miss., but then...

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Hot Second Half Ends Ice Cold

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2022

The UTSA women’s basketball team fell short on the road Sunday, Feb. 13, against Western Kentucky in a roller coaster of a game. Though both teams had momentum swung their way in different moments of...

Yuliyana Valcheva surveys the court during a game against UTEP last week. The senior from Varna, Bulgaria is averaging 3.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game this season for UTSA

Women’s basketball earns first win after a six-game losing streak

Maddie Cortez, Contributing Writer February 1, 2022

The UTSA women's basketball team (5-15, 2-7 C-USA) traveled to Florida, losing 81-53 to the Florida International Panthers (10-7, 2-4 C-USA) on Thursday, Jan. 27, and winning 49-44 to the Florida Atlantic...

LaPraisjah Johnson cuts into the lane during a game against Stephen F. Austin earlier this season. Johnson leads the ‘Runners in scoring this season, averaging 10 points per game.

Women’s basketball drop both games of homestand

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

The UTSA Roadrunners (4-11, 1-3 C-USA), playing for the first time in almost two weeks following a pair of COVID postponements last week, took on the Old Dominion Monarchs (11-3, 1-1 C-USA) and the Charlotte...

Photos of the UTSA womens basketball game vs. Stephen F. Austin

Photos of the UTSA women’s basketball game vs. Stephen F. Austin

Dalton Hartmann, Photo Editor November 17, 2021

To read coverage of the game, click here.

Women’s head basketball coach Karen Aston answers questions from the media during her introductory press conference last month. Aston has wasted no time in filling out her coaching staff and shaping the program in her image.

Coach Aston off to fast start filling out coaching staff, securing player transfers

Eddie Sanchez, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

It was not long ago that coach Karen Aston was called upon to lead UTSA women’s basketball. We know what she brings to the program and many have high hopes. While the basketball season for the women...

Steve Henson, Karen Aston and Jeff Traylor have all established themselves as adept recruiters not just at the high school level but also on the transfer market in their careers. With the new transfer rules on the horizon it will be crucial for them and the other head coaches at UTSA to adapt to the changes quickly.

New NCAA transfer rules approved, UTSA stands to benefit from the era of college free agency

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor April 20, 2021

On Wednesday, April 14, college sports as we know them were changed forever. In a meeting, the NCAA Division I Council formally approved a rule change that will grant all college athletes a one-time transfer...

Karen Aston and Dr. Lisa Campos pose for a photo during Aston’s introductory press conference on Friday, April 2. Aston takes over as the 10th head coach in the ‘Runners’ history.

New women’s coach to change program’s trajectory

Eddie Sanchez, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

After four years with head coach Kristen Holt at the helm, the UTSA women’s basketball team did not see a winning season. The team concluded the 2021 season with a 2-18 overall record and zero conference...

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UTSA AD announces Kristen Holt will not return as head coach of women’s basketball

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor March 19, 2021

On Tuesday, March 16, the UTSA Athletic Department announced that head women’s basketball coach Kristen Holt would not have her contract renewed and the university would begin the process of searching...

Shannan Mitchell surveys the court during a game against North Texas. Mitchell appeared in 15 games for the Runners this year, starting six of them.

Women’s basketball falls in preliminary round of conference tournament

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor March 16, 2021

The UTSA women’s basketball team (2-18, C-USA 0-14) took to the court for the first time in almost a month on Tuesday, March 9, in the preliminary round of the 2021 Air Force Reserve Conference USA Women’s...

Ceyenne Mass surveys the court in a game last year against North Texas.  Mass has appeared in nine games coming off of the bench for UTSA this season.

Women’s Basketball Looks To Grow After Rough First Half of Season

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor January 19, 2021

Approaching the midway point, the UTSA women’s basketball team has struggled for the majority of the season. Sporting a 2-9 record on the year heading into Friday’s game against Southern Mississippi,...

Karrington Donald brings the ball up the court during a conference game.

Conference USA awards Karrington Donald with C-USA Spirit of Service Award

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor April 15, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball guard Karrington Donald was awarded the C-USA Spirit of Service Award by Conference USA.  The Spirit of Service Award, awarded three times a year, is given to 14 different...

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