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

The Fight for Equity in Women’s College Sports

The Fight for Equity in Women’s College Sports

Isabella McGovern, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

This June will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX being passed into American law. The enactment prohibits discrimination or exclusion from participation in sports based on sex at any college or university...

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...

Charlene mass drives to the hoop during the Runners game against UIW last week. Mass has started all five games for UTSA this season. Julia Maenius/ThePaisano

‘Runners unable to overcome first half deficit in road loss to Minnesota

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (1-4) were on the road this past Sunday to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-3) in the first ever matchup between the two programs. Despite getting off to a good early start,...

Jadyn Pimentel surveys the court during UTSA’s season opener against Stephen F. Austin. Pimentel, a graduate transfer from Lamar, played a key role in the ‘Runners’ first win of the season over UIW on Sunday afternoon, recording seven points, three assists and two rebounds.

Women’s basketball gets first win under Aston

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

The UTSA women’s basketball team (1-3) got their first win of the season this past week in a tight 66-60 victory over the UIW Cardinals (1-3) on Sunday, Nov. 21. This comes hot on the heels of a competitive...

Ceyenne Mass drives to the hoop during UTSAs season opener against Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night. Mass recorded five points and four rebounds in the loss.

UTSA women’s basketball drops opening two games of the season

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (0-2) tipped off their season last week with two games on Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 13. On Tuesday, the ‘Runners squared off against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (2-0)...

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...

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...

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