Men's tennis team wins conference championship
The UTSA men’s tennis team captured the program’s second Southland Conference Tournament Championship with a 4–0 win against top seed UT Arlington on April 25 in Corpus Christi. The Roadrunners earned the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Regional, the program’s first appearance since 2002. The team lost in the regionals to No. 2 national seed Texas on May 14 in Austin.
Football schedules taking shape
UTSA has its inaugural football season schedule lined up and has added series with NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents in future years.
The Roadrunners 2011 schedule includes home games against Northeastern State (Sept. 3), McMurry (Sept. 10), Bacone College (Sept. 24), South Alabama (Oct. 8), Georgia State (Oct. 29) and Minot State (Nov. 19). UTSA has road dates at Southern Utah (Sept. 17), Sam Houston State (Oct. 1), UC Davis (Oct. 15), Northwestern State (Oct. 22) and McNeese State (Nov. 12).
In 2012, Sam Houston State (Sept. 8), Southern Utah (Oct. 20), UC Davis (Oct. 27) and McNeese State (Nov. 10) all will return games at UTSA. UTSA will return games to South Alabama (Sept. 1) and Georgia State (Sept. 29) that same season. The Roadrunners also will play Northwestern Oklahoma State (Sept. 22) at the Alamodome and at Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 13) in their second campaign.
UTSA has also agreed to series later in the decade with Houston, Kansas State, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech and Virginia.
UTSA will begin play as an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Independent in 2011. It then will notify the NCAA in June 2012 of its intent to advance to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) by 2014. The Roadrunners will comply with FBS standards during the 2013 season, then will seek full FBS membership and bowl eligibility in 2014
Men’s track and field squad captures fifth consecutive Southland crown
The UTSA men’s track and field team received winning performances from senior All-American Teddy Williams, junior Devon Bond, freshman Keith Benford and the distance medley relay team and the Roadrunners cruised to their fifth consecutive Southland Conference Indoor Championship on Feb. 27 in Norman, Okla.
Williams successfully defended his titles in both the 60- and 200- meter dashes to become the first athlete in league history to win both crowns in consecutive years. Meanwhile, Bond skipped to a 52-1 ¾ (15.89m) measure in winning UTSA’s first conference championship in the triple jump.
Benford won the program’s third consecutive league title in the high jump with his leap of 6-10 ¾ (2.10m) and the distance medley relay foursome of juniors Brandon Chiuminetta and Canel Cole, senior Bryan Ugochukwu and sophomore Albert Cardenas circled the Mosier Indoor Facility track in 10:10.08 for the program’s first title in the event in nine years.
UTSA scored 120 points to easily out-distance second-place Stephen F. Austin, which netted 99.5, and third-place Sam Houston State with 90 points.