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Weekly updates 4/10-17/2014

| 17th April 2014

TRACK AND FIELD Broncs take top three spots in men’s and women’s hammer throw April 11 in the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinal Invitational at Tom Benson Track Stadium Broncs had 12 top-five finishes April 12 in the Cardinal Invitational Next event is April 17 at the Cal State LA Twilight Open in Los Continue Reading

UT-RGV to become an NCAA Division I athletic program

| 17th April 2014

The University of Texas System Officials announced the plans regarding the future of the UTPA and University of Texas at Brownsville’s athletic programs as the transformation of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley begins. UTPA is currently a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and has a range of NCAA Division I sports Continue Reading

UTPA runner nationally ranked

Casse’s run leads the nation

| 17th April 2014

University distance runner Martin Casse is ranked eighth in the nation in the one-mile run, with time of 4:05.14 set April 3 at the Texas Relays in Austin. The France native is not far behind Andrew Colley, a North Carolina State athlete who holds the number one spot with a time of 3:59:34, set at Continue Reading

Tossing for the top spots

Broncs sweep in hammer throw

| 17th April 2014

Normally, competitors in field events are overshadowed by the runners, but April 11 the UTPA throwers grabbed the attention as the Broncs took the top three spots in both women’s and men’s hammer throw at a recent meet at the Tom Benson Track Stadium in San Antonio. Head Coach Xavier Richardson believes this is the Continue Reading

Weekly UTPA Sports Updates 3/30- 4/2/2014

| 3rd April 2014

Baseball Lost to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 15-7 April 2 at the Edinburg Baseball Stadium.   Women’s Golf Junior Melissa Bernal finished in a tie for 17th place at the Husky Invitational April 1 at the Riverbend Country Club in Sugarland, Tx.   Men’s Golf Finished their final round with a 304. For a Continue Reading

Back in action

Volleyball team opens spring with a tournament

| 3rd April 2014

More than four months after their last match, the Broncs returned to the volleyball court March 29 to host a spring tournament at the Field House; each match consisted of two sets of 25. The Broncs faced the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Coastal Bend College, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and The University of Texas at Continue Reading

Broncs drop series against the Aggies

UTPA loses two out of three in first WAC series

| 27th March 2014

The Broncs baseball team faced off against the New Mexico State University Aggies at the Edinburg Baseball Stadium March 21-23. The Broncs played three games against the Aggies to start their career in the Western Athletic Conference, winning only one game. Alex Henson, starting pitcher in game two of the series, knows all too well Continue Reading

Martinez led women’s golf at Plantation Inn Invitational

Women finish in 13th place

| 27th March 2014

After a three-day event ending March 23, the Broncs secured a 13th place finish at the Plantation Inn Invitational in Crystal River, Fla. Junior Alexandria Martinez stood in seventh place after having a two-over par 74 performance, two strokes behind North Dakota State’s Sarah Storandt, who shot an even par in the first round. “The Continue Reading

Weekly Updates 3/20-26/2014

| 27th March 2014

BASEBALL Won 9-4 against New Mexico State University March 21 at the Edinburg Baseball Stadium Lost 7-4 to the New Mexico State Aggies March 22 Lost 3-2 to the New Mexico State Aggies March 23 Lost 11-0 to Texas Christian University March 25 at Lupton Field in Fort Worth, Texas Next game March 28 against Continue Reading

Charles led Broncs at Border Olympics

Men’s golf finishes in 17th place

| 20th March 2014

The men’s golf team ended  in 17th place at the Border Olympics, hosted by the University of Houston at the Laredo Country Club March 14-15. The Broncs finished, in back-to-back rounds and were unable to move up in day two. Head Coach Josh Fosdick believes that this course provided valuable experience even though he believes Continue Reading