Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M-San Antonio) athletics is on the move! The Athletics Department held its second annual National Student-Athlete Day on April 6. The event brought the A&M-San Antonio community together to recognize and celebrate Jaguar student-athletes.
“Today recognizes student-athletes’ success of navigating the work in the classroom and at the same time successfully navigating their roles as athletes in their respective sports. This day is to acknowledge the contributions these student-athletes have made to their teams, the Athletics Department, and A&M-San Antonio,” said Stephen Sherman, Assistant Athletic Director.
Coaches introduced and bestowed certificates to student-athletes from men’s and women’s soccer, men’s golf, softball, esports, and competitive dance (view the full list of student-athletes recognized). Esports Head Coach Travis Yang recognized seven student-athletes, including the graduate assistant of Esports, Anna Deleon, who has been with the program since its inception. Travis also introduced, on behalf of Head Dance Coach & Spirit Coordinator Courtney Bobb-Meilinger, four members of the Jaguarettes, who placed nationally in their first year of competition.
In their second competitive year with eight seniors leading the team, Softball Assistant Head Coach Javi Tovar recognized 12 student-athletes from Jaguar softball. Seventeen women’s soccer players were recognized by new Head Coach Fredy Sanguinetti along with seven men’s soccer players introduced by new Head Coach Robert Jaramillo. Head Golf Coach Christi Cano recognized nine golf team members, who have a team GPA of 3.4 with their first senior graduating in May, Javy Jazo from Illinois.
Created in 1987 by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, National Student-Athlete Day celebrates high school and college student-athletes across the country annually. The day of recognition promotes the positive virtues of sports, student-athletes, and the affect they have on society.
Texas A&M-San Antonio currently offers four sports. The University is officially members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Red River Athletics Conference (RRAC). The youngest institution within the A&M System, A&M-San Antonio’s goal is to build a high-quality athletics program, enhancing the student experience. Visit the official Athletic Website of Texas A&M-San Antonio.