For the first time in San Antonio history, UIW and UTSA football faced off in the Hometown Showdown at the Alamodome on Aug. 31. The game served as a season opener for the Cardinals who fell to the Roadrunners with a score of 357. Nevertheless, with two Division I programs in the same city, this game was a day to be remembered for San Antonio football fans.
Pan American Games Placer
Hector Ruvalcalba Cruz competed for Mexico at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Ruvalcalba swam and placed respectively in the 200-meter butterfly and 400-meter medley events. A senior at UIW, Ruvalcalba has been an integral member of the UIW Men’s Swim team. The team currently holds two of the past CCSA Men’s Conference Championship titles, and Hector was awarded 2019 Most Outstanding Swimmer for his tremendous performance throughout the season.
UIW Track and Field History
Sarea Alexander competed in the 2019 NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Texas at Austin. A first in Cardinal program history, Alexander earned First Team All-America Honors and has accumulated seven conference title championships throughout her time at UIW. She also is the current program record-holder in both the long and triple jump.
Over the summer the new CHRISTUS Court was completed in the McDermott Center. The new 12,000 square-foot floor was made possible through a generous donation from CHRISTUS Santa Rosa.
A Perfect Duet
This past summer Natalia Vega competed for the United States at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Vega was paired with Bill May, a male synchronized swimming legend, to compete in the mixed technical and free duet events. Vega and May placed fourth in the world with their creative and difficult routines. She is currently a junior at UIW and a two-time All-American Athlete for the UIW Synchronized Swimming team.
Here are just a few games you can’t miss. Find schedules and tickets for all sports at UIWCardinals.com
October 25 UIW WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. SAM HOUSTON STATE : Come out to watch these Cardinals kick their way toward victory. 5 p.m., Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
October 26 UIW VOLLEYBALL VS. SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Support your Cardinals as they bump, set and spike through the Southland Conference. 11 a.m., McDermott Center
November 2 UIW FOOTBALL VS. NICHOLLS STATE
Cheer for your favorite football team while honoring our military at the UIW Football Frost Bank Military Appreciation Game. 4 p.m., Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
November 9 UIW MEN’S SOCCER VS. UTRGV Make some noise and celebrate the men’s soccer team seniors at their last home game. 7 p.m., Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium
December 7 UIW men’s BASKETBALL VS. TRINITY UNIVERSITY Pack the stands and bring your Cardinal cheer to the final Men’s Basketball home game of 2019. 7 p.m., McDermott Center