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UIW fencing coach forges new program

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
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By Raúl A. Flores Fencing may not have the glory of gridiron. But that is not stopping the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) from shouting “En Garde!” atop the roof of a state-of-the-art facility to announce the launch of an NCAA Division I fencing program. Sparked by the vision of Dr. Timothy Henrich, longtime

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Achieving the Impossible

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
UIW’s 2014-15 men’s basketball team. Photos courtesy of Mark 
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By John Goodspeed The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) men’s basketball team achieved what many called impossible in their second season in a four-year transition to NCAA Division I. They defeated the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, a team that played in last year’s NCAA Division I tournament. “People were saying we had zero chance

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UIW announces new director of athletics and director of marketing and development for student life and athletics

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services Dr. David Jurenovich (left) and President Dr. Louis Agnese (second from left) announced the promotion of Mark Papich (right) from director of athletics to director of marketing and development for student life and athletics and John Williams (third from left) to

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Cardinals soar in Southland

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Now in their second season as members of the NCAA Division I’s Southland Conference, UIW’s student-athletes are setting the bar in academics. With 123 honorees named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s 2014 Spring Academic Honor Roll and 17 student-athletes earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, UIW topped the list of

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The first of their kind

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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By Raul Dominguez, Jr. University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) senior Thiago Parravicini has competed internationally for the Brazilian national swimming team. So, when he says the Cardinals can have success on a larger stage, he speaks from experience. It’s not just a hunch. The Rio de Janeiro native has put the theory into practice

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2013-14 Men’s Basketball Review

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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21-6 record in first year of NCAA Division I 14-1 home record with only loss coming on a last second shot 9-5 in Southland Conference action with three losses by four points or less Team finished eighth in the nation in scoring (82.1 ppg), 14th in field goal percentage (48.8%), 28th in three-point percentage (38.9%),

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Cardinal shares perspective shaped by life events

Mar 15th, 2014 | By
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By Raul Dominguez The drills in preparation for the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) upcoming football season were painfully exhausting and the heat was oppressive. The Cardinals were struggling to make it through a humid practice, but surely it wasn’t as difficult for their newest teammate. Jason Everding enrolled in college after serving four

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Ricky Williams joins UIW football coaching staff

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
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  By Raul Dominguez, Jr. University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) football fans, there is great news. The Cardinals’ backfield is blessed with players who are more athletically gifted than Ricky Williams. The Ricky Williams who won the 1998 Heisman Trophy to cap a stellar four-year career at the University of Texas and rushed for

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UIW installs Bronze Cardinal

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
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A new bronze Cardinal adorns the entranceway to the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. The statue, designed by Larry Stevens with Stevens Art Foundry in Bulverde, Texas, was installed on June 28. There were approximately 10 miniatures that incorporated ideas and design directions that Stevens kept refining until coming up with the final product. Steven’s

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UIW bids farewell to Synchro Coach

Nov 18th, 2013 | By
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Kimberly Wurzel-Lo Porto, who built UIW’s Synchronized Swimming program from scratch and served as head coach for 12 years, left the poolside to pursue a career in real estate. During her tenure at UIW, she won a total of eight South Collegiate Regional Championship titles, was named the 2012 United States Synchronized Swimming Coach of

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