Cardinals Athletics

Making his pitch

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
UIW VS NEW ORLEANS

By Brian Hudgins Some athletes wait forever for a chance to fulfill their professional dreams. For UIW senior Geno Encina, his dream became a reality last summer with a phone call from the Toronto Blue Jays. Encina is the eighth player in UIW history to be drafted by a major league team. The Toronto Blue

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Birth of a Tradition

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
The Marching Cardinals and Red perform during the first football game of the 2015 season.

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA As with every great university, a strong fight song resonates proudly through the course of time. With the addition of new uniforms and a new name, the Marching Cardinals now proudly claim their own fight song. “I thought, well, new uniforms, new name, and things work well in threes, so

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Finding a Home

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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Bobby Limon has found a home, and that says a lot for the redshirt freshman lineman on the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) football team. Just a little more than two years ago Limon wasn’t quite sure where he was going to live and had to endure an emotional roller coaster that included the

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UIW Cardinals unveil new uniform

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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On Sept. 2, UIW Athletics held an unveiling of the new Cardinal Adidas uniforms at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on the Riverwalk in conjunction with the Larry Kennan Coaches Show. The unveiling featured student athletes sporting the uniforms of football, soccer, volleyball, and track and field.      



UIW’s Marching Cardinals debut new uniforms at first football game

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
Marching Cardinals perform at the first football game of the 2015 season.

On Sept. 5, the Marching Cardinals band donned their new uniforms for the first time at a home football game. In attendance at the season opener against Texas A&M – Kingsville, were special guests San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and former Congressman Henry Bonilla, longtime supporters of UIW. The Cardinals opened the season with an

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UIW vs. CIW Soccer

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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On Sept. 25, UIW held its first ever international soccer match between the UIW Cardinals and the CIW Cardenales at Benson Stadium with UIW winning 8-0. The Cardenales team is organized by Centro Universitario Incarnate Word located at UIW’s campus in Mexico City. The CIW soccer team was formed five years ago due to the

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Cardinals soar in Southland

Nov 20th, 2015 | 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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UIW fencing coach forges new program

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
Monet and John Moreau demonstrate a fencing maneuver with epée weapons.

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 
Walton and UIW Cardinals Athletics.

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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