Carson Gibson, business junior, and Alastair Jones, undecided sophomore, ended their summers in a fashion different from most students at Texas State. They both competed in internationally known golf tournaments.
Any Texas State sports fan knows about the success the athletic program experienced last season. From improved facilities to numerous conference titles and individual awards, the Bobcats have begun to prove they have what it takes to move to the Football Bowl Subdivision and it only gets better from here.
Students will no longer have to jog around construction signs or see yellow caution tape when going to the Student Recreation Center.
Construction to the expansion of the center, which began in 2007, was nearly completed in November. Wednesday marked the official grand opening and featured speakers such as Glenn Hanley, director of campus recreation, Chancellor Charles Matthews,President Brett Baker and University President .
Baker said he was pleased to see those in attendance who were part of planning the expansion.
The Texas State softball team took down its second Big 12 opponent of the month Monday.
The Bobcats lost to Texas Tech 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader, but won 5-1 in the second.
Coach Ricci Woodard said effort was key to winning the second game.
“Obviously, I thought we should have gotten both, but we didn’t have much effort in the first game,” Woodard said. “But to come back and be able to put some effort out there in the second game and win a ball game is big. It’s a good
adjustment for us.”
The Texas State softball team held its 2009 home opener Wednesday in front of 1,353 fans in its newly-renovated stadium.
The Bobcats defeated Texas A&M 3-2 after Leah Boatright, junior first baseman, hit the game-winning run. Boatright said she tried her best to make a contribution to the team.
“I just wanted to go up to the plate and wait for my pitch and hit the ball hard and make something happen,” Boatright said.
The Texas A&M women’s lacrosse club had not experienced defeat by a Texas team for 10 years, until Oct. 25.
It was not until the Texas State women’s lacrosse club beat A&M 6-5 that Saturday and 6-4 in the finals Oct. 26, 2008, that the long streak for the Aggies ended.
A&M tasted defeat again in its season-
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day. Texas State defeated the Aggies 13-12 for its first win of the year.
The Texas State women’s basketball team was up by 16 points in its game against Texas-San Antonio Wednesday. However, the team did not predict that point difference to turn into a 4-point deficit at the final buzzer.
The Bobcats lost to the Roadrunners 56-52. It marks the team’s first home loss and third conference loss of the season. Texas State is now 8-10 overall and 2-3 in Southland Conference play. UTSA is 11-7 overall and 3-1 in SLC play.
The Texas State men’s basketball team suffered its fourth straight loss of the season to Lamar at home Saturday. The Bobcats held a lead for nearly four minutes into the game, but came up short in the end with a final score of 75-61.
Jay Brown, Lamar forward, opened scoring with a layup for the Cardinals. Brandon Bush, senior guard, assisted Cameron Johnson, sophomore forward, with a layup to answer back. John Bowman, freshman guard, hit John Rybak, junior forward, seconds later for a 3-pointer.
The Texas State women’s basketball team looked for its first Southland Conference road win Saturday against Lamar. The Bobcats came up short 64-61 against the Cardinals.
Texas State opened scoring with a 2-point shot by Aimee Hilburn, junior forward. The Bobcats took the lead until Danika Hill, Lamar forward, scored one point to tie the game at 4. The Cardinals maintained their lead for the remainder of the first half, despite allowing six turnovers. Lamar led 35-20