The UT Tyler Athletics staff, coaches and student-athletes want to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. This year, several Patriots shared what they are thankful for, and what are their favorite traditions during the Thanksgiving holiday.
UT Tyler track and field athlete Jake Waddingham was named a Winter/Spring ASC Distinguished Scholar Athlete. Waddingham joins 106 other ASC athletes from the sports of baseball, softball, basketball and tennis named as top academic performers.
Senior Ed Palencia and junior Buck Thompson each garnered All-American honors at the 2013 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Thompson finished top-10 nationally in two events while Palencia finished sixth in the javelin.
UT Tyler track and field star Buck Thompson finished in eighth-place in the discus at the 2013 NCAA DIII Outdoor T&F Championships on Thursday. Thompson will also compete in the men's shot put after qualifying with a throw of 16.80 meters.
Senior Ed Palencia and junior Buck Thompson will be representing the UT Tyler Patriots at the 2013 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lacrosse, Wisconsin at the Roger Herring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.