OLLU athletics program relies on ‘Voices’ to keep the Saints fans pumped up

Jay Tope and Michael Thompson are busy at work during Saints' games.

Jay Tope and Michael Thompson are busy at work during Saints’ games.

OLLU’s intercollegiate athletic teams continue to grow in popularity among the OLLU community and throughout San Antonio and beyond. The Saints’ soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball teams are especially successful, and their popularity can be partly attributed to two men who have been a part of the athletics program since 2009. The two are known as the “Voices of the Saints.” Jay Tope provides in-game announcing for the four sports’ (six teams) home competitions. He also participates in pep rallies and other special events for the University throughout the year. Michael Thompson provides play-by-play announcing for live broadcasts of Saints’ volleyball matches, as well as for men and women’s basketball games. Both Jay and Michael bring an enthusiastic element to Saints’ competitions. Sports Information Interns Sera Quiroga and Allie Guzman took some time to talk to Jay and Michael. Read full story online.