OLLU Saints Alumni — A Love Story (Eddie Ortiz and Sarah Lindsay)
The Saints Athletics Office is accustomed to reporting results of competitions, hirings, awards and other newsworthy activities. Last week was a little different. The Sports Information Department had the pleasure of participating in a special event orchestrated by former men’s basketball student-athlete Eddie Ortiz as he proposed to former OLLU volleyball student-athlete Sarah Lindsay. Ortiz, a member of the men’s inaugural team that began competing in 2009, graduated from OLLU in the spring of 2013 with a degree in accounting. He met Lindsay, a member of the women’s inaugural volleyball team that began competing in 2007, in August 2009. Lindsay graduated from OLLU in 2011 with a degree in early childhood education. Both are finishing up their graduate programs – he at OLLU and she at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (UTHSC-SA). He works at the UTHSC-SA as an associate accountant, and she is the assistant volleyball coach at OLLU. At OLLU, the two student-athletes began dating on March 25, 2010. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Ortiz asked Lindsay to marry him in front of the UWAC. Watch video here and read full story online.