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Upcoming hOLLUday events 

hOLLUday Community Tree Decorating and Lighting
Decorating: Nov. 29 at Noon-2 p.m. in the Mall Area
Blessing, Lighting, and Caroling: Nov. 29 at 5:15 p.m. in the Mall Area

87th Annual Candlelight Advent Prayer Service
Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel
Followed by Caroling in Moye Rotunda and a reception

Las Posadas
Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. beginning in front of Annunciation Chapel  

Dining services hours this week

During this week of Thanksgiving and continuing through Sunday, the hours for OLLU dining will be as follows:  

Sister Annie B’s Cafeteria
Monday – 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday – 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday through Sunday – Closed

Saints, Starbucks, and 24th street Subs 
Today through Sunday – Closed   (Sub shop hours may be altered depending on home games during the break)

C-Store
Open 24/7 through swipe-card access and self-check

In The News

Recent media coverage that brought attention to OLLU:

On Nov. 16, a story on KVIA.com (ABC-7) in El Paso about alumna Yvonne Villegas-Aguilera and the launch of Artemis 1:

On Nov. 16, a story on KTSM.com in El Paso about alumna Yvonne Villegas-Aguilera and the launch of Artemis 1:

https://www.ktsm.com/local/el-paso-news/el-paso-native-plays-key-role-in-artemis-1-launch/

On Nov. 16, a story on KENS-5 about OLLU alumni who supported the launch of Artemis 1:

On Nov. 16, a story on KFOX14 in El Paso about alumna Yvonne Villegas-Aguilera and her role in the launch of Artemis 1:

https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/el-paso-native-plays-key-role-in-nasa-artemis-1-launch-yvonne-villegas-aguilera-san-antonio

Broussard and Zuniga named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2022 Daktronics NAIA Women’s Cross-Country Scholar-Athletes on Nov. 14. Lindsey Broussard and Viridiana Zuniga have been selected from OLLU.

The 2022 list features student-athletes who achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at their institution. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

Broussard earned a 3.80 GPA, while Zuniga marked at 3.63 GPA.

Jose Zarate named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2022 Daktronics NAIA Men’s Cross-Country Scholar-Athletes on Monday. Jose Zarate has been selected from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU).

The 2022 list features student-athletes who achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at their institution. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

Zarate earned a 3.5 as a graduate student-athlete.

Five women’s soccer Academic All-District honorees are most ever at OLLU

Five from OLLU women’s soccer have been selected to the 2022 Academic All-District® Women’s Soccer Team. The program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

College Sports Communicators (formerly the College Sports Information Directors of American – CoSIDA), such as OLLU’s 16-year member Patricia Constantin, submit nominees for consideration. The organization boasts more than 3,000 members, and all are eligible to vote for all sports teams each year.

The five honorees – the most ever from an OLLU team – are Rachel Dziuba, Sarah Miles, Samantha Nava, Riley Perez and Deanna Tarango. Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot.

Rachel Dziuba, a Biomathematics/Environmental Science major,  has been part of the Saints team since 2020. She played and started in all 19 games this year. She recorded 10 shots, four on goal. Dziuba was named to the 2022 RRAC All-Tournament Team and was part of the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Dziuba earned a 4.0 GPA.

Sarah Miles, a Computer Information Systems and Security major, has been part of the Saints team since 2019. She played in 15 games, 13 as a starter this year. Miles had one goal and two assists, and 11 shots, nine on goal. She earned a 3.94 GPA.

Samantha Nava, a Biology major, has been part of the Saints team since 2020. She played in 14 games, five as a starter. Nava had one assist, six shots and three on goal. She earned a 4.0 GPA.

Riley Perez, a Finance/Business Management major, has been part of the Saints team since 2019. This year, she played in 15 games, eight as a starter. Perez scored four goals and had 11 shots, five on goal. Perez marked a 3.89 GPA.

Deanna Tarango, a Visual and New Media Arts major, has been part of the Saints team since 2020. She played in 18 games, all as a starter. Tarango had one assist, four shots and three on goal. She was named to the 2022 RRAC All-Conference First Team. Tarango earned a 3.80 GPA.

The NAIA CSC Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

Connor Bagley selected to Academic All-District Team

Connor Bagley has been selected to the 2022 Academic All-District® Men’s Soccer Team. The program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.

College Sports Communicators (formerly the College Sports Information Directors of American – CoSIDA), such as OLLU’s 16-year member Patricia Constantin, submit nominees for consideration. The organization boasts more than 3,000 members, and all are eligible to vote for all sports teams each year.

As an Academic All-District® honoree, Bagley will advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot.

Connor Bagley has been part of the Saints team since 2019. He played in 10 games, four as a starter this year. He recorded one goal, six shots, two on goal. Bagley, a Business major, earned a 4.0 GPA.

The NAIA CSC Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

Ruben Monzon becomes member of Saints 1,000-Point Club

Men’s basketball player Ruben Monzon surpassed 1,000 points to become the Saints’ seventh male basketball player to join the Saints 1,000 Point Club. He scored his 1,000-1,002 points during the game against Wayland Baptist University on Nov. 12. Monzon also holds all-time records for most rebounds, rebounds average and defensive rebounds.

Head Coach Chris Dial commented, “Ruben’s latest accomplishment comes as no surprise. He’s an incredible guy and a pretty good basketball player, too. Ruben has meant a lot to the program, and his legacy will continue to serve us and our culture. I am proud of him and excited to traverse his final collegiate season with him.”

Monzon joins six other men on the Saints 1,000-Point Club:

Robert Martinez (2009-2013) – 1,963 points

Ricardo Zanini (2009-2012) – 1,023 points

Lo’Ron Smith (2010-2013) – 1,067 points

Eddie Ortiz (2009-2013) – 1,000 points

Joe Jackson (2015-2017) – 1,150 points

Darion Brown (2014-2018) – 1,116 points

Female members of the Saints 1,000-Point Club include:

Stacey Darnley (2009-2012) – 1,169 points

Alisha Crump (2009-2013) – 1,055 points

Nashae Owens (2011-2014) – 1,259 points

Courtney Bayliss (2011-2015) – 1,413 points

Kendall Groff (2013-2016) – 1,061 kills (volleyball)

Julia Rendon (2014-2018) – 1,116 points

Kasey Saldana (2016-2020) – 1,584 points

Lena Wilson (2016-2020) – 1,372 points

Monzon joined the team in 2018 after transferring from Texas A&M University – San Antonio. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems and Security in December 2021. He is in his second semester of graduate school, where he is pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

Monzon’s stats include: 75 games played, 375/805 FG/A, 56/179 3FG/A, 196/276 FT/A, 126 OReb, 432 DReb, 558 total rebounds, 9.25 RPG, 90 assists, 28 blocks, 77 steals, 1,002 points and 13.36 PPG. Monzon is a three-time Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Champions of Character honoree. He is a three-time RRAC All-Conference Team member, only missing out in 2020-2021, when the team opted out of the season due to the COVID 19 pandemic. He received RRAC Player of the Week honors three times, including once so far this season. In 2019-2020, he was named RRAC Character Athlete of the Week. In addition, Monzon is a four-time RRAC Scholar-Athlete recipient, and he was his team’s Top Saint in 2021 and 2022.

Monzon’s records include:
▪ All-time leader in total rebounds with 558
▪ All-time leader in rebounds average at 9.25
▪ All-time leader in defensive rebounds with 432
▪ Third all-time in field goals made with 375

So far this season, Monzon has turned in three double-double games out of four played. He scored 16 points and added nine rebounds against Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 23 points and 13 rebounds (11 on defense) against Texas Wesleyan University, 23 points and 10 rebounds against Oklahoma Panhandle State University and 11 points and 13 rebounds (12 on defense) against Wayland Baptist University. He will lead the team next in an exhibition against NCAA D1 University of the Incarnate Word on Nov. 22. He and the team will play their first home game of the season on Nov. 29 against Dallas Christian College at 7 p.m.

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