For the third consecutive year, OLLU hosted The Basketball Embassy’s (TBE) Assembly 2018 on June 10-17 at Mabee Gymnasium.
TBE is a company that assists aspiring student-athletes to work on their fundamental basketball skills, while honing the skills necessary to be a successful student. TBE strives to grow the game of basketball as well as serve the national basketball federations worldwide.
Assembly 2018 is a camp for elite youth athletes and is not intended for players in the early stages of their basketball career. Campers who attend the Assembly 2018 are female and male athletes ages 15-17. Those attending the camp have been invited to attend and/or have requested an invitation to attend. The majority of the campers participating are international student-athletes and only 60 student-athletes from the United States received the opportunity to participate in the camp.
The camp features multiple sessions consisting of on-court practice, training sessions, swimming pool workouts and additional conditioning activities. All sessions are conducted by staff who specialize in each respective field. Campers also play basketball against San Antonio-area youth basketball teams.
The participants also have the opportunity to showcase their talents to more than 20 NCAA, NAIA and junior college coaches throughout the duration of camp. Read full story here.
OLLU will hold the OLLU Baseball Summer Prospect Showcase on Thursday, July 19.
The showcase is for all 2018 and 2019 high school graduates, as well as current college students who may be interested in transferring to OLLU. Transfers must provide a signed release form from their current institution to participate in the event.
Head Coach Bryan Aughney and his coaching staff will conduct the showcase. It is designed for student-athletes to showcase their baseball skills in a pro-style workout setting with possible scholarship and walk-on opportunities. The workout will include catcher pop times, 60 times, hitting and defensive assessment. Velocity measurements will include: infield/outfield throws, bat exit and pitching. Each pitcher will be evaluated in a 15-pitch bullpen setting. Every student-athlete will receive an official workout evaluation sheet at the end of the day.
The showcase will take place at Missions Baseball Academy, the Home of Saints baseball. The facility is located at 5707 Hwy. 151, San Antonio, 78227. Read full story here.
Former OLLU soccer student-athlete Hailey Garcia Reyes passed away on May 28, 2018, at the age of 23. The family hosted a celebration of life for Reyes and her father, Michael Garcia, who passed away on May 12, 2018. (Hailey and her father were involved in a terrible tragedy on May 12.) The service took place at Community Bible Church in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Hailey Garcia Reyes Memorial Scholarship at Our Lady of the Lake University. The community is able to give through this link: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/fn12zw.
To read more about Hailey and to view her LIFE TRIBUTE, go here.
Reyes played on the Saints women’s soccer team for three seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a midfielder. She attended OLLU from 2012 through 2015 and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology/pre-counseling in December 2015. Reyes minored in social welfare and social justice.
While at OLLU, Reyes was recognized as a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Scholar Athlete in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She was a member of the Saints team that won the RRAC regular season and tournament titles in 2013 and 2014. The team went on to nationals both years.
OLLU concluded its 11th season of athletics with spring commencement that featured 34 student-athletes receiving their diploma on May 11, 2018. Last December, the Saints congratulated 13 student-athletes during fall commencement.
For a complete list of graduates from the 2017-2018 academic year, click here.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the student-athletes chosen for the 2018 NFCA NAIA All-Region softball teams earlier this week. Selected from OLLU in Region II’s First-Team was Taylor Doege. Second-Team honorees were Ciera Martinez and Kristina Tiffany. All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the six NAIA regions. The NFCA NAIA All-America team will be announced online at NFCA.org on June 6.
The NAIA has announced the baseball student-athletes who have been named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Earning this honor from OLLU was Russell Brown. 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 and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Receiving this honor from OLLU was Ione Rodriguez. As a First-Team Academic All-District® honoree, Rodriguez advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The NAIA announced the men’s track and field student-athletes, who have been named 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) Derek Barnett (SR/Redlands, Calif.) was among the honorees. He also received NAIA Scholar Athlete recognition in cross-country.
Barnett, a senior majoring in history, earned a 3.74 GPA. He is the first male track and field and cross-country student-athlete to earn NAIA Scholar Athlete recognition. Read full story here.
The NAIA announced the list of the women’s outdoor track & field student-athletes, who have been named to the 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team last Friday. OLLU’s Ione Rodriguez (SR/Port Isabel, Texas) was among the honorees.
Rodriguez, a graduate student majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy, earned a 4.0 GPA. She was part of the track and field team in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She took 2017 off and completed her eligibility this season. Read full story here.
OLLU women’s track and field’s Miki Romain (SO/Round Rock, Texas) participated in the 38th Annual Women’s NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship last week at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Romain became only the second woman at OLLU to qualify for nationals in outdoor track and field. She also was the first-ever female to advance to the nationals in indoor. She placed 24th in the hurdles out of 31 participants with a time of 15.07. Read full story here.