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Men’s golf earns second place at RRAC championships

The men’s golf team earned a second place finish out of six programs at the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Championships. The event was hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) at the Victoria Country Club and lasted three rounds.

Head Coach Arnie Martinez commented, “I’m proud of how our guys played. I’ve seen a lot of growth within the team and as individuals. There is still more to be done but I’m very proud of how we responded to an unfortunate first day. It’s tough to play a good team like UHV at their home course but we were up for the challenge. We didn’t execute as efficiently as they did. We talked before the last round, and I challenged them to show me their character by how they played and responded to yesterday. They came out and rose to the occasion by beating UHV on round three. It was good to see them finish off the season that way because they’ve worked hard. Every returning player on our squad understands what’s necessary to be successful in the future. I’m proud of how Oliver Gaisford played. He made the All-Conference team which is a great accomplishment, and he deserves it. We will be preparing for the fall 2023 season tomorrow. Go Saints.”

UHV took home the trophy after shooting 294/284/305=883. The Saints totaled 304/303/299=906 for second place, followed by Texas A&M University-San Antonio at 308/306/310=924, Louisiana College at 318/309/316=943, University of the Southwest at 339/331/358=1028 and Jarvis Christian University at 447/439/436=1322.

The Saints boasted four top 10 individual performances. Oliver Gaisford led the Saints in fourth place at 77/75/72=224. Massimo Garcia followed in sixth place at 76/75/75=226, Brandon Lopez in eighth at 76/75/76=227 and Diego Garcia Hernandez in ninth at 75/78/76=229. Sergio Garcia rounded out the Saints in the 16th spot at 79/81/80=240.

Criminology and Criminal Justice students finish second at CSI competition

OLLU Criminology and Criminal Justice students took home second place at the Crime Scene Investigation competition at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Conference in Austin on Oct. 19. 

The students narrowly missed first place by five points. The following Criminology and Criminal Justice students were awarded their plaque at the closing award ceremonies on Oct. 20: Chloe Felices-Perrier, Ashley Morehead, Arielle Soto, and Naomi Casanova.

Also at the conference, OLLU Criminology and Criminal Justice students co-authored a poster presentation with Dr. Harrison Watts. It was titled Best Practices of Criminal Justice Student Groups: Advice from the 2020 ACJS Student Group of the Year. Students presenting included Mia Ortiz, Nailea Rodriguez, Chloe Felices-Perrier, and Rylie Ruiz.