Miss TAMUK 2018:
Congratulations to Darcy Guerrero, who will represent Javelina Nation as Miss TAMUK 2018!
Student Conference on Latinx Affairs:
Five students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville attended the Student Conference on Latinx Affairs held recently at Texas A&M University. The theme was Influential Voices: Sharing Perspective through Representation. The students selected were recommended by faculty and staff.
Students attending were:
- Erik Canales, a junior Spanish major from Corpus Christi;
- Diego de Luna, a junior mechanical engineering major from Mexico;
- Sofia Nino, a graduate cultural studies major from Corpus Christi;
- Camila Pena, a junior communications major from Hidalgo; and
- Miguel Rodriguez, a junior criminology major from Eagle Pass.
Model United Nations:
A&M-Kingsville held a Model United Nations Conference on April 14 and 15. Nearly 60 individuals from Javelina Nation, A&M-San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio participated in the learning experience. Areas of topic included a climate change debate, passing/adopting multiple resolutions and lots of (fake) breaking news!
Perez Named LSC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week:
From Javelina Athletics: RICHARDSON, Texas (LSC/TAMUK) – Sophomore Andrew Perez (Taft, Texas) paced the Texas A&M University-Kingsville men's track and field throwers over the weekend at the Eighth Annual Cardinal Invite with an NCAA Provisional Mark in the shot put at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium on the campus of the University of Incarnate Word.
Perez launched the shot 16.09 meters (52-9.50) at the event to finish in seventh and is currently one of three TAMUK throwers to have at least a provo mark in the event alongside redshirt-junior Richard Cervantes (Mission, Texas) and sophomore Lane Michna (Lorena, Texas).
Perez is currently tied for 24th on the descending order list in Division-II thanks to his toss of 16.43m (53-11) at the Dave Noble Relays in San Angelo, Texas.
Read more about Perez and his accomplishments on the Javelina Athletics website below.
Rauer and Ruiz Named to Lone Star All-Academic Team:
Javelina Athletics: RICHARDSON, Texas (LSC/TAMUK) – The Texas A&M University-Kingsville women's tennis program had a pair of prominent members named to the Lone Star All-Academic team on Thursday in a release from the conference office leading up to the LSC Tournament starting on April 20 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The sophomore duo of Julia Rauer (Sasbach, Germany) and Valerie Ruiz (San Antonio) earned their spot on the team after compiling at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA while demonstrating their athletic prowess on the court over the course of the season. Read more below.
Thank you to the TAMUK American Society of Civil Engineers for taking over our Snapchat account last weekend from a Steel Bridge Competition in College Station!