UTSA Soccer player Lexi Bolton sat down with the RRP executive director, Eddie Benningfield, and a few board members for an interview. Lexi, a senior forward from Palm Beach Garden, Forida, is a three-year starter on the womens soccer team. She’s a Business Management major, and her dedication to academic excellence has earned her recognition on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal three times. Topics discussed: Spring break festivities Journey to UTSA Plans after graduation Bean and cheese tacos Traveling and many more…. Special thanks to Lexi for being such a great interview. Be sure to […]
The moment we’ve been working towards at Runners Rising is here: We’ve announced our first official athletes for the month of March. Our intent is to do this monthly, with one female athlete and one male athlete announced each month. For our First Male Official Athlete, we’ve selected Infielder/Outfielder Jonathan Tapia. For our First Female Official Athlete, we’ve selected Forward Lexi Bolton. Let’s dive in and see why both got selected.
Elyssa Coleman is a redshirt freshman from Houston, Texas. She transferred to UTSA after signing and attending UT Austin out of Atascocita high school. Coleman was ranked as the #12 forward in the 2020 high school class (ESPN). She had an impressive first year with UTSA. Her breakout game came in the CUSA tournament against UTEP with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Elyssa took some time out of her busy student athlete schedule to answer some questions for the Runners Rising Project. See the full Q&A below. If you enjoy this type of content and want to ask questions for
The Runners Rising Project is happy to have Jonathan as our very first official Runners Rising Athlete! Jonathan is a San Antonio native and attended O’Connor High School in Helotes. He choose to stay home and attend UTSA while majoring in Kinesiology. He batted .295 in 2021 with 24 RBIs as a member of the UTSA baseball team and also played in the Texas Collegiate League as a member of the Victoria Generals. Excelling both on and off the field, Jonathan has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in each of his four years at UTSA (2017-2021).
This week we were lucky enough to get a Runners Rising favorite to join our Executive Director Eddie for a 1-on-1 conversation. UTSA Baseball pitcher Luke Malone was one of our original NIL agreements when we launched the website. After his dominant start to this season we felt it was natural to reach back out to him about participating in another NIL deal. The Runners Rising project is committed to bringing you an inside look at the lives of UTSA student athletes, and Luke definitely brought the goods. Eddie and Luke chopped it up for close to an hour on
Last week the Runners Rising Project hit an exciting milestone as we recorded our first interview with a UTSA student-athlete. Our volunteer staff approached UTSA wide receiver JT Clark to engage in an NIL agreement with him to produce an interview in exchange for a cash payment. We were blown away by JT’s thoughtfulness and empathy which really shone through in our interview. Supporters of the Runners Rising Project at the Booster tier and above were provided the opportunity to submit questions for JT and attend the live recording session over Zoom. If you’d like to enjoy this level of