baseball

Introducing our First Official Athletes for March 2022!

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.

Jonathan Tapia

Twitter Q&A – Jonathan Tapia of UTSA Baseball

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). …

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Luke Malone

A Conversation with Luke Malone of UTSA Baseball

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 …

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