Gator Sports Update: Club Teams Travel
UHD club sports teams are in action this weekend on the road. The University's club teams compete in local leagues and conference versus Houston area college club teams, but some club teams also compete in regional or national tournaments.
The UHD men’s basketball club team will be competing in 2019 NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station. This is the second consecutive year that UHD will be heading to Aggieland to compete in this tournament, which features the top college club and intramural teams in the Midwest NIRSA Region IV. The Gators will play on Friday night and Saturday morning. Depending on the results of pool play, UHD will have the opportunity to advance to bracket play on Saturday evening. Sunday will feature the tournament semi-finals and championship with an opportunity to qualify for the NIRSA National Basketball Championships April 12-14 in Wichita, Kansas. All games will be held in the Texas A&M Student Recreation Center. Check out schedule .
For the third straight year, and for the fourth time within the last five years, the UHD Gatorettes dance club will be competing at the 2019 American Dance/Drill Collegiate National Championships this weekend in Denton, Texas. The Gatorettes will be begin their competition competing as a Small Ensemble in the collegiate division at 10:44 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. Later on Saturday, the Gatorettes will be competing in the Collegiate Division II Open Division at 2:08 p.m. in the University of North Texas Coliseum. The National Championships feature the top competitive club and varsity teams in American Dance/Drill Team. First-year head coach Ancheska Parchman will have her squad ready to compete and represent UHD at the national level. The competition will be streamed LIVE.
After competing in College Station two weeks ago, the UHD Baseball Club Team hits the road again this weekend to Abilene, Texas. The Gators continue conference action in the National Club Baseball Association – Rocky Lone Star South division with the club’s first-ever series versus Abilene Christian University. UHD looks to remain in the hunt for a conference championship as they currently sit in third place at 4-2 in conference play. The Gators will play a double header on Saturday evening at 5 and 8 p.m., and will have the final game of the series on Sunday, March 24 at noon.
This weekend, other club teams that aren't on the road are continuing their spring seasons. The UHD Men’s and Women’s Soccer clubs play a double header on Saturday, March 23 in the Lone Star Sport Club Conference. Men’s soccer plays at 9 a.m. versus Lone Star College-Montgomery, and women’s soccer follows with an 11 a.m. game versus the University of Houston. Both games will be played at Bayland Park #L-2. Men’s soccer will play their second game of the weekend on Sunday, March 24 at 11 a.m. versus Lone Star College-Tomball at the LSC-Montgomery field.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.