08:19 AM

Gator Sports Update

For the third straight season in the NCWA (National Collegiate Wrestling Association), the UHD wrestling club team will be competing at the NCWA National Championships March 8 - 11 in Allen, Texas. A record-breaking eight UHD wrestlers qualified at the NCWA Southwest Conference Championships this past weekend in Denton, Texas.

Congratulations to Kevin Evans (133 weight class) and Christopher Woods (285 weight class) for finishing in second place in their weight class and earning their second berths to NCWA Nationals. UHD senior and fourth-year club member Blake Cedillo (285 weight class) was able to qualify for NCWA Nationals for the first time after placing in third place in his weight class. Nelson Fuentes received an at-large bid into the NCWA Nationals. All four UHD female wrestlers: Ashley Martinez, Karina Garcia, Irene Nunez, and Madeline Torres automatically qualify for NCWA Nationals for their first time.

UHD's other Sports & Fitness club teams are off to impressive starts this season. Presently, the men's basketball team has a record of three wins and one loss after defeating Houston Community College (42-36) on February 24. The UHD team's next game against Lone Star College-Montgomery is 7 p.m., Friday, March 2 in the UHD Student Life Center .

Women's volleyball won their season opener three sets to none (25-9, 25-9, 25-13) on February 21 against Lone Star College-Tomball. UHD's next volleyball game is against Lone Star College-Cy Fair at 7 p.m., March 7 in the UHD Student Life Center.

The UHD women's soccer club team will play their first home game against Houston Community College at 11 a.m., March 3 at Bayland Park.

Gator baseball will play a double header against the Rice Owls club team at noon and 2:30 p.m., March 4 at the McReynolds baseball field.

Admission to all games is free.