Bobcat Faces: Zachary Bartel

Student blends passion for sports
with passion for education

Zachary Bartel


Zachary Bartel has a true passion for sports, and he understands the importance of physical fitness education.

Bartel knew he was in the right place because Texas State “has one of the best education departments in the nation. I enjoy teaching others new things and really enjoy playing sports, so I chose a major that was centered around helping others with sports.”

Bartel is an exercise and sports science major, with a minor in mathematics, and he has been on the Dean’s List three semesters. Bartel says he was able to accomplish it by using resources on campus.

He suggests that students “take advantage of all the resources that Texas State has to offer. There are resources on campus that are there to help students succeed, such as the SLAC Lab and Supplemental Instructors. The best place to study is the Alkek Library, especially on the top floors because there are some really nice views of San Marcos.”

Bartel combines his study skills with love of the game, as he is the president of the Loud Crowd and the director of operations for the tailgate committee.

“The thing I love about Texas State is there are a lot of friendly people here, and I enjoy meeting them. I also love the athletics here at Texas State because this is a very exciting time for Texas State students to support the ‘Cats as we continue The Drive to FBS and continue to win championships.”

Bartel has found a plethora of different experiences and people, and as he says, “I have learned that every student at Texas State has a different story to tell and that it is cool that all these different stories have one thing in common: They are all told by Bobcats.”

College of Education

Department of Health and Human Performance

Exercise and Sports Science

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