Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bobcat Faces: Bradley George

Bradley George named SLC
football student-athlete of year

Bradley George in action against TCU in 2009.

Texas State quarterback Bradley George was named the Capital One Bank/Southland Conference Football Student-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced in conjunction with the release of the All-Academic Football Team.

George, the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year, completed 63 percent (258 of 409) of his passes for 3,121 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2009. The graduate student from New Braunfels Canyon High School, was 7 yards shy of the school’s single season record for most passing yards, and ended his career as Texas State’s all-time career passing leader, having completed 753 of 1,277 passes (60 percent) for 9,556 yards and 91 touchdowns. He threw for 300 yards six times and tied his own single-game record of 30 completions twice in 2009.

George graduated with a degree in industrial technology in 2008 and is a three-time member of the Southland Conference Football All-Academic Teams, with selection in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He is a four-time member of the Southland Commissioner’s Honor Roll between 2005-09 and a Texas State Oak Farms Dairy Academic Award winner in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. As an undergraduate, George maintained a 3.12 grade-point average.

The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 12 member schools, voted for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to the one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees shall have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.

–Texas State Athletics

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Bobcat Faces: Dawson Munoz

Organizations At Texas State:
Which one will you choose?

By Britney Munguia

Dawson Munoz is no stranger when it comes to participating in the many clubs and organizations at Texas State University.

Currently, Texas State has more than 200 active organizations on campus, ranging from special interest to sports clubs.

Munoz belongs to a number of organizations, including University Ambassadors, Financial Management Association, Student Management Investment Fund, Pi Kappa Phi and the Army National Guard.

“The best things about my organizations are how they each help me improve in different aspects,” Munoz says. “National Guard has helped me to mature, to stay motivated and has given me problem solving skills. University Ambassadors has helped with my oral communication and extending myself out to people.”

Munoz feels that by taking part in these organizations, they will help his future business ventures and social affairs.

“Getting involved in as much as possible makes the whole experience even more fulfilling,” Munoz says.

Munoz’s ultimate goal is to graduate with a finance degree and become an international entrepreneur.

In the summer of 2009, he was able to participate in a study abroad program offered by Texas State, traveling to Monterrey, Mexico where he visited several international companies and affirmed his passion in finance.

Study Abroad and Correspondence

University Ambassadors

Financial Management Association

Student Organizations

Bobcat Faces: Academic All-Americans

Texas State leads Southland
in academic All-Americans

As the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America teams continue to roll out, we thought it might be noteworthy to look at the historic lists and see how Texas State stands.

Turns out, we have more academic All-Americans than any other member of the Southland Conference, as you can see by this table:

And here’s a list of our student-athletes who have been selected through the years:

Click here for complete lists and the names of the 2009-10 honorees already released.

Texas State Faces: Bobcats in Baseball

Former Texas State Bobcats
playing professional baseball

Here’s our weekly update of former Texas State student-athletes competing on the professional level. As the short-season leagues begin, the list will grow, and your input always is welcome. Of note this week: Ben Theriot has been called up to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, in the Texas League. Congrats!

Bobcat Tube Video Contest

Hey Texas State: Do you have talent?
Send us your video and prove it

The theme of the 2010 Bobcat Tube Video Contest is simple: “Texas State’s Got Talent.” We’re giving you a broad definition of talent – as witnessed by our video – and turning you loose to showcase what you can do, in five minutes or less.

Finalists will be shown and prizes awarded this fall at the Bobcat Tube Film Festival.

Click here for more information.

The Texas State iPhone App

Texas State Mobile launches
today at Apple App Store

The Texas State app for iPhone and the iPod Touch is now available for free download at the App Store.

Among the features of the app, which was designed and programmed at the university, are links to news and sports, maps, bus schedules, videos and photos of the university, and the campus directory.

There’s also a live feed of programming from KTSW, detailed information about the Alkek Library and the Student Recreation Center, and links to social media users across campus.

Click here to see it at iTunes Preview.

Bobcat Faces: Erin Beatty

Well-traveled student Erin Beatty
discovers a home at Texas State

Erin Beatty

Born into a military family, Erin Beatty has lived many places. After living in San Antonio, she knew she wanted to get her college degree at a Texas institution. “I went on numerous college tours in Texas,” she explains, “and when I came to Texas State, it was such a beautiful campus and the people were so amazingly friendly. The minute I stepped onto campus I felt at home.

“Coming to Texas State was the best decision I have ever made.”

Beatty changed her major three times before settling on one that would enhance her passion for helping those in need and she learned much for the experience. “Don’t be afraid to change your major once you find what you are passionate about,” she advises future students. “

When Beatty read the description of the Clinical Laboratory Science program, she became intrigued. “I spoke with the department chair and realized that the career offered so many opportunities,” she says. Beatty has plans to further her education by pursuing a second degree to become a trauma nurse.

Beatty has gained a lot of experience from organizations on campus as well. She has participated in PAWS Preview, University Ambassadors, Colleges Against Cancer-Relay For Life and Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists. “By being involved in organizations I have learned the value of diversity among the people you surround yourself with,” says Beatty of her involvement. “The friends I have made here are all so different from me, and I absolutely love the fact that Texas State … has taught me how to interact and work with all different kinds of people. I love it!”

Beatty’s excitement about the growing recognition of Texas State is evident: “People around not only the state of Texas but also the country are starting to recognize us, which is how it should be. I am so proud to be a Texas State Bobcat!”

She recommends that students “get involved on campus and cherish every minute you have here because in the blink of an eye you will be in your senior year about to graduate.

“These will truly be the best years of your life.”

Clinical Laboratory Science

College of Health Professions