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UTSA alumnus Joaquin Guzman named an All-American Official by sports activities affiliation | UTSA Right now | UTSA


May 26, 2023

To be chosen to officiate on the NIRSA Nationwide Basketball Championships, officers should obtain a bid primarily based on their efficiency at one of many NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships occurring all through the nation. Whether or not regional or nationwide, every event has an officers committee comprised of execs within the area from varied universities. Each pupil official is evaluated at every sport, and the committee gives suggestions to assist college students enhance their future efficiency.

Guzman acquired a bid on the NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships held on the College of Missouri in February 2023. He completed as the highest official within the event and was chosen for nationals from round the USA together with two different UTSA pupil officers, Jared “E” Morris and Matthew Baham.

In April, on the NIRSA Nationwide Basketball Championships on the College of Maryland, Guzman officiated eight video games in three days. As a consequence of his wonderful efficiency, the NIRSA officers committee chosen him to officiate for the Males’s Intramural Nationwide Championship sport.

Following the sport, NIRSA acknowledged Guzman as certainly one of 9 All-American Officers, from a complete of 51 pupil officers that officiated on the Nationwide Basketball Championships.

“I’m honored to obtain this award however most significantly to symbolize UTSA,” Guzman mentioned.

Guzman is the third pupil from UTSA to obtain NIRSA’s All-American Honors following Adreanna Broussard in 2015 and Fernando Perez in 2022. He credit Michael Castaneda, assistant director of sport packages, and Cy Fondal, former sport program coordinator, for serving to him obtain this honor.

“These two people have formed me to be the very best official {and professional} out and in of sport packages,” Guzman mentioned.

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