WACO, Texas – Vanessa Garcia of the University of Texas-Brownsville was honored as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 22-28, while UTB's David Guillen was recognized with the men's weekly award for the same dates.
Garcia, a senior from Brownsville, Texas, won her second consecutive weekly award with a third-place finish in the Islander Splash Meet at Corpus Christi, Texas. She posted a time of 18:30 in the women's 5K against a field of 41 runners on a hilly course.
WACO, Texas – Hanne Neby of the University of Texas-Brownsville was recognized as the Red River Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 22-28, while Mariana Sanches of the University of St. Thomas (Texas) earned RRAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the same dates. This is the fifth set of awards for the 2014 season.
Neby, a sophomore midfielder from Furnes, Norway, helped UTB salvage a 2-2 tie with one of the Ocelots' goals against Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Neby scored on a set play from Monica Mendes that was cleared. Neby kicked in the shot on the clearance. She is currently tied for second in the conference with 12 goals and ranks third in points with 27. The Ocelots are now 2-2-2 on the season.
WACO, Texas – Victor Parreiras of the University of Texas-Brownsville claimed the Red River Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor for Sept. 22-28, while his teammate, Archie Massen, was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week for the same dates. This is the fifth set of awards for the 2014 season.
Parreiras, a senior midfielder from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, compiled two goals and an assist as the Ocelots stayed unbeaten with a pair of victories over non-conference opponents. He netted two goals in a 3-1 win over the University of Mobile (Ala.) then assisted on a goal that provided the difference as UTB defeated Oklahoma Baptist University, 3-2. Parreiras is fifth in the conference with five goals and tied for fourth in points with 15. The Ocelots are ranked 14th in the country with an 8-0 mark on the season.