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 Date: October 29, 2012 Contact:  Ashley Walyuchow 361-485-4424

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UHV's Ospina earns A.I.I. honor


Stiven Ospina

University of Houston-Victoriaís Stiven Ospina became the first Jaguar to earn Association Independent Institution Conference Male Athlete of the Week honors for the 2012-13 year.

Ospina, a junior forward for the UHV menís soccer team, was selected today as the A.I.I. Conference Male Athlete of the Week for his performance during the week of Oct. 22-28.

Ospina scored a goal in all three matches during the week for the Jaguars as UHV clinched its first postseason berth into the A.I.I. Conference Tournament. He helped guide the Jaguars to wins over Huston-Tillotson, Our Lady of the Lake and University of the Southwest. Along with his three goals, he also had one assist and converted three of his eight shots of goal into scores.

He now has a team-leading seven goals on the season.

Jamestown Collegeís Amber Ramlo was named the A.I.I. Female Athlete of the Week.



The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelorís and masterís degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.