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 Date: April 21, 2010 Contact:  Ashley Walyuchow 361-485-4424

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Jags named male and female athletes of the week


April 20, 2010 Ė The University of Houston Victoria's Casey Newman and Tasha Rotramel are the Association of Independent Institutions Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 19, 2010.


Casey Newman, a 6'2 senior from Bloomington, Texas, pitched a four-hit shutout this past week against Huston-Tillotson to lift Houston-Victoria to their 25th win of the season. In six innings of work, Newman struck out six opposing batters, while allowing only two walks. Newman is now 4-1 on the year.


Tasha Rotramel, a 5'1 senior pitcher from Lake Jackson, Texas, pitched her fourth career no-hitter and second no-hitter of the season this past week, striking out nine opposing hitters in a 10-0 win over Texas College.



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.