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 Date: June 28, 2010 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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Student looks forward to becoming Jaguars softball player


 

Kara Waukau, a recent graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, likes the atmosphere at the University of Houston-Victoria and is excited to play softball for the Jaguars in the fall.

 

Kara Waukau
Kara Waukau

“I feel like baseball and softball are really big at UHV, and that’s how it is at my high school,” she said.

 

Waukau, an outfielder, first heard about the university from high school teammate Tara Williams, who also will be playing softball at UHV next year.

 

“Tara was so interested in UHV and so excited about it, and when she went to visit, she loved it,” Waukau said.

 

Waukau was an All-District Honorable Mention her freshman and sophomore years and was named to the All-District Second Team her junior year.

 

“It’s amazing to be one of UHV’s first freshmen,” she said. “It’s a great feeling, and it’s one I’ve always dreamed about.”

 

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s 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.