Wednesday, August 26, 2015

First Day of Classes - Fall 2015

Today was the first day of Fall classes here at Trinity and the campus is alive again with students running around. Our guys have all gotten their schedules and are beginning to meet their professors. We encourage each of our student-athletes to make the effort early in the semester to get some quality time with each professor. At a university with a small student-professor ratio, this early interaction goes a long way in establishing a positive learning relationship. Our guys are extremely lucky to be learning from some of the best and brightest!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Move-In Day 2015

Today was Move-In Day here at Trinity University! Move-In Day marks the opening of dorms and beginning of New Student Orientation for the 2015-16 school year and campus has come alive again. The quiet days of summer around here are no more, as over 600 new Tigers arrived to campus today. The Trinity Orientation team, along with the First Year Residential Life team, does a phenomenal job these next several days welcoming and assimilating all of the new students to the Trinity community.

If you were around campus this morning, you may have seen several members of Trinity Basketball (including a nice and sweaty Coach Cunningham!) helping new students move boxes and dorm-items from cars to dorm rooms as part of Team Trinity. After our new student-athletes were able to get moved into their rooms and pile into Sam's Gymnasium to check-in, we had a great opportunity to get our guys and their families into a room together for a Meet-and-Greet. Coach Cunningham enjoyed welcoming our new Trinity Basketball family members while some of our upperclassmen back on campus were able to come meet up with their new teammates. We are blessed to have such a great group of individuals and families as part of Trinity Basketball.

Welcome Class of 2019!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Top University for Sciences

The Princeton Review just recently came out with their various college lists and ranked Trinity as having the #5 science facility in America. This is great recognition for our spectacular science departments, who also have some of the top faculty in the country, as well. Many Trinity Basketball student-athletes have excelled in the sciences, which is a testament to their hard-work and time management. If you are every around campus, we encourage you to stop buy and check out the newest addition to Trinity's campus, the Center for Sciences and Innovation.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Trinity Standard

The National Association of Basketball Coaches has released the 2014-15 Honors Court and Team Academic Excellence Awards. We are very proud to say that our student-athletes continued to hold a high academic standard and were given the Team Academic Excellence Award for the third year in a row (which the award has only been given for the past three years). For a large group of student-athletes to hold a cumulative GPA above a 3.0 at an academically competitive university, such as Trinity, is a true testament to our guys' ability to work hard in their studies and manage their time efficiently.

We would also like to congratulate the three upperclassmen who were named to the NABC Honors Court. To earn a GPA above a 3.2, especially during your last semester of your senior year (which often carries the most challenging capstone courses), is an impressive feat for these three graduates. Congrats Jimmy, Matt, and Will!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Entrepreneurial Tigers

Forbes Magazine recently came out with a list of America's Most Entrepreneurial Colleges 2015 and ranked Trinity University at #8 in the country. We are extremely proud of this acknowledgement, as liberal arts education encourages entrepreneurial thought within its students and Trinity has established a unique program here. Trinity's Entrepreneurship program is making a major impact on one of our current student-athletes, Khambrel Roach. Kham came to Trinity from Miami, Florida and has been a member of Trinity Basketball for the past two years. Here are Kham's comments when asked about the program:

For years I have always brainstormed and imagined how much better the world would be if certain products were created. I have always had big ideas and it wasn't until my freshman year of college when I began to learn how to focus my passion for innovation. I learned that through entrepreneurship, these ideas that I constantly render in my mind could be transformed from visions into tangible products through strategic and diligent work ethic. When I heard of the entrepreneurship program at Trinity, I immediately scheduled a meeting with the program director, Dr. Martinez, to tell him all my ideas. In our meeting he smiled and said I had the mind of a true entrepreneur. I was motivated and began to work tirelessly on my ideas. I learned to code, design 3D models, and work with various animation softwares and am proud to say I have successfully started my first business, Recordio LLC, and plan to launch an app (Recordio) this coming fall. While Recordio is shaping out to be my first entrepreneurial success, I am currently involved with several other projects that have grown from my ideas. Through the program, I have been able to meet many successful entrepreneurs that have profited from their ideas, landed an internship with Venture Lab (an entrepreneurship hub located in San Antonio) and personally presented my ideas to local San Antonio investors and venture capitalists. I didn't know the Entrepreneurship program existed until I arrived here, but it has been a big part of what I love about Trinity.

- Khambrel Roach '17