Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SCAC Media Days

You know basketball season is almost upon us when the annual SCAC Media Days come out! This year, Coach Cunningham and senior guard William Young talk with the SCAC's James Hill about the upcoming season.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Senior Spotlight - Matt Selling '15

Meet Trinity Basketball senior guard Matt Selling. Matt came to Trinity from Phoenix, AZ and has been a big part in helping the Tigers to three SCAC championships. This season, Matt will be one of the upperclassmen called upon to lead the Trinity Tigers in pursuit of a fourth consecutive SCAC championship.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

King of the Court 2014

Each year, within the first week of practice, Trinity Basketball also holds our annual King of the Court. This competition runs a series of tests (vertical, agility, sprint, bench, conditioning) and rewards the top performers, as well as those with the greatest improvements from prior years.

The 2014 King of the Court is junior guard Jimmy Clark. This is the first time in KOTC history we have had a multiple champion, as Jimmy won last year's KOTC as well. We are very proud of him, knowing the hard work he has put in to his off-season training to physically prepare himself for this season.

Congrats, Jimmy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Senior Spotlight - Craig Saltarelli '15

Meet Trinity Basketball's senior guard Craig Saltarelli. Craig comes from Boulder, CO and has been a key role player in the Tigers' three SCAC championships in each of his years in the Maroon. Craig is an outstanding student, pursuing his degree in Business Accounting.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Senior Spotlight - William Young '15

Meet Trinity Basketball senior guard William Young. Will came to Trinity by way of transfer after redshirting his freshmen season at Arizona State University. He is originally from St. John's School in Houston, TX. Will currently holds the single season record for assists and is on pace to break the career assist record. He was an All-SCAC Honorable Mention selection last season, helping the Tigers win a third consecutive SCAC Championship.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Leadership Seminar

On Friday, Trinity Basketball's coaching staff had a special opportunity to connect with officers from the Army's 264th Medical Battalion during a Leadership Seminar held in the Bell Athletic Center. Both groups used the open-forum design to discuss various topics that both the military and collegiate athletics share with one another. It was an extremely positive experience with a great amount of brainstorming and information shared. Trinity University is blessed to be located in a city with such a strong military presence and to be able to learn from these heroes was a true privilege. We would like to thank all of those that participated.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kitzinger Takes On Brazil

Coming off the excitement of the World Cup, Brazil opened its doors to host another United States team - this time in the great sport of basketball. On July 21-30, United States Tours & Events, coached by Bryan Martin, took a team consisting of talented NCAA Division III athletes across the Samba Nation. The group spent time in Sao Paulo, Santos, Jundiai, and Rio de Janerio, competing against four of Brazil's top Premiere League teams: Soracaba, Rio Soul, Piracicaba, and Santos.

Trinity Basketball's Robert Kitzinger '14 was one of the ten athletes invited to participate. When asked of the experience, Kitzinger described it as "a once in a lifetime experience that was extremely competitive." While the team finished the tour 1-3, the USA group competed well with no game above a ten point difference. Some teams even had former NCAA Division I All-Americans participating. Kitzinger described the Brazilian style of basketball as "very physical, with defenders being allowed to be much more aggressive on the ball than in the US."

The trip wasn't all about basketball, as the group also toured each city, experiencing the culture. Kitzinger particularly enjoyed mingling with the locals. Whether it was traveling to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy the view, standing at the foot of the Christ The Redeemer statue, or just taking in Copacabana Beach, there was always something new each day.

This was a special way to end a spectacular career for Kitzinger, a four-time All-SCAC selection and three-time SCAC Champion, who now heads to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. We will miss Kitz here in San Antonio, but are excited to see what lies ahead in his extraordinarily bright future.