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

Stiven Ospina

University of Houston-Victoria’s 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 men’s 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 College’s 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 since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow