Jags named male and female athletes of the week

April 20, 2010 – 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 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