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 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.

Paula Cobler