Flag football team crowned national champs
Contact: University Relations 956/381-2741
Posted: 01/30/2007
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Congratulations to The University of Texas-Pan American intramural flag football team, the Stallions, who were recently crowned the 2007 National Intramural Recreation Sports Association Flag Football Champions. This was the first time a UTPA Intramurals and Recreational Sports team has won a national title in any intramural event. The Stallions, who competed Jan. 6 in the championship game at The University of Texas at Dallas, crushed the University of North Carolina-Charlotte 27-20 to bring home the title. The Stallions went undefeated (6-0) during the three-day tournament beating out teams from Texas A&M, Arkansas-Little Rock, Illinois State, University of Georgia and Southeastern Louisiana. Standing left to right are John Lopez, Mission; Juan Aldape, Rio Grande City; Daniel Flores, Edinburg; Jacob Santa Maria, Pharr; Rey Salinas, Pharr; and Steve Jondreau, Superior, Wis. Kneeling left to right are Venostiano Martinez, Los Fresnos; Ricky Salinas, Pharr; Abram Estrada, San Juan; Nathan McDonald, Pharr; and Emmanuel Rodriguez, Roma. To learn more about intramural sports at UTPA, call 956/292-0839 or e-mail