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UTSA alumnus Joaquin Guzman named an All-American Official by sports association | UTSA Currently | UTSA


May 26, 2023

To be chosen to officiate at the NIRSA National Basketball Championships, officials will have to acquire a bid primarily based on their efficiency at 1 of the NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships occurring all through the nation. No matter if regional or national, every tournament has an officials committee comprised of pros in the field from several universities. Each and every student official is evaluated at every game, and the committee supplies feedback to enable students boost their future efficiency.

Guzman received a bid at the NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships held at the University of Missouri in February 2023. He completed as the prime official in the tournament and was chosen for nationals from about the United States along with two other UTSA student officials, Jared “E” Morris and Matthew Baham.

In April, at the NIRSA National Basketball Championships at the University of Maryland, Guzman officiated eight games in 3 days. Due to his great efficiency, the NIRSA officials committee chosen him to officiate for the Men’s Intramural National Championship game.

Following the game, NIRSA recognized Guzman as 1 of nine All-American Officials, from a total of 51 student officials that officiated at the National Basketball Championships.

“I am honored to acquire this award but most importantly to represent UTSA,” Guzman stated.

Guzman is the third student from UTSA to acquire NIRSA’s All-American Honors following Adreanna Broussard in 2015 and Fernando Perez in 2022. He credits Michael Castaneda, assistant director of sport applications, and Cy Fondal, former sport plan coordinator, for assisting him attain this honor.

“These two men and women have shaped me to be the greatest official and experienced in and out of sport applications,” Guzman stated.

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