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UST Athletics Hosts 2nd Rising Stars Games

In a partnership between the University of St. Thomas-Houston Athletics and Rising Stars, both programs are excited to announce the second annual Rising Stars Basketball games. The games will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at noon and 2:00 p.m. as St. Thomas takes on Texas Lutheran.

In addition to the face off against SCAC rival Texas Lutheran by Men's and Women's Basketball teams, the first graduating class of Rising Stars will be honored between games.  UST Athletics will welcome and celebrate the recognized students and their families with a Scanlan reception. There will also be special activities and promotions to celebrate their accomplishments.

"We are so excited to be able to celebrate our first Rising Stars graduating cohort at the UST basketball game on the 29th,” Rising Stars Director Dan Garcia added. “These students have worked hard the last four years to get to the end of this juncture of their college career and I can't think of a better way to kick off this semester than to celebrate with UST athletics."

About the University of St. Thomas Rising Stars

At the heart of UST is the imperative to serve, especially those with limited access to educational excellence. With this in mind, UST launched the Rising Stars internship program that offers qualified students the opportunity to continue their educational journey at UST while gaining valuable work experience at local companies.

The Rising Stars program pairs students with corporate sponsors in order to earn funds toward tuition. This model helps students build personal connections that will influence them beyond college.