UTRGV Athletics Ushers in Basketball Season in Front of an Overcapacity Crowd of 2764 Raucous Fans – UTRGV Athletics - Techy Hunters


Saturday, October 30, 2021

UTRGV Athletics Ushers in Basketball Season in Front of an Overcapacity Crowd of 2764 Raucous Fans – UTRGV Athletics

RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held its annual UTRGV Madness on Friday at the UTRGV Fieldhouse in front of an over capacity crowd of 2,764 raucous fans to kick off the 2021-22 men’s and women’s basketball seasons. 

The crowd was composed primarily of UTRGV students. To ensure that all UTRGV students had access, UTRGV Athletics provided round trip transportation from the Brownsville campus. Members of the Rio Grande Valley community joined with UTRGV students to showcase school spirit as they cheered on the men’s and women’s basketball teams for the first time.
Fans were treated to a dance off between UTRGV student organizations, with special performances by the men’s and women’s basketball teams, while also getting to enjoy a dunk contest, three-point shootout, and a free throw competition.
Fans participated in contests to win prizes such as a Chick-fil-A basket, presented by Chick-fil-A Boca Chica, Walk-On’s $15 gift cards, Raising Cane’s merchandise, a two-year lease from Hacienda Ford, money from Rio Bank, a $100 gift card to Massage Envy, and a trip to the Jan. 2 Dallas Cowboys game against the Arizona Cardinals that includes a one night hotel stay at the Courtyard Marriot, VIP access to Bill Bates’ tailgate party, and a Meet & Greet with Dallas Cowboys legends.
Contest Winners:
Dunk Contest – RayQuan Taylor
Three-Point Shootout – Arianna Sturdivant
Free Throw Competition – BJ Simmons and Christopher Chavez Botello
Cowboys Trip – Gabriel Cespedes
Massage Envy Gift Card – Christopher Chavez Botello
Dance Off Winners:
Rookie Organization of the Year – Women’s Basketball
Best Music Mix – Kappa Sigma
Best Attire – Filipino Student Association 
Best Lip Sync – Women’s Basketball
Best Choreography – Filipino Student Association
Fan Favorite – Filipino Student Association

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