University Honored with 2023-24 RRAC Sportsmanship Award

The University launched its athletic department in 2019

SAN ANTONIO —Texas A&M University-San Antonio has earned the prestigious 2023-24 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Sportsmanship Award.   Recognizing A&M-San Antonio’s athletic department’s strong foundation of growth, facilities, and sportsmanship, the RRAC indicated the University has demonstrated a high level of integrity and fair play throughout the most recent academic year and since its inception in 2019. 

"It's an honor for Texas A&M University-San Antonio Athletics to be recognized with this award from the Red River Athletic Conference," said Athletic Director Darnell Smith. "This award is a testament to the quality of coaches, staff, and student-athletes who call A&M-San Antonio home. We strive to provide exceptional services that enhance the gameday and fan experience."

The RRAC Sportsmanship Award is given annually to the member institution that exemplifies the highest level of sportsmanship throughout its athletic program during the most recent academic year. The school's sportsmanship must be apparent across multiple sports. RRAC athletic directors select the winner. 

"Congrats to all who had a hand in making this happen,” added Smith. “It's truly a great day to be a Jaguar. Paws up and thank you to (RRAC Commissioner) Tony Stigliano and the amazing athletic directors within the RRAC for their support. My team and I are truly humbled to be placed in such high regard among our conference colleagues.” 

Members of the University's Athletic Department staff include Deputy Athletic Director Stephen Sherman, Athletic Trainer Bobby Ramirez, and Head Coaches Christi Cano (men's golf), Chris Dial (men's basketball), Nicole Dufour (softball), Robert Jaramillo (men's soccer), Chris Minner (women's basketball), and Fredy Sanguinetti (women's soccer). Their collective efforts have contributed significantly to A&M-San Antonio's outstanding recognition within the RRAC. 


About Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in South San Antonio, the University offers 39 undergraduate degrees and 23 graduate degrees to about 7,620 students. A&M-San Antonio is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. The University holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and is one of 39 higher education institutions in the U.S. to have received the Seal of Excelencia certification from Excelencia in Education for its support of Latino student success. More than 77 percent of A&M-SA students identify as Hispanic, and approximately 72 percent are the first in their families to attend college. A&M-San Antonio is a military-embracing institution; the University was recently awarded the 2023 Gold Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award (VEERA) from the Texas Veterans Commission. Visit for more information. #onamission