UTSCA Council

Meet the 2018-2019 UTSCA Council
What is the UTSCA Council?

The UTSCA Council is group of nine sport club leaders who are selected to be a part of the advisory council to the Sport Club program. This group of students is selected from club members that demonstrate exemplary leadership in the realm of teamwork, communication, decision-making, critical and creative thinking, and reliability. 

What exactly does the Council do?

The Council supports the Assistant Director and Associate Director of Sport Clubs by recommending changes to the Representatives Handbook, planning special events, evaluating aspiring student organizations who would like to become a sport club, and assisting in determining annual sport club allocations. Moreover, there are many other areas the Council can choose to focus on throughout the year.

Who is on the Council?

Individuals serving on the Council are members of various clubs involved in the UTSCA. The make-up of the Council represents the program – so we are inclusive towards the different philosophies and perspectives by involving members from different sport clubs.

What is the time commitment for serving on the Council?

Typically, we meet 1-2 hours once or twice a month, but during the budget season we meet more frequently.

Why should I apply?

We utilize our strongest leaders by selecting them to serve on the Council, and those individuals help improve the program. If you want to advance your leadership experiences we strongly encourage you to apply.


Meet the 2018-2019 UTSCA Council

 

Domenica Sutherland, President

UT Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, President
Major: Exercise Science, Class of 2019
Campus Involvement: Recreational Sports Committee
Fun Fact About UT Women's Ultimate Frisbee: In 2017, the club played in the first-ever live ultimate frisbee game on ESPN. It was the finals of the USAU College Championships in Mason, OH.

 

 

Ross McDoniel, Vice President

Texas Rugby, President
Major: Accounting, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha
Fun Fact About Texas Rugby: In Spring 2018, the club had their games on national TV through Eleven Sports. 

 

 

Santiago Diaz-Arauzo, Secretary

UT Men’s Soccer Team, Member
Major: Chemical Engineering, Class of 2021
Campus Involvement: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Theta Chi
Fun Fact About UT Men's Soccer Team: The team has had a winning record since 1980.

 

 

Everardo Araujo, General Members

Longhorn Powerlifting, Vice President
Major: Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2021
Campus Involvement: ALDPES Honor Society
Fun Fact About Longhorn Powerlifting: Men’s 2017 Equipped Team won a National Championship and the 2018 Women’s Equipped Team won a National Championship.

 

 

Kate Asmis, General Member

UT Women's Water Polo, President
Major: Psychology/Pre-Med, Class of 2019
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega, Dell Pediatric Research Institute, and Best Buddies 
Fun Fact About UT Women's Water Polo: Treading is the easiest part. 

 

 

Chris Kujalowicz, General Member

Texas Gymnastics, President
Major: Biology and English, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: Texas 4000, Texas Gymnastics Conference Executive Board, Biology Scholars Program, and Freshman Research Initiative
Fun Fact About Texas Gymnastics: Last year, the club competed against Olympian/five-time National Champion Sam Mikulak and the US Olympic Training Center team at the Houston National Invitational. 

 

 

Gia Le, General Member

Texas Club Tennis, Co-President
Major: Finance, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: McCombs Marketing Internships 
Fun Fact About Texas Club Tennis: The club competes in three national championships every year.

 

 

Sonya Tkachman, General Member

UT Fencing Club, Member
Major: Biochemistry/Pre-Med, Class of 2019
Campus Involvement: Freshman Research Initiative, Texas Slavic Club and Texas THON 
Fun Fact About UT Fencing Club: The women’s epee team has won nationals for the past two years in a row.

 

 

 

David Hutto, General Member

Texas Ice Hockey, President
Major: Biomedical Engineering, Class of 2019
Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi Sigma Pre-Med Honor Society
Fun Fact About Texas Ice Hockey: The team had a record of 20-6 last year.