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.
Ross McDoniel, President
Major: Supply Chain Management, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha
Fun Fact About Texas: A current professional player was one of our coaches from 2017-2018.
Arnav Mohanty, Vice President
Major: Biochemistry, Class of 2022
Campus Involvement: Asian Business Student Association, Health Science Scholars
Fun Fact About Texas Taekwondo: Sent Olympic scouted athletes from the club to compete abroad in places like China, Canada, Puerto Rico, etc. Took 48 club members to collegiates and won for the second year in a row.
Adam Meyer, Secretary
Texas Men’s Volleyball
Major: Architectural Engineering/Pre-Med, Class of 2022
Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi Sigma, Architectural Engineering Institute
Fun Fact About Texas Men’s Volleyball: Last year the team got 9th place in D1AA Nationals.
Madeline Park, Treasurer
Texas Dance Team
Major: Youth and Community Studies, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: The Texas Wesley
Fun Fact About Texas Dance: Texas Dance competes annually at NDA nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida against other D1A pom teams. In 2018, the team placed 10th in the nation, finaling for the 1st time in 4 years.
Chris Kujalowicz, Facilities and Events
Major: Biology and English, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: Texas 4000, Freshman Research Initiative, Biology Scholars Program
Fun Fact About Texas Gymnastics: Texas Gymnastics competed against the US Olympic Training Center Team at the 2018 Houston National Invitational.
Monica Roberts, Philanthropy
Texas Rock Climbing
Major: Computational Biology, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: Texas Lassos, Health Leadership Apprentice Program
Fun Fact About Texas Rock Climbing: The recreational club goes on an all-day outdoor climbing trips to Reimer’s Ranch every semester.
Michael Ryan De La Paz, Professional Development
Texas Men’s Water Polo
Major: Biochemistry with Pre-Health Professions Certificate, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: Global Medical Training (GMT)
Fun Fact About Texas Men’s Water Polo: Men’s Water Polo has placed in the top 10 at nationals for the past two years.
Lucy Li, Marketing
Texas Club Tennis, Co-President
Major: International Relations and Global Studies and Government, Class of 2020
Campus Involvement: The Texas Orator, IRG Council
Fun Fact About Texas Club Tennis: Club Tennis finished top 10 in the nation for the first time in 5 years last season at Nationals.
Santiago Diaz-Arauzo, Judicial
Texas Running Club and UT Men’s Soccer Team
Major: Chemical Engineering and Philosophy, Class of 2021
Campus Involvement: Theta Chi, Lu Lab Group, Tau Beta Pi, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Fun Fact About UT Men’s Soccer: The Men’s Soccer team has not had a losing season since 1980.