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2010 was a banner year for TAMIU’s burgeoning
athletics program. The Dustdevils brought home
conference championships in three different sports,
establishing TAMIU as one of the top athletics
programs in the region.
Men’s soccer, led by Head Coach Claudio Arias
got the ball rolling, finishing with a conference record
of 7-1, capturing TAMIU’s first Heartland Conference
Title since making the move to NCAA Division-II
Athletics. The Dustdevils put a league high seven
players on the All-Heartland Conference Team and
had two players named to the DaktronicsAll-Region
The men’s basketball team, under the direction
of Head Coach Shane Rinner, earned a share of
the regular season conference title, captured the
team’s first Heartland Conference Tournament
Championship and earned the team’s first birth in
the NCAA Division II Tournament. In addition, the
team won the Heartland Conference Scholastic
Award for highest team GPA (3.10 on 4.0 scale).
“We’ve had so much positive change in such a short
amount of time,” said Coach Rinner, “As a coach, I’ve
celebrated a lot of victories in the past, but I think last
year ranks up there as one of the highlights of my
coaching career.”
With the original six playing in their final year for
the TAMIU Softball Team, 2011 provided a storybook
TAMIU Dustdevils
Win on Court,
in Class
Championing Sports