Senior's 7th career C-USA title; five Owls earn all-conference honors
Where the Owls stand at the halfway point
Junior records PR of 7294 points
Ugwunze wins hammer throw and shot put
Rice All Time Ranking (as of January 1, 2018)
AT MAJOR MEETS
2017 C-USA Indoor Championships - 13th, Weight Throw, 15.73
2017 C-USA Outdoor Championships - 5th, Hammer Throw, 57.87
Weight Throw – 16.23, Howie Ryan Invite, UH (2/10/17)
Hammer Throw-57.87, 2017 C-USA Outdoor Championships – (5/12/17)
Indoor: Set a career best in the weight throw event after posting a distance of 16.23m at the Howie Ryan Invitational, where he placed fifth in the competition. Outdoor: Finished fifth at the J Fred Duckett Twilight Meet in the hammer throw...at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, finished fifth in the hammer throw as well.
MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Was a two-time NJCAA Region I champion in the hammer throw and a two-time NJCAA All-American in the hammer throw...named to the top male GPA athlete for Mesa in 2014...NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Award.
Graduated from Sunnyslope HS in Phoenix, AZ...threw for head coach Erin Knight and helped the Vikings win a district championship along with a three-peat of the district relays...was named the Most Outstanding Thrower in 2012 and 2013 and was the 2013 Arizona DII Shot Put State champion...also played football for Coach Mike Mayfield.
Full name: Matthew Steven Garcia...Parents: Steven Garcia (one sister)...College: Wiess...Major: Mechanical Engineering.