There’s no time quite like Homecoming and Parents Weekend at
Many parents kicked off Homecoming at Friday’s lively Casino Night, a favorite event for students. Alumni,
faculty and staff also took part in
On Saturday, parents enjoyed a “mix and mingle” breakfast with faculty members, followed by a warm welcome
Later that morning, parents headed back to the classroom for compelling presentations by faculty members and students. Next on the agenda — a sneak peek of the new residential village, which opened in January 2009.
The Homecoming tailgate party drew crowds in the afternoon. Hilltopper families gathered for a Texas-style picnic with live music, kids’ activities and fun with mascot Topper … and cheered on a basketball doubleheader.
Turnout for the Hilltopper games was close to capacity on both Friday and Saturday.
The women’s basketball team swept past Newman University with a dominating 65-43 win. A special halftime ceremony honored the university’s first All-Era Team for women’s athletics — part of this year’s 35th Anniversary of Women’s Athletics at St. Edward’s celebrated at Homecoming.
The men’s baseball team split a doubleheader against UT–Permian Basin on Friday afternoon. The Hilltoppers fell in the first game, 4-10, but took the second one, 3-0. In Saturday’s playoff, Hilltoppers wrapped up the contest with a 7-4 win. Saturday night, the men’s basketball team met Newman University in a tight match that ended in an 87-82 victory for the Hilltoppers.
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