Razorbacks Athletics Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, ArkansasRazorbacks.com will feature several student-athlete stories in the coming weeks.

Four different student-athletes from the University of Arkansas will be featured throughout the month.

The University of Arkansas’ Athletic Department recognizes its heritage and the countless contributions made by Hispanic and Latino student-athletes, coaches and fans in all 19 of its varsity sports. The Razorbacks are proud to celebrate this great tradition and recognize some of the inspiring pioneers, great student-athletes and outstanding role models that have worn a Razorback uniform as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as ‘National Hispanic Heritage Week’ under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law by the U.S. Congress on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Story Schedule

Sept. 28 Alvaro Ortiz Men’s Golf Zapopan, Mexico
Oct. 1 Pilar Victoria Volleyball Caguas, Puerto Rico
Oct. 5 Santiago Munoz Men’s Tennis Mexico City, Mexico
Oct. 9 Ileana Aleman Softball Pharr, Texas

In addition, several special Hispanic Heritage promotions will take place throughout the month:

Sport Opponent Date/Time TV Coverage
Volleyball  vs. Florida  Oct. 4, 3 p.m.  SEC Network
Soccer vs. Ole Miss Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

Hispanic student organizations will be recognized at each of these events and special giveaways will be provided to fans in attendance.

For more Hispanic Heritage Month events, visit the UARK Libraries webpage.

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