STU signs two for flag football inaugural season
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
University signed two local women to its inaugural flag football team for the 2021 season: Miami Lakes resident Tiffany Walker, a graduate of Barbara
Goleman Senior High, and Christina Mathieu from Miami Gardens, a
Monsignor Edward Pace High grad.
Walker, a wide receiver and safety, was the second student-athlete to commit to the new team; Mathieu, also a wide receiver, was the first.
They were chosen as members of this year’s Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star team.
They were among 12 players chosen from the state’s South region and among 48 statewide overall, out of more than 200 nominees.
Intercollegiate Athletics formed a partnership with the NFL and Reigning Champs Experience to sanction college women’s flag football.
STU added the sport seeking to become a flagship university for women’s flag football, the school said.
“At St. Thomas
University, we strive to be at the forefront of providing opportunities for our students,” President David Armstrong said in May. “Once again, we are taking a leading role in creating athletic, educational opportunities for women by starting a varsity flag football team.”--David Snelling