To be chosen to officiate on the NIRSA Nationwide Basketball Championships, officers should obtain a bid based mostly on their efficiency at one of many NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships occurring all through the nation. Whether or not regional or nationwide, every match has an officers committee comprised of pros within the discipline from numerous universities. Each pupil official is evaluated at every recreation, and the committee offers suggestions to assist college students enhance their future efficiency.

Guzman obtained a bid on the NIRSA Regional Basketball Championships held on the College of Missouri in February 2023. He completed as the highest official within the match and was chosen for nationals from round the USA together with two different UTSA pupil officers, Jared “E” Morris and Matthew Baham.

In April, on the NIRSA Nationwide Basketball Championships on the College of Maryland, Guzman officiated eight video games in three days. On account of his wonderful efficiency, the NIRSA officers committee chosen him to officiate for the Males’s Intramural Nationwide Championship recreation.

Following the sport, NIRSA acknowledged Guzman as certainly one of 9 All-American Officers, from a complete of 51 pupil officers that officiated on the Nationwide Basketball Championships.

“I’m honored to obtain this award however most significantly to signify UTSA,” Guzman stated.

Guzman is the third pupil from UTSA to obtain NIRSA’s All-American Honors following Adreanna Broussard in 2015 and Fernando Perez in 2022. He credit Michael Castaneda, assistant director of sport applications, and Cy Fondal, former sport program coordinator, for serving to him obtain this honor.

“These two people have formed me to be the perfect official {and professional} out and in of sport applications,” Guzman stated.

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