DATE:  April 2 , 2007       
CONTACT: Marshall Collins 361.825.2427; or Steve Paschal 361.825.2336
Corpus Christi Community to Join with University to Celebrate Accomplishments of 2006-2007 Islanders Men’s Basketball Team

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WHO:    Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Garrett, County Judge Loyd Neal, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew, Director of Athletics Brian Teter, Islanders Men’s Basketball Coach Ronnie Arrow and the Islanders Men’s Basketball Team
WHAT: Islanders Men’s Basketball Celebration
WHEN:    Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Brewster Street Ice House, 1724 N. Tancahua St.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Greater Corpus Christi community will join with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in recognizing the unprecedented success of the 2006-2007 Islanders men’s basketball team Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. with a celebration at Brewster Street Ice House, 1724 Tancahua St. near Whataburger Field.
University President Flavius Killebrew will present the “Silver Wave” award to the team. The award is bestowed on individuals and organizations that bring national prominence to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Also participating will be Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal and Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Garrett who earlier in the day will proclaim Tuesday, April 3 “Islanders Men’s Basketball Day.”
In their first season of competition in the Southland Conference, the Islanders (26-7) won both the regular-season championship and postseason tournament to earn their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.