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Michael Lopez - SOSA Head Feature Twirler/International Competitor 

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Major: Global Affairs

I am one of the UTSA feature twirlers for The Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) marching band. This will be my fourth year with SOSA and my second year on the student staff. I am in SOSA because I love the sport of baton twirling.  This sport has given me so many wonderful opportunities that I never thought would be possible. From traveling around North America to Europe to the amazing friendships that I have made and now cherish is indescribable. I have become extremely knowledgeable about the sport.  I can view competitors and isolate deficiencies in twirlers and correct them.  I have become proficient enough at this point were I can hold discussions with coaches and judges about technical aspects of the sport. In addition to pursuing my Global Affairs degree, I am also in the process of becoming a level 1 certified judge, which is the 1st level of four leading up to becoming a certified Master judge.