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RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE. The women’s outdoor track and field team scored 189 points to break a 15-year record at the Southland Conference Championships in May. The Lady Mavericks, who won their fourth consecutive SLC outdoor title, broke the record of 187 points set by Northeast Louisiana in 1986. Senior LaQuinta Manahan won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and ran legs on the victorious 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. Sophomore Rebecca Johansson won the steeplechase and finished second in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. In an upset, freshman Marteen Caldwell won the 100-meter hurdles in a school-record 13.48 seconds.

SOFTBALL SENSATION. Freshman pitcher Katy Cox was named the 2001 SLC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Conference. The Haltom City native posted a 17-15 record and a 1.43 earned run average while striking out 236 batters and walking only 50 in 230 innings. Cox is the fourth pitcher in UTA history to amass at least 200 strikeouts in a season.

IN THE HOLE. Junior golfer Shad Muth was a first-team All-SLC selection and was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year for 2001. Muth, a transfer from Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College who shot a school-record 63 at a tournament in San Antonio, received a bid to the NCAA Central Regional Championships.

COACH HITS CENTURY MARK. Men’s basketball coach Eddie McCarter notched his 100th career victory in January with a 77-64 win over Louisiana-Monroe. He’s the fourth coach in UTA history to win 100 games.

INDOOR TRACK DOMINANCE CONTINUES. The women’s indoor track and field team won its seventh consecutive SLC championship in February. Senior LaQuinta Manahan won the 60-meter dash, finished second in the 200-meter dash and ran a leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay. Freshman Kajsa Haglund was the meet’s high-point winner, placing first in the mile run, second in the 800 meters, fourth in the 3,000 meters and running a leg on the third-place distance medley relay.

SCORING PUNCH. The men’s basketball team signed a pair of high-scoring recruits for the 2001-2002 season. Emmanuel Adigun, a 6-4 shooting guard, averaged 29 points per game last year for Houston Wheatley High School. A first-team All-State selection in Class 4A, Adigun was recruited by Villanova, the University of Massachusetts, Texas Tech and Southern Mississippi. The Mavericks also signed Luka Jaukovic, a 6-6 guard/forward who averaged 31 points and 9 rebounds per game his senior season at Simcoe High School in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Cage Canada, a Toronto magazine, rated Jaukovic as the second best small forward in Canada.

FRESHMEN SWEEP HONORS. Center Sheena Johnson, who averaged 10.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game last season, was named SLC Freshman of the Year. She’s only the second women’s player in school history to average double figures in scoring and rebounding for a season. Johnson tied the UTA single-game record for rebounds with 24 against Sam Houston State. On the men’s side, guard Derrick Obasohan was named the SLC Freshman of the Year. He averaged 9.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

MOVIN’ MAVS SECOND AGAIN. Illinois defeated UTA, 74-66, in the title game of the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in February. The Movin’ Mavs, who claimed national championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1997, finished as runners-up for the third time in four years. All-America guard Paul Schulte scored 24 points in the championship game and 30 in a semifinal victory.

SHOOTING DOWN A RECORD. Junior Ashley Dorsey earned All-America honors by placing sixth in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in February. She is the first woman in UTA history to finish as high as sixth in an NCAA national championship meet. Dorsey’s put of 52-8 1/4 broke her own school and conference records by seven inches.

 


 
 
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