HALL ADDS FOUR. UTA inducted four former athletes into its Athletic Hall of Honor during ceremonies last fall. Joining the hall were Fred Arnold, a running back on the Arlington State College (now UTA) football team that won the 1957 Junior Rose Bowl; Ron Barnett, an outfielder on the baseball team and a wide receiver on the football team from 1973 to 1976; Allen Lowes, an All-America javelin thrower who played tight end and defensive end on the football team from 1976 to 1980; and Katie Weismiller, a setter on the volleyball team from 1983 to 1986 and the school's all-time leader in assists. Additionally, Professor Emeritus Bill Ross received an honorary letterman award.
NOTES FOR LOGAN. A fund-raiser in September to benefit the 1-year-old daughter of the late UTA baseball coach Clay Gould raised more than $13,000. The Notes for Logan event, held at J. Gilligan's Bar and Grill in Arlington, featured a silent auction with memorabilia from the area's professional sports franchises. Gould died June 23, 2001, following a 16-month battle with cancer.
ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS. Nearly 50 percent of UTA's student-athletes made the Dean's List last spring. The baseball team placed 15 players on the list, which requires at least a 3.0 grade-point average. The golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's track/cross country teams each had 10 or more students on the honor roll.
REPEAT PERFORMANCE. Junior Rebecca Johansson's second-place finish helped the women's cross country team win its second consecutive Southland Conference championship last fall. Miranda Zuniga finished 12th, Deborah McGowan 16th and Lisa Haglund 20th for the Lady Mavericks. The men's team finished third overall, paced by Erik Petersson's fourth-place performance.
CUP RUNNETH OVER. UTA claimed the Commissioner's Cup as the Southland Conference's best overall athletic program during the 2000-01 academic year. The Mavericks earned the award by finishing tied for first in the men's all-sports standings and finishing second in the women's all-sports standings. UTA has won the Commissioner's Cup three times in the past five years.
ON THE AIR. UTA basketball fans can tune their radios to KTRA 1190 AM this season to hear the Mavericks in action. KTRA, a Fox Sports Radio affiliate, will air 11 men's road games, including Jan. 24 at U.T. San Antonio, Jan. 26 at Southwest Texas State, Feb. 7 at Stephen F. Austin State and Feb. 14 at Sam Houston State.
HOLDING SERVE. Senior
Andy Leber advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Intercollegiate
Indoor Tennis Championships last fall before losing in three sets. Leber,
the only player in UTA history to compete twice in the indoor championships,
achieved a No. 5 national ranking.