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Champs

CROSS COUNTRY

The women’s cross country team won the Sun Belt Conference championship in November. It was the Mavericks’ fifth league title and first since 2001. Junior Katelyn Hayward led the way with a fifth-place finish, earning first-team All-SBC honors. Junior Gabriela Alfonzo placed sixth and was named to the second team.

Bruce Collie

Photograph by Associated Press

BRUCE COLLIE

Former offensive lineman Bruce Collie made the 2015 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He played for the Mavericks from 1981-84, earning first-team All-America honors as a senior. San Francisco selected Collie in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and he won Super Bowls with the 49ers in 1989 and 1990.

TAYLOR STORY

Six volleyball players were recognized for outstanding classroom performance. Taylor Story was selected to the Commissioner’s List while Briana Sharratt, Caitlyn Cooney, Taylor Gross, Karli Nanny, and Cassidy Wheeler were named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll.

CRAIG LAUTENSLAGER AND ERIC OJEDA

Juniors Craig Lautenslager and Eric Ojeda earned All-NCAA South Central Region cross country honors in November. It was the second consecutive year that Lautenslager, who finished 14th, was an all-region selection. Ojeda was 23rd, helping the Mavericks to a sixth-place showing.

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