The Sun Belt Conference honored 86 UTA student-athletes for their academic prowess during the 2014-15 school year. Thirty-eight Mavericks were named to the Sun Belt Commissioner’s List for posting a GPA of 3.50 or higher, while 48 made the Academic Honor Roll for having GPAs between 3.00 and 3.49. UTA athletes compiled a 3.055 cumulative GPA last year.
Sophomore Chineme Obikudu won the women’s triple jump at the 2015 USA Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., to earn a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team. She smashed her personal record by more than a foot on her way to winning the competition by nine inches with a leap 42 feet, 7 inches.
Junior infielder Darien McLemore was named to the Sun Belt Conference Leadership Team. The honor goes to a letter-winning student-athlete based on leadership, sportsmanship, community service, citizenship, academic excellence, and other qualities valued by the institution.
The doubles team of Elizabeth Thoms and Angeles de los Rios represented UTA as automatic qualifiers in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships. They fell to top-ranked Alabama in the first round after posting a 7-1 record during the season.