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UTA In The News — Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Mavs featured

The UTA Mavericks men’s basketball team was featured in a Dallas Morning News Sports Day profile about its Sun Belt Conference-clinching 24-7 season this year. The article also talked about the team’s efforts to make the NCAA tournament. Invitations will be extended this Sunday. The Mavs play in the Sun Belt Conference championship tournament Friday through Sunday.

Men's basketball honors

Scott Cross was named the Sun Belt Conference coach of the year, the Star-Telegram reported. UTA’s forward Kevin Hervey was named the Sun Belt Conference player of the year. Point guard Erick Neal took second team SBC honors.

Top awards

UTA junior guard Cierra Johnson was named defensive player of the year for the Sun Belt Conference, the Star-Telegram reported. Junior center Rebekah VanDijk earned Sun Belt first team honors.

Winning design

Julia Green, a UTA graduate student in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, proposed the winning design for a Dallas high-speed rail station, Texas Architect reported. The magazine is a product of the Texas Society of Architects. The high-speed rail builders looked to colleges for design help through a statewide competition, which drew more than 200 applications. 

UTA featured speakers

The Dallas Historical Society presents An Evening With!, a four-month lecture series exploring Dallas and Texas History, the Park Cities People reported. Evelyn Barker, UTA information literacy librarian, and Kevin Sloan, a UTA assistant professor in practice for CAPPA and a landscape architect/urban planner, are featured speakers. Each lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Hall of State in Fair Park. Visit for more information.

Alumnus certification

Andrew Stubblefield earned board certification as a Texas construction attorney, Dallas CityBizList reported. Stubblefield earned a bachelor’s degree from UTA.

Highland Games coming

The Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held at UTA’s Maverick Stadium May 5-7, WFAA ABC 8 reported in a review of things to do in the spring.