MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
The men’s cross country team won the Sun Belt Conference championship last fall in its first year in the league. Five Mavericks placed among the top seven finishers, led by Craig Lautenslager in second and Ryan Tilotta in third. Lautenslager earned all-region honors by finishing 17th at the NCAA South Central Regional.
Senior middle blocker Charmaine Whitmore led the nation in blocks per set last season with 1.81. A first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection, the University of Arkansas transfer led the Mavericks to a 19-15 record and second place in the SBC tournament.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
The women’s cross country team posted a cumulative 3.39 GPA to earn 2013 All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. To qualify, teams must earn a 3.00 or higher GPA and compete in the NCAA Regionals. The women finished second in the Sun Belt Conference last season.
Former Mavericks outfielder Michael Choice is now a member of the Texas Rangers. The Oakland A’s traded the 2010 Southland Conference Player of the Year to the Rangers in December. Choice is UT Arlington’s career home run leader and was the 10th overall selection in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.