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FOUR MORE UTA MAVERICKS EARN SLC ACADEMIC HONORS

May 21, 2003

ARLINGTON, Texas...Four student-athletes at The University of Texas at Arlington were named to the Academic All-Southland Conference teams in their respective sports, the conference announced Wednesday. Men's tennis players David Corrie and Alon Goldshuv, women's tennis player Jitka Vetrovcova, and golfer Jordan Krantz were all honored by the conference for their contributions both in the classroom and in their field of competition.

Earlier this spring, Corrie was named the SLC Men's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year. The junior from London, England, earned second team All-SLC honors on the court by going 4-1 against conference competition in singles play, and teaming with freshman Niels Buksik to put together an identical 4-1 record in the No. 2 doubles position vs. SLC opponents for the conference champion Mavericks. Overall, Corrie was 14-15 in singles play and he and Buksik were 18-8 in doubles action. Corrie, who at one time this spring was ranked 108th nationally in singles play, owns a 3.91 grade point average as an economics major at UTA. The Academic All-SLC award is Corrie's second in as many years.

Goldshuv teamed with doubles partner Javier Carrillo to earn first team All-SLC honors at the No. 3 doubles position, making Goldshuv one of just four players in conference history to earn first team All-SLC four straight years. The Ramat-Hasharon, Israel, native and his partner were 4-1 in doubles action in conference matches, and 11-11 overall. Goldshuv was 9-8 in singles play in 2002-03. The computer science major owns a 3.78 grade point average. Like Corrie, Goldshuv is representing UTA on the Academic All-SLC team for the second straight year.

Vetrovcova, a junior from Prague, Czech Republic, is also a two-time member of the Academic All-SLC team. On the court, Vetrovcova earned second team All-SLC honors at the No. 4 singles position after putting together a 21-12 overall record in singles play, including a 9-1 mark in conference action. Vetrovcova and doubles partner Ella Goldshuv, Alon's younger sister, put together a 12-9 record, including an 8-2 mark in conference action. Vetrovcova is a marketing major with a 3.97 grade point average.

Finally, sophomore Jordan Krantz was named to the men's golf Academic All-SLC Team. Like Corrie, Krantz was named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year in his respective sport earlier this spring. The lone underclassmen on this year's golf Academic All-SLC team, Krantz is a sophomore from Vermillion Bay, Ontario, Canada. Krantz posted a 75.30 strokes per round average during the 2002-03 season. His 66 in the first round of the season's first tournament, the Mean Green Classic in Denton, was the low round shot by a Maverick all year, and is tied for the fourth best round in team history. During the spring, he finished seventh at the Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz., his best tournament finish of the year. The kinesiology major owns a 3.86 cumulative grade point average.

These four UTA student-athletes join five other Mavericks and Lady Mavericks who have been named to Academic All-SLC teams earlier in the year. Volleyball players Caley Smith and Heather Dunn, and men's basketball players Josh Daniel, Donny Beacham and Roy Johnson were named to Academic All-SLC teams earlier this year. Daniel was named the men's basketball SLC Student-Athlete of the Year. In addition, the SLC released its Fall Academic Honor Roll, which included 14 UTA student-athletes, in January. Ten of the UTA student-athletes on the Fall Academic Honor Roll were members of the cross country team, while the other four play volleyball.

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