Athletics News

Payne, Culbertson named UT Arlington Student-Athletes of the Year

Jesse Payne excelled in the classroom and on the field in 2011.

June 16, 2011

FRISCO, Tex. - Twenty-four student-athletes have been selected as 2010-11 Southland Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.

The Southland Conference annually recognizes the outstanding male and female student-athletes from each of the league's member institutions. Student-athletes must be a letterwinner with a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the school from which he or she was nominated. The student-athletes were selected by their respective institution administrators.

The conference began selecting this award at the conclusion of the 1996-97 season.

Women's track & field athlete Brittany Culbertson and baseball player Jesse Payne were the two chosen from UT Arlington.

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