Only 12 programs in the country have more current Big Leaguers than UT Arlington.
John Lackey joins Hunter Pence as former Mavs to win the World Series in the last two years.
News from volleyball, baseball, basketball and tennis highlights the fall semester so far.
Was named a Baseball American First Team Summer All-American after playing for the Liberal BeeJays of the Jayhawk League. Was named the team MVP after leading the team with a .429 average, four triples, seven home runs, 39 RBIs, 61 hits, 48 runs, 102 total bases, and 143 at-bats. Pence also ranked second on the team with 12 doubles, a .713 slugging percentage and a .481 on-base percentage.
2003: .347-8-42...named first team all-SLC as an outfielder...played in all 62 games with 61 coming as either the starting left fielder or designated hitter...spent 13 games as the leadoff hitter, one in the three spot in the lineup and 35 as the cleanup hitter...third on the team in average...tied for the team lead with 29 multiple hit games...second on the team with 134 total bases...led the team in triples with six and tied for third in home runs with eight...started the season on an 11 game hitting streak...hit his first collegiate home run to start a rally in a come-from-behind victory over New Mexico...had a career best three hits on seven different occasions...knocked in a career-high five runs when he belted two home runs to the same spot in left center field in a victory over Oklahoma ... drove in a total of seven runs in two games against OU ...went 3-for-4 in an extra inning loss to eventual national champion Rice ...collected a pair of doubles in a home victory over Southeastern Louisiana...scored four runs in a victory over Texas-San Antonio ...scored six runs in the three game series.
SLC Tournament: Started all six games in the tournament and hit .348 (8-for-23) with one home run, five doubles and five runs batted in...also scored seven runs and drew four walks...set a new tournament record by collecting five doubles...tied the tournament record by scoring four runs in a victory over Louisiana-Monroe...went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in that contest...collected three hits, including a double and home run, and drew two walks in a victory over McNeese State
Prior to UTA: Played freshman year at Texarkana Junior College, hitting .395-12-50 with 33 stolen bases...earned All-Conference Region XIV honors at TJC...named to the Dean's List...a three-sport standout at Arlington High School, where he graduated in 2001... played baseball, football and track...named Offensive MVP for District 8-5A...earned All Dallas/Ft. Worth Area Team honors.
Personal: Son of Gail and Howard Pence..brother Howard plays in the San Diego Padres organization ...born April 13, 1983...drafted in the 40th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002...a finance major at UTA.