Texas Trust Scholar Athlete of the Week

Jan. 16, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas - Each week, the UTA Athletic Department spotlights a Texas Trust Scholar-Athlete of the Week to showcase the excellence in academic achievement of its student-athletes. This week, we honor Scott Muirhead of UTA Men’s Basketball.

A native of nearby Ennis, Muirhead is more commonly known by UTA basketball fans as “Bill” Muirhead rather than his given name of Scott. He was handed the nickname by teammate Kennedy Eubanks as a freshman and it stuck.

Muirhead is a junior guard who has appeared in 30 games during his career, including 11 this season. With a 39.4 career 3-point shooting percentage, he is one of the team’s top long range shooters. Of Muirhead’s 14 career baskets, 13 have come from behind the 3-point arc.

An accounting/finance major, Scott is the son of Joe and Claudia Muirhead. He lettered all four seasons at Ennis High School and averaged 18 points and 5 rebounds a game as a senior.

The Sun Belt Conference preseason favorite UTA men’s basketball team hosts Louisiana rivals this weekend at College Park Center. The Mavericks welcome the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. then host ULM on Saturday at 4:15 p.m.

Single game, group and specially-priced multi-game ticket packages to attend UTA men and women's basketball events are on sale through the UTA Box Office in person or by calling (817) 272-8585 and online through UTATickets.com.  Single game tickets are priced at $8, $12 and $25 per game, depending on seat location.  UTA students and faculty staff tickets are available for just $5 per game.  Discount Maverick Club (season) and general public (single game) parking is also available.  Visit UTATickets.com for detailed information.



Specially-priced Sun Belt game ticket packages are available for the remainder of the season through the UTA Box Office. The Sun Belt Fun Pack provides a tickets for every league men and women's game for just $45 per seat, while the Sun Belt Saturday Family Four Pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four small sodas for just $40 per game. The Sun Belt 3-Point Thursdays provides a ticket, small popcorn and small soda for just $10 per game.

For up-to-date news, photos, videos and updates you can follow UTA sports program online at UTAMavs.com or via any of several social media accounts on twitter @UTAMavs, Instagram @UTAMavs, Snapchat @UTAMavs and Facebook at UTArlingtonAthletics. Follow the UTA basketball programs on Twitter at @UTA_MBB and @LadyMavHoops.


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