UTA takes on Syracuse in the opener at 9:30 a.m. and No. 8 LSU at 5 p.m. on ESPN3.
UTA's 32-win season was the most wins for the program since 2011 and first postseason appearance since 2003.
2004: Started all 49 games in right field as a sophomore... led the squad with three triples and was second in line with 11 doubles... recorded 39 hits in 156 at-bats for a .250 average... scored the second most runs on the squad (24)... owned a .397 slugging percentage and was two-for-two in stolen base attempts... hit .500 with the bases loaded... was the lone Lady Mav with a perfect 1.00 fielding percentage... led the squad with 62 total bases.
2003: Named all-Southland Conference honorable mention as a true freshman... selected to the SLC all-tournament team... appeared in 55 games this season, 53 as a starter...made five appearances in the circle for a 2.42 ERA... struck out six batters in only 8.2 innings of work... spent most time this season as right fielder... owns a .272 batting average with 10 doubles and three triples... tied with teammate Jenna Fortune for team lead in home runs with four... hit the game winning walk-off grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Nicholls State to advance the Lady Mavericks to the championship game of the SLC Tournament... led the squad with 34 RBI... was 7-of-8 in stolen base attempts and had a slugging percentage of .444, second highest on the team.
Prior to UTA: Came to UTA after earning all-district honors in both softball and volleyball all four years at Lakeview Centennial... was a two-time MVP in softball and three-time MVP in volleyball... earned Dallas Morning News and District MVP honors in 2001... also earned the Triple-A award in 2001... defensive standout named Defensive Player of the Year in softball in 1999 and 2002... was named
Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1983... is the daughter of Shari and Joseph Petrino... interdisciplinary studies major.
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