Tuesday's festivities gave the team a chance to relax and enjoy a highly-anticipated practice to begin the winter break.
With much talk this fall about the youth movement, seniors Mallory Foster and Kacey Everett were not outdone on the fall's final scheduled scrimmage, both launching home runs early.
UTA had 12 individuals recognized as Easton/NFCA Scholar Athletes.
UT Arlington finished the season 29-20, the most victories since winning 30 in 2011.
The opening-round game with Troy is slated to start at 12:30 p.m. The winner will advance to the double-loss elimination portion of the tournament to take on Texas State at 5:30 p.m.
AS A JUNIOR (2016): Started all 49 games behind the plate ... Hit .243 with 22 RBI and 22 runs ... Hit the game winning, two-run home run against No. 5 Louisiana to give the Mavs their first win over a ranked opponent since 2003 ... Led the Sun Belt and was second in Division I in sacrifice flies (6).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Started in all 55 games behind the plates ... Had 6 homeruns and 7 doubles on 36 hits ... Scored 22 runs and tallied 23 RBI ... Threw out 12 runners, good for second in the Sun Belt.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Sun Belt Second Team All-Conference ... Led the conference with 17 runners caught stealing ... Started 53 games ... Third on the team with a .252 batting average ... Third most RBI with 17 ... Had 43 hits ... Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll.
TEMESCAL CANYON HS: Attended Temescal Canyon (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) ... Four-year letterwinner in softball ... Academic All-League (2010-2013) ... 2013 and 2012 first team All-League ... 2013 Softball Player of the Year and Athlete of the Season ... 2012 team MVP ... 2011 second team All-League ... 2010 and 2011 Defensive Player of the Year ... National Honor Society and Valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Eric and Leonora Everett ... Biology major