The 11 NFCA Scholar-Athletes mark the second consecutive year the Mavs have had double figures.
UTA hosts Odessa College on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Allan Saxe Field. Admission is free.
UTA was invited to the postseason for the first time since 2003 in the NISC.
UTA returns all four Sun Belt All-Conference selections from a 32-win team that reached the postseason.
UTA's 32-win season was the most wins for the program since 2011 and first postseason appearance since 2003.
SB: UTA vs. Texas State - SBC Tournament
SB: UTA vs. Georgia State - Sun Belt Championship Tournament
SB: UTA vs. Coastal Carolina - Sun Belt Championship first round
SB: UTA vs. South Alabama - Photos by Ellman Photography
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Sun Belt All-Conference Second-Team ... 2017 NFCA Scholar Athlete... Led team and was 10th in the Sun Belt with a .359 batting average ... 6th in the league with 66 hits ... 18th in Sun Belt with 18 sacrifice bunts ... 7th in the league with 15 stolen bases ... Started in 59 games ... Crossed the plate 31 times, while providing 13 RBI. 65 of 66 hits were singles to go with one double ... Third on the team with a .971 fielding percentage with all starts in the outfield ... NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016): NFCA All-Region Third-Team ... Sun Belt All-Conference Second-Team ... Made 48 starts in centerfield ... Second on the team and seventh in the Sun Belt in batting average (.385), placing her fifth on the Mavs' single-season batting average list ... Team leader in stolen bases and seventh in the SBC (15) ... Recorded 11 multi-hit games, highlighted by a 4-for-4 performance at Georgia State ... Tallied hits in 17 of the first 19 games of her career, with a 13-game hitting streak during the run.
MARTIN HS: Four-year letterwinner at Martin High School ... Three-time District Offensive MVP (2012, 2014, 2015) ... Four-time All-District first team selection ... Texas Sports Writers All-State team (2015) ... AISD Wall of Fame for All-State honor (2015) ... Dallas Morning News All-Area second team (2015) ... Named to the Academic All-District team all four years ... Texas Sports Writers Honorable Mention All-State team (2014) ... DFW Fastpitch All-Metro second team (2014) ... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Softball Super team (2014) ... Dallas Morning News All DFW third team (2014) ... Played travel ball for Texas Glory RWB ... Member of Martin National Honor Society, ASL Club, National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Daughter to Rusty and Jeanine Rude ... Sister to Jenna ... Father, Rusty, and uncle, Randy, played football at Southwest Texas State ... Majoring in math.
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