UTA was invited to the postseason for the first time since 2003 in the NISC.
UTA's 32-win season was the most wins for the program since 2011 and first postseason appearance since 2003.
UTA will face an elimination game on Wednesday when it plays at 12 p.m. at the LU Softball Complex
UTA opens the NISC Beaumont Regional against Abilene Christian on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The postseason selection is the team's first since 2003 as the Mavericks earned an automatic spot in the NISC.
SB: UTA vs. Texas State - SBC Tournament
SB: UTA vs. South Alabama - SBC Championship Tournament
SB: UTA vs. Coastal Carolina - Sun Belt Championship first round
SB: UTA vs. South Alabama - Photos by Ellman Photography
SB: UTA at Georgia State - Photos courtesy Georgia State Athletics
AS A SOPHOMORE (2017): Named Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference and SBC All-Tournament team ... Appeared in 45 games - tied third in UTA history, started in 39 games - tied fourth in UTA history - on the way to 26 wins - third in UTA history ... ERA of 2.32 was fifth-best in Sun Belt ... Was first in the Sun Belt in appearances, second in innings pitched in the league (253.0), third in wins, seventh in strikeouts (137) ... SBC Pitcher of the Week on May 8 after picking up three total wins vs. Houston and Texas State (Sixth complete-game shutout of TXST) ... Set SBC record with 15.0 inning pitched in win over ULM.
AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Named Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Appeared in 37 games, making 29 starts on the mound ... Recorded a team-best 18-14 record and a 3.09 ERA ... Threw 22 complete games with three shutouts ... Led the SBC and was 50th in Division I in saves (3) ... Won the first nine decisions of her career as part of team's 19-0 start to the season.
CARTHAGE HS: Four-year letterwinner at Carthage High School ... Two-time TGCA All-State selection (2012, 2015) ... First-team All-State member (TSWA) in 2015 and second-team All-State member (TSWA) in 2014 ... Two-time District Pitcher of the Year in 2012 and 2014 ... Named 19-4A District MVP (2015) ... Longview News Journal’s Newcomer of the Year (2012) ... Second-team All East Texas (2014) and first-team All East Texas (2015) ... Named to first-team Super East (2015) and second-team Super East Texas team by ETX Sports Network (2014) ... 20-3A District honorable mention (2013) ... Academic All-District team member all four years ... Recorded 969 career strikeouts ... Hit .350 in her senior year ... Played travel ball for Texas Impact Gold ... Member of FFA, FCA, TSA and FBC Youth
PERSONAL: Daughter of Steven and Sherri Clakley ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
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