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.
The Mavs return 14 from a 2016 squad that started the season with a historic 19-0 run, but bring in nine newcomers, highlighted by eight freshmen.
Jarvis has been a member of the Mavericks coaching staff for two seasons and has helped take the program to new heights.
AS A JUNIOR (2016): Played in 49 games, making 48 starts at third base ... Hit .195, driving in 21, while scoring 17 runs ... Was 4-for-4 in stolen bases ... Her team-high 30 walks placed her 10th on the Mavs' single-season base on balls list ... Produced two walk-off hits in a doubleheader against Cleveland St. with a RBI base hit in Game 1 followed by a home run in Game 2 ... Recorded a team-best .982 fielding percentage with 38 putouts, 73 assists and two errors.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Made 54 starts in right field ... Set the single-season record for RBI with 45 ... Hit .303 ... Tallied a .955 fielding percentage.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Batted .182 in 46 games played (39 starts) ... Recorded just 3 errors, tied for second on the team amongst regular starters ... Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll.
CRANDALL HS: Attended Crandall (Crandall, Texas) ... Four-year letterwinner in softball ... 2013 District and Area Champions ... MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 ... Texas Sports Writers Association second team All-State third basemen ... 2012 Bi-District Champions ... Golden Glove, first team All-District and academic All-District in 2012 ... 2011 Bi-District and Area Champions ... 2011 Golden Glove, Defensive Player of the Year and academic All-District ... 2010 District and Area Champions ... Golden Glove, Defensive Player of the Year and academic All-District in 2010 ... National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jimmy and Ginger Sikes ... Education major.
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