UTA had 12 individuals recognized as Easton/NFCA Scholar Athletes.
UTA and Troy conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Sandra Mendoza recorded two of the four Mavericks hits, pushing her hit-streak to 17 games, matching a career-high.
UTA's all-time series with ULM is tied at 47-47, with the Mavs hoping to avenge its 6-1 loss to the Warhawks in the Sun Belt Championship opener last season.
Making her first appearance since March 12, Taylor Simmonds was impressive in the circle, retiring 14 of 16 batters she faced.
- Went 8-6 in the circle
- Started 13 games, appearing in 26 games
- Second on the team in innings pitched with 88.1
- Recorded 38 strikeouts
- Tossed 4 complete games
- 2014-15 NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete
- Named Newcomer of the year in 2011
- 2011 Academic all District
- Team Defensive MVP in 2011
- Team MVP in 2012
- All-Centex First Team Pitch in 2012
- 2013 Academic All District
- Born Sept/ 5, 1996
- Business finance major
- Daughter of John and Julie Stephens