ARLINGTON, Texas - Each week, the UTA Athletic Department spotlights a Texas Trust Scholar-Athlete of the Week to showcase the excellence in academic achievement of its student-athletes.
This week's honoree is Melanie Mendoza, a sophomore on the softball team. The Eagle Pass, Texas native has had a hot start in UTA's 5-0 fall exhibition slate. She's hitting .667 in the team's three home games, good for third on the team.
In her freshman season, she was named a NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete, played in 17 games, and scored seven runs on the season.
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