From claiming a Sun Belt Championship to big wins over ranked opponents, fall 2016 was one to remember.
Taylor Murata Shatters School Freshman Digs Record
UT Arlington Sweeps Louisiana
UTA leads the nation by averaging 18.73 digs per set this season.
UT Arlington volleyball placed the most athletes and coaches on the 50th Anniversary All-SLC Honor Roll.
2001 (Junior at UTA)
? Third team All-Southland Conference ? 2001 Southland Conference All-Tournament team ? Named SLC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18 and SLC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 5 ? Honored by her teammates as Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Co-MVP, shared the honor with Carol Bozikis ? Missed six matches due to injury ? Recorded 20 double-digit kill matches, including two with at least 20 ? Slammed season high 23 kills in SLC championship match vs. Stephen F. Austin ? Also had 20 double-digit dig matches, eight 20+ dig matches ? Season high 30 digs in SLC Tournament championship win over Stephen F. Austin ? Racked up 17 double-doubles on the season, including eight in a row heading to NCAA ? Season high five blocks vs. SMU and again at Texas-San Antonio
2000 (Sophomore at UTA)
? Second team All-Southland Conference ? Secured back-to-back SLC Defensive Player of the Week awards in the final two weeks of the season ? Played in all 29 of UTA?s matches and all but one of the Mavericks? 107 games ? Second in the SLC with 4.39 digs per game, while leading UTA with 465 total digs ? Fifth in the league, second on the team behind Trisha Walker, with 4.22 kills per game ? Second on the team in kills (447), attack attempts (1,162) and service aces (22) ? Surpassed the 20-kill plateu seven times during the season ? Hammered season-high 27 kills Sept. 16 vs. Southwest Texas State, and tied the mark Oct. 20 vs. Southeastern Louisiana ? 26 kills in SLC Tournament match vs. McNeese State Nov. 16 ? Picked up at least 20 digs on five occasions, including twice with at least 30 digs ? Established career high with 34 digs vs. Northwestern State Nov. 1 ? Had 30 digs vs. Lamar Oct. 14 ? Tied career high with six blocks (all block assists) vs. Lamar Nov. 3 ? Five blocks on Opening Night vs. Houston
1999 (Freshman at UTA)
? Became the fourth player in UTA history to earn Southland Conference "Freshman of the Year" honors ? Led the SLC in digs per game (4.69) ?Also tabbed to the second team of the All-SLC squad in 1999 ? Appeared in 30 of UTA's 31 matches and 110 of 121 games in 1999 ? Finished second on the team with 442 kills, 1,206 attacks and 516 digs ? Posted 13 assists, 17 service aces and 38 total blocks ? Etched her name into the UTA record book when she posted 34 kills in a five-game match against Lamar to tie Val Whitfield's 1990 record ? Reached double-figures in kills and digs 23 times ? Posted at least 20 kills eight times, including 26 against Stephen F. Austin State and 22 against both Texas-El Paso and Florida State ? Recorded a career-high 28 digs against Northern Illinois ? Collected at least 20 digs in 14 matches, including a stretch of seven consecutive in the middle of the season ? Had 26 digs in UTA's second meeting with Sam Houston State and 25 digs in their first meeting with the LadyKats ? Also had 25 digs against Stephen F. Austin ? Collected a career-high six blocks against Southeastern Louisiana.
James Madison High School
? An All-City selection at San Antonio's James Madison High School ? Capped her prep career with a second consecutive All-District award ? Earned team most valuable player recognition and was named to both the San Antonio Express News and San Antonio Sports Show as its "Athlete of the Week" during the 1998 season ? The San Antonio Express News also named her to the Top 10 Digger list ? A two-time team captain, Pack is also an outstanding student, earning Blossom Scholar recognition in both her junior and senior years ? Pack joined the Mavericks on the wake of two national championship performances, leading the Alamo Volleyball Club to the 18-and-under title in 1998 and the 16-and-under championship in 1997.
? Born March 6, 1981 ? Daughter of Shirley and David Pack ? A marketing major at UTA.
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