Saturday marks the last chance to see UTA volleyball at home before entering the Sun Belt Conference in 2013.
UT Arlington will host spring matches next weekend at the Maverick Activities Center.
UT Arlington takes on Tulsa and Oklahoma this weekend.
Sophomore Amanda Welsh earned Academic All-WAC team honors for the fall.
The UT Arlington volleyball season in review.
Diane Seymour has been the head coach of the UT Arlington volleyball program since 2004. Seymour is no stranger to the Mavericks program after coming to UT Arlington in 1984 as a student-athlete and later spending eight years (1996-2003) as the assistant coach.
Overall, Seymour has had ties to the UTA program that stretch back nearly three decades, helping lead them to more than 400 victories, seven Southland Conference championships, six NCAA Tournament appearances, and to a No. 7 national ranking at the end of the 1988 season.
Seymour has directed UT Arlington to four double-figure win totals in SLC play. Her squads have totaled a 64-54 conference record in seven seasons. She notched her 100th career victory in 2010 in a five-set match at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9/25/10).
Seymour returned to her alma mater in 1996 as an assistant coach on Janine Smith's staff. In her eight years as an assistant, the team captured two regular season championships, two SLC Tournament titles and made two trips to the NCAA Tournament while never finishing lower than fourth in the conference.
After a successful year in an interim role in 2004, director of athletics Pete Carlon named Seymour the sixth head coach in UT Arlington history on Nov. 22, 2004.
Defense has always been the forté of Seymour and 2006 was no different as the Mavs set a new SLC record with 2,887 digs. The digs total is also the second-highest mark in the NCAA since the 2001 season. Individually, libero Ashley Smith re-wrote the UT Arlington and SLC record books with 863 digs, the second highest single-season digs total in NCAA history.
As a student-athlete, Seymour came to UT Arlington in 1984, but missed all of the season after undergoing knee surgery. She worked her way into the lineup in 1985 and contributed 18 kills, 24 digs, and 12 service aces in 24 matches as the team went on to go 28-4 to make the school's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Seymour captained the 1988 squad to 30-4 record and a No. 7 ranking in the final AVCA poll. The team earned tournament wins over Pepperdine and Kentucky before being eliminated by eventual national champion Texas. Seymour finished her playing career with 48 kills, 95 service aces and 433 digs in 119 matches and 313 sets. Including her redshirt season, the Mavs went 140-41 during her playing tenure.
Seymour came to Arlington after earning all-state honors at Arlington High School in 1983. She began her career at Arlington Bowie High School, playing for her college coach Lisa Love. Seymour earned a bachelor's degree from UT Arlington in 1989. After her playing career ended, Seymour worked closely with several of the top club teams in Texas and is currently the director of the North Dallas Junior Volleyball Association.