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Senior at the University of Texas Arlington. Women's Basketball Player #11. Future journalist.

UTA Weights Coach Spotlight

Strength and conditioning play a key role in athletic performance. UTA  athletics is fortunate to have there very own strength coach that came from across the world to train them to get the job done.

Passion can be expressed in many different ways. For Coach Wardell, his passion is in the weight room. Wardell shares his knowledge and talent to help his athletes excel on the court. Wardell is originally from England, and came to the US looking for opportunity do do what he loves.  After coming to the US he got is maters degree and then found himself here at UTA as the strength and conditioning coach.

Wardell loves sharing his passion with his athletes and really enjoys being apart of the process that gets them to the end result.

“Its not about the end result, its about the process of getting there”. (Danny Wardell)


Shelby Richards UTA News

38th Annual Bed Races

The 38th Bed races took place Wednesday October 18th.  Students and alumni gathered at the stadium to participate in the thrilling tradition.  Music, dancing, games, and laughter filled the air the entire night. Bed races really bring the campus together to make memories and possibly even meet new friends. President Karbhari spoke about the importance the bed races bring to the university. He said that tradition here at UTA is very important. It brings us together as a community and lets us have something to remember years after we graduate.

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WBB Spotlight

Cierra Johnson is a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a combo guard on the women’s basketball team and ready to head into battle with her team this season. Johnson not  only on the court, but also in the classroom is ready to attack the season. Johnson stresses that being a student athlete is more than performing on the court. Good grades and being an ambassador at the university are also priorities.  On the court Johnson has earned multiple awards for her performance.  Although some setbacks have come her way on her journey, she continues to push through so that she can reach the ultimate goal, a championship.

Shelby Richards UTA News.

The University of Texas at Arlington Cross Country team help there annual cross country meet at Lynn Creek park.. The men’s team had an outstanding performance placing in every spot in the top 5 places across the finish line. Justin Domain took first place and talked about his battle against the blisters on his feet during the race. Justin fought through the pain and fulled through with the win for him and his team.  The meet was a duel meet with SMU on the women’s side.  Head coach John Sauerhage was very pleased with both the men’s and women’s team performance and cant wait to see the progress that the teams will make this season.


Shelby Richards, UTA News

Women’s Basketball Community Service

The Women’s basketball team here at the University of Texas at Arlington took the initiative to team up with the SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Comity ) program to give back to those effected by hurricane Harvey. The team came up with a total of 500 Items to donate. All the items where taken over to Mission Arlington, and from there the items will be distributed to those in need over in Huston Texas.  Head Coach Gerlich emphasizes on the importance of giving back to those in need.  Both SAAC and women’s basketball both really try to give back and help those in need.


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Career Development Center

Shelby Richards & Blanca Ventura

The career development center is located on campus in the University Center. The Career development center really focuses on helping students here at the University of Texas at Arlington  in any area that they need. Their main focus is on workshops, resumes, and cover letters. Although those are the main focuses in the center, students can go ask for help in any area that they need. If the center can not directly help the student they will guide them to a place on campus that can assist them. They welcome anyone and everyone here on campus and would love to help.

Shelby Richards, UTA News