The UT Arlington Lady Mavs participated in the WNIT this past weekend. The Lady Mavs would host the first round game against Stephen F. Austin. UTA would go out to a quick start gaining up to a 13 point lead in the first half, but SFA would fight back and pull it to within two at halftime. UTA would late in the Fourth Quarter find a way to pull away to come out with a thriller 60-54 win in Round 1. Cierra Johnson put up 25 points and 5 steals in the big round 1 victory. Coach Gerlich also received her 100th win at UTA. In Round 2 of the WNIT UT Arlington came out slow trailing by 15 at halftime. They would recover and pull it to within four in the third quarter but never got any closer. UTA would fall 71-54 in the end. Cierra Johnson had a final tally of 23 points and five rebounds and Terryn Milton added 10 points. Katie Ferrell also had a big day on the glass grabbing 11 rebounds as well as adding five points.
The UT Arlington Lady Mavs came out and flourished throughout the entire game. The offense was clicking on all cylinders and the Mavs saw four players reach double digits. Claire Chastain led the charge with 16 points and Five Rebounds. Cierra Johnson added 12 points and 5 steals. Laurynn McGowen had 11 points and Brooke Alexander added 10 points. The team as a whole defensively forced 17 steals on the defensive side which led to quick offensive outbursts. UT Arlington with the 72-51 win also clinched a top two seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament which grants the Lady Mavs a Triple-BYE all the way to the Semi Finals.
The UT-Arlington Mavericks came out against Coastal Carolina and steam rolled them from the get go. UTA got tons of offensive production from multiple players. Edric Dennis led the charge and put up 14 points, TiAndre Jackson also put up 13 points and Andres Ibarguen added 12 points and 15 rebounds. Andres Ibarguen’s presence in the paint was felt as he got every loose ball under the rim and also limited Coastal Carolina to one shot alot during the game. Jabari Narcis also had an impact on the defensive end having a total of 3 blocks on the night. Overall it was just a full on team performance on all phases. UTA also moves into a 3 way tie for first and has now won 7 of there last 8 games.
There are many traditions students can partaking in when it comes to the college experience. These traditions include Homecoming week, Welcome Week, and even personalizing their dorm rooms We spoke with tow roommates to get their DIY room décor hacks and ideas to top off that home away from home.
Exercise Science junior, Jazmine Harris takes us into her room to show how students can recreate the stream light photos with items found in any local supermarket. Harris also gives us the need-to-know on how to make seasonal table lanterns perfect for any occasion.
Harris’ roommate LaUndrea Bates who is also a UTA student tells about how she crafted decorative wall hangers to spell out her name—which puts the icing on the cake for a personalized room.
If you spend enough time on campus exploring UTA’s diversity, it’s easy to come across some pretty interesting people.
It didn’t take long to pick out Elizabeth Wills, a Communication Studies major who is also a successful singer and songwriter. Wills spent nearly twenty years in the entertainment industry performing with artist and collaborating with writers such as the Trackmasters who wrote songs for Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé.
Wills tells us about the process she undertakes as she turns her song ideas into the full product and mentions her upcoming project focused on mental health.
In the meantime, Wills says her number one focus is getting her degree.
The UTA Department of Communications honored students in a ceremony on Friday. Family and friends gathered in the MAC for the ceremony, where the recipients received certificates, and in the case of scholarships, a check as well. The department honored outstanding seniors as well as students who were selected to become a part of the Honor Society. Following the ceremony was a reception for the attendees to mingle and celebrate their accomplishments.
Looking for a new podcast to listen to on your way to school? The Breaking Point is a student run podcast created by Lucas Thomason, Travis Willis, and Alejandro Santanna. On the podcast, they cover topics such as sports, pop culture, and politics. Thomason says they started the podcast because they felt like they had good conversations about sports and politics and they figured “why not put it out there and if someone wants to listen to us they’ll listen to us.” You can find the Breaking Point on Spotify.
Finals week is known to be a stressful time in the school year. Students spend hours storing information into their brain and will use any type of strategy in order to ace their test. However, while everyone highlights the strategies on how to study, nobody really asks what foods students use to help them get through the messy week. After talking to one student who use fruits as his go to for studying, another who believes candy bars are the essential, or one that says meat is the right choice. It is clear everyone has their own way of prepping.
Coming off a defeat from Little Rock, the UTA Womens basketball team avenged their loss as they returned home to take on the Arkansas State Lady Red Wolves on February 16, 2019. Almost going wire-to-wire and holding off a comeback from Arkansas State, the Lady Mavs won 67-62. Cierra Johnson finished with a game high of 16 points and also recorded 5 rebounds and 5 assists to her name. Freshman Katie Farrell totaled her second career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. But it was Lauren Billie who iced the game with a three pointer with 19 seconds left to give the Lady Mavs the victory. UTA advances 19-6 overall and 11-3 in the Sun Belt Conference.