Brilliantly Green

George Maxey (Photo by Jonathan Reynolds)Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Sun Belt champs! The Mean Green tennis team clinched its second Sun Belt Conference championship in the last three seasons, and head coach Sujay Lama was named the conference’s 2012 Coach of the Year. The men’s golf team captured the 2012 Sun Belt title for the team’s 28th conference title and first since 2003. And the women’s track and field team won its first Sun Belt outdoor championship since 2005, with head coach Carl Sheffield named both the indoor and outdoor 2012 Women’s Coach of the Year.
     
  • French horn record. French horn players from around the world filled the University Union in May to earn a place in the Guinness World Records. An estimated 100 performers led by French horn superstar Barry Tuckwell closed the International Horn Symposium, hosted by UNT’s renowned College of Music. The previous record of 85 hornists was set in 2007.
     
  • Notable fish fossil. Visitors to UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building can see Xiphactinus audex, a prehistoric predator fish that sported a bulldog-like face and fang-like teeth. The fossil — 90 to 100 million years old — was discovered in 2010 by Denton County residents Paul Jones and his daughter, Maggie, and identified by George Maxey, lecturer in geography and director of UNT’s Meteorite, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Identifi­cation Lab.
     

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