December 10, 2012
Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.
- Big dreams come true. New billboard advertising in the Dallas-Fort Worth area proudly highlights two successful alumni who found UNT to be "A green light to greatness." The campaign features attorney Aida Wondwessen ('07) and pediatric critical care physician Benjamin Olsson ('99).
- Two times a champion. The Mean Green soccer team said goodbye to the Sun Belt Conference by winning two championships before entering Conference USA next year: The team was a tri-champ of regular season play and won three games to win the conference tournament and earn a place in the NCAA tournament. Coached by John Hedlund, the team finished the year with a 16-5-2 record. Five players were named to the all-tournament team: Jackie Kerestine, Michelle Young, Kelsey Hodges, Karla Pineda and Amber Haggerty. The team also won regular season titles in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2011.
- Drumline rocks. UNT's Green Brigade Drumline is the No. 1 drumline in college football, says Bleacher Report, a national sports news website, which called the drumline members "tireless champs" and gave them an A+, adding "the breathtaking synchronization of snares has us peeling ourselves off the floor in awe." But we knew that. The group is a 13-time Percussive Arts Society national champion. No other Texas university drumlines were selected to the Bleacher Report's top 10 list. Watch the drumline in action.