Competing comes easy for UNT volleyball middle blocker and junior Courtney Windham. She beat out 57 other middle blockers participating in the 2013 U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., to become one of 48 players chosen for the USA Women's National Volleyball Senior A2 team. An All-Sun Belt Conference player, she is training in Dallas and will compete at the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships in July. Her performance could secure her a spot on the U.S. Women's National Volleyball team.
Sun Belt champions
The Mean Green women's tennis team closed out the 2012-13 season with its third Sun Belt Conference Championship win in four years. And the women's track and field team and the men's golf team, which was ranked No. 37 in the country, each won their second consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championships. Senior Rodolfo Cazaubon advanced to the NCAA Championship in Atlanta as the lowest-scoring golfer on a team that didn't advance. He was UNT's first individual player to vie for the national golf title in the modern era.
Tennis coach Sujay Lama, golf coach Brad Stracke and track coach Carl Sheffield were each named Sun Belt Coach of the Year for their sports. Beginning in July, the Mean Green will compete in Conference USA.
Hall of Fame honorees
Two of the best defensive linemen in Mean Green history, a running back great, an all-around standout football player and a track and field star were inducted into UNT's Athletic Hall of Fame this spring. Pictured from left are long jump specialist Ron Linscomb ('66); Pat Chapman, accepting for her late husband, lineman Walter Chapman ('77); lineman Brandon Kennedy; Jamario Thomas ('08), who led the nation in rushing as a freshman; and fullback and Mean Green ambassador C. Dan Smith ('62).