University of Texas at Arlington

"Score!" - Exhibit showcases UTA athletics

UTA women's volleyball team member sets up a shot for her teammate.

"Score!" - Exhibit showcases UTA athletics

UTA athletics are spotlighted in a free exhibit, “Score!,” displayed on the sixth floor of Central Library.

Using UTA Libraries Special Collections photos, the exhibit show the early days of baseball, basketball, and track on campus; briefly looks at the end of Maverick football; and notes the many Olympians and Paralympians from UTA.

Co-curators Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker based the exhibit on research they conducted for their book “University of Texas at Arlington,” which uses photos to chronicle the history of campus.

“This exhibit highlights the value of sports at UTA and emphasizes team spirit and pride,” Worcester said. “It also brings greater awareness to underrepresented athletes. The number of UTA students who became Paralympians through the decades is amazing.”

“Score!” will be on display through April, and is a companion to another free exhibit, “Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington,” which chronicles UTA’s change from rural private school to urban university and will run through August, 2016, also on the sixth floor of Central Library.

Exhibit Dates: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Friday, April 29, 2016
Exhibit Curators: 
Lea Worcester
Evelyn Barker
Contact: 
Special Collections