The arena painstakingly sanitized the venue and maintained social distancing and masking among the small gathering of fans.
Wells has evolved into a leader on the court, and her talents and efforts garnered many awards after several winning seasons.
Next up for the Mavericks is a midweek road trip to face the University of North Texas at 6 p.m. Thursday in Denton, Texas.
The women’s volleyball team will continue their spring season on the road starting at 6 p.m. Friday in Stephenville, Texas.
Libero Alli Wells was named to the All-Sun Belt First Team, and outside hitters Brooke Townsend, Briana Brown and Brianna Ford were named to the All Sun-Belt Second Team.
Coaches and teammates say freshman libero Alyssa Duran has adapted well to collegiate volleyball and has a good understanding of the physical nature of the game.
The honors come after UTA defeated the Bobcats for the first time since 2014. The Mavericks will compete in the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championship starting Thursday.
The Mavericks secured a 3-0 sweep against the Bobcats and will be playing in the Sun Belt Conference Championship tournament starting Nov. 19.
The Mavericks bounced back after two losses on Friday to win Saturday’s match against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. UTA was led by freshman outside hitter Briana Brown with 15 kills in the match.
The Mavericks will be on the road next week for a two match series against in-state rival Texas State University starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
Outside hitter Brianna Ford was named Freshman of the Week and libero Alli Wells earned her second Defensive Player of the Week title in a row.
The Mavericks will be on the road next week for a three-match series against the University of Louisiana Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, Louisiana.
The series had originally been postponed and rescheduled due to quarantine protocols and positive COVID-19 tests by UTA team members.
The Friday and Saturday matches against in-state rival Texas State University are now in the process of being rescheduled for a later date.
UTA Athletics has confirmed it will be postponing this week’s volleyball matches after players on the team tested positive for COVID-19, according to a department press release.
Junior outside hitter Brooke Townsend was selected to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team after leading the Mavericks with 413 kills in 2019.
The Sun Belt Conference has suspended all regular-season competitions and conference championships across all sports indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns.
The UTA volleyball team’s season came to a close in the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship on Tuesday in Vermillion, South Dakota.