Prospective Student-Athlete Information - Track and Field
We are excited about your interest in the University of North Texas and Mean Green men's and women's track teams.
In 2015-16, the men's team placed fifth and the women's sixth at the 2016 C-USA Outdoor Track and Field championships. The women's team was led by graduate student Chastity Stewart, who took home two first-place finishes in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles, and was a part of the second-place finish in the women's 4x100-meter relay. The men's squad came away with 15 top-10 finishes, including a first-place finish by Kevone Kennedy in the discus, and a second-place finish by Jordan Faughtenberry in the pole vault.
Eight track and field athletes qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in Mona Landry, Jazmine Martin, Collin Heard, Nadiyah El-Amin, Bryce McAndrew, Siara Obasuyi, Chastity Stewart, and Eddie Wilcox. Connor Bey and Susie Kemper were named to the C-USA All-Academic team and both earned CoSIDA Academic All-District awards. Stewart qualfied for NCAA nationals in two events (100 and 400-meter hurdles), finishing 22nd in both events in Eugene, Ore.
Quick Hits On North Texas
The Mean Green soccer team led the way for North Texas Athletics during the 2015-16 season, winning the Conference USA regular-season title and the tournament championship. Soccer also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. Men’s golf and track and field also saw post-season play. The men’s golf team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Chastity Stewart advanced to the NCAA Championships in two events: the 100 and 400-meter hurdles.
Forty-two Mean Green student-athletes were named all-conference during the 2015-16 season, and six received specialty conference awards. Carnae Dillard was named an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection after a stellar senior campaign. She was named Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight year after breaking school records in career kills and attacks.
Rachel Holden was named the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year for soccer, while teammate Karla Pineda was named midfielder of the year. The swimming and diving program picked up two big honors: Claudia Kitching was named C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year, while Averie Ruiz was named freshman diver of the year. Ian Snyman was named C-USA Freshman of the Year for golf after tying for sixth place in the conference tournament.
The Track and Field Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
Fouts Field became the home of the University of North Texas football and track teams in 1951. Originally built to seat 20,000 fans, the structure was expanded by adding 10,000 seats in the end zones prior to the 1994 season. The track was surfaced in 2005, and both teams moved into new facilities during the 2005-06 school year. These facilities include locker rooms and coaching offices.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.