UT swept the Sunshine State Conference Athlete of the Month awards for October. Men's soccer player Henrik Nebrelius and volleyball player Melissa Serio were honored.
Nebrelius, a forward, led the Spartans to an 8-1 record in October. He took 40 shots in nine games and made 17. Six of the goals were match winners.
Nebrelius broke three school records in a 4-2 win against Florida Southern _ goals in a season with 29 (previous mark of 24 set by Nebrelius in 1995); points in a season with 61 (56, Adrian Bush, '91) and career points with 157 (151, Peter Hohansson).
Serio, a middle hitter, played in 39 of a possible 44 games during the month. In 14 matches, she had 115 kills and only 26 errors on 207 total attacks for a .430 hitting percentage. She averaged 2.9 kills, 1.2 digs and 1.3 blocks per game. She leads her team in hitting percentage and blocks per game, and is second in total number of kills and third in kills per game average. She is second in the SSC in hitting percentage.
MEET IN JACKSONVILLE: Saturday, the cross-country team travels to Jacksonville for a regional meet at 8 a.m. Junior Tom Vars leads the men and freshman Emily Saunders leads the women. Senior Mackenzie Carignan, is still out with a leg injury.
SWIMMING SPLIT: Last Saturday, the swim team split its meet with Broward Community College. The women won 103-101 and the men lost 113-82.
Individual women's winners were Tina Becker in the 200-yard individual medley and Kim Nerko in the 200-yard breaststroke. The Spartans travel to Rollins for a 1 p.m. meet Saturday.
"I believe both the men and the women will come away with convincing wins." coach Ed Brennan said.
SSC INDUCTS MARTINEZ: Former UT baseball player Tino Martinez will be inducted into the SSC Hall of Fame. The ceremony is Feb. 25 at the third annual Hall of Fame/Honors Banquet at the Lakeland Center.
The first baseman was traded to the New York Yankees from Seattle following the 1995 season and helped lead the Yankees to the World Series in '96.
The SSC Hall of Fame, which has 56 members including this year's class, was founded in 1991.
_ JULIE K. TREMMEL