Current Kansas City Royals manager, Trey Hillman leads a list of 10 UT-Arlington graduates to be honored at the 43rd Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday. The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. at UTA's E.H. Hereford University Center.
Hillman finished his first season leading the Royals after managing in Japan for five years. He played second base and shortstop for UTA from 1982-85 and still holds the program's single-season batting record with a .442 average in 1985. Hillman was inducted in the UTA Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992.
The Distinguished Alumni Award, which Hillman will receive, and the Distinguished Alumni Service Award were established in 1965 and given to recognized alumni for individual achievements, contributions to their professions, community service and demonstrated loyalty to UTA.
Tickets are $125 each. For more information, go to the UTA Alumni Association website (www.uta.edu/alumni).