Steve Arias was named First Team NAIA All-American following the 1985 season. He was named to the TAAC All-Conference team as a junior and senior. Arias, a shortstop, led the Cowboys in batting average as both a junior (.411) and senior (.372). During his junior year, he led the TAAC in three batting categories: average (.411), hits (78), and RBI's (52). He is only the third player in Cowboy history to have a season average over .400. He was named to two post-season all tounament teams. During his senior year Arias was a member of the Cowboy team that defeated the University of Texas 4-2, when the Longhorns were ranked third in the nation. As a Division I player, he held the single season batting average as a junior in 1985 while the Cowboys had their best D-1 record of 38-26-1.