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SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME

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 The next induction ceremony and luncheon recognizing members of the SWC HOF will be in downtown Austin, Texas on Monday, March,30th at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel on 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 482-8000.  For more information contact Randy Robertson at 254.717.9111 or at Randy@thisisRobertson.com

 

Follow this link to purchase Individual tickets ($75) or tables of 10 ($500)

 

 

 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED

Waco - - The Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) is proud to announce nine new members into its 2015 class of inductees for the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame: Bill Montgomery (Arkansas), Cotton Davidson (Baylor), Carol Lewis (Houston), Jose Cruz Jr. (Rice),  Rick Herrscher (SMU), Eric Metcalf (Texas), Curtis Mills (Texas A&M), Lance Brown (TCU) and Dan Irons (Texas Tech).

The Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.


Bill Montgomery of the University of Arkansas

Bill Montgomery was the starting quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1968, 1969 and 1970. At the conclusion of his career at Arkansas, he held virtually every school passing record, including career touchdown passes, career passing yards and single season passing yards. The Razorbacks went 28-5 in three seasons with Montgomery as the quarterback, the highest winning percentage (.875) in the school's history over any three-year period. In 1968, Montgomery led Arkansas to a share of the Southwest Conference title and finished the season by winning the Sugar Bowl.  In 1969, Montgomery played in The Big Shootout, a game in which #1-ranked Texas played #2-ranked Arkansas. He was selected All-Southwest Conference in 1970.



Cotton Davidson of Baylor University
Cotton Davidson was one of the great quarterbacks to come out of Baylor University and was the first Bear quarterback ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft. He played for Baylor from 1949 to 1953. Davidson still ranks eighth on the all-time list with 17.7 yards per completion.  He led the Bears in total yards on offense in both 1952 and 1953. In addition to playing quarterback, he was a placekicker and punter. Davidson was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and also played professionally for the American Football League's Dallas Texans (1960–1962), who later became the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders (1962–1968). As an original Dallas Texan, Davidson was the very first starting quarterback for the franchise.



Carol Lewis of the University of Houston
Carol Lewis first came to prominence as a high school athlete in New Jersey, setting the high school indoor long jump record at 21' 7.5" (6.59 meters) in 1981.  She would go on to attend the University of Houston, where she set multiple records.  Lewis won the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in 1982, the first of four National championships. Further success came in 1983, with a win at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and bronze medal at the 1983 World Championships. The following year she won the NCAA Outdoor Championships for a second time and took bronze at the World Cup. In Zürich in August that year, Lewis reached her peak, setting a personal best and breaking the American record in the long jump twice at the same track meeting. Her record was 7.04 meters.
 


Jose Cruz Jr. of Rice University

Jose Cruz Jr. attended Rice University from 1992 to 1995 and was a member of Team USA in 1994. He was a three time All-American while at Rice, setting virtually all possible offensive records.  Cruz was a first round pick, 3rd overall, for the Seattle Mariners in the 1995 draft and began his major league career in 1997. He holds the distinction of having the most home runs in the first season of a career while playing for two or more clubs. Cruz would play for the Toronto Blue Jays, the San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox and finally the Los Angeles Dodgers.



Rick Herrscher of Southern Methodist University

Rick Herrscher is one of the most decorated basketball players to ever hit the hardwood floor at SMU. The St. Louis native was a key player on the 1956 NCAA Final Four team. Herrscher also earned All-SWC First Team honors in the 1956-57 and 1957-58 seasons and was Southwest Conference Player of the Year in 1957-58.  That season he averaged 17.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. After graduation, Herrscher would go on to play professional baseball and spent one season (1962) as an infielder for the New York Mets.
 


Eric Metcalf of the University of Texas

Eric Metcalf played college football at the University of Texas at Austin where he was an All-Southwest Conference selection three times. He was the 1987 SWC player of the year and a second team All-American. He is the only player in Texas history to lead the team in all-purpose yards all four years. He holds every school receiving record for a running back. Metcalf still holds the University of Texas long jump record at 8.44 meters. He won the NCAA National Long Jump Championship in 1986 and 1988 and the SWC Long Jump titles in 1986 and 1987. He earned the distinction of being a five-time All-American and in 1988 competed in the USA Olympic Trials. He went on to an NFL career and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection for the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers.
 


Curtis Mills of Texas A&M University
Curtis Mills lettered in track all four years (1968-71) at Texas A&M. He was the first African-American athlete signed to an A&M scholarship. Mills set, or helped his team set, eleven school records and won seven Southwest Conference championships during his collegiate career. In addition, he set a world record in 1969 in the 440-yard dash and was also a member of relay teams that set two additional world records. He was All-American all four years and in 1979, he was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame.



Lance Brown of Texas Christian University
Lance Brown has played a large role in the success of TCU baseball, first as an all-America player who pitched the Horned Frogs to the 1963 Southwest Conference championship, then later as a coach. Thirty-one years after he earned the '63 SWC Player of the Year honor by posting an 11-1 record (8-1 in the SWC), he guided the Frogs to the 1994 SWC title as the head coach, making him one of only two men to win both the SWC Player and Coach of the Year honors.  He is TCU's all-time winningest baseball coach.Brown spent 17 seasons as the Horned Frogs head coach.  During his retirement year of 2003, he reached a pair of milestones, recording both his 500th win and his 200th conference victory. Brown's career record is 517-471.



Dan Irons of Texas Tech University
Dan Irons played offensive tackle for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and was recognized as a consensus All-American in 1977. He played from 1975-77.  In 1975, as a starter on the offensive line, he helped the Red Raiders lead the Southwest Conference in total yards. He made the All-SWC team in both the 1976 and 1977 seasons. Following his senior year, the 6-foot, 7-inch, 260-pound tackle, was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from several publications and organizations including the American Football Coaches Association and United Press International (UPI).  Irons was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1978 NFL Draft, but was unable to play professionally due to recurring knee problems. In 1999 he was inducted into the Texas Tech University Athletic Hall of Honor.
 


“We are delighted with this class of inductees,” said Jared Mosley, the new President/CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.  “They were an essential part of the prestigious 82-year history of the conference.”  

Carroll Dawson, Board Member of the TSHOF and Chairman of the SWC Hall of Fame project added, ““This class exemplifies the high standard of athletic and coaching standards found in the Southwest Conference. It is our great pleasure to honor them with an induction luncheon on March 30th in Austin.”

The Southwest Conference Hall of Fame is one of four separate halls of fame housed within the Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s physical structure. They include the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and now, the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.

Media interviews with the inductees will be available before and after the luncheon.
 

 

 

The Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

NAME SCHOOL SPORT YEAR INDUCTED
Abercrombie, Walter Baylor University Football 2014
Aldrich, Charles "Ki" Texas Christian University Football 2013
Allison, Wilmer University of Texas Tennis 2013
Alworth, Lance University of Arkansas Football 2014
Andaya, Shawn Texas A&M University Softball 2013
Anderson, Donny Texas Tech University Football 2013
Anderson, Frank "Col. Andy" Texas A&M University Track 2013
Arnette, Jay University of Texas Basketball 2013
Atkins, Michi Texas Tech University Basketball 2014
Banks, Amanda Texas Tech University Track & Field 2014
Barnes, Bruce University of Texas Tennis 2013
Barr, Red Southern Methodist University Swimming 2013
Bartzen, Barnard "Tut" Texas Christian University Tennis 2013
Baugh, Sammy Texas Christian University Football 2013
Bell, W.M. "Matty" Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Bellard, Emory Texas A&M University Football 2013
Berkman, Lance Rice University Baseball 2013
Berry, Raymond Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Bible, Dana X. University of Texas Football 2013
Birdsong, Otis University of Houston   Basketball 2014
Bozarth, Marci Texas Christian University Golf 2014
Bradley, Bill University of Texas Football 2013
Bradshaw, Wesley Baylor University Football 2013
Brannon, Byron "Buster" Texas Christian University Basketball 2013
Bridges, Frank Baylor University Football 2013
Brock, Bob Texas A&M University Softball 2013
Browning, David "Skippy" University of Texas Diving 2013
Broyles, Frank University of Arkansas Football 2013
Brunson, Emmett Rice University Track 2013
Bryant, Clint Texas Tech University Baseball 2014
Bullock, Rick Texas Tech University Basketball 2013
Campbell, Earl University of Texas Football 2013
Carter, Michael Southern Methodist University Football, Track 2013
Cash, James Texas Christian University Basketball 2014
Cashion, Red SWC Referee Football 2013
Cavanaugh, Regina Rice University Track & Field 2014
Cherry, Blair University of Texas Football 2013
Childress, Ray Texas A&M University Football 2013
Clemens, Roger University of Texas Baseball 2013
Cobb, Trevor Rice University Football 2013
Conley, Mike University of Arkansas Track & Field 2014
Conrad, Bobby Joe Texas A&M University Football 2013
Conradt, Jody University of Texas Basketball 2013
Coody, Charles Texas Christian University Golf 2013
Couples, Fred University of Houston   Golf 2013
Crenshaw, Ben University of Texas Golf 2013
Crow, John David Texas A&M University Football 2013
Curtis, Albert "Abb" University of Texas Football 2013
Dale, Jack Texas Tech University Media 2013
Davis, Walter "Buddy" Texas A&M University Track 2013
Dawson, Carroll Baylor University Basketball 2003
Dickerson, Eric Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Dillon, Bobby University of Texas Football 2013
Disch, William "Uncle Billy" University of Texas Baseball 2013
Dodds, DeLoss University of Texas Administration 2013
Drexler, Clyde University of Houston Basketball 2013
Dyer, Eddie Rice University Baseball 2013
Dykes, Spike Texas Tech University Football 2013
Elkins, Lawrence Baylor University Football 2013
Elkins, Wilson "Bull" University of Texas Football 2013
English, Doug University of Texas Football 2014
Falk, Bibb University of Texas Baseball 2013
Fallon, Frank Baylor University Media 2013
Fry, Hayden Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Gilbert, Chris University of Texas Football 2014
Glass, Bill Baylor University Football 2013
Graham, Wayne Rice University Baseball 2013
Gray, Jack University of Texas Basketball 2013
Green, Jacob Texas A&M University Football 2014
Gregg, Forrest Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Grigg, Cecil Rice University Football 2013
Gustafson, Cliff University of Texas Baseball 2013
Hale, I.B. Texas Christian University Football 2013
Hall, Kenneth Texas A&M University Football 2013
Hansen, Fred Rice University Track 2013
Harris, Leotis University of Arkansas Football 2014
Hart, Clyde Baylor University Track & Field 2013
Hayes, E.O. "Doc" Southern Methodist University Basketball 2013
Hayes, Elvin University of Houston Basketball 2013
Heidenreich, Jerry Southern Methodist University Swimming 2013
Henderson, Bill "Jitterbug" Texas A&M University Football 2013
Henderson, R.E. "Bill" Baylor University Basketball 2013
Hixson, Chuck Southern Methodist University Football 2014
Holub, E.J. Texas Tech Football 2013
Hooper, Darrow  Texas A&M University Track 2013
Hooton, Burt University of Texas Baseball 2013
Hughson, Tex University of Texas Baseball 2013
Humble, Weldon Rice University Football 2013
Hunt, Joel Texas A&M University Football 2013
Hunt, Lamar Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Isbell, Larry Baylor University Football/Baseball 2013
Jennings, Bubba Texas Tech University Basketball 2014
Johnson, Jimmy University of Arkansas Football 2013
Johnson, Mark Texas A&M University Baseball 2014
Johnson, Michael Baylor University Track 2013
Kimbrough, John Texas A&M University Football 2013
Kinney, Bob Rice University Basketball 2013
Kirkland-Gerlich, Krista Texas Tech University Basketball 2014
Kite, Tom University of Texas Golf 2013
Kitts, Jimmy Rice University Basketball 2013
Klingler, David University of Houston Football 2014
Koch, Barton "Botchey" Baylor University Football 2013
Koy Sr., Ernie University of Texas Baseball 2013
Kramer, Tommy Rice University Football 2013
Krebs, Jim Southern Methodist University Basketball 2013
Krueger, Charlie Texas A&M University Football 2013
Kutner, Malcolm "Mal" University of Texas Football 2013
Landry, Tom University of Texas Football 2013
Lary, Yale Texas A&M University Football 2013
Layne, Bobby University of Texas Football 2013
Leaks, Roosevelt University of Texas Football 2013
Lemons, Abe University of Texas Basketball 2013
Lester, Darrell Texas Christian University Football 2013
LeVias, Jerry Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Lewis, Carl University of Houston Track 2013
Lewis, Guy V. University of Houston Basketball 2013
Lilly, Bob Texas Christian University Football 2013
Littlefield, Clyde University of Texas Track 2013
Lopiano, Donna University of Texas Administration 2013
Lyons, Ted Baylor University Baseball 2013
Maegle, R.L. "Dick" Rice University Football 2013
Malaise, Dub Texas Tech University Basketball 2014
Mallett, Jerry Baylor University Basketball,Baseball 2013
Mann, Gerald Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Martin,  Othol "Abe" Texas Christian University Football 2013
Martin, Slater University of Texas Basketball 2013
Matson, Randy Texas A&M University Track 2013
Matthews, Raymond "Rags" Texas Christian University Football 2013
McDonnell, John University of Arkansas Track & Field 2014
McFadin, Bud University of Texas Football 2013
McMillion, George Southern Methodist University Swimming 2014
Meredith, Don Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Metcalf, Shelby Texas A&M University Basketball 2013
Meyer, Leo "Dutch" Texas Christian University Football 2013
Moncrief, Sidney University of Arkansas Basketball 2014
Moore, Billy  University of Arkansas Football 2014
Morrison, Ray Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Myers, Gerald Texas Tech University Basketball/Administration 2014
Neely, Jess Rice University Football 2013
Nobis, Tommy University of Texas Football 2013
Norton, Homer Texas A&M University Football 2013
O'Brien, Davey Texas Christian University Football 2013
Olajuwon, Hakeem University of Houston Basketball 2013
O'Neal, Dick Texas Christian University Basketball 2013
Pardee, Jack Texas A&M University Football 2013
Parks, Dave Texas Tech University Football 2013
Patterson, Jack Baylor University Track 2013
Penick, Daniel University of Texas Tennis 2013
Penick, Harvey University of Texas Golf 2013
Phillips, Gene Southern Methodist University Basketball 2013
Phillips, Loyd University of Arkansas Football 2014
Reese, Eddie University of Texas Swimming 2013
Richardson, Nolan University of Arkansas Basketball 2014
Rivera, Gabe Texas Tech University Football 2014
Robinson, R.J. "Jackie" Baylor University Basketball 2013
Robison, Polk Texas Tech University Basketball/Administration 2014
Rote, Kyle Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Rote, Tobin  Rice University Football 2013
Routt, Joe Texas A&M University Football 2013
Royal, Darrell University of Texas Football 2013
Russell, H.N. "Rusty" Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Schroeder, Dutch Baylor University Baseball 2014
Scott, Clyde University of Arkansas Football 2014
Sewell, Harley University of Texas Football 2013
Sharp, Marsha Texas Tech University Basketball 2013
Sikes, J.V. "Siki" Texas A&M University Football 2013
Singletary, Mike Baylor University Football 2013
Slocum, R.C. Texas A&M University Football 2013
Smith, Dean University of Texas Track 2013
Smith, Jim Ray Baylor University Football 2013
Smith, M.A. "Catfish" Baylor University Football 2013
Solomon, Harold Rice University Tennis 2014
Southern, Eddie University of Texas Track 2013
St. Clair, James Southern Methodist University Basketball 2013
Stafford, Harrison University of Texas Football 2013
Stallings, Gene Texas A&M University Football 2013
Sterkel, Jill University of Texas Swimming 2014
Stewart, Payne Southern Methodist University Golf 2013
Street, James University of Texas Football 2013
Sutton, Eddie University of Arkansas Basketball 2014
Swink, Jim Texas Christian University Football 2013
Swoopes, Sheryl Texas Tech University Basketball 2013
Sye, Melody University of Arkansas Track & Field 2014
Teaff, Grant Baylor University Football 2013
Tellez, Tom  University of Houston Track & Field 2013
Thomas, Zach Texas Tech University Football 2014
Thompson, Carolyn Tech Tech University Basketball 2014
Thompson, Jerry University of Texas Track 2013
Tillman, Andre Texas Tech University Football 2014
Tips, Kern SWC Media 2013
Todd, Dick Texas A&M University Football 2013
Trull, Don Baylor University Football 2014
Utay, Joe Texas A&M University Football 2013
Vaught, Johnny Texas Christian University Football 2013
Walker, Doak Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Wallace, Bill Rice University Football 2013
Ware, Andre University of Houston Football 2013
White, Allie Texas Christian University Football 2013
Whitley, Wilson University of Houston Football 2013
Williams, Dave University of Houston Golf 2013
Williams, James "Froggy" Rice University Football 2013
Williams, Max Southern Methodist University Basketball 2013
Williams, Stan Baylor University Football 2013
Wilson, Robert "Bobby" Southern Methodist University Football 2013
Windegger, Frank Texas Christian University Baseball, Administration 2013
Wolcott, Fred Rice University Track 2013
Worster, Steve University of Texas Football 2013
Yeoman, Bill University of Houston   Football 2013

 

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