Texas Sports Hall of Fame

SWC HOF Inductions

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME

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 The next induction ceremony and luncheon recognizing members of the SWC HOF will be in Dallas, Texas on Monday, October 5th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton (8250 N. Central Expressway--(214) 691-8700.  For more information contact the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (254-756-1633) or at info@tshof.org.

 

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

 

 

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES NAMED
Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2015 Class of Inductees:

Arkansas – Norm DeBriyn
The Razorbacks had not been a baseball playing member of the SWC since 1926 so to accomplish the task of making Arkansas competitive again Norm DeBriyn was hired in 1970. During their first year of conference play (1974) the Razorbacks went 21-20 and 9-15 in conference play, this however was only the beginning of DeBriyn’s impact on the program. Under DeBriyn, Arkansas qualified for 14 of 15 SWC tournaments. The Razorbacks won two SWC titles during his tenure (1989 & 1990), and appeared in four College World Series (1979, 1985, 1987 & 1989), with their best finish in 1985 when they placed second. After joining the SEC the Razorbacks opened a new baseball stadium in 1996, Baum Stadium, in which DeBriyn was instrumental in getting built.  DeBriyn retired after the 2002 season ending his career with a record of 1,161-650-6.  He was named SWC Coach of the Year six times, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, and 1990. DeBriyn finished his career as the winningest coach in Arkansas baseball history (1970-2002).

Baylor – Thomas Everett
Everett attended Baylor University where he played under College legendary coach Grant Teaff.  In his junior year he became one of the best defensive backs in the nation earning a two-time All-American selection, being named twice Southwest Conference Most Valuable Player and first team All-Conference.  He was voted the conference’s Athlete of the Year for the 1986-1987 school year. He ranks among Baylor’s top ten in career interceptions (12), tackles (325), punt returns (80) and punt return yards (766). He was a leader during one of the program's most successful eras as the Bears won 30 games and appeared in three bowl games.  He was named to Baylor's All-Decade of the 1980s Team  and was the first-ever winner of the Jim Thorpe Award in 1986 as the nation’s top defensive back.  He played 9 seasons in the NFL (Pittsburgh Steelers 1987–1991, Dallas Cowboys 1992–1993, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1994–1995). As a member of the Dallas Cowboys he helped Dallas win 2 of their 3 Super Bowls in 1992 & 1993. In 2006, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Houston – Billy Ray Brown
Brown was born and raised in Missouri City, Texas.  He attended the University of Houston, and was a member of the golf team.  He won the 1982 NCAA Division I Championship as a freshman. He was also a member of the 1984 and 1985 national championship teams, and was an All-American all four years.  Following his collegiate career, Brown had three wins in PGA Tour events during his professional career.   His best finish in a major championship was T-3 at the 1990 U.S. Open.  He had 17 top-10 finishes in 315 PGA Tour events.  After his playing days ended, Brown moved into the media to serve as an on-course reporter for various networks.

Rice – Ricky Pierce
Ricky Pierce graduated from Garland High School and played basketball at Rice University.  Pierce was an 1st team all-SWC selection all three seasons at Rice and was the 1981-82 Southwest Conference Player of the Year in leading  the Owls to a 80-49 win over then-No. 5 Texas.  As a senior, Pierce set the school record for scoring average in a season, which still stands at 26.8 points per game.  Pierce scored 1,847 points during his three-year career, which is third all-time for Rice players.   Of the top 10 scorers in the Owls’ history, only Pierce and Kendall Rhine (1961-64) played three seasons, instead of four. Following his college career at Rice, Pierce was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.   He played 16 seasons in the NBA with 8 different teams and won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1987. He earned the same award again three seasons later, averaging 23.0 points without starting a single game (an NBA record) in 1989–90.

SMU – Kyle (O’Brien) Stevens
Kyle attended SMU from 1976-1980 and helped her team win the 1979 AIAW Golf National Championship. During that National Championship tournament, she shot a tournament low 72-74-74-72=292 making her the individual medalist (individual national championship winner). She was an All-American in 1979-80. In 1979, she was named Golf Magazine’s Collegiate Player of the Year and received the Honda Broderick Award as the nations’ outstanding female collegiate athlete. Her lowest round was a 68 at the Oklahoma Dual Match in 1977. She returned to coach SMU from 1986-1992. She was a 2003 inductee into the National Golf Coaches Association Player Hall of Fame and was inducted into the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. The SMU Women’s Golf MVP trophy given to the most valuable player is named the Kyle O’Brien MVP Award. Following her collegiate career Kyle went on to be named Golf Digest Rookie of the year on the LPGA in 1981 and played the tour through 1985 when back surgery ended her career.

Texas – Carlette Guidry
Carlette, a Houston native, attended the University of Texas from 1988-1991.  She accomplished accolades that to this day would be difficult to rival.  Upon leaving Texas, Carlette established 4 UT school records:  55m - 6.66 (1990); 60m - 7.14 (1991); 100m - 10.94 (1991); Sprint Medley Relay - 3:41.96 (1988).  The 23-time All-American earned 8 NCAA Indoor Titles to go along with 4 NCAA Outdoor Titles in the  55m, 100m, 200m, long jump, 4X400 relay, and 4X100 relay.   In 1991, she was named the Honda-Broderick Award Winner as the National Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  The following year she was the Babe Zaharias Award Winner as the nation’s top amateur female athlete.  Carlette’s career accomplishments landed her a spot on the SWC All-Decade Team and SWC Athlete of the Decade.  Following her collegiate career, Carlette had a very successful professional career earning two Olympic gold medals and numerous championships in domestic and international competition.

Texas A&M – Anjanette Kirkland
At Texas A&M University, Anjanette Kirkland completed her collegiate career as the most decorated female student-athlete in the university’s history and in 2003 was inducted into Texas A&M Hall of Fame.  She also closed out the Southwest Conference as it’s most decorated hurler in conference history.  Kirkland won three consecutive SWC crowns in the 55-meter hurdles from 1994-96 and two straight conference titles in the 100-meter hurdles from 1994-95. Kirkland owns the SWC all-time best in the 55 hurdles (7.61), as well as the SWC meet record (7.68). Kirkland also ran the fastest 100 hurdles in SWC history, a wind-aided 12.89 in 1995. Eight-time All-American

TCU – Darrell Browder
One of the all-time greats in TCU basketball lore, Browder helped lead a rebirth of TCU basketball success that eventually saw the squad climb to the top of the Southwest Conference in the latter parts of the 1980’s. The Fort Worth native totaled 1,886 points (all-time leader in TCU history) while averaging 16.1 points per game for his career playing for former head coach Jim Killingsworth’s heralded “Killer Frogs” squads.  He also still holds career records for minutes played (4,378) and field goals (803) while ranking among the top 5 in starts (No. 3, 114), assists (No. 4, 459) and steals (No. 5, 129).  He was selected to the All-Southwest Conference First-Team 3 times.  The Houston Rockets selected Browder with the 71st overall pick in the fourth round of the 1983 NBA draft.   He was inducted into the TCU Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame in 1999.

Texas Tech – Tracy Saul
Saul played for the Red Raiders from 1989 to 1992.  In just the fifth game of his true freshman season, Saul was called upon to make his first start for the Red Raiders, who were hosting the No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies.  He intercepted his first pass that day as the Red Raiders upset the Aggies 27-24. Saul finished his freshman year with 62 tackles, eight interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 300 punt return yards and was named to the all-Southwest Conference team as a punt returner – an accomplishment he would repeat as a sophomore.  Saul finished his career in 1992 with 317 tackles and his 25 interceptions is the best in Southwest Conference history and tied for third all-time among NCAA FBS schools.  Saul was one of only four players to be named a consensus all-conference selection for four consecutive years in the Southwest Conference’s 81-year history - his first two as a punt returner, his final two as a safety – and earned second-team All-America honors at free safety following his junior season in 1991.



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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