SHSU Hall of Honor
   

KATHERINE CHARLES - Inducted 2008


Led Bearkat volleyball team to consecutive NCAA Division II Final Four appearances in 1984 and 1985.

All-America in 1985

All-Conference 1982 1983 1984 1985

Completed her career with 1,479 kills and 237 aces.

   
Floyd Ciruti
FLOYD CIRUTI -- Inducted 1992

Baseball letterman 1970 1971 1972 1973
NAIA All-America 1972
NAIA World Series All-Tournament 1972

Ranks seventh in Sam Houston career batting average (.357) ... leading hitter for 1972 Bearkat squad that finished third in the NAIA World Series

   
   

TRICIA CLACKEN -- Inducted 2008 


All-Southland Conference honors eight times during her four-year career as a sprinter and long jumper for the women’s track and field team from 1994 to 1997.

NCAA Division I provisional qualifier in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes in 1996.

Two-time Southland runner-up indoors in the 55 meter dash and placed second outdoors twice in the SLC 100 meters and once in the 200 meters.


Doyle Coe
DOYLE COE -- Inducted 1971

Football letterman 1927 1928 1929 1930
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Assocation All-Texas 1928 1929 1930
Little All-America 1929

 

   
   

JONATHON COOPER --  Inducted 2008 


All-America and All-Southland on 2001 championship football team.

Third all-time at SHSU with 185 catches for 2,617 career yards. Holds school record for most receiving yards in one game (242 against Western Illinois) and one season (1,477 in 2001).

NCAA Division I-AA national “Wide Receiver of the Year” 2001

Played pro football in the Arena League with the Detroit Fury and in the Canadian Football League with Montreal.


Gordon Cotton
GORDON COTTON -- Inducted 1997

Basketball letterman 1937 1938 1939

Co-captain of the 1938-39 men's basketball team that rolled up a 17-10 record, finishing as runner-up in the Lone Star Conference ... starter on the 1936-37 squad that went 18-2 and tied for the Lone Star Conference title


H. O. "MOLLY" CRAWFORD -- Inducted 1971

Long time athletic administrator and coach


Tommy Davis
TOMMY DAVIS -- Inducted 1974

Football letterman 1953 1954 1955 1956
NAIA All-America 1956
All-Lone Star Conference 1955 1956
Former SHSU NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

All-Conference end for Sam Houston's 1955 and 1956 Lone Star Conference championship teams ... starter on 10-0 undefeated 1956 team ...


Ken Daw
KEN DAW -- Inducted 1980

Football letterman 1955 1956 1957
All-Lone Star Conference 1956

Three-year starter offensive and defensive starter ... captain of undefeated 1956 Bearkat squad

 

Jack Defee
JACK DEFEE -- Inducted 1974

Football letterman 1927 1928 1929 1930

Starter on Sam Houston's 1930 Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship team


Jennifer Delcambre
 JENNNIFER DELCAMBRE

 
Holds school career record for most pitching victories (76) ... was a three-time all-Southland Conference selection (1992, 1993, 1995) and was the league's "Pitcher of the Year" in 1993 after leading the Kats to the Southland championship.

 
 
Jimmy Dodd
JIMMY DODD -- Inducted 1998

Baseball letterman 1962 1963 1964 1965
NAIA All-America 1963 1965
NAIA World Series "Most Valuable Player" 1963
NAIA World Series All-Tournament 1963 1964 1965

World Series MVP in 1963 on Sam Houston's NAIA national championship team ... starter on Bearkat squads that participated in four consecutive World Series tournaments


Walter Dollar
WALTER DOLLAR -- Inducted 1994

Football letterman 1960 1961
All-Lone Star Conference 1961

Starter on Sam Houston's 1961 Lone Star Conference championship team that rolled up perfect 7-0 record in league play


Clifford Dotson
CLIFFORD DOTSON -- Inducted 1974

Basketball letterman 1937 1938 1939
All-Lone Star Conference 1939

Starter on 1937 Bearkat team that tied for the Lone Star Conference championship and on the 1939 squad that was Lone Star runner-up


Monte Jack Driskell
MONTE JACK DRISKELL -- Inducted 1988

Basketball letterman 1955 1956 1957
All-Lone Star Conference 1956
Former Sam Houston State track and field head coach

 


Richard Dyer
RICHARD "YANK" DYER -- Inducted 2001

Baseball letterman 1959 1960 1961 1962
NAIA All-America 1961

Starter on Bearkat squads that earned NAIA World Series berths in 1960, 1961, and 1962


Ricky Eggleston
RICKY EGGLESTON -- Inducted 1999

Football letterman 1985 1986 1987 1988
NCAA I-AA All-America 1988
All-Southland Conference 1987 1988
All-Gulf Star Conference 1986

Eighth in Sam Houston career receiving yards (1,555) ... starting tight end on Gulf Star Conference championship squads of 1985 and 1986


Lawrence Elkins
LAWRENCE ELKINS -- Inducted 1985

Basketball letterman 1946 1947 1948
All-Lone Star Conference 1947

Starter on 1948 Sam Houston men's basketball team that tied for the Lone Star Conference championship


Phillip Estep
PHILLIP ESTEP -- Inducted 1997

Golf letterman 1978 1979 1980 1981
NAIA All-America 1981
All-Lone Star Conference 1980 1981

NAIA national individual finishes of fourth place in 1981, 24th in 1979, and 25th in 1978 on Bearkats' national championship teams

 

M. B. Etheredge
M. B. ETHEREDGE-- Inducted 1975

Track letterman 1935 1936 1937
Captain of 1937 track and field team

Taught at Sam Houston from 1947 until 1979

 

Lefty Faulk
BRUCE "LEFTY" FAULK -- Inducted 2000

Baseball letterman 1951 1952

Compiled 17-10 record as pitcher including a no-hitter against the Houston Cougars

 



SUSAN FELDMAN -- Inducted 2011

Member of the Bearkats' inaugural softball team in 1971 ... well-known personality in the sport of track and field as an official at area and national meets since graduation


Frank Fox
FRANK FOX -- Inducted 1997

Football letterman 1962 1963 1964
NAIA All-America 1964
All-Lone Star Conference 1964

Most Valuable Lineman in the 1964 NAIA Championship finals ... three-year starter and team captain for Bearkats

 


JULIE FRANZEN -- Inducted 2007

Volleyball letterwinner -- 1991 1992 1993 1994
All-Southland Conference -- 1993 1994
NCAA All-Region -- 1993 1994
Southland Conference Post-Season Tournament MVP - 1993

Setter on Sam Houston's 1993 Southland Conference championship team that earned SHSU its first NCAA Division I national playoff berth ... ranks third in all-time career assists at Sam Houston (4,052) ... holds single season school record for assists (1,818) ... led Sam Houston to back-to-back regular season number one seeds in 1993 and 1994 and to National NIT tournament in 1994


Benford Gardner
BENFORD GARDNER -- Inducted 1975

Basketball letterman 1940 1941 1942 1944 1946
All-Lone Star Conference 1940 1941 1942 1946

Starter on Sam Houston squads that finished as runners-up in the Lone Star Conference basketball race in 1940, 1941, and 1946

 

Frank Gates
FRANK GATES -- Inducted 1983

Basketball letterman 1938 1939 1940 1941

Starter on Sam Houston teams that finished as runners-up in the Lone Star Conference basketball race in 1939, 1940, and 1941

 
Gwin Gilder

 
GWEN GILDER - 2013

Earned All-Gulf Star Conference honors in 1984 and 1985 after leading Sam Houston to back-to-back championships and NCAA Division II final four playoff appearances. She ranks among the top Bearkats in all-time kills and blocks

 


WENDY GRAY -- Inducted 2007

Women's golf letter winner - 1999 2000 2001 2002
All-Southland Conference - 2002
Southland Conference "Golfer of the Year" - 2002

Ranks fourth in career stroke average (79.7) at Sam Houston State ... helped lead 2002 Bearkats to the university's first Southland Conference women's golf championship

 
Val Greenwall

 
VAL GREENWALL -- 2013

Earned NCAA Division II All-America honors in 1982 and was an NAIA World Series all-tournament selection in 1981, leading SHSU to national championships both years. She owns the Bearkats' top career pitching winning percentage (.784).


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