Women's track and field 1971 1972 1973
A starter on the Bearkats' 1973 women's basketball, Sylvia was the first black woman to participate in intercollegiate athletics for Sam Houston. She helped lead the 1973 women's team to a 20-7 record, the most victories in season during the first 12 years in the program's history.
Women's basketball head coach - 1970 - 1973
Coached both the Sam Houston women's basketball and volleyball programs before rolling up an incredible record as head women's basketball coach at the University of Texas.
In her 38-year career (that includes four years at Sam Houston), she won 900 basketball games, the second highest total for an NCAA Division I basketball coach.
Volleyball 1979 1980
Setter for 1979 and 1980 volleyball teams that rolled up a two-year record of 80-30 and finished as runners-up in the TAIAW. Succeeded Bilsing as Bearkat head coach in 1984.
In her 26 seasons at the helm of the program she stands as one of only 27 active NCAA Division I women's volleyball head coaches with more than 500 coaching victories.
JAN C. JONES
Football 1941, 1942, 1946
All-Lone Star Conference first team honors and helped lead the 1942 and 1946 Bearkats to Lone Star Conference runner-up finishes. Holds the school for most punts in one game with an incredible total of 31 set in a 0-0 tie with East Texas State on a muddy field in 1946.
Football 1996 1997 1998 1999
All Southland Conference center 1997 1998 1999
Men's basketball 1986 1987 1988 1988
Stands No. 5 in all-time rebounds and No. 8 in career scoring in the Sam Houston men's basketball record books. He scored 1,406 points and pulled down 733 rebounds as a center for the Kats. Earned first team all-league honors both in the Gulf Star Conference in 1987 and the Southland Conference in 1988 and 1989.
Baseball 1985 1986 1987 1988
All-Gulf Star Conference pitcher 1986
Women's tennis 1979 1980
MVP for the 1980 women's tennis team and served 16 seasons as the program's head coach. Sam Houston's associate athletic director for student services, overseeing an academic and student-athlete welfare program that is the model for the Southland Conference.
2010 Hall of Honor
January 14, 2014
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