WOMEN

 

Ivette Andrade

IVETTE ANDRADE

Women's tennis letter winner 2000 2001 2002
All-Southland Conference 2000

Most Valuable Player for the Sam Houston women's tennis team each of her three years as a Bearkat ... All-Southland Conference performer and was named Southland Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... ranks fourth all-time at Sam Houston in both career singles and doubles victories

 

 

Bonnie Beard

BONNIE BEARD

Volleyball letter winner 1984 1985
All-America 1984 985
All-Gulf Star Conference

Ranks as Sam Houston's all-time leader in hitting percentage, totaling 1,528 kills in her career ... led the Kats to two NCAA volleyball final four appearances and two Gulf Star Conference titles

 

 

Precious Madison

PRECIOUS MADISON

Women's track and field letterwinner - 2001 2002
All-America 2001
All-Southland Conference 2001 2002

First Sam Houston track and field athlete to earn NCAA Division I All-America honors ... four-time Southland Conference selection ... holds the Bearkat school records both indoor and outdoors in the long jump ... NCAA national championships participant in the long jump in both 2001 and 2002.

 

 

Sherry Pfister

SHERRY PFISTER

Women's basketball letter winner 1980 1981 1982 1983

 Ranks as the all-time leading scorer in Sam Houston women's basketball history with 1,975 points ... holds five career school records and ranks second all-time with 962 career rebounds ... in 1982, she led the Kats to a 27-5 overall record, the most victories in one season ever for the Sam Houston women

   
Jackie Zapalac Hayes

JACKIE ZAPALAC HAYES

Softball letter winner 1984 1985 1986 1988
All-American
All-Gulf Star and All-Southland Conference

Catcher for the Bearkat softball team from 1984 to 1988 ... led the Kats to the NCAA Division I regionals in 1985 and 1986 and the Southland Conference championship in 1986 ... earned All-Gulf Star conference honors twice and All-Southland recognition as a senior.

 

 

MEN

 

James M. Sonny Hair

JAMES M. SONNY HAIR

Football letterman 1938 1939 1940
All-American 1938

Quarterback and end and who earned All-Lone Star Conference in 1938, 1939 and 1940 ... played on the Bearkat team that beat Rice 9-8 in 1938 and rolled up a 23-6 record overall in his three seasons ...  killed in action over Sicily in World War II

 

 

Billy Hayes

BILLY HAYES

Football letterman 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
All-American
All-Southland and All Gulf Star Conference

All-time kick scoring leader for the Bearkats ... scored 258 points including 117 PATs and 47 field goals ... played on teams that won a conference title in 1985 and went to the NCAA Playoffs in 1986.

 

 

Ryan Neal Klaus

RYAN NEAL KLAUS

Football letterman 1995 1996 1997 1998
All-Southland Conference 1995 1996 1997 1998

One of only two Bearkats to earn All-Southland honors all four of his years ... ranks as the Bearkats' all-time punting leader with a career average of 42.1 yards on 255 punts ... twice led the Southland in punting yards and twice ranked second

 

 

Michael Nau

MICHAEL A. NAU

Baseball letterman 1985 1986 1987 1988
All Gulf Star Conference

Rolled up a 26-5 career record as a pitcher for the Bearkats, playing on baseball teams that went to the NCAA Division II regionals twice and the Division I regionals in 1988 ... was a member of three Gulf Star Conference championship teams, earning all-conference honors twice.

 

 

Hall of Honor Induction