WOMEN
Rhoshunda Betts 

 ROSHUNDA BETTS
Betts came to Sam Houston on a women’s basketball scholarship. However, it was in track-and-field where Betts left her mark, becoming the second Bearkat woman to earn All-America honors in track and field. That honor when she placed fifth at NCAA Nationals a place javelin throw of 173 feet 10 inches. Helping lead the women to their first Southland Conference outdoor titles in 2005 and 2006, Betts earned gold medals at conference meets three times. She was an All-Southland performer three times indoors and four outdoors. She was named as Outstanding Women’s Field Events performer at both the Southland Conference indoor and outdoor meets in 2006.

   
Wayne Daigle

WAYNE DAIGLE
During his five years as Sam Houston head softball coach, Wayne Daigle’s teams rolled up a record of 225 victories and only 124 losses. From 1981 to 1983, the Bearkats dominated the sport winning 115 games while losing only 34. Sam Houston won the 1981 NAIA National Championship, the 1982 NCAA Division II National Title and was the runner-up at the 1983 NCAA Division II College World Series. Daigle was voted as national coach of the year in both 1981 and 1982.

   
Jennie Sewell

 JENNIE SEWELL
Sewell won seven Southland Conference pole vault championships and stands as one of five Sam Houston women to earn NCAA Division I outdoor track and field All-America honors. The Rockwall product helped lead the Kats to Southland Conference women’s track and field championships outdoors in 2005 and indoors in 2007. She earned All-Southland Conference honors eight times. She was named as Southland Indoor Women’s Outstanding Field Performer in 2007. She was a provisional NCAA qualifier indoors in 2005 and was a three-time NCAA national qualifier outdoors. She is one of two Sam Houston women to win an NCAA regional championship. The only Bearkat to win a Texas Relays championship, her Texas Relay’s gold medal in 2007 was one of nine outdoor individual titles she won as a senior.

 


 

Shayla Teague

 SHAYLA TEAGUE
Shayla ranks as the third leading scorer in the 46-year history of Sam Houston women’s basketball. When she completed her career in 1999, she stood as only the fourth woman to total more than 1,000 points. A starter from her freshman year in 1995 until her final season in 1999, Shayla played in 113 games scoring 1,487 points, an average of 13.2 points per game. She also ranks second in career steals with 316 and fourth in Sam Houston women’s basketball career rebounds with 851 and blocked shots with 111. She earned second team all-league honors in 1996 after ranking seventh in the league in both scoring and rebounding. She led the Southland and ranked 10th nationally in steals as well. As a junior in 1998, she ranked second in the conference in steals and averaged 10.7 points per game. She completed her career in 1999 by earning first team All-Southland honors after scoring 286 points as a senior.

 

MEN

Billy Anderson

BILLY ANDERSON
Anderson won all-league honors in both the Gulf Star and Southland Conferences as a defensive back and punt return specialist. He was named as an Associated Press All-America honorable mention selection in 1987. His career marks of 94 punt returns for 857 yards both still stand as Sam Houston records today. In 1986 he ranked 8th nationally and led the Gulf Star with a 12.7 average as the Kats won the 1986 league championship. In 1987, he led the Southland with 7 interceptions for 185 yards, both school season records. He ranked sixth nationally in punt returns with 27 for 278 yards. In 1988, Anderson was Sam Houston’s second-leading tackler and ranked fourth in the Southland in punt returns with another school record of 325 yards.

 


 

Donald Cole

DONALD COLE
Cole stands as one of only three Bearkat basketball players who have earned NCAA Division I All-America honors. In 2003, Cole led Sam Houston to both its first Southland Conference tournament championship and NCAA Division I Regionals appearance. He earned conference “Newcomer-of-the Year” honors after scoring 458 points as a junior in 2002. His senior season he was voted as both Southland Conference “Player of the Year” after leading the Kats to their second league regular season crown with a 17-3 record. Cole was named as Southland Tournament “Most Valuable Player” and earned both All-Conference and All-Tournament honors for the second year in a row. Donald’s 526 points as a senior gave him a career scoring mark of 984 points. That ranks as the third highest two-year total by a Bearkat.

 


 

 

 

Ron Randleman

RON RANDLEMAN
Sam Houston head football coach from 1982 to 2004, Randleman’s career record of 219 victories, 166 losses and six ties at three universities included 11 conference championships, 10 post-season national playoff appearances and 12 coach of the year awards. Taking over a program that had won only 25 of its last 92 in eight seasons at the NAIA level, Randleman built a nationally competitive program at Sam Houston. Playing in three leagues during his 23 years as Bearkat head coach, Randleman led Sam Houston to 132 victories, five conference titles and four post season playoff appearances. He won conference “coach-of-the-year” honors four times. He mentored 124 Bearkats who named All-Conference and 20 All-Americans. Randleman also served as Director of Athletics from 1982 to 1990, overseeing the athletic program’s move up from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II level and on to the university’s current NCAA Division I status.

 

 

Trey Woods

 TREY WOODS
A special teams legend in the early 1990s, Woods played as a cornerback and on special teams. He became Sam Houston’s all-time leader in blocked kicks and was a two-time Bearkat Special Teams “Most Valuable Player.” As a member of the self-named “Block Party,” Woods spear-headed a group that accounted for 25 kick blocks during his four years as a Bearkat. Trey is one of four players that have blocked two kicks in one game, setting the school record originally with a blocked extra point and a blocked field goal against A&M-Kingsville in 1993. That same year he set the single season record for blocks with five including three punts, a field goal and a PAT.  Woods’ career record of 12 blocks consists of eight punts, two field goals and two extra point attempts. Also seeing action as a cornerback, Trey totaled 151 tackles and broke up 14 passes during his four-year career.