Outstanding Senior Athlete Awards Excellence and leadership come with experience and two Kangaroos have exhibited all aspects of team leadership. Winner of the Pete Cawthon Outstanding Male Athlete Award was Nathan Packard of the football squad. The Gene Day Outstanding Female Athlete Award honoree was Shelby Eaves of the volleyball squad. After earning preseason All-America… [Read More]
1,000 Points and Counting Only 18 players in the history of Austin College men’s basketball have reached the 1,000-point career-scoring mark. Ransom Okpala ’14 is the latest to make the list, reaching 1,000 points during a January game against Texas Lutheran University. A 5-foot-11 guard, he completed majors in business administration and economics. Ransom received… [Read More]
Alumni basketball players returned to Hughey Gym in February, some to take the court, others for a chance to visit with teammates, athletics director David Norman ’83, and ’Roo basketball coaches Rodney Wecker and Michelle Filander. Soccer alumni also returned to campus for competition this spring. Stay informed of all the latest athletics news and… [Read More]
When the Austin College men’s and women’s soccer teams take the field this fall, they’ll do so on an improved North Field, if alumni donations allow scheduled renovations. Already, a new scoreboard, windscreen, and spectator bleachers have been added to the field. Next in the plans are a covered team bench and scorer’s table, cement… [Read More]
The Athletics “A” Association’s second annual “A” Run for ’Roos brought out 64 runners May 10 in McKinney, Texas, raising $9,500 for Athletics Enrichment, according to coordinator Kirk Hughes ’95. Runners included Natalie Ridley Baerwaldt ’01 with daughter Evynn, Jeremy Dinges, former cheerleader Jill Gin Dinges ’01, and Christina Armstrong.
Verde V. Dickey Verde V. Dickey of Phoenix, Arizona, died February 15. He provided funding for the Dickey Fitness Pavilion in honor of his father, the late Verde Dickey ’27. Larry Kramer Legendary Austin College football coach Larry Kramer, who guided the Kangaroos to the 1981 NAIA National Championship, died January 25 at the age… [Read More]