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Five members inducted into Tarleton Athletics Hall of Fame
Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 3, 2013
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton Athletics Department inducted five new members into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 1, as part of Tarleton’s Hall of Fame Weekend. Former lettermen J.W. Boren, Krayles Banks and Tracy Guy were honored along with the 1991-92 Tarleton TexAnn Basketball team and Tarleton supporter David Tomlinson.
The induction dinner was held on the Tarleton State campus inside the Barry B. Thompson Student Center. The athletics department also hosted a reception for the honorees on Friday evening as well as a breakfast Saturday morning.
Boren became the 63rd Texan football player to be inducted into the hall of fame. Boren was a four-year letterman for the Texans, donning the purple and white from 1999-2002. He was an All-Lone Star Conference selection all four years, earning second-team honors his freshman year and first-team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.
A Stephenville native, Boren owns the school record of five field goals in one game and ranks second in school history in field goals during a single-season with 17. He ranked third in the LSC in points scored his senior year, 90 points.
Boren still holds the LSC career-record for 59 field goals in a career. He is a two-time All-American selection, earning the honor in both 2000 and 2002.
Banks is the 140th member and 64th Texan Football player to be inducted into the hall. He played for the Texans under legendary head coach Buddy Fornes and was a member of the defensive backfield that was coached by hall of famer Dr. Joe Gillespie.
Banks helped lead Tarleton to a 15-4-1 record over his final two seasons with the team and was a part of Tarleton’s first-ever TIAA conference championship squad in 1977. The Texans went on to win the TIAA conference title again during Banks’ senior season in 1978.
Guy enters the hall as the 50th basketball member to be inducted. A two-year starter for the Texans under head coach Lonn Reisman, Guy helped lead the Texans to back-to-back TIAA conference championships during the 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons.
Guy made 122 three-pointers his senior season with the Texans, which ranks second most in school history. He made 210 three-pointers during his career and set the single-game school record with 10 three-pointers on Dec. 5, 1988, against Paul Quinn College.
An Itasca native, Guy finished his career with more than 300 assists and was a two-time all-conference selection and a two-time all-district 8 selection as well.
Tomlinson becomes the third Tarleton supporter to be inducted into the hall behind Dr. Lamar Johanson and Perry Elliott. Tomlinson has served on the Texan Club Advisory Board for over 20 years and as Texan Club president twice.
In 1997, Tomlinson received the distinguished All-Purple Award. He was recognized in the spring of 2008 for his concessions service during athletic events, when the athletic department honored him with the naming of Tarleton’s Memorial Stadium Purple and White Pavilion area.
The 1991-92 Tarleton TexAnn women’s basketball team began the season ranked No. 7 in the nation and went 8-4 in the fall semester schedule. The team then won 22 games and moved up to as high as No. 4 in the nation, while going 8-0 in District 8.
The TexAnn squad made it to championship game in NAIA Division II national tournament before losing to Northern State College of South Dakota. The TexAnns ended the year with a 30-8 overall record, which still ranks as the most single-season victories in school history.
The 1991-92 squad became only the second team in school history to compete for a national title and the first such team to do so since Tarleton had become a four-year university in 1962.
The Tarleton Athletics Hall of Fame now has 143 inducted members.
Tarleton State University
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Contact: Dameon Myres, director of athletic communications