Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor to add 15 former Razorback student-athletes
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15 former University of Arkansas student-athletes will be inducted as members of the 2019 class of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor this September.
The 2019 class consists of Razorbacks from nine different sports. The 2019 inductees were elected to the UA Sports Hall of Honor based on a vote by former Razorback letter winners in conjunction with the A Club. The UA Sports Hall of Honor, including the induction weekend, is coordinated by the Razorback Foundation, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
“The history and tradition of the Razorbacks is what helps set us apart from other programs around the nation,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said. “The Hall of Honor weekend gives us the opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to our enduring legacy. Their efforts on and off the field have elevated our university and our state. Congratulations to this year’s inductees and we look forward to celebrating with them this fall.”
The 2019 class will be inducted during the Hall of Honor weekend, Sept. 13-14. Hall of Honor weekend includes a golf tournament at the Fayetteville Country Club and an induction banquet Friday evening at the Fayetteville Town Center. Inductees will also be recognized at Arkansas’ football game against Colorado State at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Kickoff for the Arkansas-Colorado State game is set for 3 p.m.
Following are the 2019 UA Sports Hall of Honor Inductees
Kevin Campbell, Baseball
A three-year letterman (1984-86) for Coach Norm DeBriyn and the Razorback baseball team, Campbell remains one of the top pitchers in University of Arkansas history.
James Cathcart, Men’s Basketball
One of Arkansas’ early hardcourt standouts, Cathcart served his country in WWII before heading to Fayetteville. He was drafted and served on an aircraft carrier with the U.S. Navy, including being decorated for his service at the battle of the Leyte Gulf.
Dick Cunningham, Football
Part of the 1964 National Championship football team and a three-year letter-winner at offensive tackle from 1964-66, Cunningham contributed to one of the most prolific eras in Razorback Football history.
David Dickey, Football
His story as a Razorback is one of determination, perseverance, versatility and success. After missing his entire first year and a redshirt season due to an injury he suffered in his high school all-star game, Dickey took to the football field at Arkansas for the first time in 1966. In his first start at tailback with the Razorbacks, he scored a school-record tying four touchdowns against Texas A&M.
Joe Johnson, Men’s Basketball
Joe Johnson has enjoyed success at every level in his long basketball career. He came to the Razorbacks after earning Arkansas Mr. Basketball honors in 1999 while playing at Little Rock Central High School.
David Lingmerth, Men’s Golf
A member of the Razorback men’s golf team from 2008-10, Lingmerth was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference and All-America honorable mention selection during his Razorback career.
Anthony Lucas, Football
One of the top wide receivers in school history, the Tallulah, La., native still ranks as the second leading receiver in Arkansas history with 2,879 yards. His 137 career catches rank fourth and 23 touchdowns rank third.
Hal McAfee, Football
McAfee lettered on the gridiron for Coach Frank Broyles from 1973-75, earning first-team All-Southwest Conference honors at linebacker in 1975. As a team captain in 1975, he helped lead the Razorbacks to a 10-2 overall record and the SWC co-championship.
Aurelija Miseviciute, Women’s Tennis
In the span of just two seasons, Aurelija Miseviciute became one of the most decorated women’s tennis players in University of Arkansas history. She earned All-America honors twice and finished her career with Arkansas as the leader in career singles wins (125), doubles wins (86) and singles winning percentage (.886).
LaShaunte’a Moore, Women’s Track and Field
Although she spent only one year competing in a University of Arkansas uniform, Moore left her mark on the Razorback women’s track and field program.
Tiffany Woolley Moyer, Softball
The 2002 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Woolley was a four-year starter at four different positions for the Lady Razorback softball team, leading Arkansas to NCAA Regional appearances in her sophomore and senior seasons.
Wallace Spearmon Jr., Men’s Track and Field
A Fayetteville native and a second generation Razorback, Wallace Spearmon, Jr. took American short sprinting to a new level during his two seasons at Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. As a Razorback, Spearmon, Jr. was a three-time NCAA 200-meter Champion, earned five All-America honors and four All-SEC honors.
Martin Smith, Football/Swimming
A three-time All-American swimmer for the Razorbacks, Smith competed in both the 1976 and 1980 Olympics for his native Great Britain, winning a Bronze Medal in 1980 as a member of the 400-meter relay.
Tommy Trantham, Football
Tommy Trantham was a three-time All-Southwest Conference selection at defensive back for Arkansas from 1965-67 and helped the Razorbacks win the 1965 SWC championship. He intercepted four passes during that 10-1 season in 1965 and had a 77-yard touchdown return in the 27-24 win over No. 1 Texas.
Lee Yoder, Men’s Track & Field
One of the early track stars in a University of Arkansas men’s track and field program that ranks as one of the most successful in NCAA history, Yoder lettered for the Razorbacks from 1950-52. He was Arkansas’ second ever track All-American.