Tyler Junior College announced on Tuesday it will induct six new members to its TJC Sports Circle of Honor duringan awards luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 19, on the TJC Main campus.
The Tyler Junior College Sports Circle of Honor was established in 1995 to recognize outstanding achievements in athletics, personal, and civic life by former TJC students, coaches and supporters. Legendary coach and athletic director Floyd Wagstaff was the charter inductee in January 1995 and the first class of inductees was recognized in the fall of 1995.
The 2011 Class of inductees will feature six former athletes including two former football greats for Tyler Junior College. Aubrey Schulz who played football from 1971-1973 for Tyler Junior College and Bobby Page who played football from 1953-1954 are two of the inductees who will be honored on Feb. 19.
The Awards Ceremony will take play on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Gentry Gym, inside the Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center.Following the ceremony, a reception will be held for inductees and their guests inside Wagstaff Gym.
The Inductees will also be introduced during half-time ceremonies of the men’s basketball game against Trinity Valley Community College on Saturday afternoon.
“We are excited to recognize excellence in athletic competition and life successes with another deserving class of inductees to the Circle of Honor,” said TJC director of intercollegiate athletics, Dr. Tim Drain.”
The day has also been proclaimed Alumni Day at Wagstaff Gym. Members of the Tyler Junior College Alumni Association will be admitted at no charge to the basketball double-header and are invited to a reception in the multi-purpose room at the back of the gym.
For information about the day’s events, call 903-510-2382.
2011 Tyler Junior College Sports Circle of Honor Inductees
• Acker Hanks, basketball, 1946-48;
• Aubrey Schulz, football, 1971-73;
• Bobby Page, football, 1953-54;
• Tommy Sawyer, basketball, 1952-54;
• Burl Plunkett, basketball, 1951-53; and
• Rosie Aldridge Smart, basketball, 1979-81
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