Six Sports Represented in the 2022 Hall of Fame Class

WACO, TX- Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, arguably the most decorated football player in program history, spotlights a 2022 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame class that includes eight former student-athletes from six different sports.

Joining Griffin in the final group to be inducted will be Jeremy Alcorn (men’s golf), Taylor Barnes Fallon (volleyball), Demond “Tweety” Carter (men’s basketball), Doak Field (soccer), Gary Kafer (athletics), Josh Ludy (baseball ) and Quentin Iglehart-Summers (athletics).

Also recognized will be former Baylor scholars and decorated Air Force pilots Col. Tyree Newton (baseball) and the late Col. Wilbur Mehaffey (football) as the latest additions to the Association’s Wall of Honor.” B”.

The 2022 Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18 in the Cashion Building Banquet Hall on the Baylor University campus. Tickets are $50 per person, with table sponsorships also available at the Green ($600) and Gold ($800) tiers and can be purchased by contacting Association “B” at 254-710-3045 or by email at [email protected]

Organized in 1960, the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes and honors individuals whose participation and contributions have enriched and strengthened the university’s athletics program. Student-athletes must wait 10 years after completing their eligibility before they can be nominated for the Hall of Fame.

From the inaugural class of 1960 which included coach Floyd “Uncle Jim” Crow and baseball player Ted Lyons, 257 honorees have been elected or already inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Newton and Mehaffey become the 30eand 31st additions to the Wall of Honor. Hall of Fame and Wall of Honor recipients will also be honored on the grounds of McLane Stadium during the Baylor-TCU football game on Saturday, November 19.

Ranked second in program history with five individual tournament wins, Alcorn earned first-team All-Big 12 and an All-America honorable mention as a sophomore in 2005. That year he was named twice Big 12 Golfer of the Month, won three honor medals and had an average of 71.763 which ranked as the second best in school history at that time.

Fifteen years later, he still ranks among the all-time leaders in career top 10 (17), top five (11) and scoring average (73.19). After a pro career that included two Adams Circuit victories, Alcorn served as a varsity assistant coach for the past eight seasons at Texas Tech, Coastal Carolina and Liberty, leading the Flames to their third consecutive NCAA championship finish this year.

Taylor Barnes VBAs part of a historic volleyball season in 2009 that included first place in the Sweet 16 program and the first victory against a top 10 team, Barnes Fallon had 50 assists, 20 digs and eight kills in the Bears’ 3-1 win at eighth-seeded Cal in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Along with teammate and 2020 Hall of Fame inductee Anna Breyfogle Lyon, she was one of the program’s first All-Americans, earning an AVCA Honorable Mention in 2009.

Selected twice in all regions and to the All-Big 12 first team as a passer, Barnes Fallon still holds Baylor’s record for career assists (5,120) and broke school and league records. Big 12 with 205 career aces. In addition to leading the team in aces and assists for four consecutive years, she is one of only two players in program history with 4,000 career assists and 1,000 digs (1,135 ).

Demond Tweety Carter MBBBaylor’s first McDonalds All-American basketball player, Carter played six years of college basketball at Reserve (La.) Christian School, scoring a national record 7,457 points and leading his team to four state championships. . At Baylor, he cracked the career top 10 with 1,437 points and ranks in the top five all-time career 3-pointers (274), assists (474) and steals (153).

After averaging 10.6 points for an NIT Finalist in 2009, Tweety averaged 15.0 points and a Big 12-leading 5.9 assists as a senior, helping the Bears to a school-high 28 wins and their first Elite Eight appearance while earning fourth team All-America honors. After a 12-year professional career, he was named director of player development for Baylor Basketball in March.

Doak Champ FBCaptain of the 10-2 Baylor Football Southwest Conference championship team in 1980, Field started four years in a stacked linebacking corps that included Lester Ward and All-American Mike Singletary. Earning consensus All-SWC honors that season, Doak was the team’s leading tackler in the 1979 Peach Bowl and 1980 Cotton Bowl and ranked seventh all-time in career tackles (330) and third in tackles. assists (166).

Selected to play in the Hula and Japan Bowl All-Star games, Field was selected in the seventh round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Burnet (Texas) High School all-state linebacker played a year with the St. Louis Cardinals and three seasons in the USFL with the Chicago Blitz and Arizona Wranglers before suffering a career-ending injury .

Robert Griffin III FBGriffin set or tied 54 school records at Baylor, passing for 10,366 yards and 78 touchdowns while rushing for 2,254 yards and 33 touchdowns. Overcoming a knee injury early in his career, RG3 won the 2011 Heisman Trophy as a fourth-year junior and led a Bears team 10-3 to its first bowl victory in 19 years, passing for 4,293 yards. and 37 touchdowns.

Before all that, he won a Big 12 title and finished third in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a first-half freshman. The second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Griffin won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award by leading the Washington Redskins to the playoffs and played eight seasons in the league before becoming a career analyst. college football at ESPN.

Gary Kafer TFAfter winning back-to-back state championships and Texas relay titles at Gatesville High School, Kafer selected Baylor from 50 scholarship offers he received as one of the top high jumpers in the nation. As a freshman in 1972, Kafer became the first 7-foot high jumper in the Southwest Conference, punting 7-0 ¼ to win the Fort Worth Coaches Indoor Games.

Kafer cleared the 7-foot mark twice more as a rookie, winning the Texas Relays and Border Olympics, but injured his knee in the conference’s outdoor meet that year in Arkansas and n never reached that height again. Still, he returned to win the SWC Outdoor title as a senior in 1975 with a 6-9 ¼ mark, before returning to Gatesville to coach women’s track and field and basketball.

Josh Ludy BSBA career .287 hitter with five homers at the start of his senior season, Ludy had a monster last year to earn First-Team All-America and Big 12 Player of the Year honors in 2012. In the season “Feed the Beaver,” he hit .362 with a Big 12-best 16 home runs and 71 RBIs as he led the Bears to a conference-record 24-game winning streak, a Big 12 title and a win away from College World Series.

Starting in 62 of Baylor’s 66 games that season at receiver, Ludy was also named a Johnny Bench Award semi-finalist and selected to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team. round by Philadelphia, he played two years in the Phillies organization and finished his six-year professional career by hitting 42 homers in four seasons with the Independent League’s River City (Mo.) Cats.

Quentin Inglehart Summers TFA four-time NCAA national champion and seven-time All-American, Iglehart-Summers ran the anchor leg for most of Baylor’s incredible 42-game winning streak in the 4x400m relay that included the indoor championships in 2007 and ’09 and away titles in 2007 and ’08. He also added an individual All-America honor at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing third in the 400 meters.

More than a decade later, Iglehart-Summers still holds the two fastest times in the outdoor 4x400m relay, with a school best of 3:00.04 in 2007 with Reggie Witherspoon, LeJerald Betters and Kevin Mutai and 3:00.22 in 2008 with Betters. , Marcus. Boyd and Justin Boyd. Internationally, he won gold medals at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing and the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

The Association “B” Wall of Honor annually recognizes Baylor recipients and graduates whose meritorious achievements in public or private life after graduation have brought positive public recognition, credit and recognition. honor to Baylor and the athletics department.

Wilbur Mehaffey FBCommissioned into the Air Force as a second lieutenant after his football days at Baylor (1948-1951) and with a degree in accounting, Colonel Mehaffey spent 28 years in the Air Force Air Training Command as a pilot, instructor , supervisor and manager. air operations. The highly decorated Vietnam veteran flew 198 F-4 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Legion of Merit among his many military decorations.

After a second career with the Texas Department of Transportation, as a finance division manager, Mehaffey volunteered with Faith in Action and First United Methodist in Georgetown. On the day of his death, November 21, 2020, at the age of 90, Mehaffey received the Wall of Honor Certificate of Registry from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as a permanent testament to his commitment and passion for flight.

Tyree Newton BSBThe son of a Baptist minister from Rison, Ark., Col. Newton was a starter for three years at second base and a team captain in 1953, when he earned All-Southwest Conference honors. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in education, he participated in the Baylor ROTC program and played for the Alpine Cowboys semi-pro baseball team during the summers.

During a 30-year career as an Air Force pilot and instructor, Newton flew more than 400 combat missions in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguish Flying Cross for his heroic and extraordinary achievements as a as aircraft commander on June 6, 1966. Awarded the Legion of Merit upon retirement, he began a second career as an administrator at Texas A&M Medical School.

Now 90, Newton has been a member of First Baptist Church in College Station since 1985 and is currently co-president of its Sunday School class. He also supports the local Salvation Army and the American Legion and donates to the Bryan-College Station Symphony and Arts Council.


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