In the sixth of a nine-part series on the 2013 UA Sports Hall of Honor class, ArkansasRazorbacks.com takes a look back at the career of Olympic track and field medalist Calvin Davis.
A six-time All-American and three-time national champion, Calvin Davis starred for the Razorbacks in track and field in 1993-94. During his two seasons at Arkansas, the Razorbacks won all four SEC and NCAA championships contested in both indoor and outdoor track. The two-year letterman won the 1993 outdoor 400-meter title (45.04) and the 1994 indoor 400-meter championship (46.18). His time of 45.04 was the second fastest in school history at the time. He was a member of the 1994 NCAA championship indoor distance medley relay team (9:30.07). Davis earned two Southeastern Conference individual titles with back-to-back indoor titles in the 400 meters in 1993 (47:07) and 1994 (46.75). He was also part of the Razorbacks’ 1994 SEC champion 4×400 meter relay team. As a professional, Davis was a member of the United States gold medal winning 4×400 meter relay at the 1995 World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Davis earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for the 1996 games held in Atlanta. Davis won a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles.
The 2013 class will be inducted during the Hall of Honor weekend, Aug. 30-31. Hall of Honor weekend includes a golf tournament at the Fayetteville Country Club and an induction banquet at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Inductees will also be recognized during half-time Arkansas’ season opening football game against Louisiana at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Tables and individual tickets to the induction banquet and the Hall of Honor golf tournament may be purchased from the Razorback Foundation. Sponsorships are also available for the banquet and golf outing. For more information, call the Razorback Foundation at 479-443-9000 or visit RazorbackFoundation.com.