LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than 300 people gathered at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock to welcome nine University of Arkansas student-athletes into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF), in conjunction with the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Little Rock Touchdown Club, inducted the former Razorbacks as part of its 2018 class of Southwest Conference Hall of Fame honorees.
The 2018 class included: Gary Anderson (football), Bobby Crockett (football), Marvin Delph (basketball), Peter Doohan (tennis, deceased), Glen Ray Hines (football), Tim Lollar (baseball), Reuben Reina (track & field), Jimmy Walker (football) and Tracy Webb-Rice (women’s basketball).
The Southwest Conference Hall of Fame is one of four separate halls of fame housed within the Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s physical structure. They include the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and now, the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
“For more than seven decades, the University of Arkansas competed and succeeded as a member of the Southwest Conference,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek. “The history and tradition of the Razorback program is filled with many great moments provided by outstanding individuals who not only etched their name in the history of the University of Arkansas, but helped define the legacy of an historic conference. We congratulate this year’s inductees on their extraordinary accomplishments and welcome them as the newest members of the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.”
2018 Southwest Conference Inductee Bios (University of Arkansas)
Gary Anderson, a standout football player with versatility to line up as a tailback, wide receiver,
or returning kicks, had a stellar collegiate career contributing nearly every way imaginable. A letterman from 1979-1982, Anderson was selected to the All-Southwest Conference team in 1982 and is a member of University of Arkansas All-Decade Team for the 1980s. As a tailback, he rushed for 1,999 yards and 10 touchdowns on 392 carries. He still ranks among the UA top 10 for career rushes, rushing yardage, and yards per carry. He led the Razorbacks in receptions in three straight seasons with 23 (153 yards), 26 (263 yards), and 26 (286 yards) in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, respectively. A gifted kick returner, Anderson led the Razorbacks in punt returns in four straight seasons. He holds the school record for total returns (137) and punt returns (115) in a career. Anderson also paced the Hogs in kickoff returns in 1979. The Columbia, Missouri, product captured the Crip Hall Award as a senior in a 24-6 win over Rice University and was MVP in 3 bowl games. As a first-round draft pick by the San Diego Chargers in 1983, Anderson went on to play for Tampa Bay in the NFL. He also logged time in the United States Football League (USFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2003, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, and SEC Legends in 2009.
Bobby Crockett was a three-year letterman for the Hogs (1963-1965) and helped Arkansas win the 1964 National Championship. He earned All-American and All-Southwest Conference
honors in 1965 when he caught 30 passes for 487 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was a first-team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America. Crockett made 7 catches
for 121 yards in 1964 with a touchdown reception helping the Hogs earn a victory over the University of Texas. In the 1966 Cotton Bowl against LSU, he caught 10 passes for 129 yards
and 1 touchdown, which remained the record for most catches for over 35 years. Following his Razorback career, Crockett played in two post season games, the college All-American game
and the College All-Star game. Crockett played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills. He was named to the University of Arkansas All-Century Team in 1994. In addition, he was selected to the
1960’s All-Decade Team and was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2002 and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Marvin Delph, a Conway native, led his high school to two state titles in 1973 and 1974 and became Eddie Sutton’s first in-state signee. Delph was a four-year letterman at University of Arkansas Basketball Team and was part of the famed Triplets along with teammates Sidney Moncrief and Ron Brewer. Known for his smooth shot, he was Arkansas’ top scorer in both 1976 (440 points) and 1977 (552 points). Delph helped lead the Razorbacks to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 1978 Final Four. He was a two-time All-American honoree (1977 and 1978), a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection (1977 and 1978), and three-time National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District pick (1976, 1977, and 1978). Following the 1978 season, he represented the United States at the FIBA World Championships. Delph ended his career first among Razorback scorers with 1,742 points, a total that currently ranks seventh despite there being no 3-point line during his playing time. He also set the school record for field goals made (762), which currently ranks second. Delph was drafted by the Buffalo Braves in the third round in 1978 and the following year was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the sixth round. He was inducted into both the UA Sports Hall of Honor and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Peter Doohan, the first four-time All-American in University of Arkansas tennis history, teamed with Pat Serret and won the NCAA doubles championship in 1982. The duo remains as one of the only two UA doubles teams to hold the nation’s top ranking. Doohan and Serret also finished as the national doubles runner-up in 1981. An All-American in 1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983, Doohan ranks first on UA’s career doubles winning percentage chart (.780) and third on the career doubles victories list (96). His single-season doubles winning percentage of .857 in 1980 (30-5) and .840 (21-4) in 1981 ranks as the third and fifth best season marks, respectively, in school history. Doohan won Southwest Conference titles at No. 2 singles (1981) and No. 3 singles (1982). He also collected a pair of No. 1 doubles conference crowns in 1980 and 1983. In his four years at Arkansas, the Razorbacks recorded a dual match record of 105-25 and made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. As a professional at Wimbledon in the 1987 season, Doohan, ranked 70th at the time, defeated Borris Becker, two-time reigning Wimbledon champion, in the third round. In doubles, Doohan was a two-time semi-finalist at Wimbledon (1984) and a finalist at the Australian Open (1987). He was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2004 and died in 2017 after his battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Glen Ray Hines
Glen Ray Hines, a mainstay in the middle of the Razorbacks’ offensive front, became the first offensive tackle in school history to earn All-America honors in 1965. Hines was a three-year University of Arkansas football letterman and helped lead the Hogs to a 25-7 record in his tenure, including an 11-0 record in 1964 on the way to a national championship. He was also a part of a school-record 22-game winning streak. The Houston Post named Hines the Southwest Conference Most Outstanding Player for the 1965 season. He was selected to the SWC All-Time team in 1996. Hines was also named Coaches All-American Game; College All-Star Game and the Hula Bowl. A member of the UA All-Century team, Hines was named to the Razorbacks’ 1960s All-Decade squad. Hines went on to a professional football career with Houston, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh. Throughout his time in the NFL he played in 115 consecutive games, including three playoff games, showing his durability as a player. Hines was an AFL All-Star game selection in both 1968 and 1969 before retiring in 1973. He was named a member of the Express News – San Antonio, All-Time SWC Football Team 75 years of SWC First-Team Offense in July 1989. In the December 2005 issue, Hines was named to the Football Digest All-Time Oilers Team. He was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2001 and the Union County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
Tim Lollar, Arkansas’ first All-American in baseball, lettered for the Razorbacks in 1977-1978. Lollar earned first-team All-Southwest Conference honors and All-America honors as left-handed pitcher and designated hitter in 1978. Lollar led the Razorback with six victories on the mound in 1978 after recording seven wins in 1977. His 2.17 career ERA ranked second on the University of Arkansas record list at the time he finished his career and still ranks fifth all-time. In 1978, Lollar was dominant as a hitter as well posting a .356 batting average with 6 home runs and 22 RBI. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round following his junior season (1977), but returned to Arkansas for his senior year (1978). Following his senior season, Lollar was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fourth round. Lollar went on to play professional baseball for ten years, including six plus years at the Major League level with the New York Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1981-1984), Chicago White Sox (1985), and Boston Red Sox (1985-1986). Lollar played in 199 games in his MLB career, pitching 906.0 innings and earning 47 victories with 600 strikeouts and 8 home runs. In 1982, Lollar had his best career MLB season going 16-9 for the Padres. In 1985, Lollar joined other former Razorback Kevin McReynolds, Johnny Ray, and their agent Tom Selakovich, for a donation that enabled Razorback Baseball to add lights to George Cole Field. Lollar was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 1995.
Track & Field
Reuben Reina, the eight-time All-American for legendary University of Arkansas cross country and track and field coach John McDonnell, helped lead the Hogs to nine NCAA championships and 11 Southwest Conference crowns. A San Antonio native, Reina earned All-America honors two times in cross country, four times in indoor track, and twice in outdoor track. He was a two-time national champion in the 3,000 meters winning the indoor title in both 1990 and 1991. Reina captured seven conference championships including the 1988 SWC cross country crown. He also earned four indoor SWC conference titles. Reina holds and will always hold the SWC Indoor Championship 3,000 meter record. His two outdoor titles came in 1990. A four-year letterman in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track at Arkansas, Reina earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team that competed in the 1992 Barcelona Games. He also ran professionally, winning USA Cross Country Championships in both 1994 and 1996. Reina was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2001.
Jimmy Walker played defensive tackle for the Razorbacks from 1975-1978 and was selected to the 1970s All-Decade Team. As a former Little Rock Central High School student, Walker earned Academic All-American Honors his freshman year at the University of Arkansas. The 1975 team tied for the Southwest Conference Championship. He ranks third on the Razorbacks’ all-time career tackles for lost yards with 36. Walker led the Razorbacks in tackles for lost yards, compiling 15 (1977) and 19 (1978). His 19 tackles was best in the nation and was a UA single-season record which still ranks tied for fourth on the program’s single-season list. Walker was a two-time All-American (1977 and 1978) and was voted team captain (1978) for the Razorbacks. He was a two-time All-SWC honoree (1977 and 1978). Also in 1978, Walker was named Defensive Player of the ABC game against SMU and SWC Defensive Player of the Year. During Walker’s time at Arkansas, the Razorbacks posted a 35-10-2 record and appeared in three bowl games. With his successful collegiate career, Walker earned the Orange Bowl Pennzoil Defensive Key Player Award (1977), Crip Hall Award (1978), Fiesta Bowl Most Outstanding Defensive Player (1978), and selected as the Defensive Player of the Hula Bowl – College All-Star Game (1978). After college, Walker played professionally; four years in the Canadian League, three years in the United States Football League, and one year in the National Football League. In 2011, Walker was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor.
Tracy Webb-Rice, the first great point guard in Lady Razorback basketball history, parlayed her
outstanding ability and leadership into championships. She was captain of the 1987 team and led the Razorbacks to the 1987 National Women’s Invitation Tournament Championship, where she was also named Tournament MVP. Webb’s scrappy play on the court helped the Lady Razorbacks to four consecutive 20-win seasons, and helped take Arkansas to its first ever NCAA Tournament bid in 1986. Webb finished her career as the all-time leader in assists and steals. She remains the career leader in steals with 293 and is fourth all-time in assists at 444. A first-team All-Southwest Conference pick as a senior, Webb was also All-SWC tournament in 1987, and was once selected as SWC Player of the Week. She also still holds the record for steals in a season with 93. More than just an outstanding player, Webb became one of the most popular on-the-court personalities in the mid-1980s and gained the Razorbacks many fans. She was inducted into the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2004 and in 2008 became just the fourth Lady Razorback basketball player to be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.