Men's Athletic Hall of Honor 2011 Induction Ceremony set for Friday, Nov. 18
Oct. 11, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Eight distinguished and decorated former University of Texas student-athletes will be inducted into the Men's Athletics Hall of Honor on Friday, Nov. 18. The new inductees will be honored at a banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets to Friday night's banquet are $60 or $600 for a table of 10, and can be purchased through Carol Hastings with the T-Association by calling 512-471-6864.
Enshrinement ceremonies will be held during the Texas-Kansas State football game on the following day.
The 55th Men's Hall of Honor class includes Lance Gunn (Football, 1989-92), three-time all-SWC selection; William Paulus (Swimming, 1980-83), former world record holder, U.S. Olympian, and an 11-time All-American; Pat Fitzgerald (Football, 1994-96), two-time first-team Academic All-American and first-team Associated Press All-American; and John Langerhans (Baseball, 1969-72), All-American in 1971 and one of only two players in school history to lead the squad in home runs in three or more seasons.
Vintage selections include Bob Brock (Baseball, 1948-50); Kris Kubik (Special Category); the late Edgar O. Weller (Tennis, 1936-38); and Bill Zapalac (Football, 1968-70). A vintage era candidate is any letterman who lettered 40 years or more prior to the year of election.
Founded in 1957, the Longhorn Hall of Honor is one of the most cherished athletics traditions at The University of Texas. Its governing body -- the Longhorn Hall of Honor Council -- is made up exclusively of men who have lettered at UT. Each year, a selection committee nominates 16 candidates whose names are distributed to the Hall of Honor Council. To be eligible for nomination, a letterman must have completed his eligibility 10 years prior to the year of election. The four nominees receiving a majority of votes are inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor.