Quintet to be inducted into UT Women's Athletics Hall of Honor
Nov. 6, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Four distinguished former University of Texas student-athletes and a former staff member will be inducted on Friday as members of the ninth class of the UT Women's Athletics Hall of Honor. The class includes Angie Bradburn Spangler (track and field, 1987-90), Hattie Browning (basketball, 1978-80), Kim Linehan (swimming, 1980-83), Suziann Reid (track and field, 1996-99) and Becky Bludau Marshall (athletic trainer, 1976-85). The quintet of will be inducted at a ceremony and luncheon in the Lone Star Room at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
One of the top high jumpers in NCAA history, Bradburn claimed a pair of NCAA individual titles, earned five All-America honors and led the Longhorns to team titles at the 1988 and 1990 NCAA Indoor Championships. She won her individual titles at the 1988 NCAA Indoor meet and the 1990 Outdoor meet. Bradburn also posted three third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships (1989 indoor, 1989 outdoor and 1990 indoor). At the conference level, Bradburn captured three Southwest Conference individual high jump titles and was named to the SWC All-Decade Team of the 1980s. She won her league individual crowns at the 1988 indoor meet, the 1990 indoor meet and the 1990 outdoor meet. Her career-best indoor jump of 6 feet, 3 ¼ inches indoors in 1990 still stands as the third-best indoor jump in school history. Bradburn's career-best outdoor jump of 6 feet, 2 ¾ inches in 1990 also still ranks as the third-best outdoor mark in UT history. Following her time at Texas, Bradburn went on to earn four USA national high jump championships. She claimed the 1994 USA outdoor title and won the USA indoor crowns in 1992, 1994 and 1997. Bradburn also posted five second-place showings at the indoor national meet (1991, 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2000). Angie is currently a design and home furnishings consultant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She and her husband, Michael Spangler, have three children: step-daughter Eryn (18), daughter Rachel (5) and son Ryan (3).
A two-year standout at guard for the Longhorns, Browning was a major factor in Texas' emergence as a national power in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). One of the top defensive players in school history, she led Texas to a 70-8 record during her two seasons in Austin. After spending two years at Temple Junior College, Browning transferred to Texas and paced the Longhorns to a 37-4 mark and a No. 4 ranking in the final Associated Press poll as a junior in 1978-79. This marked the program's first Top Five ranking in the final AP poll. UT also placed third at the AIAW Regional Championship in her junior season. As a senior, Browning claimed team MVP honors while leading Texas to a 33-4 record and a fifth-place showing at the AIAW National Championship. The Longhorns earned a No. 7 ranking in the final AP poll in 1979-80. Despite playing just two seasons for the Longhorns, Browning still ranks sixth in school history in career steals (291). As a senior, she set individual school records for single-season steals (179) and single-game steals (15 against Pittsburgh on Jan. 2, 1980) which both still stand today. Following her playing career at Texas, Browning played in the first Women's Basketball Professional League during the 1980-81 season as a member of the Dallas Diamonds. She currently resides in Bellville, Texas, and is the postmaster for the town of San Felipe, Texas.
One of the most dominant middle-distance and distance swimmers in American history, Linehan claimed six AIAW individual titles, earned 21 All-America honors and led the Longhorns to team titles at the 1981 and 1982 AIAW National Championships. She captured AIAW individual titles in the 200 butterfly, 500 free and 1,650 free during her sophomore season in 1981, and then duplicated the feat by winning the same three individual events again during her junior campaign in 1982. While competing at Texas, Linehan claimed three gold medals in the 200 butterfly, the 400 free and the 800 free for Team USA at the 1981 World University Games. She also earned a gold medal in the 800 free for the Americans at the 1982 World Championships. During her career, Linehan won 17 individual U.S. National Championship titles and held American records in four events: 400-meter free, 800-meter free, 1,000-yard free and 1,650-yard free. Linehan arrived on the UT campus in 1980 already established as one of the world's premier distance freestylers. During the 1978 U.S. Trials for the World Championships, she set a world record in the 400-meter free in a time of 4:07.66. Linehan went on to capture bronze medals in the 400-meter free and 800-meter free for Team USA at the 1978 World Championships. At the 1978 Pan Pacific Championships, she earned a gold medal in the 800-meter free and a silver medal in the 200-meter free. In 1979 at age 16, Linehan set a world record in the 1,500-meter free in a time of 16:04.49 (a record that would stand for eight years). She also earned a gold medal in the 800-meter free and a silver medal in the 200-meter free during the 1979 Pan American Games. Linehan earned a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team (which boycotted the Moscow Olympics). Her times at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400-meter free and the 800-meter free were faster than the gold medal-winning times at the 1980 Olympics. Linehan also was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team, and she recorded a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter free at the Games in Los Angeles. Linehan resides in Peoria, Illinois, where she is an administrator in a senior citizens' health care center.
One of the most decorated track and field athletes in NCAA history, Reid claimed 10 NCAA individual or relay titles, earned 17 All-America honors and led the Longhorns to four consecutive NCAA team titles. She paced Texas to national titles at the 1998 and 1999 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. During her senior season (1998-99), Reid won the Honda Broderick Award as the female collegiate National Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She also was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) Indoor Athlete of the Year and the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year. Reid won seven NCAA outdoor titles and three NCAA indoor titles during her four seasons in Austin. She is the only three-time women's outdoor 400-meter champion in NCAA history, winning the event as a freshman in 1996 and again in both 1998 and 1999. Reid also added NCAA indoor 400-meter titles in both 1998 and 1999. Her other five NCAA titles came as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team, where she helped the Longhorns win four consecutive NCAA outdoor titles in the event (1996-99) and the title at the 1999 NCAA Indoor Championship. Reid earned her 17 All-America honors in just three events: 200 meters, 400 meters and the 4x400-meter relay. At the NCAA Championships, she placed first, second or third a total of 16 times. On the conference level, Reid was an eight-time Big 12 Conference champion who helped Texas win seven of a possible eight league championships during her four-year career. Individually, she captured three consecutive 400-meter outdoor titles and three straight 600-yard indoor crowns (1997-99). Reid also earned league relay titles as a member of the 4x400-meter relay at the 1997 indoor meet and the 1999 outdoor meet. As a freshman, she helped UT's 4x400-meter outdoor relay win a Southwest Conference title. In 2006, Reid was tabbed the premier 400-meter runner in NCAA history and as one of the top student-athletes in the 25-year history of NCAA Women's Track and Field with her selection to the USTFCCCA's "Silver Anniversary Team." She still holds the second-fastest 400-meter indoor time (51.58) and the second-fastest 400-meter outdoor time (50.74) in UT history. Following her career at Texas, Reid turned professional and claimed a silver medal on Team USA's 4x400-meter relay as the leadoff runner at the 1999 World Championship. She won the 400 meters at the 2000 and 2001 U.S. Indoor National Championships and the 2001 U.S. Outdoor National Championship. Reid also earned a gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2001 Millrose Games and ran the anchor leg on Team USA's gold medal-winning 4x400-meter relay at the 2001 Goodwill Games. Reid resides in Glenn Dale, Md., where she is authoring a book and assisting her family with a home improvement business.
The first full-time athletic trainer in the University of Texas Women's Athletics department, Marshall served as the lone athletic trainer for the eight UT women's teams during her 10 years in Austin. Hired by former Women's Athletics Director Donna Lopiano in 1976, Marshall began developing the nationally-recognized sports medicine program that The University of Texas boasts today by hiring, training and mentoring student assistants and graduate assistants to provide the best possible injury prevention and treatment programs. A native of Karnes City, Texas, Marshall attended Ranger Junior College from 1969 to 1971 and was a member of Ranger's 1971 national championship basketball team. She completed her undergraduate degree in physical education and biology at Texas in 1973. Marshall served as the women's athletic trainer at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State) from 1973 to 1975 while earning a master's degree in education. During her time as an athletic trainer at Texas, she served on the training staff with the 1978 U.S. National Women's Basketball team which toured Eastern Europe. Marshall also was a staff member at the 1979 U.S. National Sports Festival. Following her career at UT, she worked as a women's basketball official in six NCAA Division I conferences. In addition, Marshall officiated junior college and NAIA national tournaments, the Olympic Sports Festival and U.S. National Team Trials. After a hip replacement surgery cut short her officiating career in 1996, she went on to serve as the Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officials for six different leagues, including the Big 12, Southland and Sun Belt Conferences. She resides in Buda, Texas, with her husband, Bailey Marshall, Ph.D, the former director and chief administrative officer of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) from 1977 to 1995. An accomplished amateur golfer, Becky has played in several U.S. Golf Association (USGA) Senior Women's Amateur Championships.