Hall of Fame Weekend
September 22, 2021
As the Frogs get ready to welcome SMU this weekend, we also get ready to welcome back some of TCU’s greatest to be honored as the newest members of the TCU Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Weekend is managed and administered by the TCU Block T Association, which is made up of more than 2,000 current and former TCU athletes.
If you haven’t been to the TCU Hall of Fame, you should visit it in Schollmaier Arena. There’s a lot to see. The Justin Foundation provided the funding for the new Hall of Fame.
This year’s honorees, representing the 53rd class to be inducted, include Michael Cannon ’86 (men’s track and field), Jamie MacCurdy-Kizer ’02 (women’s swimming and diving), Victor Payne ’02 (football) and Roy Williams ’01 (men’s track and field). Additionally, Nolan Brawley ’64 (men’s track and field) is this year’s Vintage inductee with longtime TCU Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Operations T. Ross Bailey ’76 the first-ever honoree in the Special Contributor category.
Induction ceremonies will take place Thursday night with the class recognized on the field at the end of the first quarter during the SMU game.
Cannon was a two-time All-American in both the 400m and 4×400. He was a Southwest Conference champion in the 4×400 and finished fifth at the 1985 NCAA Championship. He was also a quarterfinalist at the 1984 Olympic Trials in the 400m. He established a TCU record in the 400m of 45.14 seconds that stood for 19 years.
MacCurdy-Kizer was a member of the Conference USA All-Decade Team while only swimming one year in the league. She won four events and was runner-up in two more at the 2002 C-USA Championships. She was named TCU’s Athlete of the Year for all sports in 2002 and TCU’s Most Valuable Swimmer all four years.
Payne was first-team All-Conference USA as a senior in 2001 and named by Sporting News as the conference’s Best Blocker. He made 36 career starts and was a key part of LaDainian Tomlinson leading the nation in rushing in 1999 and 2000.
Williams was a 2000 NCAA Champion in the 4×400 and a national runner-up in 1998. A three-time All-American, he was on the winning 4×400 at the 2000 Penn Relays. He was a 10-time All-WAC recipient and the 2000 and 2001 champion in the 400m. He was also on three WAC Championship 4×400 teams (1998-00).
Brawley was a three-year letterman in track and field and co-captain of the 1963-64 team. He was the Southwest Conference runner-up in the mile and all-conference in the event.
Bailey has had a six-decade association with the Horned Frogs, including being named head athletics trainer at the age of 24. He moved into an administrative role in 1998 and served as the senior associate athletics director for facilities and operations until his retirement in December 2020.
Friday, we’ll get ready for SMU. It’s the 100th game in the series that dates all the way back to 1915.
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