Hall of Honor inductees continued
This is the second installment of the UA Sports Hall of Honor class.
One of the top wide receivers in school history, the Tallulah, Louisiana, native still ranks as the second leading receiver in Arkansas history with 2,879 yards.
His 137 career catches rank fourth and 23 touchdowns rank third. He is known for making one of the most memorable catches in Razorback history when he split the defenders to haul in a 23-yard touchdown pass to lead Arkansas to a 28-24 win over then No. 3 and defending national champion Tennessee in 1999. In 1995, he posted a then-arkansas freshman record with 27 catches for 526 yards and four touchdowns to help the Razorbacks win the SEC Western Division title. After an injury in 1996, he made 27 catches for 495 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore in 1997, then exploded on the national scene with 43 receptions for a schoolrecord 1,004 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 1998 in leading the Hogs to an SEC Western Division title. He earned second-team ALLSEC honors for his efforts. A pre-season All-america selection, Lucas capped his career with 37 receptions for 822 yards and four touchdowns as senior in 1999. He earned third-team All-america honors from the Associated Press and first-team ALLSEC recognition. Drafted by the Green Bay Packers, injuries prevented Lucas from extending his career in the NFL. He now serves as a football coach at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock.
Mcafee lettered on the gridiron for Coach Frank Broyles from 1973-75, earning first-team All-southwest Conference honors at linebacker in 1975. As a team captain in 1975, he helped lead the Razorbacks to a 10-2 overall record and the SWC co-championship. The 1975
team was ranked seventh in the final Associated Press poll after defeating Georgia 31-10 in the 1976 Cotton Bowl, where he was named the game’s Defensive MVP. He was later named to the Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Heroes for the 1970s and the Houston Chronicle Alltime Cotton Bowl Classic Team. Mcafee started as a defensive graduate assistant at Arkansas before moving on to the high school ranks. Mcafee went on to coach at several schools in Arkansas and Texas, including Tarleton State where he served as head coach from 1988-92. In his tenure, he led Tarleton State to a 36-18 record, including the first ever undefeated regular season in school history and a final 11-1 record in 1990. TSU won two Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA) championships (1989 & 1990) and made it to the NAIA II National Quarterfinals twice (1989 & 1990) in those five years. Mcafee passed away on November 22, 2008.
Aurelija Miseviciute Women’s Tennis
In the span of just two seasons, Aurelija Miseviciute became one of the most decorated women’s tennis players in University of Arkansas history. She earned All-america honors twice and finished her career with Arkansas as the leader in career singles wins (125), doubles wins (86) and singles winning percentage (.886). She also set season records for singles wins (52) and singles winning percentage (.897). Miseviciute led Arkansas to back-to-back SEC Western
Division titles. Capturing the ITA Indoor Championship in 2007, she climbed from a 2008 preseason ranking of 117 to claim the No. 1 ranking and win the ITA Indoor Championship again in
2008. The 2009 SEC Player of the Year, Miseviciute advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in singles that season and to the semifinals the next season (Elite 8 for her team). Miseviciute was a two-time first team ALL-SEC honoree (2008 and 2009), an SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year both seasons, an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-america second team member in 2008 and a finalist for the Honda Award for women’s tennis in both 2008 and 2009. In addition, Aurelija made the SEC Academic Honor Roll all four years of her career and was awarded the Red Tie “Salute of Excellence” title in 2008. For her home country, she competed for Fed Cup Lithuania in both 2007 and 2008.
Lashaunte’a Moore Women’s Track and
Although she spent only one year competing in a University of Arkansas uniform, Moore left her mark on the Razorback women’s track and field program. A sprinter, Moore began her collegiate career at Barton County (Kansas) Community College where she first teamed with fellow future Razorback Veronica Campbell-brown. At Barton, Moore won a national championship in the indoor 200meter dash as a sophomore, while finishing runner-up in the 100 and 200 outdoors. In 2003, Moore came to Fayetteville and turned in one of the most prolific seasons by a sprinter in school history. She earned five All-america honors
(two indoor, three outdoor), including capturing the NCAA title in the 200meter dash (22.37) at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Moore’s title marked the 10th individual NCAA crown in school history and only the third in a sprint event. She also earned All-america honors indoors in the 200 meters and the 1,600-meter relay and outdoors in the 100 meters and 400-meter relay. In 2004, Moore competed in the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, advancing to the 200 meter semifinals. In 2007, she reached the 200-meter final at the 2007 World Championships and won a bronze medal in the event at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final.
Tiffany Woolley Moyer Softball
The 2002 SEC H. Boyd Mcwhorter Scholar-athlete of the Year, Woolley was a four-year starter at four different positions for the Lady Razorback softball team, leading Arkansas to NCAA Regional appearances in her sophomore and senior seasons. She was voted to multiple all-tournament teams, including the SEC All-tournament Team her junior year. As a senior, she led Arkansas in 12 of 18 statistical categories. Woolley was a two-time COSIDA Academic All-american and was twice named the Boyd Mcwhorter Scholarathlete of the year by the SEC. She was also selected as team MVP in her junior season. As a sophomore, she was voted as the Most Inspirational player and also won the team’s Golden Glove Award. In her freshman season, she set the Razorbacks’ mark for consecutive games with a hit. Woolley currently holds the career record for assists, as well as the single-season record. A summa cum laude graduate with a 4.0 GPA in Accounting, she was the Walton College of Business’ Most Outstanding senior graduate in 2002.
Wallace Spearmon Jr. Men’s Track and Field A Fayetteville native and a second generation Razorback, Wallace Spearmon, Jr. took
American short sprinting to a new level during his two seasons at Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. As a Razorback, Spearmon, Jr. was a three-time NCAA 200meter Champion, earned five All-america honors and four ALL-SEC honors. As a freshman in 2004, Spearmon became the first Razorback in history to win the NCAA Outdoor 200-meter title (20.12). As a sophomore he won the 200 meters at the SEC meet before setting a pair of American records in the same event at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. He first ran 20.21 in the semifinals then improved to set an NCAA record time of 20.10 in the final to win the NCAA title. The time was an American, Collegiate and Arkansas record. It remains the Arkansas indoor record at that distance and remained a collegiate record until 2017. He capped his Razorback career by defending his NCAA title outdoors (19.91) at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships. His Arkansas outdoor 200meter record still stands at 19.89. After turning pro, Spearmon, Jr. won 200-meter medals at his first two trips to the World Outdoor Championships (2005-silver, 2007-bronze) and added a third at the
2009 World Championships in Berlin win he captured the bronze medal with his season’s best time of 19.85 seconds. During the 2008 Olympic Games 200-meter final in Beijing, Spearmon came roaring back from a slow start to finish third in 19.95 seconds but was later disqualified for a lane violation. Spearmon’s father, Wallace Sr., was a two-time All-american for Coach Mcdonnell at Arkansas and was a part of the first national championship team in 1984 as a sprinter.
Martin Smith Football/swimming
A three-time Allamerican swimmer for the Razorbacks, Smith competed in both the 1976 and 1980 Olympics for his native Great Britain, winning a Bronze Medal in 1980 as a member of the 400-meter relay. He also won silver and bronze medals at the 1978 World Championships, 1977 European Championships, and the 1978
Commonwealth Games. In 1981, he set a World Record as a member of the University of Arkansas freestyle relay team. After his collegiate swimming career, Martin became the place kicker for the football team in 1982 under Lou Holtz. After first serving as a graduate assistant and then an assistant coach, Smith became the head coach of the Razorback women’s swimming and diving team in 1987, serving in that role until 1996. In 1990, he also assumed the role of head coach of the men’s swimming and diving team until the program was discontinued following the 1995 season. In his career, he coached more than 40 All-americans. Among his many honors, he was selected as the 1988 SWC Women’s Coach of the Year and was inducted into the Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame in 1996.
Tommy Trantham Football
Tommy Trantham was a three-time All-southwest Conference selection at defensive back for Arkansas from 1965-67 and helped the Razorbacks win the
1965 SWC championship. He intercepted four passes during that 10-1 season in 1965 and had a 77-yard touchdown return in the 27-24 win over No. 1 Texas. Trantham finished his career as Arkansas’ all-time school leader with 12 career interceptions and still holds the school record with 300 interception return yards. Nearly 50 years later, his 12 career interceptions still rank tied for third in program history. In addition, he was named to the Arkansas All-decade team for the 1960s as a defensive back and participated in the North-south Shrine Game and Hula Bowl following his senior season.
Men’s Track & Field One of the early track stars in a University of Arkansas men’s track and field program that ranks as one of the most successful in NCAA history, Yoder lettered for the Razorbacks from 1950-52. He was Arkansas’ second ever track All-american. He earned the honor in 1952 when he finished second in the 400meter hurdles at the NCAA outdoor meet. A member of the 1952 US Olympic Team, he finished second at the Olympic Trials. Fifteen years after his track exploits, Yoder played on the US Field Hockey Team at the 1967 Pan Am Games and later served as coach, administrator and manager until 1984.