Hall of Honor in­ductees con­tin­ued

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This is the sec­ond in­stall­ment of the UA Sports Hall of Honor class.

An­thony Lu­cas


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.

Hal Mcafee


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.

Lee Yoder

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.

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