Athletics News
1988

DOYLE CHRISMAN A three-year letterman on the track team, he ran for Eagle teams that won the Lone Star Conference in 1940 and 1941. He was a member of the distance medley relay and mile relay squads that won the Kansas Relays and also a member of the distance medley relay team that went undefeated in 1939, including a win at the Penn Relays.

DAVID CLARK Holds the distinction of being the first North Texas athlete to participate in the Olympics, competing in the pole vault in the 1960 Games in Rome. He earned four letters in track at North Texas, was named all-Missouri Valley Conference three times and all-American in 1960. As a senior, he became just the six vaulter in history to reach the 15-foot mark.

HERMAN COWLEY He lettered four years in football from 1925-29, being named all conference twice. He also played basketball at North Texas and was a member of one Lone Star Conference championship team.

TERRANCE MYRACLE A versatile athlete who lettered twice in basketball, three times in tennis and once in football at North Texas. He was a member of the basketball team that won the TIAA title in 1926-27 and captain of the 1927 tennis team, where he won one singles title and two doubles titles in TIAA competition. He later coached basketball, tennis and as an assistant in football at North Texas.

STEVE RAMSEY One of the greatest throwing quarterbacks of his era, he set new NCAA records in nine passing categories in addition to breaking North Texas’ school records for passing yards in a game, season and career as well as most completions in a season and career. A three-time all-Missouri Valley Conference pick, Ramsey also represented the school in the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl Game.

JOHN SAVAGE A two-time all-Missouri Valley Conference pick in basketball, Savage earned honorable mention all-American recognition in 1964. He ranks No. 6 among the school’s all-time leading career scorers and remains in the top 10 in career scoring average, field goals made and rebounds.

BILL SCHMIDT Holds the honor of being North Texas’s only athlete to win an Olympic medal after finishing third in the javelin at the 1972 Games. He was captain of the 1970 Eagles track team and a two-time Missouri Valley Conference champion in the javelin, placing second in the event at the NCAA championships in 1970.

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