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2011

2011 NORTH TEXAS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BIOS

MELINDA PINA (WOMEN'S SOCCER) Pina was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a four-time all-tournament pick. She finished her career with 51 goals, which ranks second all-time and 122 career points, which still ranks third all-time. Pina ranks in the top 10 in seven different offensive categories for her career. She scored 21 goals in 2003 which was ranked sixth in the nation. Pina also averaged 2.13 points per game in 2003, which was tied for 15th in the nation that season. She led the team in goals in 2004 and led the Mean Green to the school's first ever Sun Belt Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament berth. Pina had four hat tricks in her four seasons.

JOHNNY QUINN (FOOTBALL) - Quinn is the all-time leading receiver in North Texas history with 2,718 yards. He was a three-time all-conference selection from 2004-06 and a first-team all-conference pick in 2006. Quinn is second in school history with 3,835 all-purpose yards for his career. Quinn is only the second player in school history to lead North Texas in receiving in four straight seasons. He is second all-time with 187 career receptions and fourth all-time with 21 career receiving touchdowns. Quinn is the only player in school history with more than 500 yards receiving in four straight seasons. He had six 100-yard receiving games in his career and two games of over 150 yards receiving. He led North Texas in punt returns for three straight seasons from 2004-06 and led the 2005 team in kickoff return yardage.

BOBBY WAY (FOOTBALL) - Way was a three-year letterman and helped lead North Texas to a Missouri Valley Conference title in 1958, a share of the title in 1959 and a berth into the Sun Bowl. Way was an anchor on the offensive line playing guard and blocking for Abner Haynes. Way helped Haynes lead the Mean Green in rushing for three straight seasons from 1957-59, and North Texas captured 21 wins in three seasons. The 1959 squad won the first eight games of the year and went on to win the conference title and appear in the Sun Bowl, only the third bowl game in school history. Way was a two-way player for North Texas as he was also a linebacker for the Mean Green defense.

BILL WALTERS (TRACK AND FIELD) - Walters was one of the top members of the record-breaking sprint Relay teams at North Texas in the early 1950's. Walters ran as the lead leg of 440-yard and 880-yard relay teams that were record breaking in 1952. The 440-yard relay team captured the Drake Relays title with a record-breaking time of 41.7 and came back and won the 880-yard relays with another record breaking time of 125.8. The team also won the Texas and Kansas Relays that year in both the 440 and 880-yard relays. Teamed with legend Ray Renfro, North Texas broke the world record in the 880-yard relay (124.8, since broken) and came close to the world mark in the 440-yard relay. Walters was a versatile athlete as he was the top broad jumper on the team at the time and eventually had a best mark of 25-8.

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