2005 North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame Class Inducted At Breakfast Ceremony
DENTON (11/19/05) -- The University of North Texas recognized its 2005 Athletic Hall of Fame Class on Saturday morning at the annual Hall of Fame Breakfast Induction Ceremony at the Gateway Center Ballroom.
Krista Davey, Burkley Harkless, Rudy Levarity, Charles Shepard, Brian Waters and Lance White were all inducted into the North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame at the breakfast. In addition to the 2005 class, all members of the Hall of Fame that were present were recognized.
George Dunham, North Texas play-by-play commentator and radio personality on the Dallas-Ft. Worth sports talk station The Ticket’, was the Master of Ceremonies and got the induction process started by welcoming the inductees and crowd on hand.
Each inductee or their designated speaker ended the breakfast by addressing the crowd with a brief induction speech.
THE 2005 CLASS:
Davey was a four-year letterwinner with the women’s soccer team (1996-99), joining the program one year after its inaugural campaign. The three-time First Team All-Big West Conference selection led the Mean Green to a 51-22-3 record during her career and helped build the foundation for a program that has never had a losing season. Davey was named to the Soccer Buzz First Team All-Central Region Team in 1997 and 1998 and still ranks among the top five players in every major statistical category.
Harkless, a nose tackle for
Levarity is possibly the greatest sprinter to ever attend
Shepard was a four-year letterman with the football team from 1951-55 as an offensive back and following his outstanding collegiate career was drafted by the by the Baltimore Colts before going on to success in the Canadian Football League as a punter. While at
Waters played ironman football as a tight end and defensive line for the Mean Green from 1995-98 and was an All-Big West Conference selection his senior season. He led the Mean Green in receptions in 1996 with 28 and also hauled in four receiving touchdown’s the same year. Waters signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1998 and has since gone on to stardome in the NFL as an offensive lineman with the Kansas City Chiefs. Waters became the first ever NFL offensive lineman to be named the league’s Player of the Week and was also a Pro Bowl selection and named to the NFL All-Pro Team last season.
White became the third