UT Tyler Athletics Championships & NCAA Appearances

Despite being a relatively new program, the athletic teams at UT Tyler have already established a nationally-recognized winning tradition with dozens of championships, NCAA tournament appearances and two NCAA National Championships.  Additionally, many of our student-athletes have been individually recognized as All-Americans in their respective sports.

 

 

National Championships (6)

2015: Kevonte Shaw, Men's Indoor T&F (Men's 200 M) (Click for picture)
2013: Men's Golf (NCAA)
2013: Laura Lindsey, Women's Golf (NCAA Individual)
2003: Men's Soccer (USCAA)
1994: Men's Tennis (NAIA)
1989: Men's Tennis (NAIA)

NCAA Individual Participants 

2015: Whitney Simmons - Indoor Track & Field
2015: Whitney Simmons - Outdoor Track & Field
2015: Alexis Baldwin - Indoor Track & Field
2015: Alexis Baldwin - Outdoor Track & Field
2015: Kevonte Shaw - Indoor Track & Field
2015: Daniel Budd - Men's Tennis
2015: Chris Wootton - Men's Tennis
2015: Frankie Fischer - Men's Tennis
2014: Alexis Baldwin - Women's Track & Field
2014: Whitney Simmons - Women's Track & Field
2014: Buck Thompson - Men's Outdoor Track & Field
2014: Buck Thompson - Men's Indoor Track and Field
2013: Men's Track & Field - Buck Thompson & Ed Palencia
2013: Men's Tennis - Ryan Ybarra & Daniel Brown
2012: Women's Golf - Danica Weddle
2012: Men's Track & Field - Buck Thompson
2012: Men's Tennis - Kevin Singer & Ryan Spencer
2012: Women's Tennis - Amy Friesenhahn
2010: Men's Track & Field - Taylor Reed
2010: Men's Tennis - David Ashlock & Andrew Reznik
2009: Men's Tennis - David Ashlock & Dustin Phillips
2009: Men's Cross Country - Jeff Chandler
2009: Women's Cross Country - Natalie Holcomb
2009: Men's Track & Field - Ben Donnan
2009: Men's Cross Country - Warren Brown & Ben Donnan
2008: Men's Tennis - David Ashlock & Dustin Phillips
2008: Men's Golf - Brian Jennings
2008: Men's Cross Country - R.J. Cowan & Ben Donnan

NCAA Tournament Appearances by Team 

2015: Women's Soccer
2015: Women's Cross Country
2015: Men's Cross Country
2015: Men's Golf
2015: Women's Golf
2015: Women's Tennis
2015: Men's Tennis
2015: Softball
2015: Baseball
2014: Men's Cross Country
2014: Women's Cross Country
2014: Softball
2014: Women's Tennis
2014: Men's Tennis
2014: Women's Golf (4th Place)
2014: Men's Golf
2014: Women's Basketball
2014: Women's Soccer
2013: Men's Cross Country
2013: Women's Cross Country
2013: Men's Golf (National Champion)
2013: Women's Golf (National Runnerup)
2013: Softball (Regional Champion)
2013: Baseball (Regional)
2013: Men's Tennis
2012: Men's Cross Country (8th place, Regional Meet)
2012: Softball (Regional Finalists)
2012: Men's Golf (6th Place)
2012: Men's Tennis
2012: Women's Tennis
2011: Men's Soccer (National Quarterfinals)
2011: Men's Cross Country (7th place, Regional Meet)
2011: Softball (Regional Champion, National Semifinals)
2011: Baseball
2011: Women's Golf (16th place)
2011: Men's Tennis
2011: Women's Tennis
2010: Men's Soccer (Third Round)
2010: Men's Cross Country (14th place, Regional Meet)
2010: Men's Golf (8th Place)
2010: Baseball
2010: Softball
2010: Men's Tennis (Regional Finals)
2010: Women's Tennis
2009: Men's Golf (4th Place)
2009: Women's Golf (19th Place)
2009: Baseball
2009: Softball (West Regional Champions, World Series)
2009: Men's Tennis (Regional Semifinals)
2009: Women's Tennis (Regional Semifinals)
2009: Men's Cross Country (9th Place, Regional Meet)
2009: Women's Cross Country (17th Place, Regional Meet)
2008: Softball
2008: Men's Tennis (Regional Finals)
2008: Women's Tennis (Regional Semifinals)
2008: Men's Cross Country (3rd Place, Regional Meet)
2008: Men's Soccer (Quarterfinals)
2007: Men's Cross Country (3rd Place, Regional Meet)

ASC Tournament Appearances (Team Sports)

2015-16:  Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Volleyball

2014-15:  Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Volleyball,
Women's Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Women's Golf, Men's Golf

2013-14:  Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball,
Women's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Tennis,
Women's Tennis; Softball

2012-13: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball,
Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men's Tennis,
Women's Tennis, Men's Golf, Women's Golf

2011-12: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball,
Baseball, Softball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis,
Men's Golf, Women's Golf

2010-11: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball,
Men's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men's Tennis,
Women's Tennis, Men's Golf, Women's Golf

2009-10: Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Baseball,
Softball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Golf,
Women's Golf

2008-09: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball,
Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball,
Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Golf, Women's Golf

2007-08: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball,
Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men's Tennis,
Women's Tennis, Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Coach of the Year Honors/Awards:

NAIA National Coach of the Year:
Fred Kniffen - Tennis (1989, 1994)

GCAA National Coach of the Year:
King Campbell - Men's Golf (2013, 2015)

NISOA National Merit Award/Coach of the Year:
Stefani Webb - Women's Soccer (2012)

D3Hoops.com South Region Coach of the Year:
Kevin Baker - Women's Basketball (2013-14)

TABC Small College Coach of the Year:
Kevin Baker - Women's Basketball (2013-14)

USTFCCCA South/Southeast Region Assistant of the Year:
Emily Krizmanic - Track and Field (2013)
Chris Stonestreet - Track and Field (2015)

NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year:
Mike Reed - Softball (2014, 2015)

NSCAA West Region Coach of the Year:
Stefani Webb - Women's Soccer (2015)

American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year Awards
(Inludes ASC East Division Honors):
Paul Wyczawski - Baseball (2011)
Kenny Bizot - Men's Basketball (2007-08, 2012-13)
Bob Hepler - Men's Cross Country (2007, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Bob Hepler - Men's Track & Field (2013, 2014)
Bob Hepler - Women's Track & Field (2014)
King Campbell - Men's Golf (2012)
King Campbell - Women's Golf (2009)
Kenny Jones - Men's Soccer (2003, 08, 10, 11)
Bryan Whitt - Men's Tennis (2004)
Chris Bertrand - Baseball (2015)
Chris Bizot - Men's Tennis (2005, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Chris Bizot - Women's Tennis (2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14)
Terri Deike - Women's Basketball (2004-05)
Kevin Baker - Women's Basketball (2012-13, 2013-14) (2014-15)
Grant Spencer - Women's Cross Country (2013, 14, 15)
Grant Spencer - Women's Golf (2014, 2015)
Stefani Webb - Women's Soccer (2012, 2014, 2015)
Mike Reed - Softball (2010, 12, 13, 14, 15)








ASC Championships 

2015: Women's Cross Country
2015: Men's Cross Country
2015: Men's Soccer*
2015: Women's Soccer*
2015: Women's Golf
2015: Men's Tennis
2015: Women's Tennis
2015: Men's Track & Field
2015: Women's Track & Field
2015: Baseball*#
2015: Softball*#
2014: Men's Cross Country
2014: Women's Cross Country
2014: Softball*#
2014: Men's Tennis
2014: Women's Tennis
2014: Men's Track & Field
2014: Women's Track & Field
2014: Women's Golf
2014: Women's Basketball*
2013: Women's Cross Country
2013: Men's Cross Country
2013: Baseball
2013: Men's Track & Field
2013: Women's Basketball*#
2012: Men's Cross Country
2012: Softball
2012: Men's Golf
2012: Men's Tennis
2012: Women's Tennis
2011: Men's Soccer*#
2011: Men's Cross Country
2011: Men's Tennis
2011: Women's Tennis
2010: Men's Cross Country
2010: Men's Soccer*#
2010: Men's Golf
2010: Men's Tennis
2010: Women's Tennis
2010: Baseball
2009: Women's Cross Country
2009: Baseball
2009: Softball
2009: Women's Golf
2009: Men's Tennis
2009: Women's Tennis
2008: Men's Soccer*#
2009: Men's Cross Country
2008: Men's Tennis
2008: Women's Tennis
2008: Men's Cross Country
2007: Men's Cross Country
2006: Men's Soccer*
2006: Men's Cross Country
2005: Men's Soccer*

*Denotes regular season title
#Denotes tournament title 

ASC East Division Championships

2015: Men's Tennis
2015: Women's Tennis
2013: Softball
2013: Baseball
2013: Men's Tennis
2012: Softball
2012: Baseball
2012: Men's Tennis
2012: Women's Tennis
2011: Baseball
2011: Men's Tennis
2011: Women's Tennis
2010: Baseball
2010: Softball
2010: Men's Tennis
2010: Women's Tennis
2009: Baseball
2009: Women's Tennis
2009: Men's Tennis
2008: Baseball
2008: Women's Tennis
2008: Men's Tennis
2008: Women's Basketball
2007: Baseball
2007: Men's Tennis
2007: Women's Tennis
2006: Women's Basketball
2006: Women's Tennis
2006: Men's Tennis
2005: Baseball
2005: Women's Basketball
2005: Men's Tennis
2004: Men's Tennis
2003: Men's Soccer

*Conference went to one division in 2013-14

ASC Individual Championships

2015: Brittany Brunson (W Cross Country)
2015: Conner Benson (M Cross Country)
2015: Brittany Brunson (W Track: 3000 M Steeplechase)
2015: Matthew Markert (M Track: 3000 M Steeplechase)
2015: Carly Kitts (W Track: 10,000 M)
2015: Conner Benson (M Track: 10,000 M)
2015: Brittany Brunson (W Track: 1500 M)
2015: Ford Noack (M Track: 1500 M)
2015: Nasmeyea Bazzy (100 M Hurdles)
2015: Alexis Baldwin (W Track: 100 M)
2015: Kevonte Shaw (M Track: 100 M)
2015: Rachel Willis (W Track: 800 M)
2015: Ford Noack (M Track: 800 M)
2015: Nasmeyea Bazzy (W Track: 400 Hurdles)
2015: Alexis Baldwin (W Track: 200 M)
2015: Carly Kitts (W Track: 5000 M)
2015: Alex Wilson (M Track: 5000 M)
2015: Whitney Simmons (W Track: Hammer)
2015: Matthew Godwin (M Track: Javelin)
2014: Carly Kitts (W Cross Country)
2014: Conner Benson (M Cross Country)
2014: Tyler Campbell (M Track: 400 m)
2014: Ford Noack (M Track: 800 m)
2014: Nick Huff (M Track: 1500 m)
2014: Nick Huff (3000 m steeple)
2014: Conner Benson (M Track: 5000 m)
2014: Gregg Cawthon (M Track: Triple Jump)
2014: Buck Thompson (M Track: Shotput)
2014: Buck Thompson (M Track: Discus)
2014: Alexis Baldwin (W Track: 100 m)
2014: Alexis Baldwin (W Track: 200 m)
2014: Carly Kitts (W Track: 5000 m)
2014: Carly Kitts (W Track: 10,000 m)
2014: Kealey Gaffney (W Track: 100 m hurdles)
2014: Kealey Gaffney (W Track: Triple Jump)
2014: Brittany Brunson (W Track: 3000 m steeple)
2014: Whitney Simmons (W Track: Hammer)
2013: Carly Kitts (W Cross Country)
2013: Nick Huff (M Cross Country)
2013: Kealey Gaffney (W Track: 100m Hurdles)
2013: Ford Noack (M Track: 800m)
2013: Nick Huff (M Track 1500m)
2013: Conner Benson (M Track: 5000m)
2013: Alex Wilson (M Track: 1000m)
2013: Nick Huff (M Track: 3000m Steeplechase)
2013: Buck Thompson (M Track: Shot Put)
2013: Buck Thompson (M Track: Discus)
2013: Buck Thompson (M Track: Hammer)
2013: Ed Palencia (M Track: Javelin)
2012: Nick Huff (M Cross Country)
2012: Nick Huff (M Track: 800m)
2012: Tanner Conkel (M Track: High Jump)
2012: Buck Thompson (M Track: Discus)
2012: Chris Stonestreet (M Track: Hammer)
2011: Ross Renfroe (M Cross Country)
2011: Jacob Walsh (M Golf)
2011: Jeff Chandler (M Track: Steeplechase)
2011: Warren Brown (M Track: 10,000m)
2011: Ross Renfroe (M Track: 1,500m)
2011: Nick Huff (M Track: 800m)
2011: Warren Brown (M Track: 5,000m)
2011: Christ Stonestreet (M Track: Hammer)
2010: Chris Stonestreet (M Track: Hammer)
2010: Jeff Chandler (M Track: Steeplechase)
2010: Jeff Chandler (M Cross Country)
2010: Brandon Ellis (M Golf)
2009: Warren Brown (M Track: 10,000m)
2009: Ben Donnan (M Track: 800m)
2009: Warren Brown (M Track: 5,000m)
2009: Ashton Wells (W Track: Hammer)
2008: Samantha Humphrey (W Golf)

UT Tyler All-Americans (NAIA and NCAA)

NAIA Tennis All-Americans:

1984:
Jorge Jimenez *

1986:
Per Ola Andersson *
Sandra Sigulinski *

1987:
Per Ola Andersson #
Mark Belcher *
Danny Hovey #
Sandra Sigulinski *#

1988:
Philip Downs *#
Gerald Kaiser *
Hans Oberg *
Chris Harris *
Clay Parten *
Charles Singer *#

1989:
Alan Gonzalez *
Ronny Lemvall *
Mila Minic *
Ken Olivier *%
Bettie Marie Roux *
Charles Singer *

1990:
Mark Johnson *
Ronny Lemvall *
Johan Svensson *

1991:
Atlihan Binoz *
Mark Morgan *
Thomas Nilsson *
Johan Svensson *

1992:
Atlihan Binoz *

1993:
Ricardo Gonzalez *
Hernando Ledezma *
Luis Moreno *#

1994:
Gerald Dehn-Jensen *
Guillaume Gauthier *
Charles Gembes *
Jonas Lundblad *
Brian Notis *
Marco Sitepu *%

1995:
Guillaume Gauthier *
Rogelio Guerrero *
Brian Notis *

1996:
Stefan Nilsson *
Brian Notis *
Morgan Young *

1997:
Nelson Stanfield #

 

*  All-American honors
#  All-American Scholar
% National Player of the Year


NCAA All-Americans

2003:
Barrett Browning (Men's Soccer)

2007:
Brett Amyx (Baseball)

2008:
Clay Baker (Baseball)
Blake Booher (Baseball)
Brett Holland (Baseball)
R.J. Cowan (Cross Country)

2009:
R.J. Cowan (Cross Country)
Brandon Ellis (Men’s Golf)
Michelle Hagler (Women’s Tennis)
Brett Holland (Baseball)
Brian Jennings (Men’s Golf)
Beth Launius (Women’s Tennis)
Dustin Phillips (Men’s Tennis)
Roo Richardson (Softball)
Whitney Wyly (Softball)

2010:
David Ashlock (Men’s Tennis)
Joey Cronin (Softball)
Brandon Ellis (Men’s Golf)
Brad Fenter (Men’s Tennis)
Nick Kreines (Men’s Tennis)
Taylor Reed (Men’s Track & Field)
Andrew Reznick (Men’s Tennis)
Jake Urbaniak (Men’s Soccer)
Whitney Wyly (Softball)

2011:
Victor Almendariz (Men’s Soccer)
Brittani Hanna (Softball)
Sydni Hermsdorf (Women’s Tennis)
Emily McRae (Women’s Tennis)
Chad Sherman (Baseball)
Jake Urbaniak (Men’s Soccer)%
Danica Weddle (Women’s Golf)

2012:
Katelyn Thomason (Softball)
Joey Cronin (Softball)
Buck Thompson (Men’s Track & Field)

2013:
Heather Abshire (Softball)
Kelsie Batten (Softball)
Daniel Brown (Men’s Tennis)
Joey Cronin (Softball)
John Dukes (Men’s Golf)
Megan Escoe (Women’s Golf)
Kevan House (Baseball)
Laura Lindsey (Women’s Golf)
Ed Palencia (Men’s Track & Field)
Marina Rhodes (Women’s Golf)
Buck Thompson (Men’s Track & Field)
Ryan Ybarra (Men’s Tennis)
Enoch Shipman (Men’s Soccer)
Buddy Hallman (Men’s Golf)

2014:
Kelsie Batten (Softball)
Dayton Cargill (Men’s Golf)
Buddy Hallman (Men’s Golf)
Chapman Herwood (Men’s Golf)
Brittany King (Women’s Basketball)
Laura Lindsey (Women’s Golf)
Morgan Monzingo (Women’s Soccer)
Lauren Robenalt (Softball)
Whitney Simmons (Women’s Track & Field)
Taylor Sloane (Women’s Golf)
Buck Thompson (Men’s Indoor/Outdoor Track &Field)

2015:
Alexis Baldwin (Women’s Indoor Track & Field)
Kelsie Batten (Softball)
Vanessa Carrizales (Softball)
Morgan Monzingo (Women's Soccer)
Kevonte Shaw (Men’s Indoor Track & Field)
Whitney Simmons (Women’s Indoor Track & Field)
K.K. Stevens (Softball)
Chestley Strother (Women's Soccer)

%National Defensive Player of the Year