Thompson to be Inducted in SWC Hall of Fame|
March 12, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Former Texas Tech women's basketball player Carolyn Thompson will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame on April 7 in Houston at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
The Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. There will be an induction ceremony and luncheon recognizing the second class to be inducted since 1995.
Being inducted along with Thompson: Marci Bozarth (TCU), Chris Gilbert (Texas), Jacob Green (Texas A&M), Chuck Hixson (SMU), David Klingler (Houston), Coach John McDonnell (Arkansas), Regina Cavanaugh Murphy (Rice), and Coach Dutch Schroeder (Baylor).
Thompson played four seasons at Tech from 1980-84. When she graduated from Texas Tech, she was a three-time all American and all-Southwest Conference Player and remains today as the record holder for career points by a men's or women's basketball player at Tech with 2,655.
She ranks second in points per game with 21.9. Thompson set a total of eighteen records at Tech, including field goals made (1,013), field goal attempts (1,944), and rebounds (1,247). She scored at least 600 points in each of her four seasons.
On Jan. 3, 1985, she became the first Lady Raider to have her jersey retired.
Visit www.tshof.org/events to reserve event tickets at $75 each or tables of 10 for $500, or to access sponsorship information.