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Christian Jaeger, Tracy Burr-Lemonia, and Jim Marcum inducted into Athletics Hall of Honor

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The prestigious ranks of the Athletics Hall of Honor grew by three members and four championship teams last fall.

Christian Jaeger (1995–99) helped lead the men’s tennis team to three Southland Conference championships and was named SLC Player of the Year for a conference-record three consecutive years. He earned first-team all-conference honors in singles and doubles for the 1998–99 season and was one of only nine players in SLC history to take all-conference honors three times. Jaeger registered at least 21 wins in singles competition all four years at UT Arlington.

The one thing I’m most proud of is not my achievements but the friends I made who shared their time with me,” Jaeger says. “Tennis is for four years and you’re done, but the friendships you make last a lifetime.”

Tracy Burr-Lemonia (1985–88) led the women’s basketball team in scoring all three years she played, averaging a school-record 19.6 points per game during the 1987–88 season. She scored at least 300 points each year and registered 530 as a senior, good for sixth on the University’s all-time scoring list. Burr finished her career with 1,316 points, ranking her fifth in school history.

Jim Marcum (1967–69) was a starting defensive back for the Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) football team and averaged four tackles per game. He led the team in interceptions both years he played. Following his senior season, he was voted first-team all-conference, was an All-Texas College selection, and earned honorable mention All-America honors. Coach Judd Ramsey considered Marcum one of the best defensive backs he ever coached.

The 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 men’s SLC championship tennis teams dominated the sport like few before, winning four consecutive conference tournament championships and three regular-season titles, and earning 19 all-conference selections. Under the direction of seven-time SLC Coach of the Year Patric DuBois, the teams posted a 59–35 overall record and a 16–3 conference mark.

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