1972 Championship Men’s Tennis Team to be Inducted Into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame

1972 Championship Men’s Tennis Team to be Inducted Into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame

San Antonio - Trinity’s 1972 NCAA Division I champion men’s tennis team will be inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame March 28, 2020, in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame is a partnership of San Antonio Sports, the City of San Antonio, and San Antonio Express-News. The legendary Tiger team will join four other inductees at the black-tie gala.

The team was inducted into the 2003 Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame. Led by the late Head Coach Clarence Mabry, Trinity racked up 36 points to claim the title at Athens, Georgia. The Tigers became the first non-California team to win the championship in 13 years.

Dick Stockton emerged as the Singles champion with a victory over teammate Brian Gottfried. Paul Gerken and Gottfried later advanced to the Doubles final. Bob McKinley, who later became the Tigers’ coach, reached the Singles quarterfinals and was awarded the Osuma Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship.

Contributing team members were John Burrmann, Howard Butt III, Bill McGowan, and Pancho Walthall. As a team, the Tigers went 36-0 in dual matches prior to the NCAA Championships. John Newman served as the assistant coach.

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