TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame Ceremony Set
Sept. 9, 2002
The TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Friday night, September 13, 2002 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual event, recognizing former Horned Frog student-athletes for their achievements on the field and in the community, will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the program shortly thereafter.
This year's TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame class contains the following members: William G. "Floppy" Blackmon, Class of 1943, representing men's basketball; Janice Dziuk, Class of 1990, representing women's basketball; Greg Sholars, Class of 1989, representing men's track; Dedrick "Dede" Terveen, Class of 1975, representing football; Guy Shaw Thompson, Class of 1957, representing football and track, both played and coached; and Gary Turner, Class of 1966, representing men's basketball. Lettermen's Association President David Harin (Class of '73, track) will welcome the guests, who are expected to number into the hundreds as all inductees reside in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. Former Association President Chuck Mooney (Class of '90, football) will be the Master of Ceremonies.
William G. "Floppy" Blackmon graduated from North Side High School in 1938. He was offered a scholarship to Texas A&M, but took the opportunity to play football at TCU that Dutch Meyer had offered him, impressed with TCU's chances of playing for a national championship. He also played baseball and basketball, where his height was a considerable advantage on the hard court.
"Coach Mike Brumbelow asked if I would consider basketball, as I was the tallest man in the school," Blackmon said.
His roundball career flourished and Blackmon lettered for the 1940-41, 1941-42 and 1942-43 seasons, the last of which he also served as captain. Following graduation, Blackmon joined the Navy V-7 program and participated in the Pacific Theater during World War II, specifically in the battles of Saipan, Taiwan and Okinawa.
Following the war, Blackmon formed Blackmon-Mooring with partner Scott Mooring and later became Chairman of the Board, overseeing Steamatic Inc., BMS Catastrophe, Steamatic International, BMS Global and World Advertising.
A long-time supporter and fan of TCU, Blackmon began his service to the university while playing for the Frogs when he watered the football fields at night. His first job for Blackmon-Mooring was to clean the stadium cushions for 50 cents a piece. He has served on the Chancellor's Council and the President's Committee for the Addison and Randolph Clark Society at TCU and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from both TCU and North Side High School.
Janice Dziuk, arguably the greatest women's basketball player in TCU history, is currently an assistant coach with the University of North Texas' women's team. She leads TCU women's basketball in career scoring and rebounding and has an award named after her (TCU Janice Dziuk Basketball Award) within the TCU Lady Frogs' program. The award is given annually to the player who exemplifies work ethic, determination, shows positive attitude and stresses the team concept.
"I am truly honored to be in consideration with a Hall of Fame class that has such distinction and character," Dziuk said.
Dziuk was named to the Southwest Conference All-Decade Team for the 1980s, also garnering All-SWC First Team honors her senior year. She was a SWC Scholar-Athlete, the TCU Female Athlete of the Year and the TCU Pop Boone Outstanding Athlete of the Year in addition to serving as team captain her senior year.
She began coaching at TCU following her playing career as a graduate assistant, while earning her master's degree in physical education. Her first head coaching job came at Seguin High School in 1993 where her junior varsity squad won the district championship.
In 1995, she was an assistant coach for Southwest Texas University, also serving as interim head coach. During her time at SWT, the Lady Bobcats finished second in the Southland Conference and won Southland Conference Tournament in 1996 and 1997, respectively. In 1997, they also played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Dziuk spent a year at Texas A&M as an assistant before joining the UNT women's basketball staff in 1998. While at UNT, Dziuk has handled recruiting for teams that have twice won the Big West Conference East Division, as well as the Sun Belt Conference Western Division this past season. North Texas women's basketball has played in the WNIT the past two seasons.
Three-time national champion sprinter Greg Sholars is also a member of the 2002 Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame class. Sholars was part of a 4x100 relay team that recorded a 25-race unbeaten streak, earning National Championship honors in 1986 and 1987, and also won the title in 1989 with a record time of 38.23 seconds. Sholars earned All-America honors in those seasons as well.
He was a sprinter on the U.S. National Team in 1984, '88 and '89 and was a member of the World University Team in 1989. His 1984 time of 9.9 in the 100 still stands as a record in Texas high school sprints. Currently working as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, Sholars was also an Olympic Trials qualifier in 1988 and 1992.
Sholars began his post-collegiate track career coaching at The University of Louisiana-Monroe as a graduate assistant before serving as an assistant coach at the University of North Texas. He was an assistant strength coach and coordinator of speed and conditioning at the University of Florida from 1990 through 1992, when he moved back to the Lone Star State to work at the University of Texas. At UT, Sholars was the assistant women's track and field coach and the head women's cross country coach. He also handled recruiting coordination duties while there.
In 1995, he assumed the head coach of track and field as well as cross country at Texas Tech, being promoted to director of the men's and women's programs in 1997. During that time, he has coached conference champions in the Southeastern Conference, the Southwestern Conference and the Big XII. Sholars' athletes themselves have reached world acclaim, as his former student-athletes have competed in the 1996 Olympics as well as the 1995, '97 and '99 World Track and Field Championships.
Dedrick "Dede" Terveen graduated from Donna High School and came to TCU after earning all-state honors at tackle and linebacker. He was a captain in the Oil Bowl and the North-South All-Star game, but also earned second team all-state honors in basketball. Terveen was all-district for the discus and shot put in high school track.
A three-year letterman for the Horned Frogs, Terveen started every varsity game at middle linebacker for two seasons and was team captain in 1973 and '74. He was all SWC in 1972 and 1973 and led the team in tackles from 1972 through '74. Terveen was selected to the All-SWC frosh team and was Team MVP on the 1971 freshman team.
Terveen has been active in numerous charitable and community efforts since his playing days at TCU, coaching for YMCA teams and working with the Arlington High School Booster Club. A member of the TCU Frog Club, TCU Lettermen's Association and Society of Petroleum Engineers, Terveen is a business development manager for a major oil service company in Arlington.
Long credited with opening the pipeline of prominent TCU sprinters, Guy Shaw Thompson is being inducted for his playing skills as well as his coaching accomplishments. The Kaufman native was a high school standout before coming to TCU to run on the relay teams and play football. He was drafted in 1957 by the San Francisco 49ers, but decided to focus on coaching.
As a high school coach in Arlington, his teams won two district championships before he returned to TCU to coach football and track. In 1968, he assumed the head coach position in track until 1980 when he returned to the high school ranks and coached at Sam Houston High School in Arlington.
Thompson was one of the first coaches to recruit Jamaican sprinters and his squads routinely placed near the top of NCAA competition. He had eight nationally-ranked relay teams during his tenure at TCU and won the SWC Championship eight times. At Sam Houston High, he won district eight of the 10 years he was the head coach and was twice named the High School Track Coach of the Year (1981 and '88).
Gary Turner played for five years with Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics and was a third round pick for the World Champions in 1966. He lettered for three years on the Horned Frog hard courts and still ranks near the top in career scoring and rebounding at TCU.
Turner led the team in scoring and rebounding all three years he competed for TCU (1964-66) and is the only TCU player to do so. He was selected team MVP in 1964 and 1966, led the SWC in rebounding in '64 and '65 and earned All-SWC honors all three years.
Turner is a member of the 30-Point Club (three times), the 1,000 Point Club and the 20 Rebound Club (three times). He ranks third all-time in career points with 19.8 per game. His 21.8 points per game during his senior year ranks him sixth all-time on the season points per game chart. He ranks third in career rebounds, averaging 12.3 rebounds per game.