TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame Inductees
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Four Horned Frog athletic greats will be honored during pre-game ceremonies of the TCU-Hawaii contest, October 7, 2000, in recognition of their being inducted into the TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame. The 2000 inductees are Ray Hill, Mike Luttrell, Raymond Stewart and Kris Tschetter.
They join past honorees such as Marci Bozarth, Dan Jenkins, Davey O'Brien, Phillip Epps and John Grace. The four honorees bring nearly 50 years of Horned Frog excellence on the gridiron, fairways and fastlanes to the Hall of Fame, which now totals more than 150 members.
Ray Hill, 55 and Mike Luttrell, 75 are inducted for their careers on the football field. Raymond Stewart, 89, has earned induction accolades for his fleet-footedness as a member of the Flyin' Frogs Men's Track Team. Kris Tschetter, 87, a touring member of the LPGA, represents the TCU Women's Golf program and is the second varsity athlete from that program to be inducted in the Lettermen's Hall of Fame in the past three years. All four inductees, their families and friends will be honored during pre-game for their achievements in and out of competition as well as for their continued support of TCU Athletics.
Versatile Ray Hill, a two-way starter on the offensive and defensive lines, lettered for the Frogs in 1953 and 54. Prior to attending TCU, Hill played for the Camp Pendleton Marine squad and was selected to the All-Marine Corps Football Team. Hill then played professionally for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League.
Now living in Austin, Hill has coached at Birdville High School and Abilene Cooper High School. He also coached at New Mexico Military Institute. Hill is now a retired agency executive from State Farm Insurance Companies, where he worked for 34 years. He works with a number of charitable organizations in Austin and San Antonio and is a member of the Frog Club, TCU Lettermen's Association and TCU Alumni Association.
Mike Luttrell was a former High School All-American from Western Hills High School in Fort Worth. He was named Southwest Conference Frosh Offensive Player of the Year in 1971, leading all SWC Frosh in rushing. Luttrell lead the Wogs in rushing, scoring and total offense while setting records for scoring (42) and touchdowns in a single game (4). Luttrell also lead the 1972 and 73 Frogs in rushing and total offense. He was voted All-SWC in 72 and 73 as well as Honorable Mention All-America both years. Luttrell was the first sophomore to win the Dan Rogers MVP Award which honors the Horned Frogs' team MVP for that season. Luttrell co-captained the 74 team and again lead all Frogs in rushing and receiving. In 1974, Luttrell set a TCU record for carries in a game (40) which stood until 1999 when LaDainian Tomlinson broke that mark. Currently, Luttrell is in eighth place on TCU's career rushing chart. Luttrell also lettered in baseball in 72 and 73 and was a member of the 72 SWC Championship Team.
Since graduation, Luttrell has managed Moncrief Quarter Horses in Weatherford and has been active in coaching little league baseball and pee-wee football. He recently hung up the coach's whistle, however, as his son entered the ranks of junior high competition. Luttrell is looking forward to watching his son's games from the bleachers rather than the sidelines for a change.
Raymond Stewart has been living life in the fast lane nearly all his life. The seven-time All-American sprinter lettered all four of his years at TCU. He brought international success to Fort Worth from his native Jamaica, when he won the silver medal in the '84 Olympic Games while still in high school.
Stewart capped a stellar collegiate career with a national championship in the 100 during his senior year. He was ranked number one in the world in 89, building on his 87 and 88 All-SWC honors and the collegiate record (38.23) he helped set while running on the 4X100 relay team in 89. The 38.23 mark bettered the 38.46 time set by the 1986 TCU Championship team. Stewart also ran in the 88, 92 and 96 Olympics finishing 7th in the 100 meters in 88 and 92. He was the first man to ever reach the final round in Olympic 100 competition three times. Stewart reached the quarterfinal round in the '96 Olympics. He lives in Fort Worth and will be awarded the Frog of Fame Award later this year from the Alumni Association.
Kris Tschetter, an active and touring member of the LPGA, lettered four times for the women's golf teams from 84 through 87. In her 119 rounds of competition representing TCU, her scoring average of 78.13 ranks in the TCU All Time Top 10.
She was a three-time All-SWC honoree from 85 through 87, finishing fifth at the 86 SWC tournament and ninth in 87. She garnered Second Team All-America honors her senior year.
Tschetter lists among her notable LPGA accomplishments a runner-up finish in both the 96 LPGA Open and the 97 Dinah Shore. Tschetter currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband who occasionally will caddy for her when his schedule as a teaching pro permits
These lettermen were selected on the basis of athletic ability, involvement in their community, and involvement in TCU. They are nominated by members of the Association and selected by a screening committee and the Board of Director's of the Lettermen's Association.
The inductees will be honored during dinner ceremonies Friday, October 6, at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. The banquet is open to the public, but you must have reservations to attend. Contact Mark Mourer of the TCU Frog Club at (817) 257-6905 for more information.