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Tim Bright, ACU’s most versatile Olympian

Tim Bright, ACU’s most versatile Olympian

By on August 11, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Of the dozens of current or former Abilene Christian University athletes to make an Olympic team in the past 60 years, two stand alone in terms of longevity. Tim Bright (’83) and Delloreen Ennis (’99) each competed in three Olympics – Bright in 1984, 1988 and 1992 for the United States and Ennis in 2000, 2004 and 2008 for […]

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10 Questions with pole vaulter Billy Olson

10 Questions with pole vaulter Billy Olson

By on August 10, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 4 Comments

The highest-flying Wildcat pole vaulter of all time was Billy Olson (’81), a 1988 U.S. Olympian who  was projected by many to make the 1980 team in Moscow until President Jimmy Carter announced a boycott to protest the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He finished seventh in the 1984 Olympic Trials, but was competing on a foot […]

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10 Questions with Delloreen Ennis-London

10 Questions with Delloreen Ennis-London

By on August 7, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The most accomplished female track and field athlete in Abilene Christian University history is Delloreen Ennis-London (’99), who is a volunteer hurdles coach for her alma mater and a recent inductee to the Lone Star Conference Hall of Fame. She and decathlete/pole vaulter Tim Bright (’83) each competed in three Olympics. Ennis-London comes from the […]

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10 Questions with track guru Garner Roberts

10 Questions with track guru Garner Roberts

By on July 30, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Garner Roberts (’70) likes to joke that between the two of them, he and former NFL All-Pro runningback Wilbert Montgomery (’77) scored 70 touchdowns in their Wildcat careers. Wilbert, now an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens, scored all the TDs and Garner wrote about each of them in his 25-year role as sports information […]

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Olympic Diary: ACU’s ‘Texas Sports Dynasty’

Olympic Diary: ACU’s ‘Texas Sports Dynasty’

By on July 22, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 6 Comments

More than a few jaws dropped around the state when Texas Monthly magazine’s December 1999 issue hit the newsstand. Its cover story was titled “The Best of the Texas Century,” with pony-tailed Willie Nelson (Entertainer of the Century), track star Carl Lewis (Athlete of the Century) and computer mogul Michael Dell (Entrepreneur of the Century) […]

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Four Wildcats competing in Olympic Trials

Four Wildcats competing in Olympic Trials

By on June 25, 2012 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

Former Abilene Christian University student-athletes Nick Jones, LeVance Williams, Mickey Grimes and Stephanie Warren were in action over the weekend in the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field in Eugene, Ore. Jones had trouble Friday night with the rainy weather in the shot put at Hayward Field, finishing 22nd after fouls on two of […]

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