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Athletics announces 25th anniversary Top 25 athletes

By Kyle Stephens
Interim Sports Information Director

(Feb. 15, 2006)--The UTSA Athletic Department announced Saturday its Silver Anniversary Top 25 Former Student-Athletes as part of its celebration of 25 years of intercollegiate athletics.

The top five former student-athletes were introduced at halftime of the men's basketball homecoming game against Lamar on Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center. Enlarged headshots of the group were unveiled in reverse order in front of the crowd and a television audience.

The top 25 list was a compilation of online voting by former UTSA student-athletes and the Silver Anniversary Committee.

Following is a list of the top five, the complete 25 in alphabetical order and bio sketches on the top five.

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UTSA Silver Anniversary Top 25 Former Student-Athletes

Top Five

1. Devin Brown, Basketball, 1998-2002
2. Tameka Roberts, Track and Field/Basketball, 1995-1998
3. Leonard Byrd, Track and Field, 1994-1996
4. Tamara Luckemeyer, Volleyball, 1997-2000
5. Mark Schramek, Baseball, 1999-2002

UTSA Silver Anniversary Top 25 Former Student-Athletes

Steve Barlow, Track and Field/Cross Country, 1982-1986
Natasha Biggers, Volleyball, 1997-2000
Devin Brown, Basketball, 1998-2002
Christy Brownlee, Softball, 2000-2004
Leonard Byrd, Track and Field, 1994-1996
Leslie Dodson, Volleyball, 1989-1992
Magnus Dohlvik, Men's Golf, 1997-2000
Jody Dunston, Track and Field/Cross Country, 1987-1990
Derrick Gervin, Basketball, 1982-1985
Liza Hunter, Track and Field/Cross Country, 1990-1992
LeRoy Hurd, Basketball, 2002-2004
Jeff Juarez, Baseball, 1996-1999
Tamara Luckemeyer, Volleyball, 1997-2000
Margaret Martinovich, Basketball, 1981-1985
Amanda Michalsky, Softball, 1997-2000
Brenda Niemeyer, Tennis, 1983-1985
McEverett Powers, Basketball, 1998-2002
Tameka Roberts, Track and Field/Basketball, 1995-1998
Victor Sanchez, Tennis, 1995-1998
Stacy Schmidt, Volleyball, 1998-2001
Mark Schramek, Baseball, 1999-2002
Angel Singleton, Basketball, 1993-1998
Roger Soler, Track and Field/Cross Country, 1983-1985
Starlite Williams, Basketball/Track and Field, 1983-1987
Justin Youngblood, Track and Field, 1999-2004

UTSA Silver Anniversary Top Five Former Student-Athlete Bios

#5 - Mark Schramek, Baseball (1999-2002)
2002 Southland Conference Player and Hitter of the Year … set a UTSA single-season record by batting .416 in 2002 … a third baseman, he also had 11 home runs and 49 runs batted in his senior season … second team all-conference selection in 2001
… selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (40th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft, becoming UTSA's first-ever first-round draft pick.

#4 - Tamara Luckemeyer, Volleyball (1997-2000)
1998 and 1999 Southland Conference Player of the Year … 2000 Southland Conference Tournament MVP, helping UTSA advance to the first round of the NCAA Tournament … two-time Academic All-American … was named the 2000 Academic All-American of the Year for Women's Volleyball … second team all-conference in 1997 and 1998 … holds the UTSA career record for kills with 2,034 and set the single-game record with 40 kills in 1998

#3 - Leonard Byrd, Track and Field (1994-96)
Three-time All-American in the 400 meters in 1994, 1995 and 1997 … 1996 Southland Conference Outdoor Athlete of the Year … 1995 Southland Conference Outstanding Track Performer … four-time conference champion in the outdoor 400 … set the SLC outdoor record in the 400 with a time of 44.88 … won two indoor 400 league crowns … competed at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 United States Olympic Trials … was a member of the 2001 U.S. 4x400-meter relay team that won the gold medal at the World Championships.

#2 - Tameka Roberts, Track and Field, Basketball (1995-98)
UTSA most decorated female athlete … a seven-time All-American in three different events, the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters … set UTSA records in the indoor and outdoor long jump, the indoor 200 meters and the outdoor 100 and 200 meters … three-time Southland Conference Indoor Athlete of the Year, Outstanding Track Performer and High Point Scorer … Two-time SLC Outdoor Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Track Performer … was the only athlete to compete in three different events at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta

#1 - Devin Brown, Basketball (1998-2002)
UTSA's all-time leading scorer in men's basketball with 1,922 points … ranks third with 751 career rebounds … helped the 1999 Roadrunners win the Southland Conference Tournament and advance to the first round of the NCAA Tournament … member of the San Antonio Spurs for three seasons, including the 2005 NBA Championship squad … now plays for the Utah Jazz … was the 2002 co-Rookie of the Year in the United States Basketball League and the 2003 Rookie of the Year in the National Basketball Developmental League.

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