The Angelina College Athletics program has a long history of success stories, from the 1998 men’s basketball team
qualifying for the national tournament, to the 2003-2004 women’s team’s long post-season run and on to the 2014 softball national title.
Along the way, the programs have seen their share of All-Americans and other athletes who entered major-college and professional ranks. Roadrunner legends such as Roderick Anderson, Eric Chatfield and Chip Cartwright (men’s basketball); Lesa Jones and Mozell Brooks (women’s basketball); Dennis Cook, Clay Buchholz, Andrew Cashner and Josh Tomlin (baseball); and Kassie James and Gia Johns (softball) left indelible marks in AC sports history, with some of them carrying on at the upper echelons of sport.
On Nov. 7, AC will host an Alumni Day as part of a Roadrunner Reunion Weekend in order to recognize those teams and athletes from the past. A full day of activities will include a basketball Old-Timer’s
game inside Shands Gymnasium at 11 a.m.; a baseball/softball Old-Timer’s game (weather permitting) at Roadrunner Field at noon; and regular-season basketball games featuring the 2015-2016 Lady Roadrunners and Roadrunners later in the day. AC’s ladies will play McLennan College at 3 p.m. as part of the Angelina Classic (Panola College and Seminole State will play at 1 p.m.), and the Roadrunner men will take on Greater Houston Prep at 5 p.m.
Registration for the events will take place at 9:30 a.m. inside Shands Gymnasium.
In addition, the college will establish a permanent Hall of Fame, with several former ‘Runners scheduled for induction on that day. Baseball players Cashner (San Diego Padres) and Tomlin (Cleveland Indians) will be honored, along with the 1998 men’s basketball and the 2003-2004 women’s basketball teams.
Fans also will have the opportunity to purchase AC merchandise in the campus bookstore.
In addition, former Roadrunner athletes are encouraged to visit the AC web site’s Athletics page and complete the Roadrunner Alumni form by clicking on the link.
For more information, contact the AC Athletics office at 936-633-5282.