Hall of Fame
TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Class of 2019
The TCU Lettermen’s Association has announced its 2019 Hall of Fame Class. It will be the 52nd class to be inducted into the TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame. Shannon Brazzell, Matt Carpenter, Tony Jeffery, Jill Sutton-Dodd, Brooke Tull, and Phil Turner will comprise the 52nd class to be inducted into the TCU Letterman’s Association Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at TCU’s Brown-Lupton University Union.
Shannon Brazzell (2000 — Football)
Shannon Brazzell, a two-time all-conference selection, earned second team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in 1999 and finished his career as first team All-WAC selection in 2000. The two-time team captain lettered four years as a linebacker for the Frogs in 1997-2000 and finished the 1999 season with a team-high 98 tackles and recorded four forced fumbles on the season which ranks third most in TCU history during the Gary Patterson era.
Tony Jeffery (1987 – Football)
Tony Jeffery ruled the Southwest Conference in the mid-1980’s as TCU’s leading rusher in 1985, 1986 and 1987. By the end of his collegiate career he was the Frogs’ number two all-time rusher (3,749 yards) and fourth all-time in touchdowns (31). Jeffery’s career game came in 1986 when rushed for 343 yards on 16 carries (a 21.4 average). In 1987, he earned All-Southwest Conference honors as a running back. In 1988, he was drafted in the second round by the NFL’s Phoenix Cardinals and also played for the New York/New Jersey Knights in the World League of American Football.
Jill Sutton-Dodd (2001 — Women’s Basketball)
Jill Sutton-Dodd joined TCU’s Women’s Basketball program in the late 1990’s and made an immediate impact. She was the 1998 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and made the 1998 WAC All-Newcomer Team. A deadly three-point shooter, she once made 8-3’s in a game as a TCU freshman. As a three-time All-WAC selection in 1998, 1999 and 2001 she helped lead the Frogs to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2001 under head coach Jeff Mittie. She is third all-time in games started, second all-time in three point shots made (296), and fourth all-time in assists (445).
Brooke Tull (2004 – Women’s Golf)
Brooke Tull was a three-time Conference USA Player of the Year in 2002, 2003 and 2004. She ranks second at TCU with four tournament wins, including the C-USA individual title in 2002, which led the Frogs to the team title. Later that season, Tull was named TCU’s Female Athlete of the Year. In 2004, she earned second team All-America honors. In 2005, Conference-USA named Tull the Women’s Golfer of the Decade. A dominant player, in 42 total tournaments at TCU, she posted 21 Top-10 finishes. After completing her career at TCU, she went on to the LPGA Tour. In July, Tull was inducted into the Conference USA Hall of Fame.
Phil Turner (1974 – Baseball)
Phil Turner was a two-time All-Southwest Conference player in 1973 and 1974. In 1973, he was named an All-American as the Frogs’ second baseman. Turner led his team in hits in 1971 with 47. In his All-America year of 1973, he led the Frogs in batting average (.388) and RBIs (38). Known as a dangerous base-runner, he also led TCU in stolen bases with 17 swipes in 1974. Turner was an anchor for his team both offensively and defensively while playing for Hall of Fame Coach Frank Windegger.
Learn more about our past Hall of Fame Members, this year’s inductees and the process to become a TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Member.
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2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
Criteria to Nominate
TCU LETTERMEN’S ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME NOMINATION POLICY
Revised November 2019
Nominees for the TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame are judged on how well they meet the screening criteria established by the TCU Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors.
The Criteria to nominate are:
Any dues-paying Lettermen’s Association member may nominate a former TCU Athlete, who lettered at least one year, and have completed their eligibility at least ten years to be considered for the Hall of Fame.
Nominations are open year round. But those nominations made between April 15 to January 1 will be considered for that year. Nominations will only be accepted online, on the Lettermen’s Association Website, with the results sent automatically to the Director of the TCU Lettermen’s Association. No mailed in or emailed nominations will be accepted.
HALL OF FAME ONLINE NOMINATION – VOTE HERE
- A nominee must be in good academic and athletic standing while a student-athlete at TCU
- A nominee must have distinguished himself/herself as an outstanding competitor while at TCU.
- National, conference, and university athletic and academic awards won by a nominee will strengthen his or her nomination.
- Nominees are judged 50% playing ability at TCU and beyond, 40% Service and Honor to TCU, and 10% Community Service
- A varsity team that wins an NCAA national championship may be nominated for HOF Consideration.
- A nominee does not have to graduate from TCU to be considered, but graduates will have priority.
- A Special Contributor category has been added as of 2019 to include Lettermen and non-Lettermen (coaches, etc.) who have made major contributions to TCU Athletics
STEP-BY-STEP SELECTION PROCESS
The Process of Being Selected as a Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame Member
1. You are nominated by at least one (1) current dues paying Lettermen’s Association Member or previously nominated, passed the pre-screening process and is in the current screening pool of nominees.
2. You passed the pre-screening vetting process to see if you have the qualifications to make it to the screening pool of nominees
3. The Screening Committee will view, vet through the screening pool nominees and recommend its Final 12 Regular. The Executive Board will vet through and the Vintage and Special Contributor nominees to present the Final 3 Vintage nominees to the Selection Committee and the Final 1 Special Contributor inductee. Maximum of 3 years on the Screening list, mandatory two years cooling off or rest period.
4. The Selection Committee meets annually at the Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors Meeting in April, views the list of nominees recommended by the Screening Committee, discusses and votes. Those that have the highest amount of votes in the regular pool of nominees and the top vote receiver in the Vintage pool will be that year’s Hall of Fame Class.
a. The Selection Committee may select up-to five (5) regular nominees, 1 Vintage nominee, and 1 Special Contributor nominee. No more than seven total will be selected.
5. Once all of the votes are counted, the Hall of Fame Class of that year is selected. A group of Board members will make personal calls to those that were voted in and announce the news of their selection. Once everyone has been notified, then the Association will make a formal public announcement.
Our Selection Committee is a diverse group of 45 members consisting of former male and female athletes representing seven decades, current Hall of Fame Members as well as TCU coaches and athletic administrators who have well over 30 years service at TCU. Our screening and selection committee members take their voting responsibility seriously and are proud to serve. Also, one of the main qualifications to be considered for a Hall of Fame nomination is that the nominee would need to be out of TCU for a minimum of 10 years.