Browse Exhibits (14 total)

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Trinity's First Black Athletes and Their Effect on Trinity Black Culture

When Trinity first integrated there was push back, civil and discriminatory. However, the young men, who came out of such a pressured environment, built a community which was considered a safe haven for African American students. During a tumultuous period of American history these athletes showed bravery and moxxy, letting nothing keep them down.   

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The Golden Age of Trinity Men's Tennis

This exhibit will feature three individuals in the 1960's and 70's who gave Trinity Tennis national recognition. You will experience the success of the team as well as the individuals who hepled build and strngthen the program.

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Peggy Kokernot

This exhibit is about student-athlete Peggy Kokernot, who created the Women's Track Team here at Trinity University. 

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Felix Thurston and Larry Jeffries : the Rise of Racial Equality in Athletics

This exhibit shows the lives of Larry Jeffries and Felix Thurston and the effect on Trinity's basketball program and racial equality on Trinity's campus.

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Butch Newman: A Local Legend

This exhibit visits the career of the local San Antonio legend Butch Newman during his days at Trinity University from 1961-1965.

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Trinity's Change in Athletic Culture

Trinity University has a history of athletic excellence. The success of the athletics progam has been consistent since the beginning. However, there have been several key changes over time. Perhaps the biggest of these changes is the overall culture revolving athletics on campus.

This exhibit will highlight this change by using former Tiger star and current coach Gretchen Rush to provide an example of how things used to be, and the overall change in athletic culture. 

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Trinity University Weight Room converted from a Bowling Alley

Beginning in the early 1990's, there was an athletic expansion buzz across the country amongst universities. Trinity decided to take their outdated and useless weight room and make it much better. They found space that was the old bowling alley and decided it was not going to good use, so they cleared it out and constructed the weight room in the same space over the course of 18 months that has brought a world of change to the school.

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Trinity University's Division I Men's Tennis Team

Beginning in the 1920s, the Trinity University Tennis Program has developed into a nationall recognized powerhouse. All of the credit can go to three main people: Clarence Mabry, Chuck McKinley and Butch Newman. These three men were standouts during their time here at Trinity are have also left the biggest impact on the program as a whole. This page will delve further into each of them plus matches that they played in and an overview of the 1970s and '80s which were widely regarded as the "Golden Era" for Trinity tennis.

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Paul McGinlay's Soccer Empire

This exhibit describes the evolution of the Men's Soccer program at Trinity University under the guidance of Paul McGinlay, who was hired in 1991.

Intramural Field Hockey at Trinity University

A summary of the rise and fall of Field Hockey with its arrival on campus in 1972 and then its departure four years later in 1976. This looks into why it could have failed and if it has a chance of ever returning in the future. 

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Robert McKinley: From Student to Coach

This exhibit will follow Robert McKinley, a former Trinity tennis standout, from the first time he picked up a racket to the last.  You will learn where his love for tennis came from and what motivated him to accomplish everything he did.

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1993 Trinity Baseball Team: A Case Study of Merging Division III Athletics and Academics

In 1993, Trinty University was the only NCAA Division III school in the State of Texas.  This case study will focus on the status of Division III athletics at Trinity and the impact it had on the competiveness of the 1993 Trinity Baseball team.

In 1993, Trinity University continued to maintain its prestigious academic reputation.    

There was a process to undergo for Trinity to reach the top of the mountain in both athletics and academics.  The early stages of Division III athletics at Trinity created struggles for members of the 1993 Baseball Team -- on the playing field and in the classroom.

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