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UTSA Athletics Inaugural Hall of Fame Class Profile: Tameka Roberts

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA Athletics will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame Class during Homecoming Weekend on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28.

The inaugural class is made up of McKenzie Adams (volleyball/women’s basketball), Devin Brown (men’s basketball), Marcus Davenport (football) and Tameka Roberts (women’s track & field/women’s basketball), as well as former head football coach Larry Coker and former athletics director Lynn Hickey.

The UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, while the Hall of Fame plaques will be unveiled to the inductees on Saturday morning at the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence. The group also will be honored on the field during the football game against East Carolina on Saturday afternoon at the Alamodome.

This week, UTSA Athletics will profile each Hall of Fame Inaugural Class inductee.

Tameka Roberts
Women’s Track & Field (1995-98)
Women’s Basketball (1997-98)

Tameka Roberts stamped her name all over the UTSA track & field record book in the 1990s. The sprinter and jumper was an eight-time All-American and captured 17 individual or relay conference titles during her career.

The Corpus Christi native earned three All-America accolades in 1996, finishing sixth in the long jump (6.21m) at the NCAA Indoor Championships, as well as ninth in the 200 meters (23.43) and 11th in the long jump (6.41m) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Roberts collected her first All-America certificate in the long jump (5.84m) at the 1995 NCAA Outdoor Championships and reeled in three All-America awards in 1997, placing fourth in the 200m at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earning honors in the 100m and 200m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She also finished fifth in the 200m (23.26) at the 1998 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Her long list of conference awards includes three Southland Conference Indoor and two Southland Conference Outdoor Athlete of the Year honors, as well as being named Southland Conference Outstanding Track Performer five times and Southland Conference Field Performer once. She was the high-point scorer at the conference meet four times and helped the Roadrunners win league outdoor titles in 1996 and 1997.

Roberts still holds school records in the outdoor 100 meters (11.25), 200m (22.94), long jump (6.66m) and indoor 200m (23.26).

A two-sport athlete at UTSA, Roberts played basketball in 1997-98 and posted 47 points, 48 rebounds, 13 assists and 20 steals. She was honored as one of the UTSA Silver Anniversary Top-25 Former Student-Athletes in 2006, ranking second on the list.