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Other Sports, Boxing Rosters, Golf Rosters, Tennis Rosters


These stories originally appeared in "The Daily Advertiser's History of Acadiana by Jim Bradshaw: Beginning Traditions," published May 26, 1998.


Other sports

By far the most successful of the women's athletics programs in university history has been in softball, under head coach Yvette Girouard. Her programs have drawn national attention to the university. Women played big roles in several other USL championship teams, and there were other men's club programs that brought the spotlight, particularly in weightlifting.
Her credentials tell how successful the program has been:
• Two-time NCAA Division I Coach of the Year
• Five-time South Region Coach of the Year
• Seven-time Louisiana Coach of the Year
• Three College World Series appearances
• 14th NCAA coach to collect 600 career wins
Girouard is the only head coach in the history of USL softball, a program she began in 1981 and one that has become recognized as one of the finest softball programs in collegiate history.
Since 1981, her teams have made three College World Series appearances and have produced 24 All-Americans, nine of them to the first team. One of the most impressive of those was Lynn Britton, former third baseman from the 1993-1996 seasons, who was named an All-American each of her four seasons.
In earlier years, Jeff Hennessy turned out world champions almost yearly in the trampoline program at USL. Some of his world champions included his own daughter, Leigh Hennessy, as well as Jim Yongue, Don Waters, Gary Smith, Susan Ford and others.
The weightlifting team, led by Jimmy Reinhardt and Walter Imahara, won several national championships in the late 1960s.
Golfers such as Ben Freeman led the USL golf team to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) championships in 1966 and 1967, and to a third-place national finish in 1968.
Bowler Jay Caldwell led the Cajuns to the Louisiana Bowling League title in 1968 and 1969. He also finished third in the national NAIA tourney in 1968

Boxing rosters: 1930-1941

Early rosters and records of the university's sports teams can be compiled from a handwritten ledger book and other notes in the files of J.C. (Dutch) Reinhardt now in the USL Archives. These are the rosters of the early boxing teams as reflected in those files. In some of the early rosters it is unclear whether they are complete rosters or only the names of lettermen.
1930: Wallace Jenkins, John Chaney, Otto Broussard, Don St. Germaine, Maurice McConnell, Roy LeBlanc, Pat Sterling, John Brown, Jesse Verret, Raymond Brown.
1931: Carl Womack, Boring Montgomery, John Chaney, Donald St. Germaine, Charles Bollich, John Brown, Fritz Lacour.
1932: No roster
1933: Harry Snatic, Sidney Pesson, Daniel Mestayer, Albert Hake, Albert Zoch, Robert Robertson.
1934: No roster
1935: No roster
1936: Harold Brock, Cooper Doucet, Harvey Gardiner, Carlo Listi, C.C. Matt, Daniel Mestayer, Ralph Weber, Albert Zoch.
1937: William Bass, Cooper Doucet, Theo Gormley, Carlo Listi, C.C. Matt, Harlan Willey, Cecil Thompson.
1938: Bernie Davies, Pat D'Auria, Bennett Fontenot, Wilson Landry, Carlo Listi, Gaston Mestayer, Thurman Pardue, Harlen Willey.
1939: Louis Campbell, Ed Cooley (Manager), Wilbert Conques, Andrew Leighton, Harry Deal, Bennett Fontenot, Donald Harper, Wilson Landry, Freddie Logsdon, Thurman Pardue, James Williams.
1940: Louis Campbell, Leo Coe, Wilbert Conques, Ed Cooley (Manager), Andrew Grew, Harry Deal, Loye Dean, Donald Harper, Freddie Logsden, Edwin Ourso, Thurman Pardue, James Williams.
1941: Warren Cormier, Ray Fontenot, Donald Harper, Raleigh Ohlymeyer, Wilson Broussard, Louie Campbell, Leo Coe, Manuel Braun (Manager).

Golf team rosters — 1928-1945


Early rosters and records of the university's sports teams can be compiled from a handwritten ledger book and other notes in the files of J.C. (Dutch) Reinhardt now in the USL Archives. These are the rosters of the early golf teams as reflected in those files. In some of the early rosters it is unclear whether they are complete rosters or only the names of lettermen.
1928: Leon Meyers, Mims Morgan, Roy Sessions, Tom Robinson, E.C. Thomas.
1929: No roster.
1930: Mims Morgan, Johnny Morriss, Max Saucier, Tom Robinson.
1931-1940: No rosters.
1941: James Hff, Harold Reed, Sweeny Smith, Maurice Watson.
1942: Albert Daly, Junius Hebert, Harold Reed, Sweeny Smith.
1943-1944: No rosters.
1945: C.L. Howell, John Lang, G.E. Odgers Jr., W.C. Sikes.

Tennis rosters — 1932 -1945


Early rosters and records of the university's sports teams can be compiled from a handwritten ledger book and other notes in the files of J.C. (Dutch) Reinhardt now in the USL Archives. These are the rosters of the early tennis teams as reflected in those files. In some of the early rosters it is unclear whether they are complete rosters or only the names of lettermen.
1932: Robby Dupleix, Richard Anderson, Herbert A. Hamilton, Francis Afeman, Carl Jones, Curby LeJeune.
1933-1940: No rosters.
1941: Gerald Beaullieu, Lawrence Como, Lee Roy David, Vincent DiStefano, Robert Graves.
1942: Donald Braud, Vincent DiStefano, Robert Graves, William Meyers.
1943-1944: No rosters.
1945: F.B. Bogran, R.S. Jenkins Jr., B.F. Howes, W.E. Walker.



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