Rice Institute Owls track runner (and later track coach) Emmett Brunson
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls track and field athlete Emmett Brunson, class of 1929, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: EMMETT BRUNSON (1929) was both a champion on his own and a coach of champions. He helped win the 1928 Southwest Conference track title, Rice’s first major championship, by winning the half and the mild and running behind only other Rice men in the two mile. A native Houstonian, he was track coach as well as athletic business manager for Rice from 1935 to 1970 with time out for War II Navy duty. His teams won five Southwest Conference championships. The Owls rank among the nation’s top 15 in points scored in 46 national intercollegiate track and field championships, well ahead of any other Southwest Conference school. Brunson has just retired.
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