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dc.identifier.citation "Rice Institute Owls track runner Tom Cox." (1950) Rice University:
dc.description Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls track and field athlete Tom Cox, class of 1950, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame.
dc.description Caption reads: One of a long line of great track stars for the Owls in the days when the name was “The Rice Institute.” Tom Cox was an exceptional 440 dash man who ran to national fame under the late great coach, Emmett Brunson…”Brun” always claimed Tom was “robbed” of an NCAA championship in the 440 when he was apparently fouled at the start, finished a close second, but the foul was not called…Nevertheless, Cox won numerous honors, even if just missing a perhaps deserved national title…He was All-American in track both in 1949 and 1950…He was the stellar anchorman of Rice mile relay foursomes that set meet records at the Texas Relays, Kansas Relays, the Southwest Conference meet…This Rice graduate of 1950 was named Outstanding Track Performer of the Gulf AAU area in 1950, and was nominated for the famed Sullivan Award…He was named to the U.S. team for the Pan American Games in 1951 in South America, but declined to go into U.S. Navy service as a line officer during the Korean conflict...After that, he returned to his home town of Dallas to begin a business career…He is now a C.P.A. in Dallas, and is another of many famous ex-Owl athletes to go on to success as a businessman and a leading citizen of his community…In the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame with his induction in 1976 he joined three classmates of the Class of ’50 already enshrined in Joe Watson, Gerald Weatherly, and Froggie Williams…Tom Cox brought considerable honor to his alma mater both as a track star when an undergrad, and accomplishments after graduation.
dc.description.abstract Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
dc.publisher Rice University
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dc.subject.lcshWilliam M. Rice Institute
Cox, Tom
Rice Owls (Track and field team)
Track and field athletes--Texas--Houston
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
Rice University--History
dc.title Rice Institute Owls track runner Tom Cox
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 300 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images. 2010
dc.source.collection Rice University Archives R Association records, UA 089, Box 12, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University wrc02205
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