April 18, 2002
This is another "B" Line column, a periodic collection of news items of interest to members of the Baylor "B" Association. Contribute news about you or your teammates via e-mail to Dutch Schroeder (Dutch_Schroeder@baylor.edu), Reba Cooper (Reba_Cooper@baylor.edu) or Jack Loftis (Jack.Loftis@chron.com). The mailing address is Baylor "B" Association, P. O. Box 8120, Waco, TX 76714.
CONGRATULATIONS - Dr. Eileen Hulme, a "B" Association member who won her Baylor letter in volleyball, has been named vice president of Student Life for her alma mater. Formerly an acting VP, she will provide leadership for a 120-member Student Life Division. According to Baylor President Robert Sloan, who announced her appointment, Hulme will be involved in a number of endeavors, including campus life, residence life, student development and university ministries. She also will be responsible for determining and executing strategies to accomplish Student Life imperatives in Baylor's recently adopted 10-year vision . . . Former Baylor place kicker Jeff Ireland has joined the Dallas Cowboys as a scout. He previously worked in that capacity for the National Scouting Group and the Kansas City Chiefs. While at Baylor from 1988 to 1991, Ireland kicked 45 field goals and 78 extra points and his total of 213 points puts him third in all-time Baylor scoring behind Alfred Anderson (220) and Terry Syler (215). You probably will remember his dramatic fourth-quarter field goal against Colorado that gave the Bears a 16-14 win in 1991, but you might not know that Ireland is the stepson of E.J. Holub, the All-American linebacker from Texas Tech and an All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs. Furthermore, Ireland's grandfather is Jim Parmer, who played at Oklahoma State and in the pros with the Philadelphia Eagles. Today Parmer is the Director of College Scouting for the Chicago Bears. Jeff, wife Rachel, their twin daughters and a son live in Big D . . .
MISSED BY A FEW HUNDRED - In addition to the two or three retirees mentioned in the March 27 "B" Line for having the good sense to move to Waco, Harold Cunningham, Baylor's vice president for Special Projects, says there are probably two to three hundred more alumni who have returned to Waco to be near their beloved university. "You see them all the time, at all kinds of events," he said. Cunningham currently is working on a site for a retirement center to be built near the campus . . . Stolen from a recent edition of the Athletic Director's Newsletter: Jerry Smith who played golf for Baylor in the mid-1980s, has signed an agreement with the Baylor Athletic Department and will highlight his alma mater while playing on the PGA Tour this season. He will display Baylor logos on apparel he wears during tournament play. Smith also will write a monthly column for the department's Web site (www.GoBaylorBears.com) about his experiences on the tour. So check him out each month. Incidentally, Smith finished in the money in 16 of the 31 PGA tournaments he entered in 2001. He had three Top 10 finishes and his earnings placed him 85th on last year's money list . . . Baseball letter winner Gerald Johnson has just been re-elected to his fifth term as the mayor of DeRidder, La. Without term limits as an obstacle, the old Waco High Tiger may be growling a long time . . .
NOT A WHISKER LEFT - The 2002 Football Players Golf Tournament drew 106 players and coordinator Roger Goree said there were no losers: Master Fry Cook Pete Rowe served up 100 pounds of catfish in the "B" Association Room following the April 5 event and not a scrap went uneaten. Golf-wise, the foursome of Adam Arroyo, Will Davidson, Justin Still and Tony Tubbs won the tournament after Lake Waco Country Club pro Larry Salter examined scorecards to break a three-way tie. Prizes also went to the eighth and 15 best team. No. 8 was composed of spokesman Ross Elmore, Ray Berry, Randy Brock, Clark Hood and Russ Sheffield and No. 15 was made up of Kevin Rhea, John Patterson, Jarvis Van Dyke and the Bears' new offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin. And finally Chad Mavity won a prize for his drive being closest to the hole. Terry Newman hit the longest drive . . . Head football coach Kevin Steele was at the tournament, but opted not to play. He was too busy introducing his father, Pete, who came in from his home in Alabama for the Bears' final spring practice game . . .