Nov. 4, 2002
WACO, Texas -
Baylor athletic director Tom Stanton was hospitalized Monday morning and diagnosed with an atrial flutter. It is expected that he will undergo a minor corrective procedure Tuesday. Baylor president Robert B. Sloan Jr. visited with Stanton by telephone Monday morning and said Stanton was alert and expected to be back in the office soon.
Stanton, 51, was named Baylor's athletic director in February 1996 and has overseen large-scale capital upgrades and dramatic improvements in overall athletic successes. Baylor was ranked 125th nationally in the Sears Directors' Cup rankings his first season, but has finished in the top 55 each of the last four seasons, including a 40th-place ranking in 2001-02.