The last golden age of Texas athletics began about 10 years ago and ended after the 2009 football season.
The personalities produced in that era were so famous that each was easily recognizable by one name, or in some cases, even a set of initials.
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A NUMBERS GAME
While Texas has its parameters set for retiring male athlete’s jersey numbers, no such criteria exists for female athletes. But these former Longhorns deserve it:
Clarissa Davis, basketball (24): The two-time national player of the year led UT to the 1986 NCAA title.
Kamie Ethridge, basketball (33): The NCAA title team’s point guard also won the 1986 Naismith and Wade trophies, and an Olympic gold in 1988.
Cat Osterman, softball (8): Three-time national player of the year led UT to three CWS appearances and won two Olympic medals — a gold and a silver.