Warrior Booster ClubHall of HonorFriday, April 19, 20136 p.m. - Worsham (SLTC)
Roy Wilson ’17 of Atkins, Arkansas was a standout football player for the Bulldogs, lettering 5 years, including his first year while a senior in the Hendrix Academy (prep school) in 1913-14. As a freshman at Hendrix College in 1914-1915, Wilson played on a team that was said to be the best Bulldog team to date with a record of 6-1 for the season. He played right tackle as a sophomore and as a junior Wilson captained the 1916 team and was selected All-State at center. In 1917, he was moved to halfback, served again as team captain and was a member of the H Association for which he served as president. He also participated in track and basketball.
Winfield Botts ’28 of Dewitt was a four-sport letterman in football, basketball, track and baseball. In football he was second team All-State in 1924 and All-State as a fullback in 1927 as well as sub-captain of the team. According to the 1928 Troubadour, “the Hendrix line was rated the best in the state and ninety percent of its strength was Botts.” He played guard on the basketball team for two years and threw the javelin in track for two years, placing third in the state in 1928. He was a catcher in baseball. Botts was named Who’s Who Best Athlete in the 1927-28 Troubadour and was a member of the H Association for lettermen.
Larry Fincher ’64 from Waldo, AR was a four-year letterman in basketball for the Hendrix Warriors. He was a highly accurate outside shooter and a relentless hustler at the defensive end of the court. He competed with immense determination and led the NAIA in free throw percentage in 1963-64 with 91.6%. He served as captain of the team his senior year as the Warriors made it to the AIC finals losing to Ouachita for a second place conference finish. As a sophomore he was the team’s second leading scorer with 271 points for 11.8 points per game and hit 85% of free throws, making 87 points from the foul line. Fincher was president of the H-Club for letterman.
Jon Guthrie ’56 from Delight, Arkansas. Jon was the employed at Hendrix in 1966 following his theological studies and serving as a Methodist Missionary in Zaire, Congo including the last four years of war in the Congo. Appointed Associate Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Conway in 1968 and became Chaplin of Hendrix College in 1969 where he served as Chaplain and as Special Advisor to President Tim Cloyd until his death in 2012. Jon was an ambassador for Warrior athletics, supporting all phases of athletics beginning with his days as a student when he participated in basketball. Jon was one of the founding members of the Board of the Warrior Booster Club. A devoted fan who seldom missed a game and often provided special support to players, coaches, and students of Hendrix College. He was the perfect example of Warrior Pride.
Paul Henry ’88 from Fayetteville, Arkansas, was a 4-year swimming letterman and excellent student athlete who held school records in the 100 FR (46.55), the 200 FR (1:44.74), the 50 BR (27.64), the 400 FSR (3:12.1), the 800 FSR (7:10.60), the 200 medley relay (1:39.98 and the 400 medley relay (3:39.03) and still holds those records today. Henry took first place honors with his teammates in the AIC 200 medley relay in 1985 and in 1986 in the 400 free style relay. In 1985 he was selected as CSCA All-American NAIA Division in the 800 FSR, the 100 BR, the 100 FR, and the 400 FSR and was named as Honorable Mention All-American NAIA in the 400 MR. He was recognized as NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 FR in 1986. In 1988 Henry was named as CSCA All-American Honorable Mention NAIA in the 100 FR and in the 400 FSR. He was named All-AIC for four consecutive years and was an NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Nick Lasker ’88 4 years basketball letterman.
1988: AIC free-throw leader 84.5%; Spaulding Player of the Game 5 times
Arkansas Democrat Player of the Week - Honorable Mention All – AIC
Honorable Mention NAIA All-District 17 - Bobby Reese Award Winner
1987: Free Throw Leader 82% - Defensive Player of the Year
Honorable Mention All-AIC - Honorable Mention NAIA All-District 17
1986: Free Throw Leader 86%
NAIA District 17 All-Tournament Team
1985 Team bid to NAIA National Tournament, KC who were District 17 Champions
Assistant Coach, Texas Titans AAU Basketball Champions: 14U-2011; 23U-2010; 15U-2009; 12U-2009; 11U-2008. Coached 1992 AAAA State Runner-Up, Fort Smith Southside Boys Basketball who were the State Champions in Football in 1992 and 1991.
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