Profile of Tameka Roberts A Member of the Inaugural Hall of Fame Class at UTSA Athletics


Profile of Tameka Roberts: A Member of the Inaugural Hall of Fame Class at UTSA Athletics

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UTSA Athletics is set to enshrine its inaugural Hall of Fame Class during Homecoming Weekend on October 27th and 28th. This inaugural class comprises remarkable individuals who left an indelible mark on the university’s sporting history. Among the distinguished inductees are McKenzie Adams, known for her prowess in volleyball and women’s basketball, Devin Brown, a standout in men’s basketball, Marcus Davenport, a force to be reckoned with in football, and Tameka Roberts, who excelled in women’s track and field as well as women’s basketball. In addition to these athletes, the Hall of Fame will also recognize the outstanding contributions of former head football coach Larry Coker and former athletics director Lynn Hickey.

The much-anticipated UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 27th. The following day, the Hall of Fame plaques will be unveiled at the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence. To cap off this celebration, the inductees will be honored on the field during the East Carolina football game at the Alamodome on Saturday afternoon.

This week, UTSA Athletics will spotlight each member of the Hall of Fame Inaugural Class. Today, we focus on the remarkable career of Tameka Roberts.

Tameka Roberts Women’s Track & Field (1995-98) Women’s Basketball (1997-98)

Tameka Roberts left an indelible mark on UTSA’s track and field program during the 1990s. This remarkable sprinter and jumper earned the title of an eight-time All-American and clinched an impressive 17 individual and relay conference titles throughout her illustrious career.

Hailing from Corpus Christi, Tameka Roberts showcased her talent on the national stage, earning three All-American accolades in 1996. She finished sixth in the long jump (6.21m) at the NCAA Indoor Championships, claimed the ninth spot in the 200 meters (23.43), and secured 11th place in the long jump (6.41m) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Her journey to All-American status began in 1995 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the long jump (5.84m). In 1997, she shone brightly, achieving three All-America awards by placing fourth in the 200m at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earning recognition in the 100m and 200m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Tameka Roberts also finished fifth in the 200m (23.26) at the 1998 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Her list of accolades within the conference is equally impressive, including three Southland Conference Indoor and two Southland Conference Outdoor Athlete of the Year awards. She was honored as the Southland Conference Outstanding Track Performer on five occasions and was named Southland Conference Field Performer once. Tameka Roberts was the high-point scorer at the conference meet four times and played a pivotal role in securing league outdoor titles for the Roadrunners in 1996 and 1997.

Notably, Tameka Roberts still holds school records in the outdoor 100 meters (11.25), 200 meters (22.94), long jump (6.66m), and indoor 200 meters (23.26).

In addition to her exceptional track and field career, Tameka Roberts was a two-sport athlete at UTSA, also contributing to the women’s basketball team in the 1997-98 season. In this capacity, she recorded 47 points, 48 rebounds, 13 assists, and 20 steals, demonstrating her versatility as an athlete. Her enduring impact on UTSA’s athletic legacy is undeniable, and she was rightfully recognized as one of the UTSA Silver Anniversary Top-25 Former Student-Athletes in 2006, earning the second spot on the prestigious list.

Tameka Roberts’s remarkable journey and enduring legacy make her a deserving member of UTSA Athletics’ inaugural Hall of Fame Class, where her achievements will be celebrated for generations to come.

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