Connie Bryan Bozarth
Bozarth played volleyball at Angelo State from 1982-85. She holds the ASU career record for service aces with 182 and the single-season record for aces with 72. She was a two-time All-LSC selection and led the team in kills (379), aces (72) and digs (54) in 1984. She also led the team in aces (70) and kills (382) in 1985. Bozarth finished her career with 1,031 kills and is No. 13 all-time in ASU history. She added Academic All-LSC honors in 1984 and 1985 and was selected to the LSC All-Tournament Team those same years. She is currently the head volleyball coach at San Angelo Central High School.
Decuir played basketball and baseball at San Angelo College and Angelo State College from 1962-67. He won the Nathan’s Award in 1963-64 along with being the team MVP and a co-captain. The Rams went 87-29 on the hardwood during his four years, and he was a key member of the 1962-63 team when SAC was ranked No. 1. The 1963-64 season brought conference and regional championships as the Rams placed 11th at the national tournament. As a senior, he led the team in scoring with 12.9 points per game. Decuir was named the interim basketball coach in 1967-68 while Phil George served a tour in the Air Force. He graduated from ASC in 1967 and has served on the boards of the ASU Alumni Association and the ASU Ram Club.
Lakey-Whitefield was a track & field star at Angelo State from 2006-09. She is a NCAA Division II national champion in three separate events, winning the hammer in 2007, the discus in 2008 and the shot put in 2009. Overall, she was an 11-time NCAA Division II All-American and won multiple LSC individual championships. She holds the LSC record in the hammer and the LSC Championship Meet record in the shot put. Lakey-Whitefield is also the ASU record holder in the shot put and hammer and owns the top 10 shot put distances in ASU history. She earned the David Noble Award for Outstanding Female Field Athlete at the LSC Championships each year from 2006-08 while also being named the LSC Female Field Athlete of the Year in 2008-09. She also led ASU to two top-four finishes at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, including the 2009 national runner-up spot.
Matthews spent nearly 20 years on the sidelines for ASU as an athletic trainer. He was the first full-time athletic trainer for ASU and spent his entire career as head athletic trainer aided only by student trainers. Through his student athletic training licensing program, he graduated and placed hundreds of full-time licensed athletic trainers into the profession. Matthews was athletic trainer for many individual and team champions during his tenure, including the 1978 NAIA Football National Championship team, as well as countless All-Americans and all-conference student-athletes. He also worked for the NFL’s Houston Oilers as an athletic trainer from 1978-87 and served as president of the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA) while at ASU, earning election to the SWATA Hall of Fame in 2003. Since retiring from ASU, Matthews continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology and is active in several state and national athletic training organizations.
Turner played football and ran track at Angelo State from 1975-79. He holds the ASU single-game record for interceptions (3) and was a member of the 1978 NAIA National Championship team. He picked off three passes in the 1978 semifinals against Western State to help the Rams secure a spot in the championship game. He was an All-LSC selection 1977 and 1978 at defensive back and later played for the Green Bay Packers. Turner was also a standout on the track for ASU, winning the 1977 national championship in the 200 meters. He is still the school record holder in the 100 meters with a time of 10.19 and was a three-time All-American.
Alexis Wing was a two-time first-team All-American and led the ASU softball team to the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship. She holds the ASU career records for batting average (.454), on-base percentage (.492) and stolen bases (152), and she is second in the career record books for hits (249) and runs scored (159). As a junior, Wing set the LSC single-season record for hits (93) and the ASU single-season record for batting average (.463). She was honored with the NFCA Golden Spikes Award in 2003 and 2004 and was the LSC Tournament MVP in 2004. She was also a two-time All-LSC and all-region selection. She graduated with a degree in psychology and currently works as the program director for Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives in San Antonio.