1992 Inductees

Cindy Gambill

Cindy Greer Gambill was a two-time All-American as winner of the all-around gymnastics championship of the NAIA national meet while competing for Tarleton State University. As a sophomore at North Garland High School, she was an all-state selection in vault and all-around, and as a junior she received all-state honors for all-around and floor exercise, and high school All-America recognition for the latter. Her team won the state championship both years. As a senior in 1980, she won All-America honors in all-around, floor exercise, balance beam, and vault.

Read More

Jesse Ramon

Jesse A. Ramon moved to Garland in 1961, and within a year he became involved as a volunteer coach in youth sports - and soon was coaching Garland youth year-round in baseball, football, basketball, and track and field. In 1965, he began coaching in a spring track program sponsored by the City of Garland Parks and Recreation Department. In 1968, working with Jim Paul Miller, Jesse organized a summer track club for boys, initially involving only 15 to 20 youths. By 1969 the number of participants had increased to 70, and in the succeeding years up to the present, participants have averaged about 100 each year.

Read More

Jerry E. Turner

Jerry E. Turner became the starting offensive center for Texas Tech in his first varsity season in 1965. The Red Raider football team tied for second in the conference with a 5-2 record, had an overall record of 8-3, and played Georgia Tech in the post-season Gator Bowl. As a junior in 1966, he was again the starting offensive center, and his strong play earned him recognition on the All-Southwest Conference second team. In 1967, Jerry served as a co-captain of the Red Raiders, who were conference runners-up with a 5-2 record. Described as "a perennial iron man in Tech's forward wall"...

Read More

Preston Vice

Preston Vice was the first Garland athlete to earn a starting position on a college basketball team, and his outstanding guard play resulted in his induction into McMurry College's Athletic Hall of Honor in 1987. As a sophomore, Preston became the leading scorer for McMurry, with an average of 17.7 per game, and was selected for the NAIA All-District first team, an honor which he would duplicate after each of his next two seasons. Following his junior season at McMurry, Preston, who led scoring with an average of 22.9 per game, was named to the NAIA All-America second team and also to the All-Texas College Team.

Read More