Dr. Thomas T. Goforth

Dr. Thomas T. Goforth at Garland High School in 1954, won the district tennis singles championship, before losing in the regional finals. As a sophomore at Baylor University, Tom was the number one tennis singles player and also competed on the top doubles duo. At the end of the season, he was presented the team's outstanding player award. In 1958, Tom again was presented the Bears' outstanding player award, as he represented Baylor in singles play in the Southwest Conference meet and also played doubles in the meet. For the full season the Baylor team won 60 matches and lost 47. Tom won 13 singles matches while losing only 5. As a senior in 1959, Tom was again presented the team's outstanding player award, as he represented Baylor in singles play in the Southwest Conference meet, and also competed in doubles play. The Bears for the full season won 56 matches and lost 36. During his three varsity seasons, Tom won 40 NCAA singles matches to set a Baylor career singles wins record. After continuing his education at the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University, Tom moved back to Garland and was president of the Garland Tennis Association during the late 1960s, when he was instrumental in establishing the Garland Tennis Center. He has continued to play United States Tennis Association tournament tennis and has been ranked in the top 10 in Texas in every age division from under 18 to over 55. At the age of 40 he held a national ranking, and more recently he was ranked tenth in Texas in the over 55 division. Dr. Goforth at present is Professor of Geophysics and Chairman of the Department of Geology at Baylor University.