|Posted June 17, 2009|
Pack alums Brading, Calhoun named All-Century
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former University of Southern Colorado tennis standouts, Carey Brading and Thomas Calhoun, have been chosen for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-century team, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
Brading, a two-time all-American, played at the University of Southern Colorado from 1975-79. In that time, he won eight conference championships (six RMAC titles) in singles and doubles play. He was also a six-time NAIA District VII champion in singles and doubles.
Calhoun, the RMAC Player of the Year in 1996, was a two-time all-RMAC selection as a doubles player. He won two regional championships (singles champion in 1998, doubles champion in 1997). He was a two-time all-American selection, as well.
The RMAC All-Time tennis teams were selected by representatives from schools that currently participate in the sport of tennis. Official records for RMAC men's tennis date back to 1973, while women's tennis started in 1978. It is known that the RMAC sponsored the sport of men's tennis as early as 1920.
The top six men's and women's tennis players as well as the best head coaches in RMAC tennis history were selected to help celebrate the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's 100th anniversary in 2009. The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country, and the most historic in the western U.S. As part of the Centennial Celebration, all-time teams are being selected in 19 RMAC sports. The RMAC's Centennial Celebration will take place on July 11, 2009 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. A new all-time team will be recognized each month leading up to the celebration.