ARKANSAS TRACK & FIELD HALL OF FAME
Raymond "Rip" Powell (2002)
Coached at Texarkana where he won two state track championships.
Football and track coach at Stamps before returning to SAU as head track coach in 1963.
After three seasons of a 3rd place and two 2nd place finishes in the AIC, his 1967 team won their first AIC championship and then repeated in 1968.
SAU had 25 All-AIC track athletes and 13 NAIA All-American during this time and set 5 AIC Records.
The “Rip Powell Relays” are an annual event at SAU.
In 1999 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SAU.
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