Notable Alumni Athletes of ACU

ACU student-athletes have gone on to do great things beyond the competitive years of their collegiate careers.

For example, former all-America baseball player Joel Wells, M.D., earned academic all-America honors at ACU and graduated near the top of his class at Tulane University Medical School. He's currently the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Former NCAA Division II women's track and field all-America and national champion Camille Coates-Clark, M.D., is now an orthopedic surgeon based in Palatka, Fla., and former men's basketball player Samuel Maroney, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon in Abilene.

Former men's track and field all-America and national champion Gilbert Tuhabonye - who escaped genocide and an attempt by a rival tribe to kill him as a young man in Burundi - is now the director of Gilbert's Gazelles Running Club in Austin and is the most popular running coach in Central Texas, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker.

Former ACU men's track and field runner Paul Carrozza founded RunTex University and RunTex Events in Austin. A former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under George W. Bush, Carrozza and RunTex Events produce more than 120 events each year and raise more than $5 million annually for local charities.