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Famed Trojans: Three people inducted into UALR’s Athletic Hall of Fame

by Rachel O'Neal | January 19, 2020 at 1:51 a.m.

Three more names were added to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Trojan Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony Jan. 10.

The induction ceremony, held at the Jackson Stephens Center, was followed by a lettermen's social. The honorees are:

• Ray Tucker, also known as the "Voice of the Little Rock Trojans," has been associated with UALR sports for the last 35 years and has served as the play-by-play radio voice of the Trojans since 2000. Tucker is a former sports director at KTHV, Channel 11 and former executive director of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. Currently, he hosts Ray Tucker's Arkansas Outdoors and is a co-host of Drive Time Sports, both on 103.7 The Buzz.

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• Stacy Johnson-Smith is one of the early pioneers of Trojan soccer. She is the program's all-time leader in goals (33) and third all-time in points (74). She still holds the Trojan record for goals in a game (four, which she did twice) and a season (15 in 1990). She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from UALR and has spent 26 years in education in Arkansas. She currently is the assistant commissioner for learning at the Arkansas Department of Education.

• Derin McMains spent two seasons with the Trojan baseball program and is the Trojan's all-time leader in career batting average at .366. McMains was drafted in the 11th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants. He spent six seasons in the Giants' minor league system and was named an All-Star in 2003. He was part of the Giants' player development staff, earning three World Series rings. He currently is a coordinator for the Seattle Mariners.

High Profile on 01/19/2020

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