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Burroughs Adds Seven to Hall of Fame

Seven new members were inducted into the Burroughs High Sports Hall of Fame Friday evening in the Brian Hurst Gymnasium at the school.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The inductees were coach Greg Switzer, J.K. Scott, Debbie Gudzin, Emily Tubert, Kyle Cremarosa, Randy Simmrin and Ron Weckbacher.

Switzer graduated from Burroughs in 1968 and later returned to the school to be the cross country and track coach. He led the Burroughs boys’ cross country team to five league championships. In track, he led the boys’ team to five league titles and won two league titles as the girls’ track team coach. He later moved on to Hoover High in Glendale, where he enjoyed, even more, success, as he coached four All-Americans in cross country.

Scott graduated from Burroughs in 1997. The son of longtime Burroughs teacher Terry Scott, J.K. was a star athlete in three sports. Originally a basketball and baseball player, Scott began playing football as a junior and enjoyed immediate success. In two seasons, the quarterback passed for more than 4,800 yards and 42 touchdowns. Recruited by many schools, Scott went on to the University of Washington where he was a member of the 2001 Rose Bowl champion Husky team. He is now a teacher in Tennessee.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Gudzin became the Activities and Athletic Secretary in 2007 and served in that role until her retirement in 2017. She is credited with being a strong supporter of athletics and for helping with organizing the Hall of Fame event.

Tubert graduated from Burroughs in 2010 and was a four-year varsity golfer. A two-time Pacific League champion, she went on to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links title in 2010. In college at the University of Arkansas, she was a three-time All American. She is now a rookie on the LPGA tour. Last month she tied for 66th place in the New Zealand Open shooting five over par for the four-day event. A few weeks earlier she shot four under par in the Cambria Portland Classic in which she finished tied for 41st.

Cremarosa is a 1999 grad and a three-year varsity football player who also played basketball. As a sophomore, the wide receiver was one of Scott’s main passing targets. When he graduated, he held the school record in career scoring. He went on to Harvard University where he continued his career and was the team captain as a senior. At the end of his career, he was sixth on the school’s all-time reception list.

Simmrin graduated from Burroughs in 1973 and was best known for his success as a wide receiver in football. He also competed in basketball and track. He went to play at USC, where he won a national title and two Rose Bowls. He left USC as the leading receiver in school history with 100 receptions for 2,015 yards and 14 touchdowns. He went on to play in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before moving on to Canada, where he played with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Weckbacher graduated from Burroughs in 1978, where he was a star in football and track. He went on to compete in both sports at Glendale Community College, before moving on to the University of Minnesota, where he played wide receiver for two years and was named team MVP.



Emily Tubert Competes in Professional Golf Debut

2010 Burroughs graduate Emily Tubert made her professional debut last weekend (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

2010 Burroughs graduate Emily Tubert made her professional debut last weekend (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor


Emily Tubert, 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion and three-time All-American at the University of Arkansas, turned professional recently to compete on the LPGA Tour. Her first professional tournament was held last week on a familiar course.

Emily Tubert

Emily Tubert (Courtesy of Arkansas Athletics)

Tubert received a sponsor’s exemption into the 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark.

Nineteen of the top 20 players on the LPGA Tour money list entered the three-day event.

Unfortunately, Tubert did not make the final cut after posting rounds of 74 and 78 (10-over 152) after the first two days. The top 70 players advanced into Sunday’s final round.

Arkansas alum and LPGA star Stacy Lewis won the tournament with a score of 12-under 201 (70, 66, 65). Lewis, the world’s No. 1 ranked female player, finished second to Michelle Wie in the 69th U.S. Open the week before.

Tubert, a four-time All-Southeastern Conference first-team recipient, recorded six wins during her collegiate career and was just awarded the 2014 Dinah Shore Trophy. The 2010 John Burroughs High graduate possesses a decorated collegiate and amateur golf career.

Tubert was a three-time collegiate All-American and four-time first-team All-SEC honoree during her four years at Arkansas (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Tubert was a three-time collegiate All-American and four-time first-team All-SEC honoree during her four years at Arkansas (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

In 2012, she represented the United States as a member of the prestigious Curtis Cup team, and finished with a winning record against the Great Britain and Ireland team. In 2010, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in South Bend, Indiana. Tubert also joins Lewis as the only Razorbacks to be named a first-team All-SEC selection during each of their four years at Arkansas.

Tubert will play a variety of professional events over the summer before entering LPGA Tour qualifying school in August. She has selected Los Angeles, California-based Yee & Dubin Sports, LLC for representation, which also represents New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton.

Here is a link to an interview by Tubert with “Whole Hog Sports” following her performance in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship-



Emily Tubert Reflects Upon U.S. Open and Her Blossoming Career

Emily Tubert is a three-time All-American at Arkansas (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Emily Tubert is a three-time All-American at Arkansas (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

On the morning of June 27, 2013, at precisely 7:18 a.m. Eastern standard time, Emily Tubert teed up on the first hole of the 68th U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York. What a moment it was for the young University of Arkansas golfer from Burbank, California.

Emily Tubert

Emily Tubert

“The U.S. Open is every kid’s dream and every golfer’s dream to have the opportunity to play in that. It is the premier event in the world. To have that experience was incredible,” Tubert said. “The entire week was awesome. I learned a lot. Just to compete with the best in the world at a high level on the biggest stage was eye-opening. It was a great learning experience.”

While many of us here on the West Coast were sleeping three time zones away, Tubert was swinging her way alongside the world’s best women golfers in the grandest of events. For two days, Tubert experienced championship golf at the highest level. She recorded a two-day total of 152 shooting a 74 on her first day of competition followed by a 78.

Unfortunately, Tubert did not make the cut for the weekend but that didn’t take away anything from the Razorback senior. To just qualify for the championship and then play 36 holes was plenty for Tubert to bask in. There will be many future opportunities for her to play for golf’s biggest prize. But for this one weekend, it validated her blossoming career.

“I felt like I belonged there. I felt that my game is good enough to compete with the best in the world. It was my first U.S. Open hopefully of many,” she said with confidence. “I played really well the second day. The score does not at all indicate how I played.”

Emily Tubert stands in front of Burroughs High where she was a three-time Junior All-American (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Emily Tubert stands in front of Burroughs High where she was a three-time Junior All-American (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Following a high school career at Burroughs where she was named a three-time Junior All-American, Tubert is enjoying similar success at Arkansas yet with more prominence.

As a freshman, she won three tournaments, had nine top 10 finishes, earned All-Southeastern Conference and All-America honors. Tubert led the team in scoring average with a 72.16 mark, and was the top-ranked freshman in the SEC earning both SEC First-Team as well as SEC Co-Freshman of the Year honors.

As a sophomore, Tubert led Arkansas with a 72.50 stroke average while earning her second First-Team All-America as well as First-Team All-SEC honors. She finished her season as the top-ranked player in the SEC and the second-ranked collegiate player in the country.

This past spring as a junior, Tubert won two more tournaments, led the Razorbacks with a 73.41 strokes per round and was recognized as an All-American for the third time in three years.

“Emily continues to be a leader for our Razorback team and I’m excited that she has earned her third All-America honor,” Arkansas coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said in an interview with the media relations department. “She has been one of our statistical leaders all three seasons and her steady play is something we count on each week.”

“I have had a pretty good career so far. There are some records that I am still chasing primarily held by Stacy Lewis (a former Arkansas star and currently the No. 1 American and No. 2 ranked player in the world). I’ve broken some of them but some are four year records,” Tubert said. “I got one more year to buckle down and get after it. I don’t think I’ve played to my potential. But so far so good. I’m looking forward to this next year.”

Tubert had the special opportunity to play with Lewis in a practice round the day before the U.S. Open.

“I got to pick her brain, talk to her, and watch how she broke down the golf course,” said Tubert.

Tubert will tee it up in August in the U.S. Women's Amatuer Championship (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Tubert will tee it up in August in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Tubert also participated in the 2012 Curtis Cup in Nairn, Scotland, representing the United States against Great Britain and Ireland. The Cup brings together the eight best amateur women from the U.S. against the eight best women from the other two countries.

She hopes to be a part of the 2014 Curtis Cup next summer when it’s held on American soil in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Getting to tee it up for your country is always a huge honor,” Tubert said with pride.

In the meantime, Tubert has been home here in Burbank for the past four weeks relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends. But as a true professional in the making, Tubert worked out daily spending a lot of time at DeBell GC honing her game.

Next up is the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Charleston, South Carolina, from August 5 – 11. Another significant event for the pride of John Burroughs High.

Then it’s a return to Arkansas for her final season before the strong possibility of turning pro a year from now. It’s been an amazing ride thus far for Tubert in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

“It’s been awesome. There’s no other place I rather be. Heading out there before I chose to go to Arkansas, if you told me that’s where I would end up I probably would have told you that you are crazy,” Tubert said with a chuckle. “But I feel blessed every day that I get to be there. I think we have a very strong team. The talent is definitely there. I’m surrounded by great people, the coaches and my teammates. The support team for athletes in general has been fantastic. And the fans are unlike anything else.”

In honor of Emily Tubert, we share the infamous Arkansas battle cry…..

Calling the Hogs: Pig Sooie”

Woooooooooo, Pig! Sooie!
Woooooooooo, Pig! Sooie!
Woooooooooo, Pig! Sooie!