Induction Year: 2017
Beverly Bowes-Hackney was one of the most decorated tennis players in Southwest Conference (SWC) history. A four time All-American selection at the University of Texas in singles (1984, 1985, and 1987) and doubles (1984), Bowes was selected to the All-SWC team four consecutive years from 1983‐1987 and made the All-SWC doubles team twice. She was also named the SWC Player of the Year twice (1984‐85 and 1986‐87) and was named to the SWC-All Decade Team for the 1980s. Bowes was a member of the inaugural class of the UT Women’s Hall of Honor in 2000. She was inducted into the SWC Hall of Fame in 2017. While competing professionally on the WTA Tour from 1987‐1995, she achieved a top 50 ranking and played in 25 Grand Slam events.
She began her teaching career at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida from 1996 to 1998. She also served as the women’s tennis coach at SMU (2000‐01) and the assistant coach at the University of Texas (2003‐05). Bowes worked as the Director of Women’s Tennis from 2005‐2007 at the Circle C Tennis Club in Austin. She is currently the Director of Tennis at River Place Country Club in Austin (2009‐present) where she is responsible for every facet of the tennis program including managing ten USPTA‐ certified tennis professionals.