An End to an Incredible Era in UT Sports

By: ralphbarrera

Aug 25 2010

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Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:7.4mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/100 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot G9

Susan Sigmon has been a professional photographer working for the University of Texas Athletic department for 30 years. She started fresh upon graduation from Texas and has been responsible for the most thorough and comprehensive coverage of Longhorn athletics, especially women’s sports, throughout her tenure at the 40 acres. She retired yesterday in a lavish celebration in the Red McCombs End Zone of the Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium. Those in attendance included a who’s who of administration and coaches, from the likes of DeLoss Dodds, Chris Plonsky, Jody Conradt, Gail Goestenkors, Pat Weiss, Bill Little, Kim Brackin, Matt Scoggin, and a host of others. I’ve known Susan since our college days and count her as one of my closest friends. I am so happy to have worked side by side with her and her husband Jim, who also is a sports photographer in the same department. If you have ever covered a sporting event at the University you will no doubt have crossed paths with one of the nicest and most helpful persons you will ever meet. I wish her the best in retirement, and that sounds funny knowing she is still very young, but she has earned the right to be care free and happy watching her daughter tackle the challenges of her own sports career. Susan you will be missed. At least we still have Jim.

A Master Painter, by Bill Little, a commentary

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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