Jan. 29, 2009
RUSTON--Bob and Nell Hayes of Lake Charles, La. have recently established the "Robert Hayes Jr. Endowed Track Scholarship" at the Louisiana Tech University Foundation.
The scholarship was created in honor of their son Robert, a 1998 graduate of Louisiana Tech and a former all-conference distance runner for the men's track team. Robert is now teaching in Boise, Idaho. The scholarship will go to a member of Louisiana Tech's long distance team each year.
"This scholarship is a great way for Mr. and Mrs. Hayes to honor Robert," said Louisiana Tech head track coach Garry Stanley. "It is extremely important to Louisiana Tech and will have a great impact on our track program."
Bob was also an all-conference distance runner for the Louisiana Tech track team during the early sixties and later served as the track coach and athletics director at McNeese State University.
Bob and Nell both graduated from Louisiana Tech in Education.
The Louisiana Tech track and field team's next meet is scheduled for February 13 and 14 at Texas A&M University.