Athletic Achievements


A Tennis Ace

Shuon Alejandro Madden

Class of 2001

Shuon Alejandro Madden, born in Caracas, Venezuela, graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural development. Known during his playing days at A&M as “Mad Dog Madden,” he achieved a national singles ranking of No. 2. He teamed with his tennis partner Dumitru Caradima and the duo achieved a national ranking of No. 1. He led the Aggies to four straight NCAA Championship appearances and to three visits to the round of 16, in addition to three Big 12 Tournament titles and a regular season Big 12 Championship. As a player, he compiled
a 98 – 29 singles record and a doubles mark of 85 – 28.

Raymond Salazar, Jr.

Class of 1964

Raymond Salazar, Jr. was a solid player on the tennis team during the building years of the early 1960s as Texas A&M moved from college to university status. His inspired play helped set the standards for the great teams that were later to build a tradition of excellence in tennis. After graduating with a degree in management, he enjoyed a distinguished career of more than thirty years of teaching and administration in the Edgewood Independent School District. He is now retired and living in San Antonio, Texas.



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