Longtime Howard Payne University faculty athletic representative Hal Lane and golfer Tim Pavlas comprise the 2012-13 HPU Sports Hall of Fame class and will be officially inducted in a ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2013, according to a press release issued by HPU on Wednesday.

Lane graduated from Richland Springs in 1950 and the same year enlisted in the United States Air Force. While serving, he completed his bachelorís degree in Mathematics from North Texas State College in 1954. After receiving his discharge two years early, Lane took a job teaching math and science at Denton High School.

In 1960, Lane moved his family to Brownwood where he began his 36-year teaching career as a mathematics professor and eventually received tenure. In 1961, he received a Masterís degree from North Texas State College.

Lane served on the HPU faculty from 1960-96, and as the Faculty Athletic Representative for 26 years from 1970-96. He served as the President of the Lone Star Conference for two years and Vice President for three. He also worked as the eligibility chairman for the Lone Star Conference and represented NCAA Division II on a joint committee of NCAA and NAIA schools.

Lane and his wife, Margaret, still live in Brownwood and are huge supporters of the Howard Payne athletic department.

A Bryan native, Pavlas graduated from Bryan High School in 1995. He then attended and played golf at Sam Houston State University before transferring to Howard Payne in the fall of 1997.

Playing three seasons for the Yellow Jacket golf team, Pavlas received honorable mention All-American honors in 1998 and 2000. Pavlas finished second at the American Southwest Conference individual championships in 1998, shooting a 222 over three rounds to earn an invitation to the NCAA Division III national championship tournament. He improved his game the next two seasons, winning the ASC iIndividual championship in both 1999 and 2000.

In 1999, Pavlas finished the ASC tournament with a field best 213, 3-under par for the championship. He shot a 228 to claim the 2000 ASC title and also earned a second invitation to the NCAA Division III national tournament. Pavlas led the HPU menís golf teams to two third-place ASC tournament finishes.

Pavlas was also a member of Zeta Chi while attending Howard Payne. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in Business Finance. After college, he has worked in the banking and finance industry and is now also working with youth instructional golf programs in the Bryan area.

The Howard Payne Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be Friday, May 3, 2013, in the Bullion Suites at the Mabee University Center. There will also be a Howard Payne athletics golf tournament on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Hideout Golf Club at Lake Brownwood. The golf tournament is open to the public with proceeds benefiting the HPU athletic programs.