Texas golfer Tezira Abe tees off at the Traditions Golf Course in Bryan on May 7, 2016. (JOHN GUTIERREZ/for American-Statesman)

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Black History Month at Texas: Tezira Abe

Posted February 23rd, 2020

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Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about golfer Tezira Abe.

Less than a decade ago, Abe became the first black female to golf at Texas. An Angleton product, Abe joined the Longhorns in 2012. She golfed for four years at the school.

As a junior, Abe was responsible for UT’s best finish at the Big 12’s tournament. That spring, she placed 10th with a three-day score of 220. Her Longhorns finished 23rd at the NCAA Championships a year later.

While at Texas, Abe was a four-time all-academic selection in the Big 12. She is currently studying law at the University of Michigan.

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