Tina Taylor Ramos [Basketball '18]
Tina Taylor Ramos is a 1992 graduate of Vian High School, where she was All-State basketball player and selected as a Oklahoma Super 5, one of the top 5 players in the state. She started her collegiate career at Connors State College playing for coach Monte Madewell, and was name JUCO All- American. She is listed in the record books for the most rebounds in a single game with 25, and for the individual and season rebound average of 11.15 and 12.5 respectively.
In 1995, she transferred to University of Oklahoma playing for both Burl Plunkett and Sheri Coale. Ramos was selected for the St. John’s Redstorm All-Tournament Team and was named to the Big 12 Honorable Mention Team and a nominee for Big 12 Player of the Year. At the University of Oklahoma, she holds 5th in the record books for the rebound average with 8.0 r.p.g., and 14th for minutes played with and average 28.0 minutes per game.
After graduating from the OU, Ramos moved back to her hometown of Vian, where she teaches and coaches with her husband, former Connors Cowboy baseball player, Albis Ramos. At Vian, Ramos teaches elementary physical education and health, coaches 5th grade girls and boys basketball, in addition to junior high and high school girls track. In 2008, she coached her high school track team to a 3A State Championship, a feat that had not been achieved since Ramos herself ran in 1990. She was also selected as the NFHS Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2008 for the state of Oklahoma.
She and Albis have been married for 19 years and have 2 sons, Javier and Diego.