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Blugold Hall of Fame
Tim Blair

Tim was the glue that held the UW-Eau Claire men's basketball team together in 1989 and 1990 when the Blugolds advanced to the Final Four of the 32-team NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City.

He was named the national tournament's Charles Stevenson Hustle Award winner and was an All-Tournament pick in 1990 when the Blugolds lost to Birmingham-Southern, 88-80, in the NAIA championship game on national TV. He was selected to the NAIA All-American third team as a senior.

Tim did not join the Blugolds until the 10th game of the 1987-88 season after transferring from UW-Stevens Point. During the 89 games he played at Eau Claire in a little more than 2 ½ seasons, he scored 1,015 points (11.4 avg), dished off for 452 assists (5.0 avg) and grabbed 267 rebounds (3.0) from his guard position and the Blugolds compiled a 75-14 overall record. He set single season assist records in 1989 (173) and 1990 (190), the latter of which still stands today. He still is the Blugolds' career record holder for three-point field goal percentage at .476. He also shares the school records for single game field goal and free throw percentage, once hitting all six of his field goal tries and another time all 10 of his free throw attempts.

Tim was a two-time team MVP, two-time All-Conference and two-time NAIA All-District 14 selection. His head coach Ken Anderson once said of him, "He always did what he had to for the Blugolds to be successful. Tim is the type of player that brings out the best in his teammates. He was one of the most unselfish players ever to don a blue and gold uniform." The Blugolds were 17-3 in post-season games with Blair directing the team.

Tim was a Super Six award winner after his junior year and following his senior season was invited to the Milwaukee Bucks' rookie camp.

Tim is a Mayville native who graduated in December, 1990 with a comprehensive Business Finance major. He has been employed in various financial capacities in Florida since 1992. In 2000, he passed his CPA examination and has been an accountant with Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg since 2002. This is his second stint with the company, having also worked there in 1992-94.

Tim is planning to be married in November. His fiancé, Jeana Rago, is a stay at home mom with three boys.

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