H. Lynn Moore, Jr. '89
Lynn Moore was an all-sport athlete . . . until the ripe old age of 13. By the time he reached his teens, the Dallas native was devoting seven days a week to his tennis training, developing the skills which would make him a highly-recruited tennis athlete in his final year of high school. His hard work paid off. Before arriving on the Georgetown campus, Lynn was ranked 20th in the state of Texas in singles and 2nd in doubles play. Hoya head coach Rich Bausch welcomed Lynn with open arms.
Lynn made an impact right away, earning the first of four MVP honors. At the end of four years of wearing the Blue and Gray, he had notched 99 wins in match play. The men's team steadily improved, from a season record of 7-11 in his freshman year to 16-4 in his senior year. Lynn served as team captain during his final three years on the Hilltop.
His ability to paint the corners with passing shots and clever volleys during his Hoya tennis career earned Lynn this deserved recognition tonight. Just as impressively, he kept his academic strokes at Georgetown as strong as his first serve, earning a slew of scholarly honors. Lynn graduated magna cum laude in 1989 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. A Dean's List student and Academic All-America selection, he was presented the Robert A. Duffy Memorial Award, given to the senior who best exhibits excellence in both academics and athletics. In both 1988 and 1989, Lynn was named a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete and an ITA National Academic All-America selection. He also received the Prince Tennis Post-Graduate Scholarship as a senior.
After graduation, Lynn headed home to the Lone Star State where he attended law school at the University of Texas. Upon admission to the Bar, he returned to Dallas to work for the firm of Hughes and Luce, spending two years as a trial attorney before changing his focus to become a corporate and securities lawyer. In 1998, Lynn joined Tyler Technologies -- a company that provides software and services to local government -- as Vice President and General Counsel. In recognition of his efforts at Tyler, Lynn was named a finalist by the State Bar of Texas for General Counsel of the Year in 2004.
It would be difficult for Lynn's post-gradate athletic feats to measure up to those from his college days. However, he proudly points to representing the University of Texas in the Flag Football Championship in New Orleans in 1992 and firing a career-best 32 on nine holes early in 2005 as among the highlights.
Lynn has a 10-year-old son, Tarleton, who is "the most important thing in (his) life."