March 2, 2010
DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU Athletic Department, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, today announced the newest class of its Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2010 inductees - Kajsa Bergqvist, Raymond Berry, Michael Carter, Jerry Heidenreich and Jon Koncak - will be honored at a dinner and induction ceremony on Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
A brief listing of the class and their achievements follow:
Kajsa Bergqvist ('99) - 1997 & 1999 NCAA high jump champion; Co-holder of the collegiate outdoor record (1.95m); Olympic bronze medalist; World and European champion; World indoor record holder (2.08m); Swedish record holder (2.06m).
Raymond Berry ('55) - Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; One of six Mustang football players to have his jersey retired; Caught then-NFL-record 631 passes for 9,275 yards, 68 touchdowns in 13 seasons; All-NFL in 1958, 1959 & 1960; Elected to six Pro Bowls; Coached the New England Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl XX.
Michael Carter ('84) - A two-sport star; Is the only athlete to win an Olympic medal and a Super Bowl ring in the same year ('84); Three-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl winner; Won four indoor and three outdoor NCAA shot put championships; Won the silver medal in the shot at the 1984 Olympics; Played nine years with the San Francisco 49ers; Set the national high school record of 81 feet 3½ inches in the shot - No high school athlete has come within five feet of this record since.
Jerry Heidenreich ('72) - Set 17 school records and was an NCAA 200-yard freestyle champion; 23-time All-American; Won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 1972 Olympics; Set six American records and six World Records; Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Jon Koncak ('85) - One of two Mustang men's basketball players to have his jersey retired; One of two consensus basketball All-Americans from SMU; Led the Mustangs to two NCAA Tournaments; Led the team in scoring his final three years while team compiled a 67-29 record in that span; Team spent the entire 1984-85 season in the Associated Press top-25, reaching as high as No. 2; Member of the gold-medal winning 1984 U.S. Olympic team; First-round selection of the Atlanta Hawks in the 1985 NBA Draft; Had a 12-year NBA career.
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