March 31, 2009
DALLAS (SMU) — The SMU Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, announces the newest class of its Athletics Hall of Fame.
The 2009 inductees - Eric Dickerson, Jim Krebs, Steve Lundquist and Kyle O'Brien Stevens - will be honored at a dinner and induction ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
"As a department, we want to continue to recognize the contributions and successes of our former student-athletes," said SMU's Director of Athletics Steve Orsini. "Last year we reconstituted our Athletic Hall of Fame, and this year we honor another outstanding group for their accomplishments."
A brief listing of the class and their achievements follow:
Eric Dickerson ('83) — former All-American Mustang football player, member of the famed Pony Express; led SMU to back-to-back Southwest Conference titles; member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jim Krebs ('57) — former All-American SMU basketball player; led the Mustangs to three SWC titles and the 1956 Final Four; former NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers; member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Steve Lundquist ('83) — former All-American SMU swimmer; two-time Olympic gold medalist; member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame; 1982 United States Swimmer of the Year.
Kyle O'Brien Stevens ('80) — former All-American SMU women's golf player, claimed medalist honors and led SMU to the team title at the 1979 AIAW National Championships; 2003 inductee into the National Golf Coaches Association Player Hall of Fame.
Tickets to the Induction Dinner and Ceremony are available by calling (214) 768-4575.
SMU, the only Division I athletic program in Dallas, Texas, sponsors 17 sports and has been ranked as the top school in its conference for 10 of the last 11 years in the Director's Cup overall athletic rankings. More information about SMU and its coaches, student-athletes and teams is available at www.SMUMustangs.com.
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