May 7, 2009
DALLAS (SMU) — The SMU Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, inducted four new former Mustangs into its Athletics Hall of Fame during formal ceremonies May 1 - football player Eric Dickerson, basketball player Jim Krebs, swimmer Steve Lundquist and golfer Kyle O'Brien Stevens.
(l. to r.) Jane Krebs, widow of Jim Krebs, Eric Dickerson, Kyle O'Brien Stevens and Steve Lundquist.
"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."
The inductees and their achievements:
- 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. He died in an accident in 1965.
- 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.
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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