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2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

Postby PonyPride » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:21 pm

From SMUMustangs.com:

2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced
Induction Ceremony Is May 4 At Moody Coliseum

DALLAS (SMU) - SMU and SMU Athletics, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, have announced the newest class of the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees include: Janielle Dodds, Denny Holman, Wes Hopkins, Hank Kuehne, Cheril Santini and the late Clyde Carter. The former student-athletes will be recognized at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Friday, May 4 at Moody Coliseum.

Dodds was a four-time All-Conference honoree and two time All-America Honorable Mention selection. She holds the SMU career record for points (1,861) and rebounds (974). As a senior, she led the Mustangs to the 2008 NCAA Tournament and a 24-9 record. That season, she was named the Conference USA Tournament MVP after leading SMU to a 73-57 win over No. 18 UTEP in the championship game.

Holman helped the Mustangs to three straight Southwest Conference titles and NCAA Tournaments, including a regional final appearance as a senior in 1967. He was named SWC Player of the Year in 1967, also earning all-conference and all-district selections. The Mustangs went 54-25 during his seasons on the Hilltop with a 33-9 league record. Holman went on to play professionally for the Dallas Chaparrals.

Hopkins was an All-Southwest Conference safety on the 1981 and 1982 football national championship teams. He had 14 career interceptions, including a league-leading six picks in 1982. He had an SMU-record four interceptions in a game against Houston in 1981. Hopkins was a second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1983 NFL draft, and played 11 seasons for the franchise. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 1985 and was the 1988 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.

Kuehne was a three-time All-American from 1996 to 1999. He won the 1998 U.S. Amateur championship and was the 1996 Southwest Conference individual champion. Kuehne represented the United States as an amateur on the 1998 Eisenhower Trophy team and in the 1998 and 1999 Palmer Cups. He went on to play 11 years on the PGA Tour with eight top-10 finishes, including runner-up marks at the 2003 Shell Houston Open and 2005 John Deere Classic. He also collected four career professional victories.

Santini was a ten-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion in 1-meter diving, winning the national title in 1992 and 1995. She swept the Southwest Conference championship on 1-meter over her four years, while winning the 10-meter crown in 1992 and 3-meter title in 1993. Following the 1995 season, she was awarded the NCAA's Top VII Award. Santini was also a three-time Academic All-American. In 1994, she was named one of Glamour magazine's "Top Ten College Winners."

Carter played football and basketball on the Hilltop, earning All-America honors on the gridiron in 1934. As a tackle, he led SMU to an 8-2-2 record as a senior in 1934. On the hardwood, Carter guided the Mustangs to a 14-3 record to capture the 1934-35 Southwest Conference Championship.

Tickets for the ceremony and banquet can be purchased here. For additional information on purchasing tickets to the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, please call 214-768-4314 or email Jeff Lockhart at lockhart@smu.edu.
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Re: 2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

Postby Dark Horse » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:45 pm

Congratulations.
Some great Mustangs on that list.
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Re: 2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

Postby mrydel » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:45 pm

Passed over again. I think my time is over for getting in as a non playing player. Maybe I can get in as the WDNWHA Chairman.
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Re: 2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:55 pm

Congratulations to all.
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Re: 2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

Postby Stallion » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:56 pm

Wes Hopkins might be the first walk-on to make the SMU Hall of Fame.
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Re: 2018 SMU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

Postby ponyboy » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:42 pm

Clyde Carter's been waiting a while for this honor.
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