Tuesday, March 2, 2010
SMU announces 2010 Hall of Fame Class
By Richard Durrett
SMU announced its 2010 Athletics Hall of Fame class on Tuesday. The class includes Kajsa Bergqvist, Raymond Berry, Michael Carter, Jerry Heidenreich and Jon Koncak. All five will be honored at a dinner and ceremony on May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
SMU released these bios on the inductees:
* 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.