May 21, 2008

Video of SMU's Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony Now Available

DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU Athletic Department, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen's Association, inducted the inaugural class of the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies on May 2. Video of that event is now available online. Because of length, it has been divided into Part 1 and Part 2 .

Forrest Gregg

Lamar Hunt

Martina Moravcova

Payne Stewart

The 2008 inductees were Forrest Gregg, Lamar Hunt, Martina Moravcova and Payne Stewart. Don Meredith served as Honorary Chair.

“The SMU Athletics Hall of Fame celebrates the many extraordinary individuals in all sports who have played a role in developing the tradition and prestige of SMU Athletics and provides future generations with a greater appreciation for the rich heritage of the Mustangs.

In 2005, the SMU Lettermen’s Association began taking steps to renew the SMU/Dr Pepper Hall of Fame, which was established in 1978 to honor both outstanding athletes and administrators who played an important part in founding the great tradition of Mustang football. Building on this strong history, the Lettermen’s Association broadened today’s SMU Athletics Hall of Fame to include all sports, past and present, sponsored by the University. The 35 members of the original SMU/Dr Pepper Hall of Fame also were recognized at the May 2 event.”

The 2008 inductees and their achievements:

  • Forrest Gregg ('56) — former Mustang football player, coach and athletic director; member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Lamar Hunt ('56) — former SMU football player and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs; member of the Pro Football, Texas Sports, National Soccer and International Tennis Halls of Fame
  • Martina Moravcova ('98) — 14-time NCAA swimming champion and Olympic medalist
  • Payne Stewart ('79) — 1989 PGA Champion, two-time U.S. Open Champion and member of five U.S. Ryder Cup teams

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