TCU Lettermen’s Association inducts 50th class, includes 2 active coaches

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TCU Lettermen’s Association added to its list of distinguished athletes Thursday with a class of inductees that included two active coaches.

Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer (Volleyball) and graduate assistant coach Corey Santee (Men’s Basketball) joined Austin Adams (Baseball), Kelly Crowell-Goehl (Women’s Diving), Pete Jordan (Men’s Golf) and Col. Sue Ann Sandusky (Rifle) in the Hall of Fame, 50 years after Dutch Meyer and Davey O’Brien were members of its inaugural class in 1967.

“We’re celebrating 50 years tonight of the Hall of Fame, which is really cool,” TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said.  

Kramer is the third active head coach in the Hall of Fame. She joins men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon and men’s tennis coach David Roditi.

A member of the Class of 1999, Kramer was TCU’s first scholarship volleyball player and holds the program records for kills and total career attacks. She also sits atop the leaderboard for the Horned Frog single-season records in kills, kills per game and total attacks as well as two Western Athletic Conference records. Her induction marks the first volleyball player to enter the Hall.

“I’d consider myself the lucky one that gets to represent TCU volleyball up here for the first time because this is about my teammates, I’m representing them here and all the players that I have coached,” Kramer said. “I think I had the opportunity to do a lot of firsts here, that’s one of the big reasons I came to school year, and for them to honor our sport is really cool.”

Santee, who is on Dixon’s staff, graduated in 2005 and is the all-time assist leader and the second all-time leading scorer with 1,832 points. He also sits at No. 2 all-time in steals and minutes played, having started 61 consecutive games during his time playing in Fort Worth.

“This was unbelievable that all the hard work I put in is paying off and to be honored for it is a blessing,” Santee said.

Dixon said he got to know Santee after calling Santee to congratulate him on being selected for the Hall of Fame. He added that he offered Santee a job when one came open this summer following their conversation about the Hall of Fame.

Adams, Class of 2007, was a first-year player in the outfield when head coach Jim Schlossnagle came to TCU. He was part of the early teams that laid the foundation for a program that’s appeared in five College World Series.

“To Coach’s credit, he was the right guy for the job by happenstance,” Adams said. “I wasn’t recruited by him, but when I got here he gave me a chance to play and we just started getting after it.”

Jordan made his mark at TCU and in the PGA: he was an All-American who helped lead the Horned Frogs to the its first Southwest Conference championship in 1986, and he appeared in nearly 300 tournaments on the PGA Tour during his 20-year professional career.

“I didn’t expect all this and it’s been amazing,” Jordan said.

Rounding out the 2017 was a member of the class of 1994 Kelly Crowell-Goehl, representing Women’s Diving, and a member of the class of 1974 Col. Sue Ann Sandusky, representing Rifle.

Crowell-Goehl was an NCAA All-American in 1993. She qualified for the NCAA Championships three consecutive years from 1991-93 and still holds many TCU diving records. She was the TCU Female Athlete of the Year in 1991-92 and earned the award for TCU Athlete of the Year in 1992-93.

Sandusky earned three-time All-American honors for TCU rifle from 1972-74 and was the best in the nation, winning back-to-back national women’s air rifle championships. She earned two gold medals at world shooting championships and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee. Sandusky was recruited to join the U.S. Army when military services were first opening up to women and was a member of the USAR International Shooting Team from 1975-1982.