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