Hall of Fame
TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Class of 2017
The TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee voted on Wednesday, April 12 for this year’s class. All of the nominees have all been notified of their selection.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Austin Adams, Kelly Crowell-Goehl, Pete Jordan, Jill Pape-Kramer, Corey Santee, and Col. Sue Ann Sandusky will comprise the 50th class set for induction into the TCU Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame. The group will be honored in a formal ceremony and banquet on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., at TCU’s Brown-Lupton University Union.
Austin Adams (2007 – Baseball)
The four-year letterman garnered national recognition as he was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at the Houston Regional in 2007. He was named the 2004 Conference USA Tournament MVP and the Mountain West Conference Tournament MVP in 2007. Adams earned First-Team All-Mountain West honors in 2006 and 2007 and was a two-time Mountain West Scholar Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Conference player.
Kelly Crowell-Goehl (1994 – Women’s Diving)
Crowell-Goehl was an NCAA All-American in 1993. She qualified for the NCAA Championships three consecutive years from 1991-93. Crowell-Goehl was named a Southwest Conference Scholar-Athlete and still holds TCU diving records. She was named the TCU Female Athlete of the Year in 1991-92 and earned the award for TCU Athlete of the Year in 1992-93. She was a four-year letterwinner, as well as team captain and team MVP in 1994.
Pete Jordan (1986 – Men’s Golf)
Jordan, an All-American for the TCU men’s golf program and four-year letterman helped lead the Horned Frogs to the 1986 Southwest Conference championship. Jordan was also an Academic All-American and two-time All-Southwest Conference selection. He made nearly 300 appearances on the PGA Tour during his 20-year professional career.
Jill Pape-Kramer (1999 – Volleyball)
Former player turned coach, Kramer, was a four-year letterwinner and team captain at TCU. Kramer, formerly Pape, was the first scholarship volleyball student-athlete in TCU history. She holds the TCU school record in kills and total career attacks. She also still holds single-season records in kills, kills per game and total attacks and two Western Athletic Conference records. Since her return to TCU she has led the team to back-to-back NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship tournaments and continues to lead the team in a winning direction.
Corey Santee (2005 – Men’s Basketball)
Santee was a two-time All-Conference USA selection who helped lead TCU to the quarterfinals of the NIT Tournament in 2005. He started 61 consecutive games for the Frogs and was the team’s Most Valuable Player following the 2003 season. Santee is the school’s all-time assist leader and the second all-time leading scorer in program history with 1,832 points. He also remains in the record books as he ranks second all-time in steals and minutes played. Santee went on to play professional basketball overseas for eight years following his collegiate career.
Col. Sue Ann Sandusky (1974 – Rifle)
Col. Sue Ann Sandusky was a three-time All-American for TCU rifle from 1972-74. Sandusky was a back-to-back national women’s air rifle champion. She was the national women’s standard rifle probe champion in 1975, 1978 and 1980. She earned two gold medals at world shooting championships and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee. She 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. Note: TCU baseball standout and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was elected to this year’s class, but deferred his induction to another year due to his MLB schedule.
2017 TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Weekend
October 19-21, 2017
* Induction Banquet – Thursday, Oct. 19 on TCU Campus
*Hall of Fame Golf Classic – Hawks Creek – Friday, Oct. 20
*Hall of Fame Happy Hour – TBA – Friday, Oct. 20
*On Field Honoring – TCU vs. Kansas – Saturday, Oct. 21
Learn more about our past Hall of Fame Members, this year’s inductees and the process to become a TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Member.
To view past inductees, please select a year below from our drop down menu. Our list begins in 1967 until present.
To view a list of past inductees by induction year – CLICK HERE
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Criteria to Nominate
TCU LETTERMEN’S ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME NOMINATION POLICY
Revised January 2017
Nominees for the TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame are judged on how well they meet the screening criteria established by the TCU Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors.
The Criteria to nominate are:
Any dues-paying Lettermen’s Association member may nominate a former TCU Athlete, who lettered at least one year, and have completed their eligibility at least ten years to be considered for the Hall of Fame.
Nominations are open beginning April 15 of each year and closes on January 1 . Nominations will only be accepted online, on the Lettermen’s Association Website, with the results sent automatically to the Director of the TCU Lettermen’s Association. No mailed in or emailed nominations will be accepted. HALL OF FAME ONLINE NOMINATION – Click HERE
- A nominee must be in good academic and athletic standing while a student-athlete at TCU
- A nominee must have distinguished himself/herself as an outstanding competitor while at TCU.
- National, conference, and university athletic and academic awards won by a nominee will strengthen his or her nomination.
- Nominees are judged 70% playing ability at TCU and beyond and 15% TCU Involvement and 15% Community Service
- A varsity team that wins an NCAA national championship may be nominated for HOF Consideration.
- A nominee does not have to graduate from TCU to be considered, but graduates will have priority.
STEP-BY-STEP SELECTION PROCESS
The Process of Being Selected as a Lettermen’s Association Hall of Fame Member
1. You are nominated by at least one (1) current dues paying Lettermen’s Association Member or previously nominated, passed the pre-screening process and is in the current screening pool of nominees.
2. You passed the pre-screening vetting process to see if you have the qualifications to make it to the screening pool of nominees
3. The Screening Committee will view, vet through the screening pool nominees and recommend its Final 12 Regular and Final 3 Vintage nominees to the Selection Committee. Maximum of 3 years on the Screening list, mandatory two years cooling off or rest period.
4. The Selection Committee meets annually at the Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors Meeting in April, views the list of nominees recommended by the Screening Committee, discusses and votes. Those that have the highest amount of votes in the regular pool of nominees and the top vote receiver in the Vintage pool will be that years Hall of Fame Class.
a. By Lettermen’s Hall of Fame Bylaws, the Selection Committee may select up-to five (5) regular nominees and 1 Vintage nominee. No more than six total will be selected.
5. Once all of the votes are counted, the Hall of Fame Class of that year is selected. A group of Board members will make personal calls to those that were voted in and announce the news of their selection. Once everyone has been notified, then the Association will make a formal public announcement.
Our Selection Committee is a diverse group of 45 members consisting of former male and female athletes representing seven decades, current Hall of Fame Members as well as TCU coaches and athletic administrators who have well over 30 years service at TCU. Our screening and selection committee members take their voting responsibility seriously and are proud to serve. Also, one of the main qualifications to be considered for a Hall of Fame nomination is that the nominee would need to be out of TCU for a minimum of 10 years.