(Aug. 24, 2004)--Lynn Hickey, UTSA director of athletics, will be one of seven new members inducted into the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies Sept. 3 at the Kansas State Alumni Center.
Hickey, an award-winning women's basketball coach at Kansas State from 1979 to 1984, will be part of the 2004 class of Kansas State's Athletics Hall of Fame along with former student-athletes Dan Lankas (football, 1964-67), Jack Parr (men's basketball, 1955-58), Harold Robinson (football, 1949-50), Deb (Pihl) Torneden (women's track and field, 1980-84) and Craig Wilson (baseball, 1989-92), as well as supporter Howard Sherwood.
The class, which will be honored during the weekend of Kansas State's 2004 football season opener versus Western Kentucky, is the seventh in the history of the Kansas State Hall of Fame, including the charter class of 1990. After the induction of the seven new members, the Hall will have 52 total inductees.
Hickey, who has been director of athletics at UTSA since 1999, compiled a 125-39 (.762) record during her tenure as head women's basketball coach at Kansas State. She owns the school's best winning percentage among women's basketball coaches. Her 125 victories rank third all-time at the school, and she guided each of her five teams into the postseason, reaching the Elite Eight of the 1982 NCAA Tournament and the Sweet 16 of both the 1983 and 1984 NCAA Tournaments.
Hickey coached the Wildcats to Big Eight Conference titles in 1983 and 1984, and the conference tournament championship in 1984. Three of her teams finished with top-20 rankings, including a No. 7 finish by the 1984 squad. During her time at Kansas State, she coached four of the Wildcats top-10 all-time scorers in Eileen Feeney, Tammy Romstad, Gayla Williams and Cassandra Jones.
After leaving Kansas State in 1984, Hickey served as head women's basketball coach at Texas A&M University until 1994, when she became the senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator for the Aggies until her departure in 1999.