Four Inducted into UT Dallas Athletic Hall of Honors

Oct. 17, 2007

The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has inducted its inaugural class into the university’s Athletic Hall of Honors.

Honored for their contributions to UT Dallas’ athletic program are:

  • Fred Jacoby, the first commissioner of the American Southwest Conference.
  • Mary Walters, UTD’s first athletics director.
  • Chistopher Bodie Ortega, a former soccer star.
  • Cara Smedley Murez, a former soccer star.

The University established the Athletic Hall of Honors last spring to recognize administrators, coaches and athletes who have made significant contributions to UT Dallas’ athletic heritage. The four were honored and formally inducted Monday night.

A 12-person committee of administrators and coaches established criteria for the Hall of Honors earlier this year and selected the inaugural members.  The committee will induct a new class each fall.

Profiles of member of the Athletic Hall of Honors Class of 2007 are available at the Comet  Sports site.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s Web site at

Media contacts:  Bruce Unrue, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6308, [email protected]

or Meredith Dickenson, UT Dallas (972) 883-2293, [email protected]

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