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Archive for Thursday, December 13, 2001

Lockwood, Reamon to join KU Hall of Fame Saturday

December 13, 2001

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Bob Lockwood and Dick Reamon will be inducted into the Kansas University Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime ceremonies at Saturday's Kansas-South Carolina State men's basketball game.

Lockwood has been involved with the KU athletics department over the past 40 years, serving as an athlete, coach in five sports and as a volunteer on the bench crew at Jayhawk basketball games. As an athlete, Lockwood earned All-America honors in volleyball and was a four-year letterman in gymnastics.

Lockwood first joined the Kansas staff in 1960 as diving coach. He took over as head gymnastics coach in 1964, a position he held until 1979. In addition, Lockwood worked two years (1964-65) as head wrestling coach and directed the men's tennis team from 1968-70. He concluded his coaching career by serving as head volleyball coach from 1979-85.

Reamon was a four-year (1958-62) letterman as a member of the KU swimming team. He was a six-time all-conference selection in the butterfly and individual medley and varsity record holder in those events. A team captain, Reamon earned honorable mention All-America honors in 1962.

Reamon served as head swimming and diving coach at KU from 1962 through 1977. His teams captured eight (1968-75) consecutive Big Eight Conference championships. In addition, he coached 225 all-conference selections and 108 conference meet gold medalists. Also, Reamon produced 15 All-Americans during his coaching tenure and had six athletes named swimmer or diver of the year.

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