Thursday, December 13, 2001

Lockwood, Reamon to join KU Hall of Fame Saturday


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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