Three Lions immortalized in Hall of Fame

This year three former Lions found their way into the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Sept. 22, Kim McNally, Donald Dykes and Kendra Oney-Weber were all immortalized for their efforts left on the field during the time on campus.
Sports Information Director Matt Sullivan led the ceremony with a short speech on the background of the Athletics Hall of Fame.
The idea of the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame was proposed by then-Lion’s Roar  sports editor Jim Corbett in 1945.
“In our history, we’ve had more than 3,000 student athletes that have worn the green and gold. Today we add three more members to our prestigious athletic hall of fame, bringing our total number of inductees to 128,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan then conceded the podium to Dr. John L. Crain, who welcomed the new inductees.
“It is a great opportunity for us to come together as a Southeastern family, and celebrate these great Lions,” said Crain.
Dykes played football and ran track for the Lions from 1975-1978. On the gridiron, Dykes lettered all four years, while blocking 12 kicks and notching six interceptions. Dykes was selected in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, where he started 27 of 47 games in his career.
On the track, Dykes was named an All-American eight times and won three national championships at Southeastern, including two in the long jump category.
McNally came to Southeastern after spending her freshman year at Tulsa, earning first-team All-Southland Conference each year from 2002-2004, while being named 2002 SLC Newcomer of the Year.  She also holds the school record with 21 goals in a season, a mark she made in 2002, and holds career records for shots taken with 272 and game-winning goals with 15.  
Oney-Weber and McNally join the Courtney Coutu, Allison Holladay, Kim Kwolek, and Becca Weingartner Stone as the only soccer players inducted into the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame.
Oney-Weber was named the conference’s Player of the Year in 2003, and, along with McNally, helped Southeastern to a pair of regular season titles in 2002 and 2003.  
All three were introduced at halftime of the Lions football game vs. McNeese State Saturday night.