We proudly congratulate our own, Stan Curry (San Antonio Principal) for being honored as a new inductee to the Baylor University Athletics 2023 Hall of Fame class that includes eight former student-athletes from six different sports.
A two-time Southwest Conference champion in the high jump, Stan broke a conference record that had stood for 12 years with his winning mark of 6-11 ½ at the 1968 outdoor meet. With that career-best mark, he is still 10th on Baylor’s all-time performers list, just behind 2022 Hall of Famer Gary Kafer (7-0).
Clearing 6-10 or better 20 times, including four of 6-11 or higher, Stan also won the Drake Relays high jump title in 1968 and Texas Relays in 1969. He won the U.S. Track & Field Federation Championship in 1968 and competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials that year in Lake Tahoe. Noteworthy, and unfortunately for Stan and the other high jump competitors that year, a guy named Dick Fosbury showed up to the Olympic Trials with a new jumping style tagged the “Fosbury Flop” that dominated the field and kept our man Stan out of the 1968 Olympics.
Organized in 1960, the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes and honors individuals whose participation and contributions have enriched and strengthened the university’s athletics program. Student-athletes are required to wait 10 years after completing their eligibility before they can be nominated for the Hall of Fame.
Beginning with the inaugural 1960 class that included coach Floyd Crow and baseball’s Ted Lyons, 265 honorees have been elected or already enshrined in the Hall of Fame, while Chandler becomes the 32nd addition to the Wall of Honor. The Hall of Fame and Wall of Honor recipients also will be honored on the field at McLane Stadium during the Baylor-Houston football game on Saturday, November 4, 2023.
The 2023 Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2023, in the Cashion Building Banquet Room on the Baylor University campus.
Congratulations, Stan, on this long overdue recognition….but we always knew you to be a Hall of Fame Champion, on the track or in the courtroom!
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