2023 Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class Enshrined at 45th Burgess Banquet – Texas A&M Athletics

2023 Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class Enshrined at 45th Burgess Banquet - Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association enshrined the 2023 Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class on Friday evening inside the Ford Hall of Champions.

The 2023 class consisted of Shea Groom ’15 (Soccer), Jerrod Kappler ’99 (Men’s Swimming & Diving), Ashley Knoll ’07 (Women’s Golf), Deon Lendore ’15 (Men’s Track & Field), Jake Matthews ’13 (Football), Kristie Smedsrud-Dock ’98 (Volleyball), Jeneba Tarmoh ’12 (Women’s Track & Field) and Michael Wacha ’13 (Baseball)

Additionally, Lynn Hickey and Erika Eriksson were honored as this year’s Hall of Honor and Lettermen’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, respectively. The Hall of Honor recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributions and support of the athletic programs at Texas A&M. The Lettermen’s Lifetime Achievement Award is given to lettermen, who after graduation, have gone on to gain prominence through his or her efforts in industry, commerce, technology, athletics, the professions or other worthy endeavors.
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2023 Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class Bios
Shea Groom ’15 – Soccer

The Liberty, Missouri, native is one of the most decorated players in the history of Texas A&M soccer as a two-time All-American and three-time All-SEC performer.

Groom enjoyed a glorious four-year career in Aggieland, playing in 85 matches, including 78 starts. She finished with 107 career points on 41 goals and 25 assists. The points and goals tallies both rank seventh on Texas A&M’s all-time list. During her tenure, the Aggies posted a 75-19-7 (.777) mark with the school’s first College Cup appearance and three Sweet 16 trips. Texas A&M also claimed the SEC Double in her last two seasons as the Maroon & White won the league’s regular-season and tournament titles in 2013 and 2014.

The speedy forward spearheaded the Aggies’ arsenal in their most successful season as a senior. Groom earned SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 as Texas A&M posted a 22-3-2 record and advanced to the College Cup Semifinal match. She was branded NSCAA All-America First Team after receiving second team designation her junior season.
The 12th overall pick of the 2015 NWSL Draft, Groom is in her ninth season of professional soccer, including stints with FC…

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