Erika Hansen-Stebbins Named to Texas Hall of Honor

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Thirteen former University of Texas student-athletes and one former coach have been selected for the next class of the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor. Plans for the induction ceremony have not yet been set, but the list of inductees are in for what is another spectacular class of Longhorn Legends.

The 21st Women’s Hall of Honor class includes: Alexandria Anderson (Track & Field, 2006-09), a three-time NCAA individual champion and 20-time All-American who led the Longhorns to the 2006 NCAA Indoor team title; Erika Hansen-Stebbins (Swimming & Diving, 1990-92), a two-time U.S. Olympic team member, an NCAA individual champion and nine-time All-American who guided UT to NCAA team titles in 1990 and 1991; Juliann Faucette Johnson (Volleyball, 2007-10), a three-time All-American, 2007 AVCA National Freshman of the Year and 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year who led Texas to three-straight NCAA Semifinals appearances; Kasey Moore Powers (Soccer, 2005-08), the only three-time United Soccer Coaches All-American in program history and a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year who led the Longhorns to four NCAA Tournament appearances, a pair of Big 12 tournament titles and the No. 1 ranking in the national polls for the only time in school history; and Heather (Schreiber) Stark (Basketball, 2001-05), a four-time All-Big 12 selection and a 2004 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American who helped Texas win two Big 12 regular-season titles, the 2003 Big 12 Tournament championship and advance to the 2003 Final Four.

ERIKA HANSEN-STEBBINS
Women’s Swimming and Diving (1990-92)

Erika Hansen-StebbinsA two-time U.S. Olympic team member and an NCAA individual champion and nine-time All-American during her three seasons at Texas, Erika Hansen-Stebbins helped the Longhorns claim back-to-back NCAA team championships in 1990 and 1991. She spent her freshman year in 1988-89 at the University of Georgia and became the first NCAA individual event champion in Georgia program history with her victory in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:00.04). Following her move to Austin, Hansen-Stebbins and the Longhorns won the NCAA and the Southwest Conference team titles during her sophomore season in 1989-90. As a junior in 1990-91, she finished second in the 200-yard butterfly, fourth in the 400-yard individual medley and fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championship meet to lead Texas to the NCAA team title. The Longhorns set a NCAA Championship meet record for most points scored (746) that still stands today. Earlier that year, Hansen-Stebbins won the 200-yard butterfly at the SWC Championship to help UT win the SWC team title, and she was named the SWC’s Most Valuable Swimmer. In her senior season in 1991-92, she won the NCAA individual title in the 500-yard freestyle and placed second in both the 400-yard individual medley and the 200-yard butterfly to guide Texas to a runner-up team finish at the NCAA Championship. Her winning time in the 500-yard freestyle (4:37.73) set a school record that stood for 24 years. Hansen-Stebbins was named the team’s Most Improved Swimmer as a senior and helped UT win another SWC team title. In addition to her school record in the 500-yard freestyle, she also set team records in the 400-yard individual medley (4:10.10) and 400-meter individual medley (4:40.80) during her time in Austin. Hansen-Stebbins had a successful national and international swimming career, highlighted by competing for Team USA at the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She placed 11th in the 400-meter individual medley (4:51.03) during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Hansen-Stebbins then finished fourth in the 400-meter freestyle (4:11.50), seventh in the 800-meter freestyle (8:39.25) and 10th in the 400-meter individual medley (4:48.37) at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. A gold medalist in the 400-meter individual medley at the 1985 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, she also was a five-time U.S. national champion, winning individual titles in 1984 (200 fly and 400 IM), 1985 (400 IM), 1990 (400 IM) and 1991 (200 fly). Hansen-Stebbins set U.S. age-group records for 13-14-year-olds in 1984 in the 200-meter individual medley (2:17.09) and 400-meter individual medley (4:45.58). A Barbara Jordan Scholarship Award recipient in 1992, Hansen-Stebbins earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas in 1993 and went on to receive her master’s degree in sport management from the University of Florida in 1995. She worked as a graduate assistant at Florida (1994-96) and as an assistant coach at USC (1997-2003), Maryland (2004-05) and UCLA (2005-08). Erika Hansen-Stebbins has coached the Bruin Masters Swim Club on UCLA’s campus since 2010 and was named the 2017 Coach of the Year by Southern Pacific Masters Swimming. She is married to Tim Stebbins, the head diving coach at UCLA, and the couple has two children, daughter Reilly and son Owen.

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The 66th Men’s Hall of Honor class includes: D.J. Augustin (Basketball, 2006-08), a consensus first-team All-American and first-team Academic All-American who earned the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard while guiding the Longhorns to the Elite Eight in 2007-08; Jamaal Charles (Football, 2005-07; Track & Field, 2006-07), a three-time All-Big 12 selection on the gridiron and member of the 2005 National Championship team who ranks fourth on the UT all-time rushing list (3,328 yards) and is a four-time All-American and Big 12 100-meter champion on the track; Brad Elder (Golf, 1995-98), a four-time All-American who won the 1997 Fred Haskins Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer and led the Longhorns to a third-place team finish at the 1995 NCAA Championship; Jordan Shipley (Football, 2006-09), a two-time All-American who finished his career as the Longhorns’ all-time leader in receptions (248) and ranked second in receiving yards (3,191) and TD catches (33); David Thomas (Football, 2002-05), a three-time All-Big 12 selection who finished his career as UT’s all-time leader among tight ends in receptions (98), receiving yards (1,367) and TD catches (15) and a member of the 2005 National Championship team; and P.J. Tucker (Basketball, 2003-06), a second-team All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year who led the Longhorns to the Elite Eight in 2005-06.

Vintage selections Glenn Blackwood (Football, 1976-78) and Rick Bradley (Baseball, 1973-75) in addition to Special Selection Tom Penders (Basketball head coach, 1988-98), round out the men’s class.