Dallas ISD announced its Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 of seven members, including former superintendent Michael Hinojosa and 1968 Hillcrest High School graduate Jerry Heidenreich.
Hinojosa is entering the Athletic Hall of Fame for his work as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator — including a 13-year, two-stint tenure as superintendent. He graduated from Sunset High School in 1975 where he played baseball and basketball and returned to the district to teach and coach at W.H. Adamson High School.
Heidenreich is a swimmer who was a two-time state champion and high school All-American for his excellence in the pool. He attended SMU and was named an All-American during his four years of college. He won 18 individual Southwest Conference titles and won an NCAA championship in the 200-yard freestyle in 1972. He also qualified for the U.S. Olympic team at the 1972 Munich games where he took home two gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal. He also broke five Olympic records and four world records that year. Heidnreich was inducted to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1992. He died in 2002.
To view the full list of hall of famers, visit the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame website.