Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 12:45 p.m.
Eddie Owens, the all-time leading scorer in UNLV men’s basketball history, leads the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012, it was announced Wednesday.
The class includes six former players, one former coach, the 1984 football team and Mike Miller, a local graphic artist who created the UNLV mascot Hey Reb. Former football player and longtime ESPN personality Kenny Mayne will also be honored as the second recipient of the Silver Rebel Award.
Going in with Owens, who scored 2,221 points in his career, is Linda Frölich, the women’s basketball all-time leading scorer. The class also includes football player Kevin Thomas, women’s swimmer Lorena Diaconescu, softball player Amie Stewart, men’s swimmer Jacint Simon and Fred Albrecht, who was a men’s tennis coach and two-time interim athletics director.
The group will be honored on Friday, Oct. 12, which is the night before UNLV football hosts Reno.
“The Hall of Fame Executive Board did an outstanding job in selecting a sensational group of honorees,” UNLV Athletics Director Jim Livengood said in a statement. “We can’t wait to enshrine such a diverse group that unquestionably added so much to the history of UNLV.”