McMurry’s Barbara Crousen joins TGCA Hall fo Fame

Barbara Crousen (photo courtesy of Dave Beyer and McMurry athletics)

How many of you can name the only woman to coach a mens’ team to an NCAA national championship? (She did it twice!) What college coach has won 14(!) consecutive conference men’s titles to go along with 10 women’s titles since 1999? (Don’t forget 24 Conference Coach of the Year and two National Coach of the Year honors in that time.) And those are only a few of the highlights during the career of one very special person, McMurry University head track coach Barbara Crousen..

Another well-deserved honor was given to Coach Crousen when she was inducted into the Texas Girls Coaches Association Hall of Fame last Wednesday, July 11.

Like so many, I’ve been so fortunate to have known Barbara for quite a few years now. Her wonderful personality and character make her a joy to be around. Her passion and love for the sport have been – and continue to be – an inspiration for the countless people whose lives have been touched by her.

You can read more about Barbara and this special occasion at the McMurry University website.

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