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CEDAR HILL LONGHORN LEGACY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME SET TO INDUCT CLASS OF 2020 MEMBERS ON APRIL 4

CEDAR HILL LONGHORN LEGACY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME SET TO INDUCT CLASS OF 2020 MEMBERS ON APRIL 4

(Cedar Hill, TX) – The Cedar Hill High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the eighth annual Longhorn Legacy Athletic Hall of Fame inductees at 1 p.m. on April 4 in the CHHS Performing Arts Center.

Mike Sims, John Rowan, Caleb Hamrick, Jennifer Davis, Seth Dannheim and the 2003 Cedar Hill Girls Soccer Team are this year’s inductees.

Sims, a 1975 Cedar Hill Graduate, served as an Athletic Trainer at Baylor University from 1976-2016. He first became interested in Athletic Training as a student trainer at CHHS, from 1971-76. He was a student trainer at Baylor, his collegiate alma mater and later became Baylor’s first full-time assistant trainer in 1981.

In 1984, Sims was promoted to Head Trainer at Baylor, and in 1993, he was named Baylor’s Director of Sports Medicine.

From 2006-15, Sims was Baylor’s Assistant Athletic Director. He became Associate Athletic Director in 2015 and retired from the Waco-based university in 2017.

Among Sims’ career honors were the Dave Campbell’s Award from the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce (2006), the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Service Award in 2007 and the Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Trophy at the 2012 Holiday Bowl.

Rowan, a 1966 Cedar Hill Graduate, was a three-sport star for the Longhorns, earning a total of 11 varsity letters in football, basketball and track & field, respectively.

He was the UIL High Hurdle State Champion in 1966 and a three-time Regional Track Qualifier.

Rowan was selected by his peers as the CHHS Outstanding Athlete in 1965 and 1966. In football, he was first-team All-District as a senior (1965) and honorable mention All-District as a sophomore (1963).

In the classroom, Rowan was voted Class Favorite in 1964 and Senior Class President in 1965-66.

Hamrick, a 2012 Cedar Hill Graduate, is a baseball coach at Cedar Hill. He’s one of the most storied baseball players to have played for the Longhorns. Hamrick, a pitcher, was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2012 and went on to play four years of professional baseball.

A four-year baseball letterman, Hamrick was the District 7-5A Most Valuable Player and Texas Sports Writers All-State Honorable Mention honors as a senior, and he earned Dallas Morning News Second Team All Area honors as a sophomore.

Davis, a 2004 Cedar Hill Graduate, was one of the best softball players in Cedar Hill history. She attended University of Texas-El Paso on a softball scholarship.

Davis was named to the Dallas Morning News All-Area Team in 2001, 2002 and 2004. She was All-District in each of our four seasons and selected as Team MVP during her freshman and sophomore years.

As a senior, Davis had the highest batting average in District 4-5A (.624), was named District Offensive Player of the Year and led the Lady Longhorns to the Regional Finals.

In addition to softball, Davis lettered in volleyball for three years and basketball for two.

Dannheim, a 2008 Cedar Hill Graduate, competed on the Cross Country Team and served as the Girls Varsity Soccer Manager and the Junior Varsity Basketball Manager. He was part of Special Olympics Track & Field from 2004-07, Special Olympics Basketball in 2007-09 and Special Olympics Bowling in 2008-09. He also served as an Assistant Special Olympics Coach from 2007-09.

Dannheim attended Eastern New Mexico State University and volunteers at Plummer Elementary School.

The CHHS Lady Longhorn Soccer Team had the best start in program history, winning 16 consecutive games to start the season. They reached the playoffs with a 6-6 district record. The team’s head coach was Heather Parks.

Callye Dannheim and Ashley Pfister earned First Team All-District Honors. Kelsey Quitugua, Jen Krider and Toch Ihemelu were Second Team All-District. Alyssa James, Melissa Guevara, Rebecca Nelson and Katy Coggan earned Honorable Mention honors. The team manager was Melody Lang.

 

It is the policy of Cedar Hill Independent School District not to discriminate on any basis as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; as amended.