OXFORD, Ohio—Six outstanding individuals comprise the Miami University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013-14. To be inducted into the 45th Hall of Fame Class on Oct. 5 are Heather Cusick ’03 (women’s basketball), Dave Dixon ‘92 (men’s swimming), Larry Janis ’64 (wrestling), Andrea Kremer ’04 (women’s cross country/track & field), Amy Miranda ’04 (women’s swimming) and Jessica Stout ’98 (volleyball).
One of just two Miami women’s basketball players to have her jersey retired, Cusick (’03) is the only player in MAC history to eclipse 1,700 points, 500 assists, 400 rebounds, 300 steals and 200 3-point field goals. She ended her career with 1,728 points, which set a then-Miami career record and currently ranks third. Cusick was named MAC Player of the Year in 2002-03 and also was a Kodak/WBCA All-Region pick. She is the first of two four-time All-MAC selections in program history, earning first-team distinction in 2002 and 2003. Cusick also garnered the Leann Davidge Memorial Award in 2002-03 and was the Miami Female Athlete of the Year in 2001-02. Cusick ranks among Miami career leaders in steals, free throws, free-throw percentage, field goals, 3-point field goals and is the record holder for career assists (596). She also ranks among Miami single-season leaders in points, assists, field goals, 3-point field goals, steals and free-throw percentage while ranking among leaders in single-game points and assists. Over four seasons, Cusick appeared in 116 contests—never missing a game—and made 113 consecutive starts. She led Miami to its first MAC East Division title in 2002-03.
Dixon (’92) was an eight-time MAC Champion, was twice named MAC Swimmer of the Year (1991, 1992) and was Miami’s 1991-92 Male Athlete of the Year. He was a three-time MAC Champion in the 400-yard individual medley (1990, 1991, 1992). Dixon also was a two-time MAC Champion in the 200-yard individual medley (1991, 1992), a two-time MAC Champion in the 200-yard breaststroke (1991, 1992) and anchored the winning 800-yard freestyle relay in 1992. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events in 1992 and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors, placing 15th in the 400 individual medley. He finished his career owning three MAC records and six varsity records. Dixon also competed at the Olympic Swimming Trials in 1992, placing 27th in the 200-meter breaststroke.
A three-time MAC Champion, Janis (’64) won the 137-pound weight class in 1962, 1963 and 1964, every year he was eligible to compete as freshmen at the time were not allowed to compete at the varsity level. He became Miami’s first three-time MAC Champion in wrestling, a feat duplicated by only five other wrestlers to wear the Red and White. He also was the first wrestler in program history to win matches at the national meet. Janis spearheaded Miami to a 10-1 regular-season mark during his senior campaign, leading Miami to a MAC Championship in 1964. It was the second MAC title for Miami and the second of five captured by Miami Wrestling in the 1960s. He was a three-year letterwinner from 1962-64.
The first of just two three-time All-Americans in program history, Kremer (’04) earned All-America honors in track in 2001 and 2003 and in cross country in 2001. She became the first freshman women’s athlete to garner Miami Female Athlete of the Year distinction and is the only athlete in Miami history to capture the award three times (2001, 2003, 2004). Kremer had a banner year in 2003, winning MAC titles in the 5,000 meters and 3,000 meter steeplechase, claiming a regional title and owning the American Junior Record in the latter. In the fall, she finished first at the 2003 MAC Cross Country Championships. Kremer earned all-region honors in cross country three times (2000, 2001, 2003). After winning the steeplechase at the MAC Championships in 2001, Kremer was tabbed the meet’s Outstanding Performer. She finished her career as the Miami record holder for the 5,000 meters (indoor) and 6,000 meters (cross country) and continues to own the steeplechase (outdoor) record as well as all 10 top times in the event. Kremer also was a three-time USTFCCCA Scholar-All-American and three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. For her academic and athletic prowess, she received the MAC’s Bob James Postgraduate Scholarship. In 2012, she qualified for the Olympic marathon trials with an “A” standard time.
Miranda (’04) was a seven-time MAC Champion and helped Miami to three MAC titles (2002, 2003, 2004) during her career. Over her four years, Miami compiled a dual meet record of 44-15, including a 14-1 mark in 2002, 14-3 record in 2003 and a 12-1 mark in 2004. Miranda was undefeated at the MAC Championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle, winning the event each of her four years from 2001-2004. She joined Miami Hall of Famers Robin Chico and Tish Bucher as the only women’s swimmers in program history to be four-time MAC Champions in an individual event and is the only women’s swimmer in MAC history to win the 1,650 freestyle four times. Miranda also was a three-time MAC Champion in the 500-yard freestyle (2002, 2003, 2004). A three-time First-Team All-MAC selection, she finished her career as the Miami record holder in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:01.23 in 2003) and the 1650-yard freestyle (16:30.70 in 2003).
Amassing 5,794 assists, Stout (’98) finished her career as the MAC record holder in assists and ranked among Division I career leaders. Still the Miami record holder, she ranks second among all-time MAC leaders. Stout also owns Miami records for career assists per game (12.43) and single-season assists per game (13.23 in 1996). A three-time All-MAC selection, earning first-team distinction in 1997, Stout also garnered First-Team AVCA All-District II recognition. She was named the MAC Player of the Year as a senior in 1997, Miami Female Athlete of the year in 1997-98, MAC Tournament MVP in 1996 and MAC Freshman of the Year in 1994. A two-time MAC All-Tournament Team selection, Stout paced Miami to a MAC Tournament title in 1996 as well as three regular-season MAC crowns (1995, 1996, 1997). She participated in the postseason all four years, including NCAA Tournament appearances in 1995, 1996 and 1997. A three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, Stout earned CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-America honors in 1997.
The six members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013-14 will be honored during the Miami football game versus Central Michigan at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Later that evening, an induction dinner will be held at the Shriver Center Multipurpose Room at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased by visiting or calling the Miami Athletics Ticket Office at 513-529-4295.
Cost is $30 per person and reservations for the induction dinner must be made by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. No walk-up tickets will be available.