Dr. Richard Erickson inducted to athletic hall of fame


Jimmy Dalton

Dr. Richard Erickson (right)

Natalie Langan, Staff Writer

Q: How do you feel about being inducted into the athletics hall of fame?

A: I don’t deserve it. This experience of being able to be [at the panel] and listen to everything and reflect upon all the experiences that I’ve had over the years, it’s such a blessing to do that.

Q: Were there any lessons you learned from your career that you’d like to share with the students today?

A: Individual relationships are more important than awards, are more important than even victories. The things that stick with you through life are really those individual relationships that you can form and experiences that bind you together.

Q: What was the highlight of your experience at Central?

A: I remember, in the games, the success that the teams were having, and being able to watch them and experience that.

Q: What message or advice do you have for our current students?

A: Know what your passions are, and seek the classes and learning experiences that feed those passions and prepare you for [using] passions and to do things in life that you want to do.

Q: Anything you’d like to add?

A: Enjoy each day. Don’t get too distracted by the few things that are in the future because those things, as important as they are, they’re not here yet. And if you’re always thinking about what is going to be, you’ll miss what is, and I encourage you to focus on that.