Connie Dierking
Connie Dierking

Position:
Basketball

Inducted:
1986


  • Three-year starter (freshmen were ineligible) at center (1956-57-58).
  • Co-captain as a senior.
  • Team leading scorer (18.5) and rebounder (18.8) as a junior in 1957.
  • First team All-Missouri Valley Conference in 1958.
  • Holds UC record for rebounds in a game (33) and has the third-highest season total (433).
  • Earned second team All-American honors (NEA) as a senior in 1958.
  • Taken in the first round of the 1958 NBA draft by Syracuse (No. 6 pick)
  • Played in the NBA for 13 years with Syracuse (1958-60), Philadelphia (1963-64), San Francisco (1965), Cincinnati (1965-70) and Philadelplhia (1971).
  • UC Athletics Hall of Fame 1986.