Just having Kevin around every day is a blessing," said Lon Kruger, who has led three different programs to the Sweet 16.
Kevin Kruger is quite familiar with the Ducks, having played against them for three seasons at Arizona State.
The Ducks are also quite familiar with Kevin Kruger.
Growing up as a coach's son, Kevin Kruger developed leadership skills that exceeded his athletic ability.
Jack Kruger never felt sorry for himself, not even when doctors told him he couldn't play soccer or that he'd have to walk with crutches for a long time or that he might never be able to play sports like all his friends.
Tim Kruger was determined that his son not fall behind the other kids in the league because of his disorder.
When the ball shot off Kruger's bat and he took off running, it was as if a cloud of anxiety that hung over the Kruger family had lifted.
Kruger in any case became an artist in the former sense in part through having been inspired by Benjamin's thought.
So Kruger has worked both sides of the street, sending her barbs out in numbers great enough to affect the common consciousness and at the same time to get these very images accepted, usually in large format, as works of art in the more traditional sense.