Six outstanding former student-athletes have been selected for induction into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. They will represent the 22nd induction class since the inception of the Hall in 1990.
Here is a look at this yearâ??s inductees, with more extensive biographical information to follow:
CLASS OF 2011
Ben Askren â?? Wrestling (2004-07) [Native of Hartland, Wisc.]
Possibly the most dominant MU athlete in any sport ever, who won two NCAA titles, three Big 12 titles and finished with a record of 153-8;
Don Chadwick â?? Football (1956-58) [Native of Independence, Mo.]
One of the top two-way linemen of his era who was an honorable-mention All-American guard as a senior in 1958;
Tom Heckman â?? Baseball (1978-81) [Native of Jefferson City, Mo.]
A dominant starter who won 10 games three-straight years, and who led MU to a Big Eight title as a junior and who was an honorable-mention All-American as a senior;
Max Scherzer â??Baseball (2004-06) [Native of Chesterfield, Mo.]
One of the most dominant pitchers in MU history who was the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in 2005 and twice led the league in ERA before becoming MUâ??s first-ever 1st-round MLB draft pick;
Russ Sloan â?? Football (1958-59) [Native of Columbia, Mo.]
Top-notch two-way player for legendary Coach Dan Devine who was an honorable-mention All-American selection as a senior end before going on to a career in college athletics;
George Williams â?? Menâ??s Basketball, Track & Field, Tennis (1920-21)
Was one of the most dominant players in the nation of his time, led MU to a 34-2 combined record over two years, two MVC titles and national rankings of #1 and #2;
The induction dinner will be held Fri., Feb. 10th, 2011, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia.
A reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Carly Northup in the Tiger Development Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The class will be further honored during halftime ceremonies at the next dayâ??s menâ??s basketball game, Feb. 11th against Baylor
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