University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor

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The University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor,[1] founded in 1978,[2] recognizes University of Michigan athletes, coaches, and administrators who have made significant contributions to the university's athletic programs.[3] To qualify for induction into the Hall of Honor, an individual must have been an All-American, set an NCAA, U.S., or world record, won an NCAA title, or made significant contributions to the university's athletic department as a coach or administrator.[3] The nomination and selection process is conducted by the Letterwinners M Club executive board.[3]

Hall of Honor firsts[edit]

The first group inducted into the Hall of Honor in 1978 was Gerald R. Ford, Bill Freehan, Tom Harmon, Ron Kramer, Bennie Oosterbaan, Cazzie Russell, and Bob Ufer. The second induction class in 1979 consisted of Fritz Crisler, DeHart Hubbard, Ray Fisher, Charlie Fonville, Willie Heston, Chuck Kocsis, George Sisler, Germany Schulz, Rudy Tomjanovich and Fielding H. Yost.

The first women inducted into the Hall of Honor were Olympic diving gold medalist Micki King in 1986 and athletic administrator Marie Hartwig in 1989. The first African-American athletes inducted were Cazzie Russell (1978), Charlie Fonville (1979) and DeHart Hubbard (1979).

The first players inducted by sport are:

Sortable list of inductees[edit]

For alphabetical listing of inductees, see footnote[4]
For listing of inductees by induction year, see footnote[5]
Name Sport Position/Event Induction Year Start Year Finish Year Key Accomplishments
Abbott, Jim Baseball Pitcher 2004 1985 1988 Led Michigan to two Big Ten championships; won the 1987 James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States
Aigler, Ralph W. Faculty representative Faculty representative 1982 1917 1955 Faculty representative led U-M return to Big Ten and negotiated Big Ten contract with Rose Bowl
Allard, Jenny Softball Third base
Pitcher
2008 1987 1990 Big Ten Player of the Year; head coach at Harvard since 1995
Bachman, Julie Diving Springboard 2009 1978 1981 Won national titles in 1978 on the one-meter and three-meter springboards
Barclay, Dave Golf Golfer 1987 1947 1947 NCAA individual golf champion, 1947
Barr, Terry Football Wide receiver 1994 1954 1956
Bay, Rick Wrestling 2010 1961 1964 Two-time Big Ten wrestling champion who never lost a Big Ten dual meet; All-American in 1963
Benedict, Moby Baseball
Baseball coach
Shortstop
Coach
1994 1953 1979
Berenson, Red Ice hockey Center 1983 1960 present All-American, 1962; 43 goals, 1962; head coach, 1984–present; NCAA Championships, 1996, 1998; U-M coaching record, 699-328-68
Blott, Jack Football, Baseball Center Catcher 1987 1922 1924 All-American center, 1923
Brown, Dave Football Defensive back 2010 1971 1974 First-team All-American in 1973 and unanimous choice in 1974
Boros, Steve Baseball Infielder 1996 1955 1957
Brown, Robert J. Football Center 1982 1923 1925 All-American, 1925
Buchanan, Edsel Gymnastics 2002
Bullard (Mehall), Joanna Track and field Hurdles, high jump 2010 1980 1983 Set four Michigan records and two Big Ten records, received four All-America honors.
Buntin, Bill Basketball Center 1980 1963 1965 U-M record with 58 double-doubles; 1,037 rebounds ranks 2nd in U-M history; All-American, 1964, 1965
Burton, M.C. Basketball 1988 1956 1959 First Big Ten player to lead conference in both scoring and rebounds, with 460 points and 379 boards
(Callam) Brandes, Mary Field hockey 2006 1976 1979
Campbell, David Baseball First baseman 2009 1962
Canham, Don Track, Athletic director Track coach, Athletic director 1987
Carter, Anthony Football 2002 1979 1981
Chamberlain, Bud Baseball Third baseman 1982 1940 1942 Later formed B.F. Chamberlain Real Estate in Oakland County, Michigan
Chappuis, Bob Football, Baseball 1984 1947
Churella, Mark Wrestling 1996
Clancy, Jack Football End 1992
Cline, J. Daniel Football, Baseball 2007
Close, Casey Baseball 2011[6] 1983 1986 1986 Baseball America National Player of the Year; set Michigan records for home runs (46) and runs scored (190)
Colloton, Ann Swimming 2008
Combs, Bill Wrestling Wrestler 1986 1940 1941 All-American wrestler, 1940 and 1941; Killed on Iwo Jima (February 19, 1945)
(Copp) Harrison, Melinda Swimming 2006
Crisler, Fritz Football Football Coach, Athletic Director 1979 1938 1947 National Championship, 1947; Introduced winged helmet, 1938; Pioneer of separate offensive and defensive units
Crosby, Elaine Tennis, Golf 1996
Curtis, Tom Football 2007
DeBol, Dave Hockey 1996 1975 1977 Set Michigan records for most assists in a season (56), most points in a season (99), career assists (120) and career points (222)
Degener, Richard Diving 3 metre springboard 1980 1931 1934 Gold medal, 3 metre springboard, 1936 Olympics; Bronze medal, 3 metre springboard, 1932 Olympics; 14 national indoor and outdoor diving titles
Derricotte, Gene Football 1987
Dierdorf, Dan Football 1996
Dietz, Diane Basketball 1996
Donahue, Mark Wrestling 1988
Duenkel, Ginny Swimming 2007
Dufek, Sr., Don Football 2006
Dufek, Don Football, Hockey 2010 1973 1976
Eisner, Brian Tennis Coach 2011[6] 1969 1999 Led men's tennis teams to 18 Big Ten Conference team championships and six top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships
Elliott, Bump Football 1986
Elliott, Pete Football 1986
Erskine, Randy Golf Golfer 1989
Evashevski, Forest Football, Baseball 1990
Fischer, John Golf Golfer 1980 1932 1935 NCAA individual champion, 1932; Big Ten champion, 1932, 1933, 1935; US Amateur Golf Champion, 1936
Fisher, Ray Baseball Baseball Coach 1979 1921 1959 14 Big Ten championships; 1953 College World Series championship; record of 636-295-8
Fishman, Herman Basketball, Baseball Guard, Pitcher 2002 1935 1938 All Big Ten guard; 0.86 ERA in 1936 set Big Ten record; founder of Camp Michigama
Fonville, Charlie Track Shot put 1979 1947 1950 Set world record in the shot put, 1948 [1]
Ford, Gerald R. Football Center 1978 1932 1934 MVP of 1934 football team; President of the United States
Ford, Len Football 1996
Foster, Sue Cross Country, Track Runner, Coach 2004
Franks, Julius Football Guard 1982 1941 1942 All-American, 1942
Fraser, Steve Wrestling 2006
Freehan, Bill Baseball Catcher 1978 1959 1961 Set Big Ten batting record of .585, 1961; U-M Baseball Coach, 1989–95
Friedman, Benny Football Quarterback 1980 1925 1926 All-American, 1925–26; College Football Hall of Fame; Pro Football Hall of Fame
Frutig, Ed Football 1988
Gacek, Wally Hockey 2007 Played on 1948 NCAA championship team
Gagnier, Ed Gymnastics 1992 Big Ten All-Around gymnastics champion, 1957; Big Ten vault and parallel bars champion, 1956–57;
Gedeon, Elmer Track, Baseball High hurdles, outfield, first base 1983 1936 1939 Tied the world record in the 70-yard (64 m) high hurdles
Gehrs, Mindy Swimming 2009 1990 1993 11-time All-American, 13-time Big Ten champion and won the 400-yard individual medley national title as a senior
George, Ed Don Wrestling Wrestler 1981 1926 1929 AAU heavyweight champions, 1928–29;[2] Placed 4th at 1928 Olympics
Giles, Buck Baseball Second baseman 1980 1923 1925 William B. "Buck" Giles; Counsel for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame; M Club President
Gillanders, Dave Swimming 2004
Goebel, Paul Football End 1981 1920 1922 All-American, 1922; U-M Regent, 1962–70
Goodridge, Francie Kraker Track
Track coach
1994
Grant, Wally Hockey 1987 Helped Michigan win the first Frozen Four in 1948; inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1994
Green, Rickey Basketball 1994
Greene, John Wrestling Wrestler 1989 Later played for the Detroit Lions, 1944-1950
Griffin, Sara Softball Pitcher 2011[6] 1995 1998 First Michigan softball to be selected as a first-team All-American three times
Hahn, Archie Track 1984
Harmon, Tom Football Halfback 1978 1938 1940 Heisman Trophy, 1940; All-American, 1939–40; College Football Hall of Fame
Harrison, Bob Basketball 1989
Hartwig, Marie Administration Administration 1989
Hatch, Henry Equipment Mgr. 1992
Haynam, Bruce Baseball Shortstop 1988 1951 1953 All-American shortstop, 1953
Heikkinen, Ralph Football 1987
Heston, Willie Football Halfback 1979 1901 1904 All-American, 1903–04; College Football Hall of Fame
Hewitt, Bill Football 2008
Heydt, Francis Swimming Backstroke 1988 NCAA champion in 150-Yard Backstroke, 1941
Heyliger, Vic Hockey Center 1980 1935 1938 All-American player; Head coach, 1944–1957; U-M record with 116 goals; U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Hilkene, Bruce Football Tackle 1992 Captain of undefeated 1947 Michigan Wolverines football team
Hirsch, Elroy Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track 1984
Holiday, Harry Swimming Backstroke 1981 1943 1947 NCAA backstroke champion, 1943, 1947; Set 7 world records, 18 American records; Won 6 NCAA swimming championships
Howard, Desmond Football 2008
Hubbard, DeHart Track Long jump, 100-yard dash 1979 1922 1925 First African-American athlete to win a gold medal in an individual event; Gold medal, long jump, 1924 Olympics
Hubbard, Jarrett Wrestling 2004 NCAA Wrestling Champion (150-pound), 1973 and 1974
Hubbard, Phil Basketball 1992
Hume, H. Ross Track 1990 NCAA champion, mile(outdoor), 1944 and 1945, and in 880-yard run, 1945
Hume, Robert H. Track 1990 Tied with his brother Ross Hume for the NCAA champion in the mile in 1944
Humphrey, Alecia Swimming Backstroke 2011[6] 1992 1995 1995 NCAA champion in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke and 12-time NCAA All-American
Ikola, Willard Hockey 1990 US Hockey Hall of Fame; Head hockey coach at Edina High School for 33 years.
Johnson, Ron Football Running back 1989 All-American
Keen, Cliff Wrestling Wrestling Coach 1980 1925 1970 13 Big Ten championships; Coached 68 All-Americans; National Wrestling Hall of Fame
Kempthorn, Dick Football Linebacker, Fullback 1992 1947 1949 Most valuable player, 1948
Kimball, Dick Diving Diving coach 1985 1958 2005
King, Micki Diving Springboard, Platform 1986 1961 1965 Won ten NCAA championships in platform and springboard diving, 1965–1972; Won gold medal in 3-meter springboard at 1972 Summer Olympics
Kipke, Harry Football, Basketball, Baseball End 1981 1921 1933 Three-time football All-American, 1921–23; Football coach, 1929–37; National Championships, 1932–33
Kocsis, Chuck Golf Golfer 1979 1934 1936 NCAA individual champion, 1936
Kramer, Ron Football End 1978 1954 1956 All-American, 1955–56; College Football Hall of Fame
Larkin, Barry Baseball 2007
Leach, Michael Tennis 2008
Leach, Rick Football Quarterback 2009 1976 1979
Lee, George C. Basketball forward/guard 1983 1957 1959
Legacki, Frank Swimming 1994
Loken, Newt Gymnastics Gymnastics coach 1981 1948 1983 Coaching record: 250-72-1; NCAA championships in Gymnastics, 1963, 1970, and Trampoline, 1969, 1970
Lund, Don Football, Baseball, Basketball Baseball coach 1984
MacFarland, Bill Hockey 2009 1955 1956 Captain of Michigan teams that won back-to-back NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956; later president of WHA
Mack, Tom Football 2006
MacKay, Barry Tennis Singles; Doubles 1980 1955 1957 NCAA singles champion, 1957; Five-time Big Ten champion (3 singles, 2 doubles)
MacInnes, John Hockey Goalie 1994 1950 Goalie for Michigan's 1950 NCAA championship team; later played for Bruins and Red Wings; coach at Michigan Tech, 1956–82
Maentz, Tom Football 1994
Mandich, Jim Football 1994
Mann, Matt Swimming Swim Coach 1980 1926 1954 Overall record of 201-25-3 as coach; 13 NCAA team titles; 16 Big Ten team titles
Marshall, Wendy Gymnastics Gymnast 2010 1993 1996 NCAA second-team All–American on vault and all-around, All-Big Ten, and two-time Michigan co-MVP
McClimon, Molly Cross-country 2011[6] 1991 1994 Three-time All-American; Big Ten Athlete of the Year
McCormick, Tim Basketball 2006
McCoy, Ernie Basketball, Baseball Basketball coach, Assoc. A.D., Asst.Football Coach 1986
McEwen, Don Track 1988 Held 55 year record for fastest two-mile time in a dual meet between Michigan and Ohio State (9:04.6).
McKenzie, Reggie Football 2004
McMillan, Gordon Hockey 1992 1945 1949 Scored 175 points, and played on the first Frozen Four championship team
McRae, Bennie Football, Track 2002
Meyer, Greg Track, cross country 2010 1973 1977 Three-time cross country All-American (1974-76), 1976 track and field All-American, winner of the 1983 Boston Marathon
Mitchell, Elmer D. Director of Intramural Sports 2002
Mogk, Bill Baseball 2002
Morrison, Maynard Football Fullback/Center 1983 1929 1931 First-team All-American in 1931
Morrow, Vicki Softball 2004
Murphy, William Tennis Coach 1983 1948 1969 His teams won 11 Big Ten championship and the NCAA championship in 1957
Neer, Penny Basketball, Softball, Track 2002
Nelson, Dave Football, Baseball 1986
Newman, Harry Football Quarterback 1983 1930 1932 Unanimous first-team All-American; recipient of the Douglas Fairbanks Trophy as Outstanding College Player of the Year, Helms Athletic Foundation Player of the Year Award, and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football
Nichols, Harold Wrestling 145-pound weight class 1983 1938 1939 1939 NCAA champion, 145-pound weight class; coach at Iowa State, 1957–1983
Nunley, Frank Football, Baseball 1989
Oosterbaan, Bennie Football, Basketball, Baseball End, Football coach, Basketball coach 1978 1925 1958 Three-time All-American in football 1925-27; All-American in basketball; Football Coach, 1948–58; National Championship, 1948; College Football Hall of Fame
Orr, Johnny Basketball Coach 2011[6] 1968 1980 Winningest coach in Michigan men's basketball program history with a 209-113 overall record
Ortmann, Chuck Football Quarterback 2004
Orwig, Bill Football, Basketball Basketball coach 1984
Perry, Lowell Football 1989
Osgood, Bob Track High hurdles 1983 1935 1937 Set a world record in 120-yard high hurdles, 1937
Plant, Marcus Faculty representative Faculty representative 1982 Faculty representative to Big Ten; President of the NCAA; Law School professor; Member, U.S. Olympic Committee
Porter, Dave Football, Wrestling 1985
Pregulman, Merv Football 1988
Ratnik, Diane Volleyball 2009 1980 Played for Canada in the 1984 and 1996 Olympics
Renfrew, Al Hockey Hockey coach, Ticket mgr. 1986 Won NCAA championships at U-M as player (1948) and coach (1964)
Rice, Glen Basketball 2010 1985 1989 Leading scorer in Michigan basketball history, led the 1989 team to an NCAA championship, jersey retired in 2005
Rickey, Branch Baseball Baseball coach 1985
Robinson, Tom Track 1985 Represented Bahamas in four Summer Olympics; gold medalist in the 100 meters at 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games
Roby, Doug Football, Baseball Baseball coach 1984
Russell, Campy Basketball 2002
Russell, Cazzie Basketball Guard 1978 1964 1966 Oscar Robertson Trophy, 1966; All-American, 1964–66
Schalon, Edward Golf 1982 1947 1949 Big Ten individual champion, 1947, 1949
Schembechler, Bo Football Head coach 1992
Schroeder, John Golf 1992
Schulz, Germany Football Center 1979 1904 1908 All-American, 1907; Center on AP All-Time All-American Team, 1951; College Football Hall of Fame
Seegert, Alicia Softball 2006
Senkowski, Ray Tennis 1996
Seufert-Sholtis, Chris Diving 2007 1978 Bronze medalist, 1984 Summer Olympics
Sherf, John Hockey Left wing 1981 1933 1936 Leading scorer in Big Ten, 1936 (33 goals, 10 assists in 17 games); first U.S. citizen to play for Stanley Cup champion
Sisler, George Baseball Pitcher 1979 1914 1915 Baseball Hall of Fame; No. 33 on The Sporting News' list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players"
Skinner, Jim Swimming 1990
Smith, Ben Golf 1985
Stager, Gus Swimming Swimming Coach 1982 1954 1982 Four NCAA team championships, 1957–61
Strack, Dave Basketball Basketball coach 1984
Supronowicz, Mack Basketball 1990
Thompson, Ruth Pickett Synchronized Swimming 2008
Tidwell, John Basketball 1996
Tolan, Eddie Track 100 metres; 200 metres 1980 1928 1932 Gold medals in 100 and 200 metres, 1932 Olympics; Set world record in 100 yrd dash at 9.5
Tomasi, Dominic Football, Baseball 1994
Tomjanovich, Rudy Basketball Forward 1979 1967 1970 All-American, 1970; U-M record in rebounds; 2nd pick in 1970 NBA Draft
Tompkins, Jack Hockey, Baseball Goaltender 1982 1930 1932 Captain of hockey and baseball teams; All-American in hockey, 1931–32
Townsend, John Basketball Forward, Center 1980 1936 1938 All-American, 1938; All-Big Ten, 1936–38
Trueblood, Thomas Golf Golf coach 1981 1921 1935 Formed golf team, 1901; NCAA golf champions, 1934–35; Big Ten champions, 1932–36; 67 years as speech professor and debate coach
Ufer, Bob Track 440 yards 1978 1941 1943 Set world indoor record of 48.1 in the indoor 440 yard; All-American, 1943; Once held eight U-M track records; Broadcaster of U-M football, 1944–81
Vick, Ernie Football Center 1982 1918 1921 All-American, 1921
Volk, Rick Football Safety 1989 All-American
Wahl, Robert Football 2004
Wakabayashi, Mel Hockey Center 2006 1964 1966 First-team All-American and MVP of the WCHA in 1966; played on 1964 NCAA championship team
Wakefield, Dick Baseball Outfielder 1983 1941 1941 Led Michigan to 1941 Big Ten championship; signed as "bonus baby" in 1941
Ward, Willis Track, Football Multiple 1981 1932 1935 NCAA champion in high jump, long jump, 100-yard dash, 400-yard dash; 2nd in voting for AP Big Ten Athlete of the Year, 1933; 2nd African-American in football
Watson, William Track Multiple 1982 1937 1939 Big Ten champion in discus, 1937–39; broad jump, 1937–38; shot put, 1937–38; javelin, 1939
Weaver-Barnett, Melanie Track, Cross Country 2007
Weber, Wally Football Fullback, Halfback 1981 1925 1958 Halfback and fullback, 1925–26; Assistant football coach, 1931–58
Webster, Bob Diving Platform 1989 1960 1964 Two Olympic gold medals in 10m platform event, 1960 and 1964
Weinstein (McGrath), Barbara Diving 2010 1978 1980 Three-time 10-meter platform national champion (1976, 1979, 1980), four-time All-American
Weisenburger, Jack Football, Baseball 1992
Westfall, Bob Football Fullback 1982 1939 1941 All-American, 1941
White, Bob Hockey Defense 2004 Two-time All-American defenseman 1958 and 1959
Wilkie, Gordon Hockey 1989 1961 1964 Led Michigan to 1964 NCAA championship
Wilmore, Henry Basketball Guard/Forward 2004 1970 1973 Two-time All-American; two-time All-Big Ten First Team
Wistert, Albert Football Tackle 1981 1940 1942 All-American, 1942; College Football Hall of Fame
Wistert, Alvin Football Tackle 1981 1947 1949 All-American, 1948–49; College Football Hall of Fame
Wistert, Whitey Football, Baseball Tackle 1981 1931 1934 All-American; Big Ten Baseball MVP, 1934; College Football Hall of Fame
(Wymer) Humbles, Beth Gymnastics 2006
Yost, Fielding H. Football Football coach, Athletic Director 1979 1901 1941 Football coach, 1901–23, 1925–26; Athletic director, 1921–41; National Championships, 1901–04, 1918, 1923; record of 165-29-10; Outscored opponents 2,822 to 42, 1901–05
Zatkoff, Roger Football 1985

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The word "Athletic" is inserted by the university's archives (Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor. Bentley Historical Library—archives of the University of Michigan and the Michigan Athletic Department), to minimize confusion, because UM's dental and medical schools each have its own similarly named "Hall of Honor". See: Hall of Honor. University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Retrieved 2011-09-09. See also: History of the Medical Center Alumni Society Hall of Honor. Office of Medical Development and Alumni Relations official website. Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  2. ^ "Michigan to induct eight into Hall of Fame: Former NBA star Glen Rice among honorees". ConnectMidMichigan.com (WEYI NBC25). Barrington Broadcasting Group, LLC. January 8, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  3. ^ a b c University of Michigan Hall of Honor. GoBlue (University of Michigan Athletics official website). Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  4. ^ Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor (Alphabetical listing). Bentley Historical Library (archives of the University of Michigan and the Michigan Athletic Department) website. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  5. ^ Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor (By Induction Year). Bentley Historical Library (archives of the University of Michigan and the Michigan Athletic Department) website. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Six to be Inducted into Michigan's Hall of Honor". University of Michigan. January 11, 2011. 

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