July 30, 2010

Athletics Hall Of Fame Planning Ahead To 2011

Big Rapids, Mich. - Due to the transition in athletic directors, Ferris State University has announced the annual Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will not take place this fall.

Presently, the university is midst a search for a new Athletics Director following the retirement of former AD Tom Kirinovic at the end of June.  Due to time contraints involving the transition and eventual change in leadership, the event will not be held this year, but plans are underway for it to resume in 2011 after a one-year hiatus.

The Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame, which inducted its Charter Class in 2000, was established to honor those former student-athletes and coaches who have distinguished themselves in their sport or honorary members who made truly exceptional contributions to athletics.

FSU most recently inducted its 10th class of honorees in the fall of 2009 and currently 95 individuals have been enshrined by the selection committee, which is comprised of faculty, staff and community members.  

Previous Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame inductees include Scott Appledorn, Sharon (Sanders) Bade, Jim Baker, Steve Banonis, Kurt Barrett, Norm Bennett, Mike Bohnet, Deb Bolinger, Corey Bouyer, Willie Bouyer, Mike Brooks, Monty Brown, Clarence Carlisle, Art Carney, Mark Casler, Joe Charles, Stephanie (Chaffin) Cleland, Paul Cochran, Dean Davenport, John Dawe, Kathy DeBoer, Dave DenBraber, John DePourcq, Dick Dolack, Ron English, Charley Evans, Carmen Fanzone, Ed Farhat, Patty (Theis) Feldpausch, Jim File, Tony Fleming, Judd Folske, Monica Folske, Walt Franczek, Dave Gagnon, Lewis Garner, Doug Gillard, Ott Gingrich, Christie (Duthie) Gionfriddo, John Gruden, Kurt Hammerschmidt, Lynn (Olson) Hayden, Ray Helsing, Tim Herman, Ken Hicks, Russell Hildensperger, Grover Hinsdale, Jill Hirschinger, Andre Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Tanya Johnson, Sherri Jones, Paul Jungck, Frank Karas, Karen (Volkers) Keller, Scott Kelly, Sam Ketchman, Bernie Kilpatrick, Terry Kirkpatrick, Babe Kleiman, Jim Knapp, Bob Leach, Dan Ley, Dr. Rhonda (Filius) Little, Bill Love, Paul Lowden, Peter Lowden, Tom Ludwig, Jesse Mangham, Sharon (Wilbur) McCumber, Bill McElwain, Randy Merrifield, Jim Miller, Doug Mooney, Keith Otterbein, Walt Piggott, Jim Place, Amy (Summers) Pollack, Andy Roach, Bill Scheible, Jodi (Raab) Scovill, Patti Silye, John Sonntag, Dick Starkey, John Steinberg, Dave Surofchek, W.C. "Top" Taggart, Art Tetzlaff, Lloyd Tonkin, Karen (Kramer) Trierweiler, Danielle (Smith) Walker, Jarvis Walker, Gary Waters, Jim Wink and Mary (Gnatkowski) Yearham.

Plaques recognizing the achievements of all current Hall of Fame members are on display inside FSU's Ewigleben Sports Complex.

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