Former Indiana forward Ray Tolbert, quarterback Trent Green and athletic director Clarence Doninger are among the 2011 inductees to the Indiana University Hall of Fame. From sports info:
2011 IU ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED
Indiana University will welcome six “contemporary” and 12 “pioneer” members to its Athletic Hall of Fame IU Vice-President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced today. Celebrating it’s 30th induction ceremony, this year’s class brings the current roster of Hall of Fame inductees to 188.
Clarence Doninger (athletic director, 1991-2001), Trent Green (football, 1990-92), Kristen Kane (diving, 1991-94), Don Ritter (basketball and baseball (1947-49), James Sniadecki (football, 1966-68) and Ray Tolbert (men’s basketball, 1978-81) are among contemporary former Hoosiers officially inducted at the annual Hall of Fame dinner on September 30, and will be recognized at halftime of the football game against Penn State at Memorial Stadium, the following day.
“These individuals embody the spirit for which administrators, coaches and student-athletes are best known at Indiana University. IU athletics have long been a benchmark of excellence — both in the classroom and in competition—and these Hoosier greats certainly are responsible for helping establish that,” said Glass. “We have great strengths and traditions because of their efforts, and it is with much gratitude that we recognize them for their service to IU.”
The IU Athletics Hall of Fame, established in 1982 by the Department of Athletics in conjunction with the Varsity Club and I-Men’s Association, recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the prestige of IU both on and off the field of competition.
They have brought much distinction and honor to IU and have established a tradition of excellence which is incomparable. Their achievements have touched everyone associated with IU. From the inception of intercollegiate athletics at Indiana to the present, none have better exemplified the true spirit of athletic competition at Indiana than those honored players, coaches and administrators.
Clarence Doninger: The Evansville native served as athletic director from 1991-2001. During his tenure, IU athletic teams won 27 Big Ten regular season or tournament championships and participated in 52 NCAA team championships, and won two NCAA team titles. IU added 4 women’s varsity sports during his tenure as one of the leading institutions in gender equity compliance. Won a basketball letter in 1957, member of a Big Ten championship team. Won the Clevenger Award in 1990. Also served on IU’s Athletics Committee, former member of the IU Foundation Board and served as Alumni Association President.
Trent Green: A native of St. Louis who won football letters in 1990, 1991 and 1992, and was co-captain in 1992. IU’s Most Valuable Player in 1992. Was a member of three bowl teams while at IU, the Liberty Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Copper Bowl. Holds IU record with 2,627 passing yards in 1991 and ranks 4th on career list with 5,400 yards. Set total offense record in 1991 with 2,829 yards and is 4th on career list with 5,916 yards. Played quarterback in the NFL for 15 years.
Kristen Kane: A native of Kingston, Washington, she won diving letters in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. Won Big Ten championships in the 3-meter in 1992 and 1994 and in the 10-meter in 1992. Big Ten Diver of the Year in 1992, and 1994. Placed 2nd in the NCAA in the 1-meter and 3rd on the 3-meter in 1992 and 2nd on the 3-meter in 1994. Earned All-American status four straight years. US outdoor champion on 1-meter in 1992. Two-time IU Female Athlete of the Year (1992 and 1994). Member of Pan American team in 1994.
Don Ritter: Won basketball letters in 1947, 1948 and 1949 and was captain in 1949. Won baseball letters in 1947, 1948 and 1949. First team All-Big Ten selection in baseball in 1949. First team All-American in baseball in 1949, one of only two IU players to be named first team. Recipient of the L.G. Balfour Award and the IU Gimbel Award in 1949. Ranked eighth on IU list with .382 career batting percentage. Two-year starter in basketball who led 1948 team in scoring.
James Sniadecki: Won football letters in 1966-68 and the South Bend native was co-captain in 1968. All-Big Ten in 1967 on Big Ten championship team. 2nd team All-American by UPI and Sporting News in 1968. Played in East-West and Hula Bowl games in 1968. Drafted by San Francisco 49er’s in 1969. Played five years.
Ray Tolbert: A native of Anderson, Indiana. Won basketball letters in 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 and was co-captain in 1981. Starter on two Big Ten championship teams and the 1981 NCAA championship team. Indiana and Big Ten MVP in 1981. Averaged 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Shot a league best 62.6% from the field. Had a team-high 11 rebounds in the NCAA Championship against North Carolina. Team leader in rebounds four straight seasons. Ranks 18th on career scoring list with 1,427 points and 6th on career rebound list with 874 points.
Dean Barnhart: Won basketball letters in 1909, 1910 and 1911, captain in 1910. Top player on team that won IU’s first varsity “I” in basketball in 1909. Tied IU scoring record with 21 points against DePauw in 1909 and broke the IU record with 25 points against DePauw in 1911. Six times in his career scored more points than IU’s opponent.
Fred “Fritz” Bastian: Won tennis letters in 1919, 1920 and 1921. Won Indiana’s first Big Ten singles title in 1921. Beat his brother for the state collegiate title and was also national champion, beating out a 68-man field to win the National Intercollegiate Championships.
Bryce Beecher: Won track letters in 1929, 1931 and 1932. Won Big Ten pole vault title indoors with 13-8 in 1932 and 13-10 in the NCAA outdoor championships to win 1932 title. Also won 1932 indoor title in Big Ten for sweep of conference and nationals.
Eddie Belshaw: Won wrestling letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932 and was captain in 1931. Was on Big Ten championship teams in 1930 and 1931 and was member of the NCAA championship team in 1932. Big Ten champion in 1932. IU’s first NCAA wrestling champion at 135 pounds in 1932, and first winner of the “Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Championships.”
George Belshaw: Won wrestling letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932 and was co-captain in 1932. Was on the Big Ten championship teams in 1930 and 1931 and was co-captain of the NCAA championship team in 1932. Big Ten champion at 155 pounds in 1932. His 24-4 career record is the 10th best at IU with a .857 winning percentage.
Bob Jones: Won football letters in 1931, 1932 and 1933, honorary captain in 1933, and wrestling letters in 1932 and 1933. All-Big Ten in football as a guard in 1933. Member of the first College All-Star team to play against NFL champion in 1933. Was on Big Ten championship wrestling teams in 1930 and 1931 and NCAA championship team in 1932. Won Big Ten heavyweight wrestling championships in 1932 and 1933. Won AAU heavyweight championship as a freshman. 2nd place in NCAA championships in 1933.
Rodney Leas: Won cross country letters in 1928, 1929 and 1930 and was captain in 1929 and 1930. Won track letters in 1929, 1930 and 1931. Won Big Ten indoor two-mile championship in 1930 and Big Ten indoor mile title in 1931. Was IU’s first Big Ten individual champion in cross country in1930.
Harlan Logan: Won basketball letters in 1924 and 1925, track in 1925, and tennis in 1924. Became IU’s first tennis coach in 1930. All-Big Ten and the Big Ten’s No. 2 scorer in 1925. Earned a Rhodes Scholarship and missed his senior year in basketball. Went on to become editor of Look Magazine and speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Bill Menke: Won basketball letters in 1939, 1940 and 1941. Member of NCAA championship team in 1940. Played on teams that had combined record of 54-9.
Gene Thomas: Only four-sport letterman in IU history. Won three letters in football, three letters in basketball, two letters in baseball and two letters in track, all from 1920 to 1923. Won the Gimbel Award in 1923. Coached Marion High to their first state basketball championship in 1926 and later coached two Michigan high school teams to state championships.
Chris Traicoff: Won wrestling letters in 1937, 1938 and 1939 and was honorary captain in 1939. Big Ten Champion in 1939 at 177 pounds. Had perfect 10-0 record in that ‘39 season. Member of 1939 Big Ten championship team.
Joe Zeller: Won football letters in 1929, 1930 and 1931 and basketball letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932, co-captain in ’32. Won Balfour Awards in both football and basketball in 1931-32, when he was also senior class president. Most Valuable Player in football as a guard in 1930 and 1931. All-Big Ten in 1931. Played professional football with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.