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UChicago introduces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014

UChicago introduces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The University of Chicago announced the 12th induction class of its Athletics Hall of Fame on May 30. The eight honorees will be formally inducted Friday evening, October 24, 2014, as part of the University's Homecoming celebration.

  • Jim Haydon (class of 1970) excelled as a decathlete in men's track and field. He finished in the top six in the decathlon at the USTFF National Championships in 1971 (sixth place) and 1972 (fourth place). Upon graduation, Haydon ranked first in school history in the 110-meter hurdles, second in the 400-meter hurdles and third in the shot put. He still ranks in UChicago's top 10 in all three categories. Haydon was also a two-time Bond Medal winner in 1968 and 1969.
  • Paul "Tony" Hinkle (class of 1920) was a three-sport athlete in men's basketball, football and baseball. As a basketball player, he was picked as a Helms All-American in 1919 and 1920. Hinkle was part of the 1919-20 basketball team that went 27-8 and won the Western Conference (now the Big Ten Conference) title. Professionally, he went on to be a successful three-sport coach at Butler University and was selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1965.
  • Kelly Humphry (class of 1997) competed in both volleyball and women's basketball in the mid-1990s. As a volleyball player, she was named Second Team All-UAA in 1993 and 1996. Her name litters the school record books, including No. 1 in service aces (343), No. 7 in kills (1,054), No. 3 in attack percentage (.315) and No. 3 in solo blocks (122). Humphry also averaged 8.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game on the basketball court for the Maroons.
  • Larry Liss (class of 1963) was a guard on the Maroons men's basketball team that posted the school's best four-year winning percentage since 1911-12. Liss spearheaded the team to a cumulative record of 64-20 (.762 winning percentage). His best statistical season came as a junior in 1961-62, when he averaged 12.9 points per game and shot 89.1 percent from the free throw line. Liss currently ranks No. 2 in school history in career free throw percentage at 81.7 percent.
  • Wesley McGhee (class of 1994) starred for both the men's track and field and football squads. He owns the school records for the 35-pound weight throw and the outdoor hammer throw while also racking up six UAA titles between the two events. McGhee earned All-American honors twice as a field athlete at the NCAA Championships – fourth in the indoor weight throw in 1994 and seventh in the outdoor hammer throw in 1992. On the gridiron, McGhee was a three-time All-UAA offensive lineman from 1991-93. He received the 1994 Stagg Medal as a senior.
  • Jim Raptis (class of 2005) made an impact in UChicago's annals in football and baseball. Raptis was a four-time All-UAA wide receiver who hauled in the most receptions in program history for a game (17), season (77) and career (214). He also stands at No. 2 for season and career receiving yards (983 and 2,715). On the baseball diamond, Raptis swung a potent bat that led to top six school rankings in nine categories. He is No. 3 in career doubles (36), No. 4 in career batting average (.376) and No. 5 in career hits (136).
  • Korry Schwanz (class of 2007) was a sharp-shooting guard on the women's basketball team. Schwanz started her career as the UAA Rookie of the Year in 2003-04 and went on to be named All-UAA over the next three seasons. As a senior, she led the nation in free-throw percentage (.932). Schwanz closed out her playing days as UChicago's third-leading scorer with 1,226 points and currently ranks in the school's top 10 in seven career categories. She received the Ballwebber Award twice, as well as the Dudley Award in 2007.
  • Andy Strommen (class of 1999) played for the men's basketball squads that won two UAA Championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 twice. Strommen averaged 14.3 points per game and was named UAA Player of the Year as a senior in 1998-99. He went on to receive the 1999 Stagg Medal. Strommen led the nation in three-point percentage by making 52.7 percent from the arc in 1996-97. In the school career records, he ranks No. 2 in three‐point percentage (.455) and No. 3 in three‐pointers made (185).

Inductees were selected by a committee composed of University of Chicago faculty, staff, alumni, and Athletics Hall of Fame members. Twenty-five individuals were chosen for the inaugural class in 2003. A maximum of eight individuals have been and will be selected on an annual basis.

To be eligible for induction into the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame, athletes must have attended the University, competed in an intercollegiate sport, and completed their participation in intercollegiate sports a minimum of five years prior to induction. Coaches or administrators must also have ceased service in that capacity at least five years prior to induction.