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Illinois State Athletics Percy Hall of Fame: 1976

Russ Ahearn Russ Ahearn
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball
Four-year pitcher ... 1933 team captain ... became a noted basketball coach in 1952 when he took the tiny Alden-Hebron High School, with an enrollment of only 98 students (42 boys), to a 1952 state title with a record of 35-1 Read More [+]
Steve Arends Steve Arends
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Basketball
A three-year basketball starter ... two-time All-Interstate Conference selection ... named to the Peoria Journal Star's All-State Collegiate Team as a senior ... averaged 11.2 rebounds per game in 1968 Read More [+]
Sam Chicas Sam Chicas
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball, Football
Two-sport letterwinner in football and baseball ... All-Conference football guard in three seasons ... named Illinois State's MVP in his junior season (1941) ... missed his senior season because of a broken leg, but was still named team captain for the second-consecutive season Read More [+]
James Collie James Collie
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Basketball
Coached basketball for 13 seasons at Illinois State (1957-70) ... won four Interstate Conference championships, seven postseason tournament bids, and had 209-139 record Read More [+]
Roger Francour Roger Francour
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball, Football, Wrestling
Lettered four seasons in football, three in wrestling and one in baseball ... was football co-captain in 1954, and won two Interstate Conference wrestling titles Read More [+]
Arley Gillett Arley Gillett
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Wrestling
A three-year wrestling letterman ... captained the 1938 squad ... served on the Illinois State faculty from 1944-74 Read More [+]
Les Hellemann Les Hellemann
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball, Basketball
Three-year letterwinner in both basketball and baseball ... set Illinois State records with a .377 career batting average and 44 RBI during one season Read More [+]
Gene Hoffman Gene Hoffman
Inducted: 1981 Sport: Football, Wrestling
Three-year letterwinner in both football and wrestling ... served 24 years in the Illinois legislature from the 40th district Read More [+]
Carol Hubbard Carol Hubbard
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Multi-sport athlete, High School Basketball coach
A three-year member of basketball, volleyball, field hockey and tennis teams at Illinois State ... twice an All-American in basketball, helping her team win the national championship once and state title twice Read More [+]
James Johnson James Johnson
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Track & Field
Scored over 200 points in one track season and claimed victories over three Olympic winners, including Jesse Owens ... defeated Owens in the 100-meter and 100-yard dashes at the National AAU Meet at Soldier Field Read More [+]
Marian Kneer Marian Kneer
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Educator, Multi-sport athlete
Honors graduate of 1949 ... member of the Illinois State Amateur Softball Hall of Fame ... caught for five state champion teams with the Peoria Caterpillar Dieselettes Read More [+]
Eugene Masters Eugene Masters
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Track & Field
Three-year letterwinner in track ... recorded a long jump of 23 feet 2 1/2 inches that was an Illinois State standard for 23 years Read More [+]
Marjorie McKee Marjorie McKee
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Multi-sport athlete, High School Volleyball Coach
Five-sport letterwinner (field hockey, softball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis) ... member of Illinois State's national championship basketball team Read More [+]
Frank Olivieri Frank Olivieri
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football
Letterwinner in three sports (baseball, football, and basketball) ... led Illinois State to a sixth-straight conference basketball championship as a captain in 1944 Read More [+]
Ernie Pederson Ernie Pederson
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball
Four-year letterwinner ... second baseman on Illinois State's 1969 NCAA College Division championship baseball team Read More [+]
Stan Petty Stan Petty
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Football, Track & Field
Three-year letterwinner in football and track ... NAIA Little All-America and all-conference selection as an end in 1964 Read More [+]
Chuck Rolinski Chuck Rolinski
Inducted: 1976 Sport: High School Basketball Coach
1958 ISU graduate ... in 34 years as boys basketball coach at Toluca High School, had a record of 649-262 with 59 major championships Read More [+]
Ron Schieber Ron Schieber
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Football, Track & Field
Three-year letterwinner in football and two years in track ... led the Redbirds in rushing in 1961 with 577 yards and in 1962 with 653 Read More [+]
Curt Sexton Curt Sexton
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Wrestling
Four-year wrestling letterwinner ... won three-straight conference championships and placed third in 1967 and second in 1968 in the NCAA College Division Read More [+]
Del Swearingen Del Swearingen
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Baseball, Track & Field
Four-year letterwinner in track and a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... co-captain of the 1953 track team Read More [+]
Alan Taylor Alan Taylor
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Cross Country, Track & Field
Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track ... placed seventh in NCAA College Division cross country runs both as a sophomore and as a junior Read More [+]
George Terry George Terry
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Basketball
Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... scoring leader (22.6 ppg) on the 1968 basketball team that ranked third nationally Read More [+]
Ron Zaeske Ron Zaeske
Inducted: 1976 Sport: Track & Field
First ever track and field scholarship recipient ... two-time All-American College Division hurdler ... captained the 1969 squad and co-captained the 1970 squad Read More [+]