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Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame

Illinois State Athletics Percy Hall of Fame: Letter B

Wes Bair Wes Bair
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Football
Four-year letterman who led the nation in passing as a sophomore in 1952 with 1,375 yards and 14 touchdowns ... selected to the Little All-America Team in 1952 and was named both team and Interstate Conference MVP that same year Read More [+]
Mike Baker Mike Baker
Inducted: 2003 Sport: Track & Field
Four-year letterwinner at Illinois State ... captured All-America honors twice while competing for the Redbirds ... received All-America honors in the indoor three-mile run in 1981 Read More [+]
Richard Baldrini Richard Baldrini
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field
Four-sport student-athlete (lettered four years in basketball and football, as well as two years in baseball and two years in track and field) ... named MVP of the football team as a halfback in 1949 Read More [+]
Roosevelt Banks Roosevelt Banks
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Football, Track & Field
A two-sport athlete in track and field and football ... a four-year football letterman who earned all-conference honors as a defensive end in 1948 and 1949 Read More [+]
Brad Barker Brad Barker
Inducted: 1979 Sport: Golf
A standout golfer for four years at Illinois State ... team captain in 1973 and 1974 ... represented Illinois State at the 1974 NCAA Men's Golf Championships in San Diego Read More [+]
Wilbur Barton Wilbur Barton
Inducted: 1978 Sport: Basketball, Track & Field
Four year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field ... a starter at center and forward on the basketball team ... was the first African American to be named a captain at ISU in 1935-1936 Read More [+]
Bob Basarich Bob Basarich
Inducted: 1979 Sport: Golf
ISU golf team captain in 1958 ... owned a 496-99 (83.4 percent) varsity basketball coaching record at Lockport Central High School with 16 conference titles, 16 regional championships Read More [+]
Duffy Bass Duffy Bass
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball
Coached ISU baseball for 25 years ... started his career at Illinois State as a catcher on the baseball team in 1946 ... became head baseball coach of the Redbirds in 1963 and continued coaching until 1988 Read More [+]
Eric Bates Eric Bates
Inducted: 1977 Sport: Wrestling
Four year letter winner ... one of the most successful wrestlers in Illinois State history with a 94-14 record ... posted a 29-0 record as a sophomore and won the NCAA College Division 167-pound National Championship Read More [+]
Ronald Beales Ronald Beales
Inducted: 1977 Sport: Football, Track & Field, Wrestling
A three-sport letterman in football, wrestling and track and field ... voted to Tom Harmon's Little All-America Football Team as a center in 1950 ... all-conference on both offense and defense that year Read More [+]
Mary Bell Mary Bell
Inducted: 1982 Sport: Field Hockey, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis
Played on the women's basketball team from 1945-1947, and was also a member of the field hockey, softball and women's tennis teams from 1945-47 Read More [+]
Ron Bell Ron Bell
Inducted: 1978 Sport: Football
In three seasons with the Redbirds, Bell carried the ball 543 times for 2,830 yards ... finished career as the record holder for rushing yards, total offense, touchdowns, and carries Read More [+]
Paul K. Benjamin Paul K. Benjamin
Inducted: 1973 Sport: Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball
Three sport letterman (basketball, baseball, and football) ... named captain of 1912-13 basketball team ... selected as an IIAA Conference all-star twice ... named captain of the 1914 football team Read More [+]
Dave Bergman Dave Bergman
Inducted: 1980 Sport: Baseball
Voted team MVP in 1973 and 1974 ... named an All-American outfielder in 1974 ... had a career batting average of .366 with 63 RBI ... drafted by the New York Yankees following his junior season Read More [+]
Stacia Besteklasen Stacia Besteklasen
Inducted: 2011 Sport: Cross Country/Track and Field
An NCAA All-American in 2002 in the 10,000-meter run ... an eight-time Missouri Valley Conference champion, including the outdoor 5,000-meter run in 2000, 2001 and 2002 Read More [+]
Ed Boehm Ed Boehm
Inducted: 1982 Sport: Football
Three-year letterwinner ... coached his alma mater, St. Teresa High School, to back-to-back 13-0 seasons in 1975 and 1976 ... St. Teresa won the IHSA Class 2A State Championship both years Read More [+]
Bill Bolinder Bill Bolinder
Inducted: 2002 Sport: Football
Three-year letterwinner ... a Second Team Kodak All-America and all-conference selection at tight end his senior year ... finished his career with 55 catches, including 33 his senior season Read More [+]
Durwood Boone Durwood Boone
Inducted: 2002 Sport: Men's Golf
Boone was so proficient at the game of golf, that Illinois State's men's golf program was founded because of him in 1933 ... recognized as the first golf participant at Illinois State Read More [+]
Cathy Boswell Cathy Boswell
Inducted: 1997 Sport: Women's Basketball
Scored 2,005 career points and grabbed 1,054 rebounds in her illustrious career ... led her team to 90 wins in her four-year career, an NCAA Tournament berth in 1983, a 15th-place finish in the AIAW National Tournament in 1981 and two Women's NIT bids (1980 and 1982) Read More [+]
James Bowers James Bowers
Inducted: 1983 Sport: Football, Baseball
Two-year letterman in baseball as a catcher and two-year letterman in football as a guard at ... had a .254 career batting average ... coached wrestling, golf and football at the high school level for 29 years Read More [+]
JoAnn Bowers JoAnn Bowers
Inducted: 1983 Sport: Basketball, Tennis
A successful basketball and tennis coach at Bloomington Central Catholic High School ... in her 13 years as head women's basketball coach, amassed a 235-109 record, including 10 regional championships Read More [+]
Kevin Bracken Kevin Bracken
Inducted: 2005 Sport: Wrestling
Winningest wrestler in school history ... finished his collegiate career with a 123-31 overall record, all at 142-pounds ... had 36 victories as a sophomore ... named the Illinois State Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 1993 Read More [+]
Charlene Bremberg Charlene Bremberg
Inducted: 1981 Sport: Field Hockey, Tennis, Basketball
Letterwinner in field hockey, tennis and women's basketball ... previously an assistant executive secretary of the Illinois High School Association, where she was a leader in helping develop complete athletic programs for women at Illinois high schools Read More [+]
Caryn Brune-Goss Caryn Brune-Goss
Inducted: 2006 Sport: Basketball
Runner-up for Gateway Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993 ... named to the 1993 Division I Kodak All-American honorable mention team ... 1993 First Team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... 1992 First Team All-Gateway Conference Read More [+]
Richard Bruno Richard Bruno
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Wrestling
Four-year letterman ... career record of 42-4-3 with 23 pins ... Interstate Conference 123-pound champion as a freshman and 130-pound champion as a junior and senior Read More [+]
Jodi Burch-Janse Van Rensburg Jodi Burch-Janse Van Rensburg
Inducted: 2006 Sport: Softball
Illinois State's first softball All-American after she earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Third-Team All-America accolades in 1995 ... posted a 25-7 record as a pitcher and hit .278 with 31 RBI in 1995 Read More [+]
Dean Burridge Dean Burridge
Inducted: 1974 Sport: Baseball, Football, Basketball
Lettered in football, basketball, and baseball ... placed-kicked the margin of victory in four football games and brought a tie in another game to lead Illinois State to an Interstate Conference title and a postseason bowl appearance in 1950 Read More [+]
Dawn K. Butler Dawn K. Butler
Inducted: 1985 Sport: Swimming
Graduated from ISU in 1961 ... girl's swim coach at Maine South ... during her 11-year head coaching tenure, no team finished lower than 10th place in the IHSA State Meet, which included third-place finishes in 1981 and 1983 Read More [+]