Hall of Fame

Hall Of Fame

The University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1991 by the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in cooperation with the National "W" Club, Wisconsin's letter winner organization. The Hall of Fame inductees are recognized and honored for their exemplary athletic achievement and contributions made to the University of Wisconsin.

The first induction ceremony for the 35 charter members of the Hall of Fame was held in the Spring of 1991. The start of this tradition -- made possible by the dedicated efforts of many people, and the sponsorship of the National "W" Club -- parallels the revitalization of Wisconsin's athletic program. Classes of men and women honorees have been inducted each year since, with the Hall of Fame numbering over 180 members.

The Hall of Fame serves as an incentive to all of the men and women who compete at the University of Wisconsin. The prestige bestowed upon the university by these heritage and contemporary-era athletes, coaches and administrators has fostered a legacy of excellence that affects every individual associated with the University of Wisconsin.

2011 Hall of Fame UNLV halftime introductions ceremony

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Steve Alley

Hockey

Inducted 2001

  • Enrolled at Wisconsin from Anoka, Minnesota
  • Ninth round draft choice of the National Hockey League Chicago Blackhawks, 1973
  • Led the Wisconsin Badgers in scoring with 23 goals during the 1974-1975 season
  • U.S. national team member in 1974, 1975 and 1978
  • Chosen as one of Wisconsin's tri-captains in 1975 and 1977
  • Held the Wisconsin record for nine game-winning goals during the 1976-1977 season
  • Member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that competed in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Member of Wisconsin's 1973 and 1977 NCAA championship hockey teams
  • In 1977, scored the game-winning goal, 23 seconds into overtime, to give the Badgers a 6-5 victory over Michigan, for their second NCAA championship
  • Had fourteen game-winning goals in his career as a Badger skater
  • Won the Ivan B. Williamson award in 1977, symbolic of both academic and athletic achievement
  • In four seasons with the Badgers, totaled 75 goals and 90 assists
  • Charter member of Wisconsin's Blue Line Club hockey hall of fame
  • Played for the Birmingham Bulls Professional Hockey Team, in the World Hockey Association, 1977-1979
  • Played for the Hartford Whalers Professional Hockey Team, in the National Hockey League, 1979-1981

Barry Alvarez

Football

Inducted 2010

  • Winningest coach in school history, finishing with a 118-73-4(.615) record in 16 seasons
  • Guided Wisconsin to three Big Ten Championships
  • Led UW to three Rose Bowl Victories
  • Became the first coach in history to lead a Big Ten team to back-to-back Rose Bowl wins (1999 and 2000)
  • 8-3 record in bowl games is best in NCAA history (at least 11 games coached)
  • Two-time National Coach of the Year (1993 and 1999)
  • Two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (1993 and 1998)
  • Coached 59 NFL draft choices and 34 All-Americans
  • Named UW Director of Athletics in 2004
  • Member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Alan Ameche

Football

Inducted 1991

  • Won the 1954 Heisman Trophy, given to college football's most outstanding player
  • All-America fullback in 1953 and 1954 and a three-time (1952-54) All-Big Ten selection
  • Wisconsin and Big Ten Most Valuable Player as a senior
  • Led the Big Ten in rushing as a freshman and sophomore
  • Set NCAA career rushing mark of 3,345 yards
  • Established a Rose Bowl record with 133 yards rushing in 1953
  • Academic All-America choice in 1953 and 1954
  • Inducted into the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Picked in the first round by Baltimore in the 1955 NFL draft
  • Ran for a 79-yard TD on the first play of his NFL career
  • Scored winning touchdown in Colts' 23-17 overtime win vs. Giants in the 1958 title game
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic and National Football Foundation Halls of Fame
  • Named "Greatest Player" on the University of Wisconsin All-Time Team in 1969
  • Had his No. 35 retired at the UW
  • Won an NCAA Silver Anniversary Top Six Award in 1979

Peggy Anderson

Diving

Inducted 2003

  • Won the 1976 NCAA championship in the three-meter dive and finished second in the 1974 national meet
  • Earned All-America status four times (1974-77)
  • Big Ten champion in the three-meter dive in both 1976 and 1977
  • Served as an alternated on the 1976 United States Olympic team
  • One of the first female student-athletes at UW-Madison to receive a scholarship
  • Four time co-captain of UW women's swimming and diving team
  • Competed for the 1976 U.S. diving team that toured Sweden, Italy, Austria and Spain
  • Finished second at the 1977 European Championships and third at the 1977 Mexicana Games
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1988
  • Invited by the U.S. Embassy in 1978 to coach a diving team in Caracas, Venezuela

Ray Arrington

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 1993

  • Three-time NCAA champion (1967-69) in the indoor 1,000-yard run
  • Set the national collegiate record of 2:07.8 in the 1,000-yard run at the NCAA Meet in 1967
  • Earned outdoor All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters in 1968
  • Won eight Big Ten titles (four indoors and four outdoors) from 1967-69
  • Three-time champion in the indoor 880-yard run and the outdoor mile run
  • Set Big Ten records in the indoor 880 (1:49.9) and mile (4:02.2) as a senior
  • Co-captain of the 1969 track team that won Big Ten indoor and outdoor titles
  • Twice (1967 and 1969) named Wisconsin's Athlete of the Year
  • Inducted in the UW's Track Hall of Honor

William Aspinwall

Administration

Inducted 1999

  • Employed in the UW Department of Athletics as business manager (1932-72) and ticket manager (1942-56)
  • Began working in the Athletic Ticket Office as an undergraduate on the UW-Madison campus
  • Appointed the athletic department's first accountant in 1928 after his graduation
  • Worked as secretary of the UW Athletic Board from 1932-72
  • Charter member of the College Athletic Business Managers Association (CABMA)
  • Served as secretary-treasurer of CABMA in its first seven years of existence and was the organization's president in 1957
  • Named CABMA Man of the Year in 1970

George "Buck" Backus

Administration

Inducted 1991

  • Joined the National W Club as Director of Concessions in 1962
  • Appointed National W Club Executive Director in 1965
  • Retired from the National W Club in the summer of 1983
  • Developed the National W Club into a key component of the Wisconsin Athletic Department
  • Helped the National W Club raise funds to build the Athletic Ticket Office, the National W Club's Kubly and Culver Rooms in Camp Randall Stadium, the Dan McClimon Track and the Dave McClain Indoor Facility
  • Honored by the Madison Pen and Mike Club with the Pat O'Dea Award in 1980

Jim Bakken

Football & Baseball

Inducted 2001

  • enrolled at Wisconsin from Madison West High School
  • member of the 1959 Big Ten Championship Football Team that played in the 1960 Rose Bowl game
  • honorable mention All-Big Ten as a sophomore, 1959
  • first Badger kicker to eclipse the 40-yard barrier in 1960 with a 41.9 yard average
  • co-captain of the 1961 Badger Football Team
  • holds record for the second longest punt in UW history, 90 yards vs. Northwestern, November 1961
  • led the Big Ten in punting, 1960 and 1961; placing seventh in the NCAA, 1960
  • UW leader in career punting average with 40.1 yards
  • drafted in 1962 by the NFL Los Angeles Rams in the 7th round; had a 17 year career in the National Football League with the St. Louis Cardinals
  • NFL record holder for the most field goals in one game, 7 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, September 1965
  • all-time scoring leader for the St. Louis Cardinals football team during the 1965 season
  • NFL Pro Bowl selection - 1965, 1967, 1975 and 1976
  • NFL Kicker of the Decade for the 1960's
  • president of the NFL Players Association, 1969
  • most valuable player on the St. Louis Cardinals football team; and Missouri Athletic Club sportsman of the year, 1976
  • third all-time leading record holder for the most consecutive games played in the NFL, 230
  • scored 1380 points as a kicker during NFL career
  • member of the Madison Sports Hall of Fame, 1984
  • seven time Wisconsin State Masters Handball Doubles Champion, 1991-1997

Rolland Barnum

Football, Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1991

  • Nine-time letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball as a Badger
  • Fullback and punter in football, guard in basketball and catcher and outfielder in baseball
  • All-conference honors in basketball during the 1926 season and co-captain of the basketball squad in 1927
  • Played professional basketball as one of original Oshkosh All-Stars following college
  • Big Ten football official for 21 years, he worked the 1948 College All-Star Game and the 1952 Rose Bowl
  • Worked as a Big Ten basketball official for six years
  • Member of the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Played semi-professional baseball with the Madison Blues

Marc Behrend

Hockey

Inducted 2006

  • 1981, 1983 NCAA Championship MVP
  • Goalie for the 1981 and 1983 NCAA Championship teams - Allowed only 2 goals, with 41 saves in the two championship games
  • 1983 Second-Team All-WCHA
  • 1983 Single-season 17-1-1 record ranks as the best in school history
  • 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
  • College career record of 49-8-3, best record for goaltender in UW history
  • Ranks third on UW season lists for save percentage (.920) and lowest goals against average (2.23)
  • Played parts of three seasons in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets

Marty Below

Football

Inducted 1992

  • A consensus All-America tackle and team captain in 1923
  • First-team All-Western Conference honors in 1922 and 1923
  • Two-year starter (1922-23) on the Badger football team after transferring from the Oshkosh State Teachers College
  • A 1988 inductee into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame
  • Red Grange called Below "the greatest lineman I ever played against"
  • Served in World War I with the United States Marine Corps

Dick Bennett

Basketball

Inducted 2012

  • Coached the Badgers from 1996-2000 with a record of 93-69 (.574) in 5-plus years
  • Coached Wisconsin to the 2000 Final Four
  • Teams won a then-school record 22 games in both 1998-99 and 1999-2000
  • Led the Badgers to the NIT in 1995-96, his first season
  • Teams led the Big Ten in scoring defense four times, placing in the top-five nationally three times
  • Resigned on Nov. 30, 2000, three games into the 2000-01 season; went on to coach at Washington State for three years (2003-06)

Tom Bennett

Track, Football & Golf

Inducted 1998

  • Three "W" awards in both football (1946-48) and track (1947-49)
  • Led the football team in receiving twice (1946 and 1947)
  • All-American in the pole vault after finishing tied for second (14-0) in the 1949 NCAA Meet in Los Angeles
  • Won two Big Ten indoor (1948 and 1949) and two outdoor (1947 and 1947) pole vault titles
  • Named Wisconsin Senior Athlete of the Year in 1949
  • Vaulted a career-best 14-4 at the 1949 Chicago Relays
  • Served as an assistant track coach for the Badgers from 1951-69
  • Head coach of the Wisconsin men's golf team from 1970-77
  • Worked as head field judge at state high school, Big Ten and NCAA track meets
  • Authored a book called Twentieth Century Track in 1963
  • Director of the games for the State Special Olympics in 1969-70
  • Earned undergraduate (1949) and masters' (1954) degrees from the UW in physical education

Lisa Boyd

Volleyball

Inducted 2000

  • Wisconsin's Female Athlete of the Year in 1990
  • Badger MVP (1989 and 1990) and the 1990 Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Co-captain of the school's first-ever volleyball Big Ten championship team (1990)
  • School's first volleyball All-American earning second-team honors in 1990
  • Earned first-team All-Mideast region honors from the AVCA in 1990
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • First-team all-conference choice in 1989 and 1990 and honorable mention laurels in 1988
  • MVP of the 1989 NIVC Tournament
  • Ranked in the top 10 of every career statistical category at UW except assists when she graduated
  • Topped the Big Ten in blocking as both a junior and senior

Cathy Branta

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 1993

  • A five-time national champion (twice in the 3,000 meters outdoors and once each in cross country, the 3,000 meters indoors and the 1,500 meters outdoors)
  • The Badgers won the NCAA cross country team title the year Branta took the individual championship (1984)
  • Set NCAA Meet records in the 3,000-meter run indoors (9:04.81) and outdoors (8:59.57)
  • An 11-time All-American and eight-time Big Ten champ
  • Alternate in the 3,000-meter run on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team
  • Won the 3,000-meter run at the 1985 World University Games and the Olympic Sports Festival
  • Second-place finish in the 1984 World Cross Country Championships helped the U.S. to the team title
  • Earned the 1985 Big Ten Medal of Honor for proficiency in scholarship and athletics
  • Three-time (1983-85) UW Women's Athlete of the Year
  • Academic All-Big Ten honors twice in her career
  • Big Ten Women's Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1985
  • Recipient of the 1985 Broderick Award in cross country
  • Won the 1984-85 Honda Sports Award, given to the top women college athlete in 11 different sports
  • Named to the Big Ten's All-Decade Team in the conjunction with the 10-year anniversary of women's athletics in the conference

Otto Breitenbach

Football, Administration

Inducted 2008

  • 1942 reserve halfback
  • 1942 team was second in Big Ten and ranked No. 3 nationally
  • 1942-46 football career interrupted by WWII. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force as an instructor/pilot
  • 1948-51 assistant football coach at Chilton High School
  • 1948-50 head basketball coach at Chilton High School
  • 1952-63 head football coach at Middleton High School; three Badger Conference titles
  • 1963-73 head football coach at Madison Lafollette High School; two Big Eight Conference titles
  • 1967 as head football coach at Madison Lafollette High School, his team was ranked No. 1 in state at season's end
  • 1968-69 past president of Wisconsin High School Coaches' Association
  • 1963-69 head boys track coach at Madison Lafollette High School
  • 1969 Lafollette boy's track team won Class A championship
  • 1971 served as secretary-treasurer of Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association
  • 1973-88 associate athletic director at UW-Madison
  • 1980 inducted into Wisconsin Football Coaches' Hall of Fame
  • 1980 inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1983-94 commissioner of Western Collegiate Hockey Association
  • 1988-97 executive director of Badger State Games
  • 1993 honored with Jim Fullerton Award, presented by the American Hockey Coaches' Association for longtime devotion to the sport
  • 2005 inducted into National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • member of board of directors of the National "W" Club
  • WCHA named its most prestigious award in his honor --- the Otto Breitenbach Distinguished Service Award

Cindy Bremser

Track

Inducted 1991

  • Placed fourth in the 3,000-meter run (8:42.78) at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
  • First female All-American in school history after finishing third in the mile (4:42.80) at the 1975 national meet
  • A 15-time member of the U.S. National Team, she competed in the World Championships, Goodwill Games, World Cup and Pan American Games
  • Only woman to win six Drake Relays titles in the 1,500-meter run
  • Inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame in 1985
  • Named Wisconsin's Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1984
  • First woman member of the National W Club Board of Directors
  • Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Earned two degrees – an undergraduate nursing degree in 1974 and a master's degree in pediatric nursing in 1985 – from the UW
  • Continued to run in age group competition and won the TAC indoor 1,500 meters national master title in 1991

Milt Bruhn

Football

Inducted 1991

  • Head football coach for 11 seasons (1956-66) at Wisconsin, he posted a mark of 52-45-6
  • Led two of his teams (1959 and 1962) to Big Ten championships
  • Took two squads to Pasadena to participate in the Rose Bowl, losing to Washington (44-8 in 1960) and USC (42-37 in 1963)
  • Registered a 20-6-1 regular-season record from 1957-59, one of the most successful eras in school annals
  • Coached at Amherst College, Minnesota, Colgate and Franklin & Marshall before coming to Wisconsin with Ivy Williamson in 1949
  • Three of his teams – 1958 (8th), 1959 (6th) and 1962 (2nd) – finished the season ranked in the top 10 of the final Associated Press poll
  • Played guard on Minnesota's unbeaten football teams of 1934 (the national champions) and 1935
  • Captained the 1935 Golden Gopher baseball team that won the Big Ten title

Howard Buck

Football

Inducted 1991

  • Played tackle on Wisconsin's 1913, 1914 and 1915 football teams, which compiled an 11-8-2 record
  • Captained the 1915 Badger team
  • Two-time All-American, he gained consensus first-team honors in 1915 after being named to elite squads by Newspaper Enterprise Association, Walter Eckersall and the International News Service
  • Played professionally with the Canton Bulldogs (1915-19) and Green Bay Packers (1921-25)
  • Canton teammate Jim Thorpe called Buck the finest lineman he ever played with or against
  • Served as an assistant coach at Wisconsin (1916) and Carleton College (1917-20)
  • Head football coach at Lawrence College (1924-25) and Miami, Fla. (1926-28)
  • Named to the University of Wisconsin's All-Time Football Team
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1956 and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1977

Jefferson Burrus

Football and Crew

Inducted 2005

  • Second-Team All-Conference and All Western End on football team
  • UW crew captain
  • Seven-time letter winner in football and crew
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor, awarded for academic and athletic excellence
  • A Rhodes Scholar Honoree and a member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Scholastic Hall of Fame

Kathy Butler

Track and Cross Country

Inducted 2004

  • Five-time NCAA champion – 1995 outdoor 3000m, 1995 cross country, 1996 outdoor 3000m, 1997 Indoor distance medley relay, 1997 outdoor 3000m
  • 1995-96 Honda Sports Award for cross country (top award for women in sport)
  • 1995, 96 Canadian cross country champion
  • 1995, 99 Canadian 5000m champion
  • 1996 Olympian at 5000 meters
  • 1997 Co-Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1997 First-team Academic All-American
  • 13-time All-American
  • 17-time Big Ten champion
  • Two-time UW Female Athlete of the Year
  • Has competed in world championships for both cross country, (with highest finishes of fourth in 1999 and 11th in 2004 and a team bronze medal in 2004), and track (highest finish of 11th at world indoor championships 2001)
  • 2000, 2002 Scottish 1500m champion
  • 2001 Bronze medal Goodwill Games 5000m
  • 2001 Scottish Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2004 British cross country champion
  • 2004 British Olympic trials champion 10,000m
  • 2004 Athens Olympic Games placed 12th in the 10,000m

Robert Butler

Football

Inducted 1992

  • First-team All-America lineman by Collier's magazine in 1912
  • Star player on the 1912 team that was undefeated, won the Big Ten championship and allowed only 29 points in seven games
  • Twice (1912-13) named first-team All-Western Conference
  • Lettered on three UW teams, which combined to produce a 15-4-2 record
  • Played professionally with the Canton Bulldogs
  • Inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1972

Dick Cable

Basketball

Inducted 1998

  • Four-year letterwinner (1952-55) for the Wisconsin basketball team
  • Second-team All-Big Ten in 1955 and honorable mention honors in 1953 and 1954
  • Captain and Most Valuable Player for the 1955 Badgers
  • Graduated in 1955 as the career scoring leader (1,180 points)
  • Scored a career-best 31 points vs. both Tulane and Notre Dame as a senior
  • Led the Badgers in season scoring twice (301 points in 1954 and a then-school-record 442 points in 1955)
  • Established a UW season mark for field goal percentage (.436 in 1954) and a single-game record for assists (11 vs. California in 1952)
  • Recipient of Wisconsin's Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1955
  • Drafted in the second round of the 1955 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Hawks
  • Helped organize volunteer fundraising for the Kohl Center project (1995-98)

Chris Chelios

Hockey

Inducted 2011

  • 1984, 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympian and Served as Team Captain in 1998, 2002 and 2006
  • Scored 22 goals and has 75 assists in two seasons with the Badgers
  • 1983 NCAA All-Tournament team on NCAA Champion Badgers
  • Named UW's 'Most Consistent Player' in 1982-83
  • Named WCHA's Top 50 players in 50 years in 2001-02
  • Named to American Hockey Coaches Association All-Time West Team and NCAA 50th Anniversary Team in 1997
  • Played professionally for Montreal (1984-90), Chicago (1990-99), Detroit (1999-2009) and Atlanta (2009-10)
  • Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1984-85
  • Won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1985-86 and Detroit in 2001-02 and 2007-08
  • Three-time Norris trophy winner, given to the best defenseman in the NHL
  • Eleven-time NHL All-Star (1985, '90, '91, '92, '93, '94, '96, '97, '98, 2000, '02)
  • All-time American leader and defenseman leader in NHL games player
  • Second-oldest player in NHL history at 48

Eddie Cochems

Football

Inducted 1994

  • Three-sport participant at UW (football, track and baseball) from 1898-1901
  • Badgers posted a 35-4-1 record during his four seasons of play
  • Credited with four touchdowns in a 54-0 win over Notre Dame in 1900
  • Tallied three touchdowns vs. Chicago in 1901, including a 100-yard kickoff return
  • Served as the head football coach at North Dakota State from 1902-03
  • Returned to Madison as an assistant coach at Wisconsin in 1904, before taking over as head coach at Clemson in 1905
  • Credited with developing the forward pass while coaching at St. Louis University in 1906
  • Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1968

Robert Cook

Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1992

  • Played forward and was the leading scorer on the 1947 basketball team that won the Big Ten championship and placed third in eastern regional play
  • Named All-Big Ten as a junior and senior
  • Led the Big Ten in scoring in 1947 with a 15.6-point average
  • Set the school career scoring record with 847 points in three seasons
  • Established a Big Ten record for field goal percentage (.727) in a game by hitting 8-11 shots vs. Northwestern in 1948
  • Two-time (1946 and 1948) winner of team Most Valuable Player honors
  • Played third base on Wisconsin's 1946 league co-championship team
  • Played professional basketball with the Sheboygan Redskins

Omar Crocker

Boxing

Inducted 1991

  • Wisconsin head coach John Walsh called Crocker "the greatest of all boxing representatives we ever had (at the school)"
  • Won the 1939 NCAA title at 145 pounds
  • Lost the 1940 NCAA championship match at 145 pounds on a judge's error
  • Won "W" letters in 1939, 1940 and 1941
  • Posted an impressive career collegiate record of 22-1-1 (.938 winning percentage)
  • Captured the Contender's Tournament title (135 pounds) in 1936
  • Won All-University boxing titles in 1938 (135 pounds), 1939 and 1940 (145 pounds)

Oscar Damman

Administration

Inducted 1996

  • Served the University of Wisconsin in a number of capacities for more than 60 years
  • Wisconsin Union Theater Ticket Sales Manager from 1943-50 and Intercollegiate Athletic Ticket Manager from 1956-91
  • The athletic department's liaison with the National W Club from 1958-91
  • Named National W Club Man of the Year in 1986
  • Appointed to the position of Assistant to the Director of Athletics in 1964
  • Served in various administrative and supervisory positions until his retirement from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1991

D'Lynn Damron

Swimming

Inducted 1992

  • The Madison native was Wisconsin's first women's national diving champion
  • A three-time national champion, Damron took the one and three-meter titles at the 1970 Division of Girl's and Women's Sports championships, and the three-meter title at the 1973 AIAW national meet
  • Damron's accomplishments occurred before women's sports were added into the UW's Intercollegiate Athletic Program in 1974
  • Finished seventh in the U.S. Olympic team trials and second at the U.S. Open meet in 1972
  • First woman inductee into the Wisconsin Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame

Don Davey

Football

Inducted 2010

  • Only Four-Time Academic All-American in NCAA History
  • 1990 Team Captain and Team MVP
  • 1990 First Team All-Big Ten Defensive Tackle
  • Four-Time Academic All-Big Ten Selection
  • Selected to play in the 1990 Senior and Japan Bowls
  • 1991 Third Round Draft Pick of the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars

Ron Dayne

Football

Inducted 2009

  • 1996 became only the 10th player in NCAA history to rush for 2,000 yards (Bowls included)
  • 1996 set NCAA Division I freshmen rushing record with 1,863 yards (Bowls not included)
  • 1996 Copper Bowl MVP
  • 1998, 1999 member of Big Ten Championship teams
  • 1999 Rose Bowl MVP
  • 2000 Rose Bowl MVP
  • 1999 Consensus All-American
  • 1999 Heisman Trophy Winner along with every other 1999 National Player of the Year honor, including the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards
  • 1999 Big Ten Silver Football (Conference MVP) winner
  • 2007 Had his number 33 officially retired at Wisconsin
  • Became only the fourth player ever to rush for 1,000 yards in four different seasons
  • First three-time Big Ten rushing leader in conference history
  • Left Wisconsin with 48 school records
  • NCAA DIVISION I (Later known as Bowl Subdivision) career rushing leader with 6,397 yards
  • Personally outrushed the opposing team 29 times in 43 career starts
  • Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten selection

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Burt DeHate

Men's Hockey

Inducted 2007

  • 1967-68 First Badger to win national scoring title with 47 goals and 30 assists
  • 1967-68 Scored 47 goals. Ranks 2nd all-time at UW
  • 1967-68 Scored 5 goals in a game. UW record
  • 1967-68 Scored 8 points in a game. UW record
  • 1967-68 7 hat tricks, single season record
  • 1968-69 Team co-capiain
  • Career record of 15 hat tricks
  • Career goals ranks second all-time with 108 in 95 games
  • Was decades (60s) most prolific scorer with 108 goals and 80 assists for 188 points

Matt Demaray

Wrestling

Inducted 2007

  • 1988 USA Espoir National Champion
  • 1988 USA Fila Espoir World Freestyle Champion
  • 1990, 1991, 1992 Three-time All-American
  • 1991 Athlete of the Year
  • 1991 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
  • 1991 Shares UW Season record for winning percentage at 1.000 (42-0)
  • 1991, 1992 Named Wisconsin's Outstanding Wrestler
  • 1991, 1992 Two-Time Big Ten Champion at 150 lbs
  • 1991, 1992 Two-Time NCAA Champion at 150 lbs
  • 1992 First Team Academic All-American by National Wrestling Coaches Association
  • 1992 Big Ten Medal of Honor Award
  • 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 U.S. Senior Open Freestyle Championships
  • 1992 Olympic team alternate
  • 1992, 1993 Assistant Coach at UW
  • 1993 Senior US World team member
  • 1994 Senior World Cup Freestyle runner-up

Mike Eaves

Hockey

Inducted 1992

  • Two-time (1977 and 1978) first-team All-American
  • All-time career scoring leader in UW history with 267 points in 160 games
  • Helped the Badgers to the 1977 NCAA championship with 28 goals and 53 assists
  • Three-year team captain (1976-78) and two-time Badger MVP (1976 and 1978)
  • WCHA Most Valuable Player in 1978, the year he tied (with teammate Mark Johnson) for the league scoring title
  • Named one of the WCHA's "Top 50 Players" as part of the league's 50th anniversary celebration in 2002
  • Awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor in 1977-78
  • Played in the National Hockey League for Minnesota and Calgary and was the North Stars' Rookie of the Year in 1980 and the Flames' nominee for the Bill Masterton Award in 1985
  • Named Wisconsin's head men's hockey coach in the spring of 2002

Claire Eichner

Track and Field, Cross Country

Inducted 2009

  • 1991, 92, 93 Big Ten Champion at 1500 Meters and 3000 Meters
  • 1992, 93 Big Ten Indoor Champion in the mile and 3000 Meters
  • 1993 NCAA Indoor Champion in the mile and 3000 Meters
  • 1993 NCAA Outdoor Champion at 1500 Meters and 3000 Meters
  • 1993 Team finished as NCAA Indoor and Outdoor runner-up
  • 1993 UW Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1993 World University Games Champion at 3000 Meters
  • Thirteen-time All-Big Ten
  • Four-time NCAA Champion
  • Part of Five Big Ten team championships
  • Seven-time All-American
  • Ten-time Big Ten Champion

Sue Ela

Women's Rowing

Inducted 2011

  • One of the Founding members of UW-Women's Rowing Club in 1972
  • Member of the 1975 National Championshp Varsity Eight(First National Championship for the Newly Established UW Women's Athletics Department)
  • Co-Coached the Varsity Eight to the National Championship in 1986 with Assistant Jane Ludwig
  • Junior Varsity Eight Boat also won a National Title in 1986
  • Returned as Interm Head Coach for Spring 2004, during with this Women's Openweights made their first NCAA Championship appearance since 1999
  • Varsity crews finished in the top four nationally 12 times
  • Varsity Eight crews were undefeated at 26-0 at the Midwest Rowing Championship; Won two titles at Eastern Sprints, the San-Diego Crew Classic, and the Head of the Charles
  • Won the Camden County Freeholder Women's overall points trophy at the 1997 IRA Regatta
  • Won the Sprague Trophy for overall team performance at the 1996 Collegiate National Championship with all boat medalling
  • Won 2005 World Masters' Games title rowing in Women's Eight on 30th Anniversary of first school National Title with same lineup
  • 2008 Inductee into the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • Coach of the First US National Women's Lightweight Team that won gold at the 1981 Canadian Henley Rowing Championship
  • UW Rowing's 'Woman of the Year' in 1989
  • 1977 - 79 Assistant Rowing Coach
  • 1979 - 97 Women's Rowing Coach
  • 1995 Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Coach of the Year
  • Ladies Plate Collegiate Eight Champion at Women's Royal Henley in 1995
  • Coached Ten Olympians and 13 National Team Members
  • Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 2001

Gene Englund

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • Captained the 1941 men's basketball team that won the Big Ten (11-1) and NCAA championship
  • The 6-foot-4 center earned All-Big Ten and All-America accolades as a senior in 1941
  • Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player in 1941
  • Named the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player in 1941, the first Badger to earn that honor
  • Scored 42 points in three 1941 NCAA tournament games, including 18 in the opening-round win over Dartmouth
  • Badger scoring leader in 15 of 23 games during the 1941 NCAA championship season
  • Established the school single-season scoring record with 304 points in 1941
  • Two-time Badger team scoring leader
  • Tallied a career-high 27 points in one game vs. Butler

Robert Espeseth

Men's Rowing

Inducted 2003

  • Rowed on four consecutive crews that won collegiate championships, including the 1972 novice 8 and the varsity 8 in 1973, 1974 and 1975
  • Only Badger men's rower to make four Olympic teams, representing the United States in 1976, 1980 and 1984
  • Earned a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
  • Won a World Championship in 1986 at Nottingham, England, and was named U.S. Rowing's Male Athlete-of-the-Year that season
  • An eight-time member (1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988) of the U.S. national team
  • Inducted into the U.S. Rowing Hall of Fame in 1997

Wayne Esser

Mendota Gridiron

Inducted 2009

  • Associated with Esser Distributing Company of Cross Plains, WI for over 50 years, a family-owned beer and beverage distributor
  • 1960 Active member in Mendota Gridiron Club
  • 1969 Elected as Officer of Mendota Gridiron Club
  • 1972 Elected as President of Mendota Gridiron Club
  • 1973 To present Served as Executive Director of Mendota Gridiron Club
  • 1963 Established the ST. Francis Xavier Athletic Association for ST. Francis Xavier School in Cross Plains, WI
  • 1970 Served as President of Cross Plains Business Association
  • 1984 Pat O'Dea Award presented by Pen and Mike Club
  • 1989 Most Valuable Wholesaler presented by Old Style
  • 1993 Good Guy Award presented by National W Club
  • 2003 Good Guy Award presented by Madison Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Captains Cup Award presented by UW Football Captains

Hal Faverty

Football

Inducted 2002

  • Earned first-team All-America honors from International News Service in 1951, with second-team recognition from All-Players and Grantland Rice
  • Played linebacker on the "Hard Rocks" defense of 1951, which led the nation in total (154.8 ypg) and scoring (6.6 ppg) defense
  • Won the Jimmy Demetral team MVP award in 1951
  • Received all-league mention as a linebacker in his senior season
  • Named the United Press Lineman of the Week twice in 1951
  • Selected to play in the 1952 Senior Bowl and the Chicago Tribune All-Star Game
  • Lettered in football at UW in 1945, 1948 and 1950-51
  • Played for the Green Bay Packers in 1952

Chuck Fenske

Track

Inducted 1991

  • Wisconsin's "Monarch of the Mile" prior to World War II
  • Won three (1936, 1937 and 1938) Big Ten indoor championships in the mile
  • Took first place in the NCAA outdoor mile in 1937, running a 4:13.9
  • World record holder in 1,000-yard run (2:09.3) and the three-quarter mile run (2:59.7)
  • Set an indoor mile record of 4:07.4 in the Wanamaker Run
  • Named "Miler of the Year" in 1940 when he went undefeated in eight prestigious races against the best runners in the world
  • Captained Wisconsin's cross country and track teams as a senior
  • Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor recipient in 1938
  • Named to the UW Men's Track Hall of Honor
  • Inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club Hall of Fame

Rufus Ferguson

Football

Inducted 1993

  • Rushed for 2,814 yards as a Badger, including 1,222 in 1971 and 1,004 in 1972
  • First-team All-Big Ten on the field and in the classroom in 1971 and 1972
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American as a senior
  • Recipient of the 1972 Jimmy Demetral Award, given to the Badger MVP
  • Wisconsin all-time scoring leader with 158 points when career concluded
  • Gained more than 100 yards rushing in 12 different games at UW with a career-best 211 vs. Minnesota in 1971
  • Played in the 1973 Hula Bowl

Michael Finley

Basketball

Inducted 2004

  • University of Wisconsin's all-time leading scorer with 2,147 points; left UW as the 12th leading scorer in Big Ten history
  • Three-time Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
  • 1993 and 1995 First-team All-Big Ten; second team All-Big Ten in 1994, and honorable mention in 1992
  • Only player in UW history to score 500 points in three different seasons
  • Only player in UW history to average better than 20 points per game in three different years.
  • UW's career leader in points, field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, and three-point field goal attempts.
  • 1993 Named USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year
  • First-round draft choice (21st overall) of the NBA's Phoenix Suns in 1995
  • 1995-96 Named to NBA All-Rookie first team
  • 2002 Member of Team USA at the World Championships
  • 2000, 2001 selected to NBA All-Star teams
  • Has scored over 5000 points and 1000 assists to date

Jamar Fletcher

Football

Inducted 2013

  • 1998 Sporting News All-Freshmen Team
  • 1998, 1999, 2000 NCAA All American
  • 1998, 1999, 2000 Big Ten Conference First Team Defense
  • 1999, 2000 Walter Camp All American
  • Starter on UW’S 1998 and 1999 Big Ten Championship Teams
  • 1999, 2000 played on back-to-back winning Rose Bowl team (46-yard game winning interception touchdown in 1999)
  • 2000 Jim Thorpe Award Winner (nation’s top defensive back)
  • 2000 Consensus First-Team All-American
  • 2000 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2000 Jack Tatum Trophy
  • Big Ten-Record five interceptions returned for TD
  • School Reclord-Tying 21 Career Interceptions
  • 1998 Led the NCAA with seven interceptions
  • 1990-2000 Big Ten All-Decade Team
  • Named to the Top 100 Greatest College Players by Amaericas’ Best and Top 10
  • First-Round Draft Pick (26th) of the Miami Dolphins in 2001 NFL Draft
  • Played nine seasons in the NFL (Dolphins, Chargers, Lions, Texans, and Bengals)

Harold Foster

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • Coached Wisconsin to its only NCAA championship (1941) in men's basketball
  • That 1941 squad posted a 20-3 record and won its last 15 games, including three in the NCAA tournament
  • Foster coached Badger men's basketball for 25 years and registered a 265-267 record
  • Wisconsin's all-time winningest men's basketball coach
  • A three-time (1935, 1941 and 1947) Big Ten championship coach
  • All-Big Ten center in 1929 and 1930 for the Badgers
  • Served as team captain and earned All-America honors as a center in 1930
  • Played professional basketball with the Oshkosh All-Stars
  • Worked as UW freshman men's basketball coach in 1934 before taking over the varsity team in 1935
  • Former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches
  • Served as chairman of the Basketball Rules Committee
  • Member of the Helms Basketball Foundation Hall of Fame, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club Hall of Fame

Barb Franke

Basketball

Inducted 2005

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  • 1992 Member of USA Basketball Junior Select Team
  • 1992 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 1994 Member of USA Basketball Jones Cup Team
  • 1994, 1995 Second-Team Honors
  • 1995, 1996 AP All-American Honorable Mention
  • 1995, 1996 WBCA/Kodak First Team All-District
  • 1996 First-Team All-Big-Ten
  • Two-Time Kodak Honorable Mention All-America
  • Three-Time Team MVP
  • UW'S All-Time Leading Scorer (1,994 PTS)
  • Carried a lifetime scoring average of 17.5 points per game while playing in 114 consecutive games
  • Led UW to unprecedented three 20-Win seasons and three NCAA bids
  • 1998 played with the ABL's Chicago Condors

Joe Franklin

Basketball

Inducted 1997

  • Unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection in 1968, when he scored a school-record 544 points (22.7 average)
  • Received third-team all-league honors in 1967 and honorable mention accolades in 1966
  • Earned team Most Valuable Player honors in 1967 and 1968
  • Team captain as a senior
  • Established Wisconsin career scoring (1,215 points) and rebounding (858) marks in just three seasons of play
  • Recorded seven games of at least 30 points during his career and had a personal-best 27 rebounds in a 1968 game vs. Purdue
  • Drafted in the fifth round (63rd pick overall) of the 1968 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks

Ann French

Badminton

Inducted 1999

  • Earned All-America honors from the AIAW in badminton four times (1979-82)
  • Finished among the top eight finalists in AIAW singles competition four times
  • Won the 1979 Broderick Award for her accomplishments in badminton
  • Captured 1981 and 1982 AIAW national championships with her doubles partner Claire Allison
  • Awarded the 1982 Big Ten Medal of Honor which recognizes proficiency in athletics and academics
  • Member of the U.S. Badminton Association national team 12 times (1984-95)
  • Three-time (1990, 1991 and 1996) USBA national doubles champion
  • U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Badminton Athlete of the Year in 1990
  • Member of the USOC Athletes Advisory Council (1989-96) and the USOC Board of Directors and Legislation Committee (1993-96)

Don Gehrmann

Track

Inducted 1991

  • Won NCAA championships in the outdoor mile twice (running 4:09.6 in 1949 and 4:12.4 in 1950)
  • Claimed his first national title in the outdoor 1,500 meters (3:54.3) in 1948
  • Took first place in 87 of 99 collegiate races (ranging from 880 yards to two miles) during his career
  • Winner of 39 consecutive major mile races from 1948-51
  • Member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1948 (at London), he finished seventh in the 1,500 meters
  • Won 10 Big Ten track titles, including four straight (1947-50) in the outdoor mile
  • Held world record for both the indoor and outdoor 1,000-yard runs
  • Named the Big Ten's "Greatest Miler" for the first 50 years of the conference's existence
  • Helped Wisconsin's cross country teams to Big Ten titles in 1949 and 1950
  • Gehrmann won individual Big Ten cross country titles in 1947 and 1948
  • Won the Outstanding Performer Award at the Drake Relays three times
  • Named to the State of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, the Drake Relays Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club Hall of Fame

John Gerlach

Baseball

Inducted 1994

  • Three-time (1936-38) letterwinner in baseball at Wisconsin; captained the team his final two seasons
  • Registered a .415 batting average during the 1936 campaign
  • Steady play at shortstop keyed the team's infield defense
  • Played on squads that posted a 44-27 overall record
  • Member of the 1937 and 1938 teams that finished third in the Big Ten
  • Played two seasons (1938-39) for the Chicago White Sox after leaving the UW
  • A 1972 inductee into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame

Earl Girard

Football

Inducted 2007

  • 1944 Considered a Freshman Sensation by the Western Conference
  • 1944 Named Look Magazine First-Team All-American
  • 1944 Started football as 17-year-old freshman
  • 1944 Team records for passing(single game)-Most attempts 23(7 comp, 159 yds) WI vs MN on Nov. 25; Most yards gained 159 in same game
  • 1944 Team records for punting(single game)-Most punts 8(WI vs MN on Nov. 25); Most yards 298 on 8 punts (WI vs OSU on Oct. 14)
  • 1947 Set Big Ten and NCAA record with 2 punt return touchdowns in a game against Iowa
  • 1947 Statisitics punting: 28 attempts for 1090 yards for an average of 38.93
  • 1948 Drafted in 1st round by Packers. Also played with Detroit and Pittsburgh
  • 1948 Participated in the Chicago Tribune All-Star Game
  • Played professional baseball for Cleveland Indians

Tony Granato

Hockey

Inducted 2000

  • Four-year letterwinner ended his career with 100 goals and 120 assists
  • Second player in UW history (Mark Johnson is the other) with triple figures in both career goals and assists
  • Finalist for the 1987 Hobey Baker Award after recording 28 goals and 45 assists
  • Second-team All-American in both 1985 and 1987
  • Captain and Most Valuable Player for the Badgers in 1986-87
  • Played on the 1988 U.S. Olympic team that finished in seventh place at Calgary
  • Fifth-round draft choice of the Rangers in 1989, he made the NHL's All-Rookie team
  • Winner of the 1997 Bill Masterson Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL player that exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey
  • Named the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year for 1987
  • Member of two U.S. National Junior teams and three U.S. National Senior teams

Carie Graves

Rowing

Inducted 1991

  • A three-time United States Olympian (1976, 1980 and 1984) in rowing
  • Won a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, missed the 1980 games because of boycott and captured a gold medal as a member of the U.S. eight team at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
  • Three-time (1975, 1981 and 1983) silver medalist in the women's eight at the world championships
  • A six-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team
  • Member of the school's first national championship crew team (1975)
  • Inducted into the U.S. Rowing Association Hall of Fame
  • The first inductee into the Wisconsin Women's Athletic Hall of Fame (1984)
  • Named USOC Athlete of the Year and received the Southland Corporation's Olympia Award for excellence and achievement in 1984
  • Earned a degree from the UW in English in 1976 and a master's degree in educational administration from Harvard in 1985

David Greenwood

Football & Track

Inducted 2013

  • 1981 and 1982 First-Team All-Big Ten in Football (defensive back)
  • Also punted for the team, setting a then-school record for most punts (191)
  • Led the team in interceptions three years in a row
  • Drafted in the 1983 USFL Draft in the first round by Michigan Panthers
  • Drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft in the eighth round by New Orleans
  • Played in the USFL for three years (1983-85) named All-USFL in 1983 and 1985
  • Traded from New Orleans to Tampa Bay for a third round draft pick
  • PLAYED IN THE NFL FOR FOUR YEARS TAMPA BAY, GREEN BAY, LA RAIDERS
  • 1982 Big Ten Outdoor Champion in the high jump at 7’1”
  • Ranks in the Top 10 in school history in both the indoor and outdoor high jump
  • Ranked as the 27th Best Athlete in the State of Wisconsin by Sports Illustrated
  • PGA Golf Professional

Bill Gregory

Football

Inducted 2007

  • 1968 Third leading tackler as a sophomore with 75 (48 solo)
  • 1969 Led Wisconsin in tackles with 102 (58 solo); Six of those games havng 10 or more tackles; Single game high of 15
  • 1969 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • 1969 Second Team Big Ten All-Academic Defensive Team
  • 1969 Tri-Captain
  • 1970 Captain (first to captain football team in consecutive years since 1899)
  • 1970 First-Team UPI and AP All-Big Ten Defensive Team
  • Averaged almost 10 tackled per game in career; total of 285
  • Participated in the East-West Shrine Game, The Hula Bowl and the College All-Star Game
  • 1971 Chosen in 3rd round of NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys
  • Appeared in Super Bowls VI, X, and XII, winner of two of the three with the Dallas Cowboys
  • Played 10 years in the NFL, 7 years with Dallas Cowboys and 3 years with Seattle Seahawks
  • Started all games played on defense in Wisconsin career

Claude Gregory

Basketball

Inducted 2013

  • 1981 Second-Team All-Big Ten and 1980 Third-Team All-Big Ten
  • 1981 Team MVP
  • UW’S career rebounding leader (904)
  • Finished career as UW’s leading scorer and currently ranks fourth on the school's career scoring list with 1,745 career points
  • Held 17 school records (without the benefit of 3 point shots) including – games played 110, most field goals attempted 1492, field goals 656, free throws attempted 586, free throws made 433, personal fouls 389, steals 131, points 1745, rebounds 904
  • Second-round draft choice (41st overall) of Washingtonin 1981 NBA Draft
  • 1981-1983 played professionally in Zaragoza and Basconia, Spain averaging 33 points per game and was leading rebounder averaging 12/game with 2 blocked shots. Game high 56 points and 24 rebounds
  • 1984-1986 played with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and was called up by the Washington Bullets during 1986 season
  • 1986-1988 played for CBA La Crosse Catbirds and NBA Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1989 played for Reggio Emilia, Italy and returned to Breogan, Spain in 1990
  • Voted top all-time center while playing in the CBA as well as one of La Crosse Catbird’s all-time favorite 5
  • Graduate and alumni of UW with a BS from the College of Agriculture and Life Science

Paul Gruber

Football (84 - 87)

Inducted 2006

  • 1985 Honorable Mention AP & UPI All-Big Ten
  • 1986 UPI Second-Team All-Big Ten
  • 1987 Team Captain
  • 1987 First-team All-Big Ten
  • 1987 Team MVP
  • 1987 All-American by The Sporting News and UPI
  • 1988 Drafted fourth overall by Tampa Bay
  • 1988 Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie First-team
  • 1989 UPI All-NFC First-team
  • 1989 New York Daily News All-Pro First-team
  • 1990 Football News All-NFC First-team
  • 1990 College and Pro Football Newsweekly All-Pro Second-team
  • 1990 AP All-Pro Second-team
  • 1992 NEA All-Pro First-team
  • 1992, 1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers MVP
  • 1997 Pro Bowl first alternate
  • 2000 Retired after 12 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dale Hackbart

Football, Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1996

  • Lettered in football (quarterback), baseball (centerfield) and basketball (forward) at UW
  • All-Big Ten choice on the gridiron in 1959 after leading the league in total offense
  • First-team Academic All-American in 1959
  • Played professional football for 14 seasons in Green Bay, Washington, Minnesota, St. Louis and Denver
  • Member of the Vikings' squad that faced Kansas City in the 1970 Super Bowl
  • Played minor league baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization
  • Inducted into the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame in 1983

Tim Hacker

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 2002

  • Won the 1985 NCAA individual cross country championship running the 10,000-meter race in 29:17.8
  • Three-time Big Ten (1981, 1984 and 1985) and District IV (1981, 1982 and 1985) cross country champion
  • All-American in cross country three times; had national finishes of fourth in 1982, eighth in 1984 and first in 1985
  • Member of the Badgers' NCAA cross country team champions in 1982 and 1985
  • Five-time track All-American (three times on the distance medley relay and once each in the 5,000 meters and the 1,500 meters)
  • Two-time (1984 and 1985) Big Ten champion in the 1,500 meters
  • Ran on the Badgers' distance medley relay team in 1985 that won the NCAA indoor title
  • The state of Wisconsin's Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1985
  • Recipient of the school's Tom Jones Award (given to the team's Most Valuable Runner) in 1981, 1982 and 1985
  • The UW-Madison's Male Athlete of the Year in 1986
  • Won the 1986 Big Ten Medal of Honor for proficiency in scholarship and athletics
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree in both 1985 and 1986
  • Inducted into the University of Wisconsin's Track Hall of Honor
  • The United States cross country champion in 1997, and the nation's 5,000-meter champion in 1989
  • Placed fifth in the 1984 U.S. Olympic trials at 1,500 meters and finished second at the U.S. Championships in the same event

Jim Haines

Wrestling

Inducted 2012

  • 1977 NCAA Champion at 118 pounds
  • 1977 All-American at 118 pounds
  • 1977 Captain
  • 1975 Pan American Games silver medalist
  • 1976 U.S. Olympian
  • Three-time participant in the World Championships and World Cup
  • 1979 World Championships silver medalist
  • 1977 and 1978 World Cup gold medalist

James Haluska

Football

Inducted 2012

  • Starting QB that led UW to the 1952 Big Ten title and the Badgers’ first Rose Bowl appearance
  • Selected to play in the 1955 Blue-Gray Game and 1956 Senior Bowl
  • Also played in the 1956 Chicago Tribune College All-Star Game
  • Was chosen in the 1954 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and played for the Bears in 1956
  • Member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Suzy Favor Hamilton

Cross Country & Track

Inducted 1996

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  • Won nine NCAA individual track titles, including four straight championships in the outdoor 1,500-meter run
  • Made the U.S. Olympic track team in 1992, 1996 and 2000
  • A 14-time All-American in cross country and track
  • Won 23 Big Ten titles (21 as an individual and two on relays)
  • Established an American women's indoor record in the 800 meters (1:58.92)
  • Set Wisconsin records in seven different indoor and outdoor events
  • Named Wisconsin's Female Athlete of the Year in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990
  • Three-time (1988-90) Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, and award that was eventually named for her
  • Named the Big Ten's Female Athlete of the Decade
  • Given the 1989-90 Honda-Broderick Cup as the nation's top collegiate female athlete
  • Recipient of the prestigious Honda Sports Award for track and field (1989-90) and cross country (1990-91)
  • Earned Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors five times and Big Ten Athlete of the Meet honors six times in her career
  • Won the 1989-90 Babe Zaharias Female Athlete of the Year Award
  • Given the Jumbo Elliott Award in 1989-90, the "Heisman Trophy" of track and field
  • Won 54 of 56 collegiate finals, including her final 40 races

Pat Harder

Football

Inducted 1991

  • Led the Big Ten in rushing (590 yards) and scoring (58 points) as a sophomore in 1941
  • All-America and All-Big Ten fullback on the 1942 team that placed second in the Big Ten and finished third nationally in the Associated Press poll
  • Named Most Valuable Player of the 1943 College All-Star game after scoring two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over the Washington Redskins
  • Second pick in the 1944 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals, the highest selection in UW history
  • Played professionally with the Chicago Cardinals (1946-50) and Detroit Lions (1951-53)
  • Led the National Football League in scoring three times
  • Worked as an NFL official when his playing career ended
  • Member of Wisconsin's All-Time Football Team
  • Inducted (in 1993) into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame

Russ Hellickson

Wrestling

Inducted 1995

  • Member of the U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling team in 1976 and 1980
  • Won a silver medal at 220 pounds in the Olympic Games at Montreal in 1976
  • Captained the 1980 U.S. Olympic freestyle team, which boycotted the games
  • Gold medal winner at the Pan American Games in 1971 (198 pounds), 1975 (220) and 1979 (220)
  • Competed three times in the World Championships and won a silver medal in 1979 and a bronze medal in 1971
  • A 1974 gold medalist at the prestigious Tbilisi Tournament in Russia
  • Claimed 10 national freestyle wrestling titles in his career
  • Recipient of the Amateur Wrestling News Man of the Year Award in 1981
  • Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Midlands Open Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Charter member (inducted in 1976) of the Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Named National W Club Man of the Year in 1979
  • Worked as a television commentator for wrestling in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games
  • Served as an assistant wrestling coach at UW from 1971-82
  • Head coach of the Badger wrestling team from 1983-86, compiling a 70-22-1 dual record
  • Led UW to runner-up finishes in the Big Ten in both 1985 and 1986

Stephanie Herbst

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 2002

  • Led the Badgers to the NCAA team cross country championship in 1985 and a runner-up finish in 1986
  • Two-time cross country All-American by placing seventh in 1985 and eighth in 1986
  • Won the Big Ten cross country title in both 1985 and 1986
  • The 1986 NCAA champion in the indoor 3,000-meter run with a meet record time of 8:57.12
  • Won 1986 NCAA outdoor track titles in the 5,000 (15:42.36) and 10,000-meter (32:32.75 to set an NCAA record) runs
  • A seven-time Big Ten track champion in races ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 meters
  • Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year in 1985-86
  • Nominated for the Honda Sports Award in track and cross country
  • Participated in the 1988 U.S. Olympic team trials
  • Won two (1985 and 1986) National Olympic Festival titles in the 10,000 meters
  • Academic All-Big Ten for three seasons (1985-87)
  • GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1986 (second team) and 1987 (third team)

John Hickman

Swimming

Inducted 1997

  • Three-year (1933-35) varsity swimmer at Wisconsin, he was team captain as a junior and senior
  • Participated in water polo at UW for three seasons and captained that team in 1933
  • Served as Wisconsin assistant swimming coach for two stints (1935-39 and 1946-51) before his promotion to head coach (1951-69)
  • Elected president of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America in 1963
  • Won the 1971 College Swimming Coaches Association of America Distinguished Coach Award
  • Elected to the UW Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame in 1987
  • Served on the Natatorium Building Committee from 1958-63
  • President of the Student Athletic Board as a senior
  • Received a B.A. degree in economics (1935), an M.A. in education and physical education (1939) and a PhD in guidance and special personnel services (1955) from UW
  • Worked as a professor at UW (1959-78), he retired with emeritus status

Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch

Football & Administration

Inducted 1991

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  • A brilliant triple-threat halfback who led the 1942 Badgers to an 8-1-1 record, second place in the Big Ten and third in the final Associated Press poll
  • His number 40 is retired at the UW
  • Played two intercollegiate seasons at Michigan and is the only Wolverine athlete to letter in four sports (football, basketball, track and baseball)
  • Named Most Valuable Player in the 1946 College All-Star Game
  • Started his professional football career with the Chicago Rockets and later starred for the Los Angeles Rams
  • One of the all-time great wide receivers, Hirsch is a member of the National Football League Hall of Fame (inducted in 1968)
  • Set an NFL record during the 1951 season with 1,495 yards, 66 catches and 17 touchdowns helping the Rams to the championship
  • Ended his professional career with 7,029 career receiving yards and was a key member of the Rams' revolutionary "three end" offense in 1949
  • Member of the NFL's All-Time All-Star team
  • Voted to Wisconsin's All-Time Football Team in 1969
  • Named to Halls of Fame for the State of Wisconsin, the National Football Foundation and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation
  • Served as Wisconsin's Director of Athletics from 1969-87

Lou Holland

Football & Track

Inducted 2011

  • 1962 First team All Big Ten Half Back
  • Big Ten leading scorer 1962 and 1963
  • 1962 Big Ten Champions
  • 1963 Rose Bowl
  • 1961 - 1963 rushed for 934 Yards scoring 22 Touchdowns, including a 13-yard Touchdown run in the 1963 Rose Bowl against the University of Southern California. Caught 36 passes for 9 TD's and threw 3 Touchdown passes during his career
  • 3 Touchdowns against Northwestern 1962 (Ranked #1 at the Time)
  • 4 Touchdowns against University of Illinois. Only touched the ball 7 times. the first time a Badger had scored 4 touchdowns in a game
  • 1962 & 1963 member of the UW Track Team 2nd in the Big Ten Championships
  • Played in the CFL for the B.C. Lions in Vancouver 1964, won Grey Cup(Canadian Super Bowl)
  • The 1964 B.C. Lions Team was inducted to the British Columbia Hall of Fame in 1986
  • Played for the Chicago Bears
  • Graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultral Economics
  • University of Wisconsin Athletics and Advisory Council
  • 1990 University of Wisconsin-Madison Distinguished Alumni Awards
  • 2004 - 2007 Board of Visitors College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1990 - 2006 University of Wisconsin Foundation Board
  • 1991 Founded Holland Capital Management
  • 2004 Recieved the Maynard Jackson Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • 2006 Inducted into the Union Grove High School Bronco Hall of Fame

Carl Holtz

Rowing

Inducted 1999

  • Earned varsity "W" awards in 1942, 1946 and 1947 on the UW crew team
  • Captain of the men's crew squad in 1947
  • Stroked the 1941 freshmen squad to second place at the Poughkeepsie Regatta and the Adams Cup
  • Stroked the 1946 varsity crew to the prestigious Eastern Sprint Regatta title, making it the first UW varsity crew to win a national championship
  • Acclaimed as the finest stroke in collegiate rowing in both 1946 and 1947
  • Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II

Dick Houden

Track & Field (1947)

Inducted 2010

  • Tied American Indoor Record in 70-Yard Dash (7.0 seconds) in 1947
  • Tied Olympic and National Junior Record of 10.4 seconds in 100-Meter Dash at 1947 AAU Outdoor Championships
  • Two-Time All-American in only season at UW
  • SE Central AAU Record in 100-Yard Dash at 9.6 seconds at 1947 AAU Outdoor Championships
  • Tied UW Fieldhouse 60-Yard Dash record of 6.2 seconds
  • Set Big Nine Conference Record in 100-Yard Dash in 9.7 seconds in dual against Iowa while wearing sweat clothes
  • Second in 100-Yard Dash and Third in 200-Yard Dash at 1947 Big Nine Outdoor Championships
  • Third in 60-Yard Dash at 1947 Big Nine Indoor Championships
  • UW Team Leader in 40-, 50-, 60-, and 70-Yard Dash races during only indoor season
  • Was denied sport in Olympic trials 100-Meter Dash finals after judges rules he finished fourth in the qualifying race despite photographic evidence he was actually second
  • Toured Europe as part of nine-man delegation of top US athletes in advance of 1948 Olympics
  • Set Turkish record in 200-Meter Dash at 21.5 seconds in Istanbul; Set Czechoslovakian record in 200-Meter Dash at 21.2 seconds in Prauge

Theresa Huff

Basketball

Inducted 1998

  • Highlight Video: (Modem/Broadband)
  • Completed her career as the school's career leader in scoring (1,879 points), rebounds (1,201), field goals made (823) and games played (118)
  • Registered 62 "double-doubles" (points and rebounds) in her career
  • Named Wisconsin women's basketball MVP three times in her career
  • Made the 1982 Big Ten All-Tournament team
  • Finalist for the 1983 Wade Trophy which recognizes the top collegiate player in the nation
  • Led Wisconsin to its first post-season appearance as the Badgers reached the quarterfinals of the 1982 AIAW national tournament
  • First American woman chosen to play professional basketball in Spain (1983-84)
  • First player in UW women's basketball history to have her jersey (#21) retired
  • Named to UW's All-Decade team in conjunction with the Big Ten's celebration of 10 years of women's athletic competition in 1991

Ken Huxhold

Football & Track

Inducted 2000

  • Won major "W" awards in football (three) and track (two)
  • Captain of the 1950 Wisconsin football team that registered a 6-3 record
  • Chosen by the Chicago Cardinals in the 27th round of the 1951 NFL Draft
  • Played football for the Quantico Marines in 1952 and for the Camp Pendleton Marines in 1953
  • Joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 1954 and played for five seasons

Randy "Jabo" Jablonic

Men's Rowing, Men's Rowing Coach

Inducted 2004

  • 1959 Member of national championship crew
  • 1964 Coach of national championship crew
  • 1968 Team manager– UW Henley trip
  • 1972 Assistant manager- Olympic rowing team
  • 1972-84 Board of director member of national association of amateur oarsmen; U.S. Olympic rowing committee member; presidential commission Olympic sports member; director of USrowing association; chairman of long range planning committee
  • 1973 Royal Henley Regatta (unprecedented 3 semi-finalists)
  • 1973 President of Rowing Coaches of America
  • 1973, '74 President of Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
  • 1973, '74, '75, '90 Varsity eight was the IRA champion
  • Crew teams won a total of 28 national titles in 1972, '73, '74, '75, '79, '80, '81, '82, '86, '87, '92, '97 Wisconsin won 10 Ten Eyck Trophies (most points at IRA)
  • Started the Midwest Rowing Championship in Madison
  • 1976 Assistant coach – national rowing team
  • 1980 Secretary of Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges
  • 1981 US National Team head rowing coach for World Rowing Championships (U.S. eight won the bronze medal)
  • 1984 Director of USrowing Association
  • 1986, '90 Varsity to Royal Henley Regatta
  • 1986, '90 Collegiate Championship at Cincinnati Regatta
  • 1991 Inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1999 Inducted into Power 10 New York Hall of Fame

John Jamieson

Golf

Inducted 2001

  • enrolled at Wisconsin from Madison, WI
  • Wisconsin State Junior Golf Champion in 1934, at the age of 15
  • prominent player in amateur golf circles, 1947-1951
  • Wisconsin State Amateur Golf Champion, 1951
  • graduated from the UW-Madison with a degree in economics and political science, 1938
  • named the University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Golf Coach, 1952-1969
  • coached the 1957 badger team to its first-ever Big Ten Championship
  • coached three big ten medalists in 1952,1955 and 1963; had a co-medalist athlete play in the 1958 NCAA Championship Tournament
  • five Badger Golf Teams participated in the NCAA Tournament during his tenure as a coach
  • compiled a career coaching record of 171-80-5, (.681) in 18 years
  • for more than 36 years, he worked tirelessly on every phase of the uw-madison golf course project. One of his happiest days was seeing his dream come true, the opening of the University Ridge Golf Course in 1991
  • instrumental in the founding of Wisconsin's National "W" Club, inc., 1948
  • president of the Madison Alumni Association, 1951
  • director of the National Alumni Association, 1951-1953

Eddie Jankowski

Football

Inducted 1992

  • Badgers' Most Valuable Player on the gridiron in both 1935 and 1936
  • Fullback and linebacker on the Wisconsin football team
  • Selected to play in the 1936 East-West Shrine Game
  • Participated in the 1937 Chicago Tribune College All-Star game
  • First-round National Football League draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1937

Gene Jaroch

Baseball

Inducted 1998

  • Set a Big Ten record for pitching wins in a season (six in 1946)
  • Won major "W" awards in baseball from 1944-47
  • Undefeated (6-0) pitcher on the 1946 UW baseball team that won the Big Ten title
  • Struck out 52 batters and allowed just 29 hits in 46 1/3 innings as a junior in 1946
  • Established a Big Ten record for strikeouts in a game with 16 vs. Chicago in 1946
  • Averaged more than one strikeout per inning (156 in 138 2/3 innings) in his career

Bob "Badger" Johnson

Hockey

Inducted 1992

  • Legendary Wisconsin head hockey coach for 15 seasons (1967-82, including a leave of absence in 1975-76 to coach the U.S. Olympic team which finished fourth in Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Registered a 367-175-23 record (.670 winning percentage is the best in UW history)
  • Three of his Badger teams – 1973, 1977 and 1981 – were NCAA champions
  • Only coach in hockey history to win both NCAA (1973, 1977 and 1981 with Wisconsin) and Stanley Cup (1991 with Pittsburgh) titles
  • The 1977 squad was the winningest in school history (37-7-1)
  • Head coach of the U.S. National Team from 1973-75 and in 1981
  • Took both the Pittsburgh Penguins (1991) and Calgary Flames (1986) to the Stanley Cup Finals
  • Member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame

Lawrence Johnson

Football, Track & Field

Inducted 2012

  • First-team All-American defensive back in 1978
  • Drafted in the second round of the 1979 NFL Draft
  • Played nine seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills
  • 1976, 1977 – Most Valuable Performer in track
  • 1976 – Won Big Ten 60 and 300 yard dash indoors
  • 1976 – Won Big Ten 100 and 200 dash outdoors

Mark Johnson

Hockey

Inducted 1991

  • Top scorer on the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic men's hockey team
  • Scored a school-record 125 goals in his three-year Badger career
  • Established Wisconsin season marks for goals (48 in 1978) and points (90 in 1979) scored
  • Member of the Badgers' Big Ten, WCHA and NCAA championship squad in 1977
  • Two-time (1978 and 1979) All-American
  • Named 1979 College Player of the Year by The Hockey News
  • WCHA Most Valuable Player as a senior in 1979
  • WCHA Rookie of the Year in 1977
  • Named Big Ten Athlete of the Year in 1980
  • Played for 11 seasons in the National Hockey League and scored 536 points
  • Inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999
  • Named head coach of the UW women's hockey team in the spring of 2002

Pat Johnson

Track

Inducted 1997

  • Three-time (1980 and 1981 indoors and 1982 outdoors) AIAW national long jump champion
  • National collegiate runner-up in the long jump three times (1982 indoors and 1980 and 1981 outdoors)
  • Set a national record (21-4 ¾) to win the AIAW outdoor long jump title in 1982
  • Seven-time All-American who qualified for the national meet in the long jump every year of her career
  • Won 12 Big Ten track titles, including seven – four indoors and three outdoors – long jump championships
  • Earned a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Recipient of the 1987 Kizzy Award for athletic excellence

Danny Jones

Basketball

Inducted 2003

  • Set the UW career scoring record (1,854 points) and free throw attempts (599) mark
  • Two-time (1988 and 1989) leading scorer and rebounder for the Badgers
  • An AP honorable mention All-American in 1989
  • Second-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior and senior
  • Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player as a senior
  • Established the school record for points in a season (611) in 1989
  • Scored in double figures 91 times at UW, including 33 straight
  • Played professionally in the United States, Turkey, Mexico, Belgium, Philippines, Hong Kong, Portugal, Cyprus and Canada
  • Member of the La Crosse Catbirds' CBA championship club in 1994, when topped the league in field goal percentage
  • Named the 1995 Nike Player of the Year while playing for Seapower in Hong Kong
  • Won back-to-back championships with Soles de Jalisco of Guadalajara (Mexico) in his final two pro seasons

Tom Jones

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 1991

  • Served as the Wisconsin men's track (1913-48) and cross country (1913-14, 1926-47) coach
  • Jones' indoor track teams won Big Ten titles in 1927 and 1930 and the outdoor squad took league championships in 1915, 1916 and 1931
  • The Badger men's cross country team claimed seven Big Ten team titles under his direction
  • Worked with 137 student-athletes that won Big Ten individual titles and five that captured national championships
  • Named U.S. Olympic track coach for the 1948 Games
  • Inducted into the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame in 1950, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1954, the Drake Relays Hall of Fame in 1977 and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame in 1963

Jim Jordan

Wrestling

Inducted 2005

  • 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 voted most dedicated wrestler
  • 1984-85 Las Vegas Invitational Champion
  • 1985 Participated in the National Wrestling Coaches All-Star Meet
  • 1985, 1986 Team Captain
  • 1985, 1986 Back-to-back NCAA titles at 134 pounds
  • 1985, 1986 Two-time Big Ten Champion
  • 1985, 1986 Most Valuable Wrestler
  • 1986 Midlands Champion
  • Three-Time All-American
  • UW Season (49) and career (156) record holder for wins

Greg Kabat

Football

Inducted 1995

  • Captain of the 1932 Wisconsin football team
  • First player in Wisconsin football history to be a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection (1930-32)
  • An All-America discus thrower in 1931, finishing fourth in the outdoor meet at Chicago
  • Won the Big Ten championship in the discus (150-10 ½) in 1931
  • Three-time "W" award winner in football and twice in track

Jack Kellner

Track

Inducted 1997

  • Won the 1935 Big Ten championship in the 120-yard high hurdles, running a school-record time of 14.5 seconds
  • Earned All-America honors by finishing sixth in the 120-yard high hurdles at the 1936 national outdoor meet
  • Served as captain of the 1937 track and field team
  • Won Wisconsin AAU titles in the 110-meter outdoor high hurdles (1936) and the 60-meter indoor high hurdles (1937)
  • Served on the University of Wisconsin's Athletic Board

Lee Kemp

Wrestling

Inducted 1991

  • Enrolled at Wisconsin from chardon, OH.
  • Three-time NCAA wrestling champion 158 pounds 1976, 1977, 1978.
  • NCAA wrestling runner-up 158 pounds 1975
  • Voted Outstanding Freshman and Sophomore In the Nation 1975-1976 by Amateur Wrestling News.
  • Three-time Big-Ten Conference Champion 1976, 1977, 1978.
  • Three-time Midlands Champion 1976, 1977, 1978.
  • Three-time East-West College All-Star Dual Meet paticipant 1976, 1977, 1978; Voted Outstanding Wrestler 1976.
  • Total college record 143-6-1 (110-1-1 last three years).
  • 4th on all-time NCAA collegiate wins without a loss. (103-0-1).
  • Undefeated in 1976 at 39-0-0.
  • Seven-time National Freestyle Wrestling Champion. USWF Champion 1979-1983; AAU Champion 1979, 1982.
  • Three-time World Freestyle Wrestling gold medalist 1978, 1979, 1982. Youngest American to Win World Championships (age 21); First American to Win Three World Championships.
  • World Freestyle Wrestling bronze medalist 1981.
  • Four-time World Cup of Wrestling gold medalist 1979-1982; First American to Win Four World Cup Titles.
  • Two-time Pan American Games gold medalist 1979, 1984
  • U.S. Olympic Team 1980. United States Boycotted Event.
  • Gold Medal Super Champions title match 1980; Defeated 1980 Olympic Gold Medalist From Bulgaria.
  • USWF Wrestling "Man of the Year" 1978.
  • Two-time Sun Cup Award Recipient 1978, 1979; Given to the Outstanding Wrestler of the Year.
  • Two-time Sullivan Award finalist 1978, 1979.
  • Inducted to Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame 1983.
  • Inducted to National Wrestling Hall of Fame 1989

Don Kindt

Football & Track

Inducted 1997

  • Tied for the conference lead in scoring (36 points) in 1945
  • Two-time (1943 and 1945) Wisconsin scoring leader
  • Won "W" awards in football (1943, 1945 and 1946) and track (1946)
  • Played halfback on offense and safety on defense for the Badgers
  • Drafted in the first round (11th pick overall) by Chicago in 1947, and played nine seasons for the Bears
  • Chosen to play in the 1953 National Football League Pro Bowl
  • Served in the United States Army in 1944 and 1945
  • Coached defense in the 1956 College All-Star Game

Thornton Kipper

Baseball

Inducted 2009

  • 1950 25 strikeouts in six games and pitched four complete games in the Big Ten
  • 1950 All-American
  • 1950 All-Big Ten
  • 1950 Became the first pitcher to win two games in the NCAA National Meet when he earned wins over the Colorado Aggies, 7-3 and Alabama, 3-1, with a three-hitter
  • 1950 Best record in Big Ten going 5-0
  • 11-1 Pitching record leading the Badgers to Big Ten Co-Title and NCAA Tournament
  • Finished collegiate career with 11 straight victories, including four tournament wins; two in the District 4 Playoffs and two in the College World Series
  • Led UW into fourth place in the NCAA National Meet
  • Played three years for the Philadelphia Phillies

Andrea Kirchberg

Softball

Inducted 2013

  • Finished career with school records in ERA (1.29), wins (87), appearances (166), starts (132), complete games (114), innings (972.0), strikeouts (1156), winning percentage (.596 (87-59)), saves (6), shutouts (36), WHIP (0.97), strikeout ratio (8.33) and opponent batting average (.192)
  • Set single-season records for ERA (1.15), wins (28), complete games (32), innings pitched (250.1), strikeouts (300), winning percentage ((28-13) .683), SHUTOUTS (16), WHIP (0.90), strikeout ratio (8.64), opponent batting average (.182)
  • Threw a perfect game vs. SE Missouri State on May 23, 2001. Pitched all seven innings, allowing no runs, no walks and striking out 13
  • Named Big Ten Player of the Week six times
  • Selected Third-Team All-Big Ten in 2000, First-Team All-Big Ten in 2002 and Third-Team All-Big Ten in 2003
  • Named to NCAA Tournament All-Region Team in 2001 after winning UW’S first-ever NCAA Regional Game
  • Selected to Easton Sports All-American Team - 2000
  • Named to NFCA All-Mideast Region in 2000 and 2002
  • Honored as UW’S Freshman of the Year and Team MVP in 2000. Also named MVP following 2002 season.

Duane Kleven

Wrestling Coach

Inducted 2006

  • Dual Meet Record: 132-48-5 (Winning pct. .727)
  • Team Placed in top 3 in Big Ten 9 times in 12 years
  • Team placed in top 7 nationally 6 times in 12 years
  • Coached 9 NCAA Champions and 25 All-Americans
  • 1975 Madison Pen & Mike Club Sportsman of the Year
  • 1976 Coach of East All-Star College Wrestling team
  • 1976 United States Wrestling Federation Coach of the Year
  • 1977 NCAA Coach of the Year
  • 1980 Named to Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame
  • 1982 Received Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches 20 Year Award
  • 1998 National Wrestling Coaches Lifetime Service Award
  • 2002 UW Athletic Department Pat O'Dea Award
  • 1982-84 Director of Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center
  • 1984-93 Associate Athletic Director of Men's Varsity Sports
  • 1993-2002 Director of Special Events
  • Colonel United States Army Reserve (Retired)

John Kotz

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • Earned All-America honors in 1942 as a junior forward at Wisconsin
  • Named to All-Big Ten squads in 1941 and 1942
  • Helped the Badgers win Big Ten and NCAA championships as a sophomore in 1941
  • Scored 12 points vs. Washington State to earn Outstanding Player honors in the 1941 NCAA title game
  • The Big Ten's leading scorer (242 points in 15 games) during the 1942 campaign
  • Received MVP honors from the UW and the Big Ten as a junior
  • Wisconsin's team captain in 1943
  • Left the UW as the school's career scoring leader (841 points)

Tim Krumrie

Football

Inducted 1999

  • Received first-team All-America honors from Associated Press, United Press International, Walter Camp and the Football News as a junior in 1981
  • All-America first-team choice by the Walter Camp Foundation again in 1982
  • Sophomore All-America choice by Football News in 1980
  • First-team All-Big Ten noseguard in 1980, 1981 and 1982
  • Team co-captain and Hula Bowl participant in 1982
  • Finalist for the Lombardi Award in 1981
  • Started all 46 games on defense in his Wisconsin career
  • Associated Press National Player of the Week after Badgers upset No. 1-ranked Michigan to open the 1981 season
  • Made 444 career tackles, the most in UW history for a defensive lineman
  • Established a school season mark for tackles by a lineman (135 in 1981)
  • Finished fifth in the Big Ten wrestling meet as a sophomore heavyweight
  • Drafted in the 10th round by Cincinnati in 1983
  • Played 12 seasons for the Bengals
  • Appeared in the 1989 Super Bowl XXIII
  • All Pro nose tackle in 1987 and 1988

Harvey Kuenn

Baseball

Inducted 1991

  • Received All-Big Ten and All-America honors as a junior shortstop in 1952
  • Led the Big Ten in six different offensive categories in 1952
  • Captain and MVP of the 1952 baseball team that placed third in the Big Ten
  • Career batting average of .382 is second highest in UW annals
  • Established a school record with nine triples in 1952
  • Signed with the Detroit Tigers organization after the 1952 collegiate season
  • Played major league baseball with Detroit, Cleveland, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia
  • Managed the 1982 Brewers to the American League pennant
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame

Chuck LaBahn

Special Service

Inducted 2013

  • W Award winner in swimming 1946
  • PHB – University of Wisconsin 1949
  • MBA – Harvard University Graduate School of Business 1952
  • Lead benefactor to the LaBahn Ice Arena and UW Swimming locker room and lounge area
  • President of National W Club 1978-79
  • President of Wisconsin Alumni Association 1988-89
  • Vice Chairman of UW Foundation 1980
  • University of Wisconsin Business School Board of Visitors
  • Chaired or was a director of numerous University of Wisconsin and Milwaukee area organizations

Steve Lacy

Cross Country & Track

Inducted 2004

  • 1977 First UW runner to break four-minute mile (3:59.64)
  • Five-time All-American in track
  • Two-time All-American in cross country
  • 1975 Champion in the mile in the USTFF National Track & Field Championships
  • 1976 NCAA champion as a member of the two-mile relay
  • Six-time Big Ten champion, including three-straight in the indoor mile
  • 1977 Second in mile at USTFF Championships
  • 1978 Big Ten outdoors 1500m champion
  • 1978 Big Ten cross country champion
  • 1978 Cross country MVP
  • 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic team member in 1500m and 5000m

Scott Lamphear

Soccer

Inducted 2011

  • First Team All-American (NSCAA-1995)
  • First Team GTE Academic All-American (1995 - 96)
  • Three-Time all Mid-West Region (1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Three-Time First Team All-Big Ten (1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Three-Time Academic All-Big Ten (1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Team MVP and Co-Captain of 1995 NCAA Championship Team
  • Soccer America MVPs List (1995)
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipient (1995 - 96)
  • University of Wisconsin Male Athlete of the Year (1995 - 96)
  • Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up (1995 - 96)
  • Started Every Game(87) Over Four-Year Badger Career
  • Big Ten Champions (regular season 1992, 1995; Tournament 1995)
  • Three Consecutive Final Coaches Poll Appearances (1992 #22; 1993 #13; 1994 #15; 1995 #5)
  • Cumulative 61-19-7 Record, 0.763 WIN%, 42 Team Shutouts Including all Five 1995 NCAA Tournament Games
  • College Sports Magazine Team of the Year (1995 - 96)
  • Two-Time United Stated Olympic Festival Participant (North - 1993, 1994)
  • UMBRO Select College All-Star Classic Participant (1996)
  • #11 Pick in 1996 Major League Soccer College Draft (NY/NJ Metrostars, First COllege Pick in Franchise History
  • Drafted in A-League 1995 Player Draft (Rochester Rhinos) and National Professional Soccer League 1996 Player Draft (Tampa Bay Terrors)
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (December 1996, 3.6 GPA)
  • Team Co-Captain for USISL D-3 Rockford Raptors (1997)
  • Member of 1998 USISL D-3 National Champion Chicago Stingers
  • Assistant Coach, Colorado COllege (Men 2001 - 2001; Women 2003 - 2005)
  • Named to Top 100 UW Athletes of the Century List, #70

Dan Lanphear

Football & Track

Inducted 2010

  • 1959 All-American by AP, UPI, Newspaper Enterprise Association, The Sporting News, Look and AFCA
  • 1959 Los Angeles Times National Sports Award College Football Lineman of the Year
  • 1959 First-Team All Big Ten as left tackle
  • Guest on the Ed Sullivan and Perry Como All American TV shows
  • Played in the 1960 Rose Bowl
  • 1960 Captain of the UW Track Team
  • 1960, 1962 played for the Houston Oilers
  • 1960 Starter at DE in first AFL Championship Game
  • "Badgers by the Number" voted Best Wisconsin Football Playewr of All Time to Wear Jersey #73
  • 1989 inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame
  • Son of George H Lanphear, Badger athlete and coach

Lloyd Larson

Football & Basketball

Inducted 1993

  • Lettered two years in football and three times in baseball at UW
  • Team captain of the 1927 Badger baseball team
  • Big Ten football and basketball official
  • Officiated in the 1951 Rose Bowl
  • Past-president of the National W Club (1959) and the Alumni Association (1962-63)
  • Recipient of the 1963 Pat O'Dea Award from the Madison Pen and Mike Club
  • National W Club Man of the Year in 1974
  • Recipient of the UW Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1967
  • Served on the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board from 1972-75
  • Named Wisconsin "Sportswriter of the Year" five times
  • Worked in the newspaper business for 50 years, including 27 as sports editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel

Walter Lautenbach

Baseball & Basketball

Inducted 1999

  • Earned three major "W" awards in both baseball and basketball (1942, 1943 and 1947)
  • Captain of the 1947 Wisconsin Big Ten championship basketball team
  • Made two field goals in the final 13 seconds to defeat Northwestern (45-44) in 1947
  • Ranked third in scoring for the 1947 Big Ten basketball titlists
  • Most Valuable Player of Wisconsin's 1943 baseball team
  • Led Badgers to a 2-1 win over Minnesota (1943) in 13 innings by driving in both runs
  • Pitched both games of a doubleheader against Chicago in 1942
  • Signed a contract to play with the Oshkosh All-Stars of the National Basketball League

George Levis

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • Member of the UW's 1916 Big Ten Championship basketball team that compiled a 20-1 record
  • First-team All-American after leading the Big Ten in scoring (109 points in 12 games) during the 1916 season
  • Named first-team All-Big Ten forward in both 1915 and 1916
  • Coached Indiana's basketball team to a 25-16 mark in 1921 and 1922
  • His family started the Illinois Glass Company, and George played a prominent role in the development of the glass backboards

Dennis Lick

Football

Inducted 2004

  • 1974 & 1975 First- team All-Big Ten; 1973 second team All-Big Ten
  • 1974 & 1975 All-American
  • 1975 Consensus first-team All-American by UPI, AFCA, NEA, TSN, Time and Walter Camp Foundation
  • Played in East-West Shrine game, Hula Bowl, and Japan Bowl his senior year
  • 1976 Played in the last college all-star game
  • 1976 No. 1 pick of Chicago Bears NFL draft (eighth overall)
  • 1976-82 Played for the Chicago Bears in the NFL
  • 1976 NFL All-Rookie team
  • 1979 Second team all-NFC by UPI
  • Charter member of the St. Rita High School Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

Sherisa Livingston

Volleyball

Inducted 2007

  • 1998 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 1998 Honorable Mention First-team All-Big Ten
  • 1998, 99 Member of the US Junior National Team
  • 1998 Won gold at Norceca Games in Mexico
  • 1999, 00, 01 Three-time First-team All-Big Ten; Unanimous selection in '01
  • 1999 Named Best Blocker at World Junior Championships
  • 2000 Led Badgers to second-place finish in NCAA Championship
  • 2000 Member of NCAA Championship All-Tournament team
  • 2000 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year
  • 2000-01 UW Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2000, 01 Two-time First-team All-American; Only First-team All-American in volleyball at the UW
  • 2000, 01 Led the UW to the Big Ten Championships
  • Nine-time All-tournament selection
  • Four-time All-Region
  • Six-time Big Ten Player of the Week
  • Team qualified for the NCAA Tournament all four years of her career
  • UW's all-time kill leader and hitting percentage leader; ranks third in blocking
  • Played Professionally in Puerto Rico, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Spain, & Italy

Milo Lubratovich

Football

Inducted 2008

  • 1930 started at left tackle; UW went 6-2-1 that season
  • 1930 first-team All-Big Ten
  • 1930 played in East-West Shrine game
  • 1930 consensus All-America left tackle
  • 1930 first-team honors from NEA, UP, Hearst and Central Press All-America teams
  • 1930 second-team North American Newspapers, International News Service, NY Sun, and Consolidated Press
  • 1930 third-team Associated Press, Scripps-Howard
  • 1930 all-star football team
  • 1931-35 played with Brooklyn Dodgers football team

Karen Lunda

Soccer, Field Hockey

Inducted 2012

  • Two-sport letterwinner in field hockey and soccer
  • First UW soccer (both men and women) All-American, earning second-team honors in 1981
  • Soccer season record holder for goals (22), assists (18) and points (62) set in 1981, the inaugural women’s soccer season
  • Led the Badgers to top-10 national ranking and their first national championship appearance in 1981
  • Leading scorer as a freshman in field hockey (14 goals)
  • Lettered three years in field hockey – ranked second in career goals (24) and second in assists (7) – before program was dropped and replaced by soccer
  • Led team to the Midwest AIAW Field Hockey Regional in 1979; team was 33-20-3 during her tenure

Cliff Lutz

Boxing

Inducted 1993

  • Three-time NCAA boxing champion, winning the 1942 title at 155 pounds and the 1943 and 1947 titles at 145 pounds
  • The All-University champion at 145 pounds in three seasons (1941, 1943 and 1947)
  • Earned the Fightingest Fighter Award at the All-University Tournament in 1941 and 1942
  • Won the Best Contender Trophy (at 145 pounds) in the Contenders Tournament

Arthur Mansfield

Football & Baseball

Inducted 1993

  • Lettered at UW in football twice and baseball three times plus won the All-University heavyweight boxing crown twice
  • Captain of the 1929 baseball team
  • Served as head coach of the baseball team at UW from 1940-70, and posted an overall mark of 441-349
  • Two of his teams – 1946 and 1950 – won the Big Ten baseball championship
  • The 1950 squad was 19-9 and placed third in the national collegiate tournament
  • Coached the Wisconsin 150-pound football team to shares of the conference title in 1947 and 1948
  • Elected president of the American Association of College Baseball Coaches in 1949 and was inducted into that organization's Hall of Fame in 1970
  • A 1972 inductee into the Madison Pen & Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Member of the U.S. Olympic baseball committee in 1956
  • Played semi-pro baseball with the Madison Blues and professional baseball in the New York Giants organization in the 1930s
  • Joined the UW physical education faculty in 1934, and taught at Wisconsin for 36 years

Billy Marek

Football

Inducted 1994

  • Established the school's career rushing (3,709 yards from 1972-75) and scoring (277 points) records
  • Set the school single-game rushing and scoring marks with 304 yards and five touchdowns vs. Minnesota in the 1974 season finale
  • First back in school annals to record three, 1,000-yard seasons (1,207 as a sophomore, 1,215 as a junior and 1,281 as a senior)
  • Second-team All-American by Associated Press and United Press International in 1974
  • A three-time first-team All-Big Ten running back
  • Won Badger MVP honors in 1975
  • Led the NCAA in scoring during the 1974 season (114 points)
  • The two-time (1973-74) Big Ten scoring leader also topped the conference (and finished third nationally) in rushing with a 161.0-yard average in 1974
  • Named the state's "Sports Personality of the Year" in 1974

George Martin

Wrestling Coach

Inducted 2005

  • Winningest Coach in UW history with 181 victories
  • 1941 Finished fifth at the NCAAs
  • 1952 Coached team to program's 100TH win
  • 1962 Finished sixth at the NCAAs
  • Coached 8 All-Americans (12 times) and 11 Big Ten Champions (16 times) in 32 years
  • Awarded Bronze Star for heroism as a Naval Officer in WWII
  • NCAA Wrestling Champion (Iowa State University) at 165 pounds
  • National AAU Wrestling Champion at 165 pounds
  • Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into George Martin Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame

Pat Matzdorf

Track

Inducted 1991

  • Set a world record in the high jump (7-6 ¼) at the 1971 World All-Star Meet (featuring the U.S. and USSR) in San Francisco
  • Won the Big Ten indoor high jump championship in both 1970 and 1971
  • Established a league high jump record (7-3) during the 1971 campaign
  • Won the NCAA outdoor high jump title (7-1) in 1970 and captured the indoor national championship (7-2) in 1971
  • Two-time Drake Relays champion in the high jump
  • Awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor in 1972
  • Honored as the "World's Outstanding Athlete" and Wisconsin's "Sports Personality of the Year" in 1971
  • Inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame

Dave McClain

Football Coach

Inducted 2011

  • 46-42-3 Career Record at Wisconsin, 92-67-6 Overall
  • Led the Badgers to Three Post-Season Games - 1981 Garden State; 1982 Independence; 1984 Hall of Fame Bowls
  • 1981 6-3 Big Ten Record was good for a Third Place tie which included victories over national powers Michigan and Ohio State
  • First Coach in Wisconsin Football History to guide the Badgers to Back-to-Back Bowl Games. First UW Coach to record a win in a Post-Season Bowl Game
  • 1982 team were 7-5 including the first victory over Ohio State in Columbus since 1918 and a 14-3 Win over Kansas State in the Independence Bowl
  • 1983 and 1984 teams recorded their third and fourth consecutive seven-win Big Ten Seasons
  • Assistant Coach in 1982 Hula Bowl, 1983 Japan Bowl, and 1983 Blue-Gray Game
  • Coached Seven All-Americans
  • Athletes earned 20 First-Team All-Big Ten Honors
  • 1986 Inducted into the Bowling Green Hall of Fame
  • 1986 the Big Ten Conference Dedicated its football Coach of the Year award in his Honor
  • 1988 the Dave McCalin Athletic Facility Opened and was Named in his Honor

Dan McClimon

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 2003

  • Served UW as head men's cross country (1971-82) and men's track (1978-83) coach
  • Three-time (1978, 1981, 1982) NCAA Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year and five-time NCAA District Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year
  • Led the 1982 Badger cross country team to the NCAA title
  • His cross country teams qualified for 11 NCAA Meets in 12 years and registered seven Top-10 finishes
  • Five of his cross country teams won Big Ten team titles
  • Thirty of his student-athletes won Big Ten individual titles (three in cross country, 27 in track)
  • Coached 36 All-Americans (18 in cross country, 18 in track) one national champion (steeplechase star Randy Jackson in 1980)
  • Served as President of the NCAA Cross Country Coaches Association
  • Served as head coach of the U.S. National Team in a meet vs. the Soviet Union in 1982

Charles McGinnis

Track

Inducted 1993

  • Won the 1925 Big Ten indoor high jump title at 6-2 ½
  • Earned All-America honors in 1926 by placing sixth in the high jump
  • Elected team captain for the 1927 track and field squad
  • Led the 1927 team to the Big Ten indoor team championship by taking first place in the 60-yard high hurdles (7.6), the high jump (6-5) and the pole vault (12-9)
  • Added outdoor track titles in the 120-yard high hurdles (15.2) and pole vault (13-3) as a senior in 1927
  • Claimed a bronze medal at the 1928 Olympic Games in Paris by vaulting 12-11 ½

Mickey McGuire

Football

Inducted 1996

  • Native of Honolulu, HI, won "W" awards in football from 1930-32
  • Scoring leader (36 points) on the 1932 football team, which was 6-1-1 overall
  • Led the Big Ten in punting as a senior
  • Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player in 1932
  • Scored all three of Wisconsin's touchdowns in a 20-13 win over Minnesota in 1932
  • Managing director of the Hula Bowl for 30 years, an executive board member of the Hawaiian Golf Open, past-president of the Hawaiian Baseball League and past-president of Honolulu Stadium
  • Served five terms in the Hawaiian Territorial House of Representatives

Walter Meanwell

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • The Leeds, England, native came to Wisconsin in 1911 as Director of the Gymnasium
  • Became the head men's basketball coach in 1912 and led his squad to three straight Big Ten championships and an overall record of 44-1
  • Led UW to 29 consecutive wins, a school record, before losing the 1913 season finale at Chicago
  • Recorded an impressive 246-99-1 (.712) record in 20 seasons on the UW bench
  • Coached Wisconsin to eight outright or shared Big Ten championships
  • His 1912 and 1914 Badgers were both 15-0, the only two undefeated seasons in UW history
  • Left the UW in 1917 but returned to Madison to resume his coaching career in 1920-21
  • Credited with launching modern basketball's emphasis on finesse and offensive strategy and developed the famous "criss-cross, pivot and pass" offense
  • Named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Nicknamed the "Little Doctor"

Walter Mehl

Cross Country & Track

Inducted 1992

  • Wisconsin's first national cross country champion (1939), one year after finishing second at the NCAA Meet
  • Captained the 1939 team, which finished second at the NCAA Championship and won the Big Ten title
  • Big Ten cross country champion in 1939, and conference runner-up in 1938
  • NCAA two-mile champion in 1938 with a record time of 9:11.1
  • Won Big Ten indoor and outdoor two-mile titles as a junior and the conference indoor and outdoor mile events as a senior
  • National AAU outdoor 1,500-meter champion in 1940, setting an American record (3:47.9)
  • National AAU indoor mile champion in 1940
  • Inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame
  • Took first place in the prestigious indoor and outdoor Wanamaker Mile in 1941
  • Served as an assistant coach at the UW following graduation and eventually took on head coaching duties at the University of Tennessee (1946)

John Messmer

Football, Track & Baseball

Inducted 1993

  • Collier's magazine second-team All-America guard in 1908
  • Won three "W" awards each in football, baseball and track
  • Captain of both the football (1907) and track (1908) teams
  • Two-time (1907 and 1908) Western Conference discus champion and one-time all-league football guard (1908)
  • Regional qualifier in the discus for the 1908 U.S. Olympic team
  • President of the Athletic Board in 1908 as a student representative
  • Member of the UW baseball team that toured Japan in 1909
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1959

Pam Moore

Track & Basketball

Inducted 2006

  • 1977 Wisconsin high school track & field all-time girls state best record (55.1) in 400 Meters
  • 1978-81 Won 11 Big Ten titles including four straight outdoor titles at 400 Meters
  • 1979 Track team MVP
  • 1979 Member of world record setting spring medley team
  • 1980 Participated in U.S Olympic Trials
  • 1981 National Champion at 400 Meters setting national indoor record
  • 1981 Drake Relay Champion in 400 Meters
  • Two-time Track All-American
  • Still holds the Wisconsin Indoor (:53.88) and Outdoor (53.01) records at 400 Meters
  • Held UW records in numerous events from 200 Meters to 600 Meters during career
  • Played basketball one year but still holds six freshman records including highest scoring (15.7) and rebounding (8.7) average
  • Led the UW team in scoring and rebounding as a freshman
  • 1992 Inducted into the Wisconsin Track & Field Hall of Fame
  • 2000 Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Mott

Administration

Inducted 1995

  • Served with distinction as the school's Director of Men's Sports Information from 1966-90 after working as an assistant director in the Badger publicity office from 1954-66
  • President of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 1972-73
  • Inducted into CoSIDA's Hall of Fame in 1979
  • Won CoSIDA's 1986 Arch Ward Award, given to a person who has brought prestige to the SID position
  • Worked as the press liaison for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, which won a gold medal
  • President of the Madison Pen and Mike Club from 1972-73
  • Given the Wisconsin High School Basketball Coaches Association Friend of Basketball Award in 1986 and the Madison Pen and Mike Club's Pat O'Dea Award in 1995
  • Named National W Club Man of the Year in 1991
  • Earned a "W" award as the senior manager of the men's basketball team in 1951
  • Received B.A. degrees in zoology (1954) and journalism (1956) from the UW

Arlie Mucks Jr.

Special Service

Inducted 2003

  • Played on the UW football team for three years and was voted Outstanding Lineman in 1939
  • Served as the Director of the Alumni Association from 1962-89
  • Received the National W Club's Buck Backus Man-of-the-Year Award and the Mendota Gridiron Club Good Guy Award in 1989
  • Worked for 32 years on the Wisconsin football broadcast team
  • Committee member for Butch's Bologna Bash, the Badger Blast and chairman of the Field House closing / Kohl Center opening committee
  • Credited with the creation of the Bucky Ambassador Program, which assists the Athletic Department in a number of special projects
  • Earned a Distinguished Service Award from the UW-Madison Alumni Association in 1990
  • Received an Exceptional Service Award from the Air Force
  • A scholarship was established through the Alumni Association in his name to be given to a UW-Madison student who exemplifies his strong UW spirit

Arlie Mucks Sr.

Track & Football

Inducted 1991

  • All-Western Conference and All-America (by International News Service and Frank Menke) guard in 1914
  • Competed in the 1912 Olympic Games as a teenager in Stockholm, Sweden and placed second in the discus (145-11½)
  • Won U.S. Olympic trials in the discus three times (1916, 1920 and 1924)
  • Won national championships in the shot put and discus three times
  • Penn Relays shot put and discus champion in 1916
  • Set the Big Ten indoor record for shot put (48 7½)
  • Unbeaten in the shot put and discus as a collegian
  • Served as a Big Ten football official following his competitive career
  • Named to Wisconsin's All-time Football Team in 1969
  • Member of the Madison Pen and Mike Club and the Wisconsin State Athletic Halls of Fame

Dick Murphy

Boxing

Inducted 2001

  • enrolled at Wisconsin from Milwaukee, WI
  • Wisconsin and Upper Michigan 147 lb. Golden Gloves Champion in 1946, as a high school senior
  • awarded the Barney Ross Trophy as the outstanding welterweight in the 1946 Golden Gloves Tournament
  • U.S. Army Paratrooper and 11th Airbourne Division, 160 lb. Champion
  • UW-Madison Contenders Boxing Tournament Champion at 165 lbs., 1949 and 1950
  • as a sophomore, awarded the George Downer Memorial Trophy in 1950; given to the individual who exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, competitive spirit, boxing ability and scholarship
  • UW-Madison All University Boxing Tournament Champion at 165 lbs. In 1950; at 155 lbs. In 1951
  • NCAA Boxing Champion at 155 lbs. In 1951, as a junior
  • undefeated at his weight class in Wisconsin Badger Dual Meet Competition - 1950,1951 and 1952
  • UW team captain in 1951 and co-captain of the 1952 NCAA Championship Boxing Team
  • compiled a lifetime boxing record of 69-5-2
  • played three seasons of semi-pro football with the Wausau Muskies - 1952,1953 and 1954
  • selected as one of the Badger Boxing Elite in 1974, one of the two best boxers at his weight class during the history of boxing at Wisconsin
  • enshrined into the 1999 Madison Sports Hall of Fame

Fred Negus

Football & Baseball

Inducted 1998

  • Won major "W" awards in football (1942 and 1946) and baseball (1943)
  • First-team All-Big Ten center in 1942 at Wisconsin and in 1943 at Michigan
  • Made the Associated Press Sophomore All-American team in 1942
  • Won the Jimmy Demetral team football MVP award at Wisconsin in 1946
  • Member of the 1947 college all-star team that defeated the Chicago Bears 16-0
  • Ran on Michigan's Big Ten championship one-mile relay team in 1944
  • Played professional football with the Chicago Rockets and the Chicago Bears
  • Tied an All-American Football Conference record with a 97-yard fumble return for the Rockets in 1948

Albert 'Ab' Nicholas

Basketball

Inducted 1994

  • Second-team All-America pick in men's basketball by Look magazine in 1952
  • Two-time (1951-52) first-team All-Big Ten selection and team Most Valuable Player
  • Three-time (1950-52) "W" award winner in basketball
  • Scored 982 points in 66 games (14.9 ppg) at Wisconsin
  • When he completed his career, he was the highest scoring guard in UW history
  • Named the National W Club Athlete of the Year in 1952
  • Received the Harlan B. Rogers scholarship for the 1951-52 academic year
  • Served the National W Club as both president and as a member of the Board of Directors
  • His generous financial contribution created the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion at the Kohl Center
  • Served as a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Regents from 1987-94

Arthur Nielsen Sr.

Tennis

Inducted 1992

  • Captain of the UW varsity tennis team his final three seasons earning a degree in electrical engineering
  • Teamed with Edwin Hammen to finish as league runner-up in the 1918 Big Ten doubles competition
  • Ranked as high as second nationally in veteran (over 45 years of age) classification
  • Teamed with his son to win two national titles in father-son doubles competition and one U.S. hardcourt title in father-daughter action
  • Elected to the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971
  • His financial contribution made possible the building of Nielsen Tennis Stadium on the UW-Madison campus in 1968
  • Enjoyed a 50-year career in marketing research and was founder of the A.C. Nielsen Co., which specialized in television audience research

Craig Norwich

Men's Hockey

Inducted 2008

  • 1975, 1977 two-time, first-team All-American
  • School record by a defenseman for most goals in career (42) and most assists in season (65)
  • 1976 second-team All-WCHA
  • 1977 first-team All-WCHA
  • 1977 signed with Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA
  • 1977, 78, 81, 83 Team USA world championships
  • 1979 top scoring defenseman in WHA
  • 1979-81 played professionally for Winnipeg, St. Louis and Colorado
  • 1983 all-world team selection in Tokyo, Japan – team won gold medal
  • Career stats: 114 games played; 42 goals; 126 assists; 168 points; 76-160 penalty-minutes

Pat O'Dea

Football

Inducted 1991

  • The fabled "Kangaroo Kicker," a native of Australia, was a two-time All-America fullback and punter
  • Inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1962
  • One of the pioneers in the development of the drop kick to make field goals
  • Made a 65-yard dropkick field goal in an 1898 game at Northwestern in a snow storm
  • Credited with a 110-yard punt vs. Minnesota in 1897
  • Connected on 14 field goals in the 1897 season
  • First play as a Badger was an 85-yard punt vs. Lake Forest in 1896
  • Ran 100 yards for a touchdown vs. Beloit in 1899, the same game he made four field goals
  • Coached at Notre Dame and Missouri following his playing days at UW
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame

Pat O'Donahue

Football

Inducted 1993

  • Three-year performer (1949-51) at defensive end
  • First-team All-America honors as a senior making teams chosen by Look magazine, the Associated Press and the Newspaper Enterprise Association
  • Received all-league honors in 1951 from the Associated Press
  • Key member of the "Hard Rocks" defense in 1951 that set school records for fewest points, fewest rushing yards and fewest total yards allowed in a season
  • Played in the 1951 Blue-Gray Game
  • Participated in the 1952 Chicago Tribune All-Star Game
  • Played professionally with the San Francisco 49ers (1952) and Green Bay Packers (1955)

Rick Olson

Basketball

Inducted 2008

  • Ranks 5th on all-time scoring list with 1,736 points
  • 3rd on career minutes played list (3,962) and 3rd in games started; tied with Michael Finley with 112 (started every game in his four year career)
  • UW's career leader in free throw percentage (.870)
  • 1984 named Sports Illustrated "player of the week" with 39 points (defeated Michigan) and 29 points (defeated Michigan State) in consecutive games
  • 1984 named to all-tournament teams at New Mexico and Arizona in last two seasons (scored 47 points in Fiesta Bowl tournament)
  • 1984 led Big Ten in free throws with .923 (48-52); 1986 2nd with .885 (69-78)
  • 1984 3rd all-time in total points in a single game (39) vs. Michigan
  • 2nd and 3rd on all-time season free throw percentage list (.894 in 1984 and .890 in 1985)
  • 1985 set then-Big Ten record for consecutive free throws made (36)
  • 1985 currently tied for 1st for most field goals (17) vs. San Francisco State (12/2)
  • 1985 honorable mention All-Big Ten
  • 1986 team captain
  • 1986 team mvp
  • 1986 third-team All-Big Ten
  • 1986 selected in seventh round (158th overall) of NBA Draft by Houston
  • 1986 one of four Big Ten players to average over 20 point per game
  • 1986 named UPI "player of the week" for his 61-point effort in games against Purdue (30) and Illinois (31)
  • 1986 led the team in scoring with 571 points, a 20.4 average, as well as minutes played, free throw percentage and steals
  • 1986 tied for 2nd all-time in season field goals (237)
  • 1986 currently tied for 1st for best free throw percentage in a single game 1.000 (14-14) vs. Purdue (2/13)
  • Career stats: 112 games, 729 fg, 1535 fga for .475 pct, 260 ft, 299 fta for .869 pct, 204 rebounds (1.4avg), 259 assists, 254 personal fouls, 1736 points for a 15.5avg.
  • 2000 Madison Sports Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2006 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee

Oscar Osthoff

Football, Track, Swimming & Gymnastics

Inducted 2004

  • Won 10 letters competing in football, swimming, gymnastics, and track
  • Captain of three different teams – swimming, track & gymnastics
  • 1908 All-Big Ten in football
  • Won the 1908 Big Ten shot put title and placed in the broad jump and discus throw
  • 1909 Won Big Ten title in the flying rings
  • 1904 Gold medal in weight-lifting at Olympic games held in St. Louis

Joe Panos

Football

Inducted 2009

  • 1992 Second-team All-Big Ten
  • 1992 Recipient of Wayne Souza Award for Offensive Coaches' Appreciation
  • 1993 Big Ten Co-captain
  • 1993 First-team All-Big Ten
  • 1993 Played in East-West Shrine Game
  • 1993 Played in Senior Bowl
  • 1993 Second-team All-American
  • 1994 Rose Bowl Champions co-captain
  • Started 32 consecutive games in three seasons
  • 1994 Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the NFL draft
  • 1994 All-Rookie Team
  • 1994-2000 Played in NFL for Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills
  • 2000 Received Ed Block Courage Award playing with the Buffalo Bills

George Paskvan

Football & Track

Inducted 1993

  • Wisconsin's MVP and an All-Big Ten fullback in 1939 and 1940
  • Second-team All-America by Associated Press and third-team by All-Players in 1940
  • Led the 1939 Badgers in rushing (459 yards) and registered a career total of 1,029 yards on the ground
  • Chosen to participate in the 1941 College All-Star football game
  • Drafted in the first round (seventh pick) of the 1941 NFL Draft by Green Bay
  • Won the 1941 Big Ten indoor track championship in the shot put
  • Recipient of the Harlan B. Rogers Scholarship awarded to an outstanding student-athlete

Ray A. Patterson

Basketball & Track

Inducted 2001

  • enrolled at Wisconsin from Beaver Dam, WI
  • UW-Madison Basketball Captain, 1944 and 1945
  • Badger's Most Valuable Player, 1944 and 1945
  • first team All-Big Ten Selection, 1944
  • Chicago Herald All-American Squad, 1944
  • scored a total of 738 points with the Wisconsin Badgers in his four year basketball career
  • tied for second place in the Big Ten in scoring with 193 points in 1944
  • averaged 14.0 points per game and scored 295 points during the 1944 season
  • scored 225 points and averaged 10.7 points per game in the 1945 season
  • UW Graduate Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, 1948
  • earned masters degree from the UW-Madison, 1948
  • played professionally with the Dow Chemical Basketball Team in Midland, Michigan, 1945-1948
  • Wayland Academy boys head basketball coach and science teacher, 1949-1954
  • President/Headmaster of Wayland Academy, 1954-1969
  • part owner and president of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, 1969-1972
  • Milwaukee Bucks Team won the 1971 NBA World Championship during his tenure
  • President and General Manager of the NBA Houston Rockets, 1972-1989
  • NBA Executive of the Year, by the Sporting News, 1976-1977
  • retired from the Houston Rockets, 1990

Carly Piper

Swimming

Inducted 2011

  • 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and Former World Record Holder in the Women's 4x200M Freestyle Relay
  • 18-Time All-American (10 Individual and 8 Relay Titles)
  • 13-Time Big Ten Champion (10 Individual and 3 Relay Titles)
  • Holds 4 current Wisconsin School records in the 500 yard freestyle, 1000 yard freestyle, 1650 yard freestyle and 800 yard freestyle relay
  • 2003 Pan American Games Gold Medalist in the 4x200M Freestyle Relay
  • Two Time Big Ten Swimmer of the Year (2003, 2005)
  • 2005 Big Ten Athlete of the Year Nominee

George Poage

Track

Inducted 2003

  • First African-American on the UW varsity track team (1901)
  • Became the first African-American athlete to win an Olympic medal, taking bronze medals in the 220-yard and 440-yard hurdles at the Games in St. Louis
  • First black athlete to win a Western Conference Track and Field championship by winning the 220-yard and 440-yard hurdles titles in 1904
  • Placed second at the 1901 Western Conference Meet in the 200-yard hurdles and third in the 1903 Western Conference Meet in the 440-yard dash

Bobby Poser

Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1996

  • Pitcher and outfielder on the Badgers' 1930 Big Ten championship baseball team
  • Led the 1930 team with a .391 batting average on the way to receiving all-league honors
  • Appointed captain of the men's basketball team in 1933
  • Coached the UW baseball team from 1935-36
  • Set a Western League single-game record with nine RBIs in 1933
  • Pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1932) and St. Louis Browns (1935)
  • President of the National W Club from 1957-58
  • Vice-president of the Student "W" Club in 1931 and 1932
  • Received his bachelor (1933) and medical (1937) degrees from UW-Madison

Rolf 'Chub' Poser

Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1993

  • Two-time team captain of the basketball team, including the 1935 Big Ten co-championship squad
  • Leading scorer on the 1935 basketball team
  • Named All-Western Conference as a guard in both 1934 and 1935
  • Three-time major "W" award winner in basketball and baseball
  • Received the 1935 Big Ten Medal of Honor for proficiency in scholarship and athletics

John Powless

Tennis & Basketball

Inducted 2002

  • Served as head coach of two sports at UW, leading the men's basketball team from 1969-76 and the men's tennis squad from 1964-68
  • Posted a record of 88-108 (.449) in years on the UW basketball bench
  • Led the basketball Badgers to a 16-8 overall mark (8-6 in the Big Ten) in 1974
  • Compiled a five-year coaching record in tennis of 52-39 with three first-division Big Ten finishes
  • Coached nine NBA draft choices, the most of any coach in school history
  • Attained a world tennis ranking of No. 1 for senior players (55 years and older)
  • Former color commentator on Badger basketball TV telecasts
  • Served as assistant basketball coach at Cincinnati when it won back-to-back NCAA titles
  • All-America tennis player at Murray State from 1953-57, he was undefeated in singles matches as a collegian
  • Won numerous national and international tennis competitions, including the 1999 U.S. Senior Open singles title
  • First U.S. senior player to win five consecutive national clay court doubles titles
  • An honorary member of 22 different nation's tennis associations
  • Named U.S. "Senior Tennis Player of the Millennium" in 1999
  • A 2000 inductee into the United State Tennis Hall of Fame

Donny Pritzlaff

Wrestling

Inducted 2010

  • Two-Time NCAA Champion in 2000, 2001 at 165 lbs.
  • Finished with career record of 135-16 (.894)
  • 135 career wins rank fourth all-time in UW history
  • .894 career winning percentage ranks second all-time
  • Registered a 43-1 record in his final season at Wisconsin, his 43 wins ties for fourth most in a season
  • Three Time Big Ten Champion
  • Junior World Champion in 1998
  • Placed third at 2006 World Championships for Freestyle

Bob Ranck

Boxing

Inducted 1997

  • Boxed for three seasons at Wisconsin and won 22 of 23 bouts
  • NCAA heavyweight boxing champ in 1951 and 1952 with a pair of undefeated campaigns
  • Elected a team co-captain in 1952 when the Badgers won the NCAA title
  • Won the Outstanding Boxer Award at the 1953 Milwaukee Golden Gloves event
  • Recipient of the Joe Louis Sportsmanship Award at the 1953 Chicago Golden Gloves event
  • Won the All-University heavyweight championship in 1949 and 1951
  • Semifinalist at the 1952 U.S. Olympic team trials
  • Heavyweight champion at the 1955 U.S. Armed Forces Far East meet
  • Earned a B.S. degree from UW-Madison and a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law
  • Served as a municipal judge and a district judge in his native Wyoming
  • Helped found the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in 1971

Gene Rankin

Boxing

Inducted 1992

  • Only boxer in NCAA history to win three national titles (1939, 1941 and 1942) at the same weight class (135 pounds)
  • Key member of the Wisconsin national championship squads of 1939 and 1942
  • Captain of the Badger boxing team as a senior in 1942
  • Speed and finesse were his trademarks in the ring
  • Won the 1937 National Diamond Belt title at 135 pounds
  • Served in World War II with the United States Navy

Cory Raymer

Football

Inducted 2012

  • Consensus first-team All-American center as a senior
  • First-team All-Big Ten in 1993 and 1994
  • Starting center for the Badgers' 1993 Big Ten Championship and 1994 Rose Bowl team
  • Chosen in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins
  • Played in the NFL for 11 seasons with the Redskins (1995-2000, 2004-05) and San Diego Chargers (2001-03)

Russ Rebholz

Football & Basketball

Inducted 2000

  • Earned three "W" awards in football and two in basketball at Wisconsin
  • Topped the Western Conference in scoring (48 points) as a junior in 1930
  • Played in the 1932 East-West Shrine Game
  • Student member of the National W Club in 1929-31 and a member of the Athletic Board as a football representative in 1931-32
  • Played and coached (1932-38) for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League
  • Inducted into both the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame (1973) and the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Hall of Fame (1984)
  • Won the Grey Cup in 1935 as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Coached football, basketball, track and wrestling at Stevens Point, Racine Horlick and Rio High Schools in Wisconsin
  • Served as UW-Milwaukee's head basketball coach from 1952-63

Bill Reddan

Men's Soccer Coach

Inducted 2009

  • 1964 Introduced soccer as club Sport at UW
  • Named UW's first varsity soccer Head Coach on July 17, 1977
  • 1981 Led UW to first-ever NCAA Tournament berth following 15-1-2 regular-season record
  • 1982-96 Served as UW Assistant Coach
  • 1991, 93, 94, 95 Assisted on four NCAA Tournament teams
  • 1991, 95 Assisted on two Big Ten Championship teams
  • 1995 Assistant Coach for NCAA Championship team
  • Coached five seasons, compiling 49-27-9 overall record
  • Owned 16-8-3 record in Big Ten Conference play
  • Owned winning record in each of 17 seasons as Head Coach (club and varsity)
  • Won at least 10 games in each of final three seasons
  • Instrumental in development of various youth and club soccer programs in the Madison area

Don Rehfeldt

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • Earned first-team All-America honors in 1950, the last Badger to receive that distinction
  • Named the All-Big Ten center in both 1949 and 1950
  • Two-time Big Ten scoring champion with 229 points as a junior and 265 as a senior
  • Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1950 and the Badger MVP his final two seasons
  • Set the Wisconsin career scoring record (1,169 points) and became the first UW player to eclipse the 1,000-point mark
  • Scored 35 points vs. Northwestern in 1950, a mark that stood as the school record for 15 seasons
  • Played on the 1947 Big Ten title team after returning from military service in the second semester
  • Second player chosen in the 1950 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets
  • Inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame

Rick Reichardt

Football & Baseball

Inducted 2000

  • Played on Wisconsin's 1962 Big Ten championship football team, that faced USC in the 1963 Rose Bowl
  • The Big Ten's leading receiver (26 catches for 383 yards) in 1963
  • Topped the Big Ten in batting average (.429) and home runs in 1963
  • First player in conference history to defend his batting title (.472 in 1964)
  • Earned All-America honors and was named the nation's top collegiate player in 1964
  • Ranked second nationally in batting average (.443 for all games) in 1964
  • Recorded hitting streaks of 17 and 15 games during the 1964 campaign
  • Wisconsin MVP and first-team All-Big Ten centerfielder in 1964
  • National W Club Athlete of the Year in 1964
  • Signed the largest bonus contract (at that time) in baseball history with the Angels in 1964
  • Played 11 seasons (1964-74) of professional baseball with California, Washington, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City

Andy Rein

Wrestling

Inducted 2002

  • Head coach of the Wisconsin wrestling team from 1987-93, compiling an 81-41-3 dual mark
  • Led the Badgers to Big Ten runner-up finishes in 1987 (named NCAA Rookie Coach of the Year) and 1992 (Big Ten Coach of the Year)
  • Coached 14 student-athletes to All-America distinction and three – David Lee and Matt Demaray twice – to national championships
  • Registered an undefeated season (40-0) on the way to an NCAA championship at 150 pounds in 1980
  • Earned three All-American awards by finishing second in 1978, sixth in 1979 and first in 1980
  • Posted a career collegiate mark of 119-13-1 from 1977-80
  • Captured Big Ten titles in 1978 (142 pounds) and 1980 (150)
  • Three-time (1978-80) Midlands Open champion, he is in that event's Hall of Fame
  • Two-time (1980 and 1984) Olympian in freestyle wrestling, he earned a silver medal at 149.5 pounds in the 1984 games at Los Angeles
  • Earned gold medals at the 1983 Tbilisi Tournament in the Soviet Union and the 1979 Pan American Games in Puerto Rico
  • Won silver medals at the 1982 World Cup of Wrestling (Toledo, Ohio) and the 1985 Super Champions Tournament (Tokyo)
  • Won four United States national freestyle titles

Jack Reinwand

Wrestling

Inducted 2013

  • Recipient of George Martin Wrestling Scholarship in 1973
  • Placed third in the Big Ten in 1975
  • Two-time All-American at 126 lbs. (4th – 1975, 1st – 1976)
  • 1976 NCAA Champion at 126 pounds
  • 1976 Midlands Champion and wrestled in the East-West Dual. accumulated most team point and most take-downs (209) and co-captain
  • Participated in the 1976 National Wrestling Coaches All-Star Meet at 126 lbs
  • Accumulated career record 91-21-1. Set career takedown record (380)
  • Bronze medalist at the 1977 World Championships at 125.5 lbs
  • Three-time medalist at the World Cup of Freestyle at 125.5 lbs – 1977 silver, 1978 bronze, 1979 silver
  • 1976, 1979 and 1980 USWF National Champion
  • 1977-2005 head coach at Lodi High School – coached 153 individual conference champions, 21 conference team titles, 11 individual WIAA State Champions, 2 WIAA Team State 2nd place finishes and 2 WIAA State Team titles. Compiled a dual meet record of 371-57-2
  • Inducted into Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame 1985 and Lincoln High School Hall of Fame 1986
  • 1980-2000 head or assistant coach of Wisconsin Wrestling State Freestyle team
  • 1983 assistant coach of Junior World Wrestling team
  • 1994 USA Magazine Wisconsin Man & Woman of the Year along with wife Doreen

Frank J. Remington

Administration

Inducted 1999

  • Represented the UW-Madison as its Big Ten Faculty Representative from 1959-86
  • Member of the UW Athletic Board for many seasons, serving as chairperson one year
  • Served three terms on the NCAA Committee on Infractions and was its chairperson twice
  • Provided leadership, through the NCAA, to promote the growth and development of ice hockey as a national sport
  • As a member of the UW Athletic Board, he advocated the addition of a varsity sports program for women students
  • Supported the establishment of an Athletic Board Scholars Program to recognize scholastic achievement by student-athletes
  • Established the Frank Remington Scholars Program which recognizes the graduating male and female student-athlete with the highest grade-point average at UW-Madison
  • Earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Wisconsin in 1947 and 1949, respectively
  • Member of the Wisconsin Law School faculty for 46 years, he was nationally recognized for his pioneering work in criminal law

Bob Rennebohm

Special Service

Inducted 2004

  • 1942 Member of football team that was second in Big Ten and third in national polls
  • 1943-44 One of 11 "lend lease badgers" assigned to Michigan as marine officer candidates under U.S. Navy's v-12 program. Michigan won Big Ten title and ranked third in national polls
  • 1945 Selected for Marine's Pacific All-Star Football team to play teams of Navy, Army, and Air Force at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hi
  • 1947 Member of UW football team that placed second place in Big Ten
  • 1947 Selected game captain four times – Yale, Northwestern, Michigan and Minnesota
  • 1947 Nominated by Associated Press to lineman of the week following the 9-0 win at Yale
  • 1947 Selected for East-West Shrine game and for North-South All-Star game
  • 1947 Honorable mention on Associated Press Big Ten team
  • 1947 Selected as second team All-American by Chicago Daily News
  • 1947 Drafted 10th by Green Bay Packers in NFL draft
  • 1947 Drafted 10th by San Francisco 49ers in All-American football conference draft
  • 1955-93 Executive director of UW Foundation for 25 years, president for eight years and consultant for five years – during 33 years of leadership over $350 million in gifts were received
  • Major projects – building the Wisconsin Center, Weeks Geology Center, Elvehjem Art Museum, Alumni House, McKay Center, University Ridge Golf Course, University Hospital, UW marching band endowment fund
  • 1963-64 Served as president of the National W Club
  • 1965 Chairman of American Alumni Council in Washington, DC
  • 1969 Helped establish Big Red Fund for most varsity sports
  • 1970 Secured major funds from Dr. Harry Culver's estate to complete funds for National W Club Room in Camp Randall Stadium
  • 1989 Secured purchase of "railroad corridor" as site of the Kohl Center

Mike Richter

Hockey

Inducted 2005

  • 1985 selected as WCHA Freshman of the Year
  • Played two seasons with the Badgers with a 33-25-1 record
  • 1988, 1998, 2002 U.S. Olympic Goaltender
  • 1988-2003 played professionally for the New York Rangers, collecting 301 career victories as the winningest goaltender in franchise history.
  • Holds eight regular-season and five post-season records for the Rangers
  • 1994 starting goaltender on the Rangers' NHL Stanley Cup Championship Team
  • 1996 MVP of the Canada Cup Championship Team for the U.S.A.
  • 2004 had his jersey number 35 retired by the New York Rangers
  • Three-time NHL All-Star, including 1994 All-Star Game MVP

Pat Richter

Football, Basketball, Baseball & Administration

Inducted 1991

  • The Madison native is the last Badger to earn nine letters (three each in football, basketball and baseball)
  • Two-time first-team All-American on the gridiron, including consensus honors in 1962
  • Led the Big Ten in receiving twice (1961 and 1962) and earned all-conference accolades both times
  • Nation's leading receiver as a junior with 47 catches for 817 yards and eight touchdowns
  • Set Rose Bowl records with 11 catches for 163 yards in the 1963 battle between No. 1 USC and second-ranked Wisconsin
  • Earned all-league honors in baseball three seasons, including first-team honors in 1963
  • Registered a streak of 10 consecutive games with at least two hits during the 1962 season
  • Won the Big Ten Medal of Honor (proficiency in athletics and academics) in 1963
  • An academic All-American in 1962, Richter was inducted into the Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1992
  • First-round NFL draft choice (in 1963) of Washington, he played eight seasons for the Redskins
  • Member of the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Given the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (for distinguished service) in 1988
  • Member of Wisconsin's All-time Football Team, which was chosen in 1969
  • Named Director of Athletics at Wisconsin in 1989
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John Roberts

Football & Wrestling

Inducted 1994

  • Member of the 1942 football team that was 8-1-1 overall; finished second in the Big Ten and ranked third nationally in the final polls
  • NCAA wrestling runner-up at 165 pounds in 1941
  • Won Big Ten wrestling championships in 1941 (at 165 pounds) and 1942 (175)
  • Captain of both the 1941 and 1942 Badger wrestling teams
  • Served one season (1943) as head coach of the UW wrestling team, one year after completing his competitive career
  • Coached football at Stevens Point High School and UW-Stevens Point before becoming Executive Director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (1957-85)

Harlan Roger

Football, Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1991

  • A nine-time letterwinner with three major "W" awards in football, basketball and baseball
  • Three-year regular in football (left end), basketball (forward) and baseball (centerfield)
  • Tallied the winning touchdown on a recovered kick for a 6-5 victory at Iowa in 1907
  • Captain of the 1908 football team, which posted a 5-1 record and tied for the conference title
  • Member of the 1906-07 basketball squad that shared the Big Ten title
  • Rogers' play in all three sports was characterized as consistent with coolness in emergency situations
  • Has an athletic scholarship at the UW-Madison endowed in his name
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame

Kit Saunders-Nordeen

Administration

Inducted 1998

  • Provided the leadership for a UW women's athletic program through the Women's Recreation Association beginning in 1967
  • Appointed the first Director of Women's Athletics at Wisconsin in 1974, and served in that role until 1983
  • Named Associate Athletic Director for men's and women's sports at UW-Madison in 1983-1991
  • Chairperson of the Wisconsin Division of Girls and Women in Sports from 1974-76
  • Commissioner of the six-state Midwest Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) from 1974-77
  • Coached the Wisconsin women's tennis club team from 1966-74
  • Helped found the Wisconsin Women Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1971, she served as its president from 1978-79
  • Served as first vice-president of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) from 1979-82
  • Received the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1982
  • First inductee into the UW Women's Athletic Hall of Fame (1984)
  • Named National W Club Woman of the Year in 1991
  • Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Sports Advocates of Wisconsin in 1997
  • Earned an M.A. (physical education) and a PhD (educational administration) from the UW in 1966 and 1977, respectively

Dave Schreiner

Football

Inducted 1991

  • First two-time (1941 and 1942) All-America selection in Badger history, including consensus honors his senior season
  • All-Big Ten selection at end in 1941 and 1942
  • Won the Silver Football given to the Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1942
  • Co-captain and MVP of the 1942 team that finished 8-1-1 and defeated No. 1 ranked Ohio State 17-7
  • Caught three touchdown passes in the second quarter of a 1942 game vs. Marquette
  • Played in the 1943 East-West Shrine Game
  • Second-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in 1943
  • Inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1955
  • His number 80 was retired by the Wisconsin Athletic Department after he was killed in World War II (1945)
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and named to the UW's All-time Football Team
  • A David N. Schreiner Memorial Scholarship has been established in his memory

Megan Scott

Women's Basketball, Track, Volleyball

Inducted 2008

  • Only female three-sport letter winner
  • 1983 first-team All-Big Ten in volleyball
  • Ranks among the top 10 on the UW season record lists for kills, service aces, and blocks
  • Ranks among the top 10 on the UW career list for hitting percentage and blocks
  • 1984 second-team All Big Ten in basketball
  • Ranks second on the UW career list for field goal percentage (.547)
  • Placed fifth in the discus at the 1984 Big Ten Outdoor Championships
  • Platteville, WI native transferred to UW after playing basketball for the University of Kansas for two years
  • Led Badgers in kills and blocks per game during her two seasons at Wisconsin
  • Led the team in rebounding and ranked third in scoring during her basketball season
  • Badgers finished second in the big ten in basketball during her 1984 season
  • Scholarship athlete at U. of Kansas for basketball from 1979-1981
  • Second in Big Ten in Kills and blocks per match with 14.8 and led the Badgers to a 15-17 record
  • Member of the 1982-83 Big Ten outdoor Championship Team as the leading discus thrower
  • First athlete since Pat Richter(1962-63) to letter in three sports in one season
  • 14.3 points per game avg in bball and led the team with 8.2 rebounds/game, top ten in the conference for the season in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage
  • Father was a member of the 1941-42 UW men's basketball nat'l championship team
  • 1983 basketball season, UW was the only team to defeat champion Ohio State
  • In her basketball season, the team was 9-2 before Scott joined and went on to win their first 7 Big Ten games with Scott's help
  • Finished volleyball career 7th in the nation in kills per match
  • Captain of the 1984 volleyball team as a senior
  • When on the Kansas bball team , the team was ranked as high as 5th in the nation
  • Did not originally attend UW because she was not offered any athletic scholarships, though she did get scholarship offers from MN, KS and INC; was later awarded volleyball scholarship at Wisconsin
  • Voted MVP of volleyball team by teammates her senior year
  • Received the coaches award for her performance in basketball
  • Tried out for the Olympic volleyball team upon completion of the track season and 1984 school year and made the first cut, but did not make the 2nd cut

Glen Selbo

Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 2005

  • 1947 starting guard on Big Ten Championship team and NCAA tournament team
  • 1947 Big Ten Basketball MVP
  • 1947 First-Team All-Big Ten in Basketball
  • 1947 Basketball Team MVP
  • 1947 received Chicago Tribune Player of the Year award
  • Selected Al-American and played in All-American game
  • 1947 First round draft pick by Toronto Huskies
  • Played two seasons for Oshkosh All Stars of National Basketball League and one season for Sheboygan Stars. Ended career with Denver Nuggets

Ted Shaw

Track

Inducted 1995

  • Won Big Ten high jump championships in 1931 and 1932
  • Earned All-America honors in the outdoor high jump three times finishing tied for second in both 1930 and 1932 and tied for third in 1931
  • Three-time Wisconsin letterwinner (1930-32) in track
  • Set the national collegiate high jump record (6-6 3/16) as a Wisconsin sophomore
  • Captain of the 1932 track squad
  • Established national prep high jump records as a junior and senior
  • Participated in the 1932 U.S. Olympic track team trials in Los Angeles

Clarence Sherrod

Basketball

Inducted 2002

  • Second-team All-Big Ten in both 1970 and 1971
  • Academic All-Big Ten honors in 1970
  • Served as Badger team captain in 1971
  • Three-year starter (1969-71), he ended his career with 1,408 points
  • Established a UW career records for points per game (19.6 average)
  • Scored in double figures 40 consecutive games and had seven games of at least 30 points during his collegiate career
  • Wisconsin's season scoring leader in 1970 (22.4 ppg) and 1971 (23.8 ppg)
  • Set school season records for free throws made (168 in 1970) and shots attempted (519 in 1971)
  • Eighth-round draft choice of the Chicago Bulls in 1971

Ken Siebel

Basketball

Inducted 2006

  • Ranks 22nd on all-time scoring with 1,084 points
  • 1961, 1962, 1963 UW starter
  • 1961, 1962, 1963 UW team MVP
  • 1961, 1962 1963 Led UW in free throw percentage
  • 1961, 1962 Led UW in scoring and field goal percentage
  • Two-time second-team All-Big Ten selection / Honorable Mention choice as a sophomore
  • 1963 Played in East-West All-Star College Game
  • 1963 Started guard for major college team tryouts for Pan American Games
  • 1963 Selected by Baltimore in NBA draft

Otto Stangel

Basketball

Inducted 1995

  • Member of the 1912 men's basketball team that was 15-0 overall and was named Helms Athletic Foundation national champions
  • Played on the Big Ten co-championship men's basketball team in 1912 that won all 12 of its league games
  • Topped the Big Ten in scoring (177 points) in 1912, a mark that stood for eight years
  • Scored 13 field goals in a 38-12 win at Iowa in 1912

Chris Steinmetz Sr.

Basketball

Inducted 1991

  • The school's first basketball All-American, earning honors as a senior in 1905
  • Known as "The Father of Wisconsin basketball"
  • Captain of the 1905 team that toured the eastern United States playing a nine-game schedule, a trip that helped popularize the game on campus
  • Set the UW single-season scoring record (462 points) in 1905, despite playing just one home game
  • Credited with scoring 50 points against Co. G, Sparta (a 75-10 UW win) in his senior year
  • Made a record 26 free throws in one game vs. the Two Rivers Athletic Club
  • Member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame

Ellen Stonebraker

Swimming & Diving

Inducted 2010

  • 12-Time All-American
  • 7-Time Honorable Mention All-American
  • 10-Time Big Ten Conference Champion
  • 4-Time All-Big Ten First Team Selection
  • 3-Time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree
  • 1999 Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships
  • 2001 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year
  • 1999 & 2000 U.S. National Team Member
  • Member of 1999 U.S. National Team at Pan-Pacific Games
  • American record holder as member of U.S. 4x200 Free Relay
  • 2000 Olympic Trials Finalist

Palmer 'Butch' Strickler

Special Service

Inducted 2008

  • 1940 was a walk-on for football at UW
  • 1945 returned to UW for second semester after leaving the Army
  • Got name "Butch" because his father owned a butcher shop and was a sausage maker from Switzerland
  • 1977 received Pat O'Dea Award
  • 1984 President National W Club
  • 1974 started Butch's Bologna Bash as a small gathering of friends. A hat was passed around and the $40 collected went to the UW football program. After this it moved to the Field House and drew a crowd of 1,000 in its first year
  • Butch's Bologna Bash grew tremendously during its 28 years raising over $3million in support of Badger Athletics
  • 1994 Butch's Bologna Bash raised a record $350,000 after the Badgers won the Rose Bowl
  • Fully endowed a $250,000 scholarship ("Butch and Ruth Strickler Scholarship") through fundraising activities, including the final Butch's Bologna Bash in 2002 and sponsoring golf outings in 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Continues to support a variety of National W Club and UW athletic events
  • In Butch's own words – "the National W Club is my life"

Harry Stuhldreher

Football

Inducted 1994

  • Head football coach at Wisconsin for 13 seasons; posted a 45-62-6 record
  • The 1942 team – which featured All-Americans Dave Schreiner, Pat Harder and Elroy Hirsch – was 8-1-1 overall, finished second in the Big Ten, and placed third in the final Associated Press poll
  • Served in dual role of Director of Athletics (1936-50) and Head Football Coach (1936-48) during most of his UW tenure
  • Developed a concept of "Athletics for All", and his leadership produced a well-rounded development of all sports and the accompanying facilities
  • Coached a college all-star team to a 27-7 win over the Washington Redskins in 1943
  • Won the 1965 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award for his contributions to college football
  • Inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame (1958) and the Madison Sports Hall of Fame (1966)
  • Member of the famed Notre Dame "Four Horsemen" backfield and was an All-America quarterback (1923-24) for the Fighting Irish

Dave Suminski

Football

Inducted 2001

  • enrolled at Wisconsin from Ashland, WI
  • played as an offensive and defensive tackle on Wisconsin's 1950,1951 and 1952 teams
  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Lineman, 1951
  • blocked for Wisconsin Badger All-American Alan Ameche, who led the big ten in rushing, 1951
  • First Team All-Big Ten Selection, 1952
  • Associated Press First Team All-American, 1952
  • named Wisconsin's Most Valuable Player, 1952
  • led the Badgers to the 1952 Big Ten Championship
  • only UW-Madison lineman to play both offense and defense in the 1953 Rose Bowl game
  • drafted in the 15th round by the National Football League Washington Redskins, 1953
  • played and coached football while in the army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1954-1955
  • member of the Armed Forces All-Star Team, 1954-1955
  • played for the NFL Chicago Cardinals Football Team, 1956
  • played on the Hamilton Tiger Cats Canadian Football Team, 1957-1959
  • played on the Canadian Grey Cup Football Team, 1957-1959
  • earned all-pro lineman honors when playing in three Canadian Football League All-Star Shrine Games - 1957,1958 and 1959
  • Hamilton Tiger Cats' Offensive Tackle of the Decade for the 1950's

Guy Sundt

Football, Track, Cross Country & Administration

Inducted 1993

  • Distinguished himself at UW as a student-athlete, coach and administrator
  • Eight-time "W" award recipient (football, track and basketball)
  • Captained the 1921 football team when he was All-Western Conference
  • Finished fourth at the 1921 national outdoor track meet in the long jump to earn All-America honors
  • Head cross country coach in 1948-49, he led the Badgers to an undefeated dual record (9-0), Big Ten titles both seasons and a second-place finish at the national meet in 1948
  • Served two years (1949-50) as head men's track coach at UW, his first team finished tied for seventh at the national outdoor meet
  • Also coached freshman basketball (1924-29) and baseball (1925-26) at UW
  • Helped coach football, track and cross country while working as an Assistant Athletic Director at UW-Madison
  • Named Director of Athletics at Wisconsin in 1950, he worked in that role until 1955

Woodie Swancutt

Boxing

Inducted 1992

  • Captured the NCAA boxing title at 155 pounds in both 1939 and 1940
  • His title in 1939 helped the Badgers win the NCAA team championship
  • Won Fightingest Fighter Award in the 1938 All-University Tournament
  • Enlisted in the Air Force in 1941, and eventually passed up his final year of competition to enter medical school

Judith Sweet

Special Service

Inducted 2011

  • Named one of the First women in America to Administer Joint Men's and Women's programs as the Athletics Director at UC San Diego (1975 - 99)
  • UC San Diego received the 1998 NACDA Directors Cup for Division III in recognition of the school's athletic success in NCAA Championships for both Men and Women
  • Served on over 20 NCAA Committees, including the NCAA Council and Executive Commitee. In 1986 was elected Division III Vice-president and later became the first and only female to serve as NCAA Secretary-Treasurer
  • In 1991 became the First and only female to serve as NCAA Membership President - The Association's Highest Membership Post
  • Named NCAA Senior Vice President for Championships and Education services (2001-06)
  • Served on the NCAA Foundation Board of Directors; The Board of Directors for the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA), The National Assocation of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), where she was the president in 2000-2001; The Board of Trustees for the United States Sports Academy; Board of Trustees for National University; Member of the United States Olympic Committee's Task Force on Minorities
  • Named NACDA Division III Athletics Director of the Year (1998 - 99(; 1998 honda Award for Outstanding Achievements in Women's Athletics; 1996 UW-Madison Distinguished Alumni Award; 1992 Administrator of the Year by NACWAA
  • In 2006 included among the NCAA's 100 most influential student-athletes and awarded NCAA James J. Corbett Memorial Award Winner for service; 2007 named by institue for international sports 100 most influential sports educators; 2009 Wisconsin State Sports Hall of Fame, among many other national Honors and Awards
  • Co-Director of the Alliance of Women Coaches, which she helped initiate in 2011
  • 1968 - 69 served as National President of the Athletic and Recreation Federation of COllege Women, and President of the University of Wisconsin Women's Recreation Association
  • 1967, 68, 69 Badminton letterwinner and honors graduate at the University of Wisconsin

Heather Taggart

Soccer

Inducted 2001

  • enrolled at Wisconsin from Omaha, Nebraska
  • Women's Collegiate Freshman Soccer Player of the Year by Soccer America Magazine, 1988
  • U.S. Olympic Sports Festival Participant, 1989
  • Associated Press First Team All-American, 1990-1991
  • led Wisconsin to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including a second place finish in 1991
  • Adidas/Missouri Athletic Club Collegiate Goalkeeper of the Year, 1991
  • NCAA Top Six Award, honoring student athletes for academic and athletic achievements, 1991
  • Badger Co-Captain and Most Valuable Player, 1991
  • held national and Wisconsin soccer records, 1988-1991, for most career shutouts with 52 1/2
  • UW-Madison record holder, 1988-1991, for fewest career goals allowed, 37; and most saves, 310
  • finalist for the 1991 Hermann Trophy given to the best women's collegiate soccer player
  • two time NCAA All-Tournament Team, 1988 and 1991
  • Hanes/NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, 1991
  • U.S. Women's Amateur National Team, 1991 and 1992
  • Big Ten Medal of Honor and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient; first team GTE/CoSida National and District v Academic All-American, 1992
  • runner-up as the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year; Badger's Female Athlete of the Year; Big Ten/Suzy Favor Athlete of the Year; and UW-Madison Player of the Decade, 1992
  • Chancellor's Scholar, Golden Key National Honor Society, three time All-Big Ten Academic Team and five time Dean's List

Dean Talafous

Hockey

Inducted 2013

  • 1973 NCAA Tournament MVP
  • Scored game-tying goal with five seconds left in regulation, and the game-winning goal with 33 seconds left in the first overtime in a dramatic comeback victory from down 4-0 and 5-2 against Cornell in a 6-5 NCAA semifinals victory. He scored the game-winning goal in the championship game in UW’s 4-2 victory over Denver for the school’s first NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey title
  • Badgers’ assist and game-winning goal leader in 1972-73 and 1973-74
  • Played eight seasons and 518 games in the regular season and playoffs for the NHL’s Atlanta Flames, Minnesota North Stars and New York Rangers
  • 1973 fourth-round pick (53rd overall) of the Atlanta Flames
  • 1973 and 1974 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Competitor for Team USA
  • Skated in the 1976 and 1981 Canada Cup for Team USA
  • Assistant coach at Minnesota (1982-88)
  • Head coach of UW-River Falls (1989-96) and led team to 1994 NCAA Division III title
  • Served as head coach at Alaska Anchorage (1996-2001)
  • 1996 Edward Jeremiah Memorial Trophy as the National Coach of the Year

Peter Tegen

Women's Track and Cross Country Coach

Inducted 2013

  • Coached more Big Ten champions, national champions and All-Americans than any coach in UW history
  • Coached the Badgers to the 1984 and 1985 NCAA Cross Country titles; team also finished second in 1986
  • Coached five NCAA runner-up teams in indoor and outdoor track (one at Stanford)
  • Coached teams to 24 Top-10 national finishes in cross country and 22 top-10 national finishes in track; teams scored in 24 of 25 national indoor meets and 29 of 30 national outdoor meets
  • Coached 44 national champions in track and cross country (one at Stanford)
  • Coached 305 All-America honors (56 at Stanford)
  • Coached his teams to a Big Ten record 39 conference championships – 15 in cross country and 24 in indoor and outdoor track (plus 5 Pac-10 championships)
  • Wisconsin won a record six-consecutive Big Ten cross country titles from 1984-88 and again from 1995-2000
  • Coached 259 individual conference champions in track and cross country (23 at Pac-10)
  • Coached Olympians Cindy Bremser (1984), Suzy Favor Hamilton (1992, 1996 and 2000) and Kathy Butler (1996 and 2004)
  • Coached ten athletes who competed in World Championships/ World University Games
  • Coached two collegiate record holders
  • His athletes had 336 academic all-conference honors (288 Big Ten, 48 Pac-10)
  • Ten athletes earned Academic All-America honors (two at Stanford)
  • Five-time National Cross Country Coach of the Year (three times at Stanford)
  • First women’s track coach to be inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame
  • Big Ten Coach of the Year in track and cross country 20 times (five times at Pac-10)
  • Regional Cross Country Coach of the Year nine times (three times at Stanford)
  • Coached at Stanford University from 2005-08, guiding the Cardinal women to three straight NCAA Cross Country Championships
  • Coached US National Women’s Cross Country teams at World Championships in 1997 (Turin, Italy) and in 2009 (Amman, Jordan)
  • U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named the Division I National Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year honor for him in 2006

Ed Templin

Wrestling

Inducted 1995

  • First Badger to win three Big Ten wrestling titles, claiming the 145-pound class in 1922, 1923 and 1924
  • Captain of the Badger wrestling team in 1923
  • Earned three "W" letters in wrestling

Jim Temp

Baseball & Football

Inducted 2007

  • .303 batting average for 4 years
  • 1952 Hit .294 and won starting position at first base
  • 1954 Fielded 242 put-outs and 16 assists with only 4 errors for a fielding percentage of .985
  • 1955 Captain of baseball team
  • Played on the United States' Pan-American baseball team
  • 1953 Defensive end on the football team and also played offensively
  • 1953 Starter and participant on Rose Bowl team
  • 1955 Starter on College All-Star Football team
  • 1955 Wisconsin's Athlete of the Year
  • 1955 Drafted #2 by Green Bay Packers
  • 1987 Elected to Green Bay Packer 45-man Board of Directors
  • 1993 Elected to seven-man Executive Committee of Green Bay Packers
  • 1993 First-team defensive end on Milwaukee Journal's All-time All-state Team – 100 Years of Wisconsin High School Football
  • 2004 Elected Director Emeritus of Green Bay Packers

Rose Thomson

Cross Country & Track

Inducted 1994

  • The native of Singore, Kenya, began her UW running career at age 25 (having already given birth to two children)
  • An 11-time All-American in indoor and outdoor track and cross country (1979-83)
  • Won the national championship in the 1,500-meter run outdoors (4:18.78) in 1982 and was a member of the school's national champion two-mile relay in 1983
  • Three-time (1979-81) Big Ten cross country champion
  • Earned three All-American awards (1979-81) in cross country with a best finish of third place in 1981
  • Six-time Big Ten champion (three as an individual and three on relays)
  • Recipient of the 1983 Big Ten Medal of Honor for proficiency in academics and athletics
  • Received a 1983 NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship
  • Set national Kenyan records in the 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs while competing at UW
  • Former African record holder in the 3,000-meter run
  • Set Wisconsin records in the 1,500 meters, mile and 3,000 meters
  • Completed two Master's Degrees (physical education and education & policy studies) and a PhD (physical education) from Wisconsin

Robin Threatt

Basketball

Inducted 2009

  • 1990 Inducted into Iowa's High School Track & Field Hall of Fame
  • 1992 Honorable Mention All-American
  • 1992 Invited to Olympic basketball tryouts
  • 1992 Led the Badgers to their first-ever NCAA bid
  • 1992 Runner-up for Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 1992, 1993 First-team All-Big Ten
  • 1992-93 Kodak District IV All-Region All-American
  • 1992-93 Street & Smith Pre-season All-American
  • Has the second best career scoring average of 16.7 points per game
  • Ranks fourth on UW's careers steals list (283 steals)
  • Ranks third on UW's career scoring list (1,901 pts.)
  • Scored in double figures in 37 consecutive games and scored in double figures in 80 of 94 career games (.851 percent)
  • Three-Time team MVP
  • 1994 Honored as Badger Legend
  • 1999 Inducted into Iowa's Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 1999 Iowa's High School Athlete of the Century
  • 1999-2001 Played with the WNBA's Seattle Storm
  • 2000 Wisconsin's Top 100 Athletes of the Century
  • 2007 Inducted as one of the 40 Greatest Athletes from the State of Iowa

Al Toon

Football & track

Inducted 1995

  • Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors on the gridiron in 1983 and 1984
  • Back-to-back Wisconsin football MVP (1983-84), the first one since Alan Ameche (1953-54)
  • Established school career records for receptions (131), touchdown receptions (19) and receiving yards (2,103)
  • Set a Big Ten record with 252 yards receiving in a 42-38 win over Purdue in 1983
  • Played in the Hula and Japan Bowls following the 1984 season
  • Offensive MVP in the Hula Bowl with 10 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns
  • Won three Big Ten triple jump titles (outdoors in 1983 and both indoor and outdoors in 1984)
  • Set the Big Ten triple jump record with a leap of 54-7 ½ in 1983
  • All-American in the triple jump both outdoors (12th in 1983) and indoors (sixth in 1984)
  • Wisconsin's Male Athlete of the Year in 1984
  • Distinguished NFL career with the New York Jets from 1985-92

Ron Vander Kelen

Football

Inducted 1997

  • Quarterback of Wisconsin's 1962 Big Ten championship team
  • Won the 1962 Silver Football (presented by the Chicago Tribune) as the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player
  • Led the Big Ten and ranked 12th nationally in both passing yards (1,009) and total offensive yards (1,237) in 1962
  • Completed 33-48 passes for 401 yards in the 1963 Rose Bowl showdown between top-ranked USC and No. 2-rated Wisconsin
  • Co-MVP of the 1963 Rose Bowl and a member of that bowl's Hall of Fame
  • Set a Big Ten mark for touchdown passes (10) as a senior
  • Member of Wisconsin's All-Time Football Team
  • MVP of the 1963 College All-Star Game after leading his team to a 20-17 win over the Green Bay Packers
  • Signed as free agent with the Minnesota Vikings after being a 21st round draft pick of the AFL's New York Titans in 1963

Troy Vincent

Football

Inducted 2008

  • 1991 finished second in voting for the Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back
  • 1992 played in the Japan Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game
  • 1991 set UW record for career punt return yards
  • 1990 set UW season (13) and career (31) records for passes broken up
  • 1991 UW's first All-American since 1987
  • 1991 18 career passes defended, tied for second in Badger history
  • 1989 led the Big Ten in punt returns (avg. of 15.1 yds)
  • 1990 2nd team All-Big Ten by AP, finished second in the conference with an average 11.5 yards on punt returns (21st in country)
  • 1991 Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Year
  • 1991 first team All-Big Ten
  • 1991 first-team All-American (Football News, The Sporting News, UPI, Football Writers' Association); 2nd team voted by Associated Press
  • 1991 team captain and MVP
  • 1992 nominee for Jesse Owens Big Ten Athlete of the Year Award
  • 1992 7th pick in first round of NFL Draft
  • 1992 named NFL All-Rookie Team
  • 1994 won the Ed Block Courage Award as a member of the dolphins
  • 1999 had career best 103 tackles with the Eagles
  • 2000, 01 named by The Sporting News as its "good guy in sports" for community service work
  • 2000, 2001 Pro Football Weekly first-team all-conference
  • 2001 Associated Press second-team All-NFL
  • 2000-04 five-time All-Pro selection
  • 2002 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year
  • 2002 Pro Football Weekly first-team all-conference and AP first-team All-NFL
  • 2003 inducted to the Pennsbury Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 2003 started Troy Vincent Family football scholarship for defensive backs at UW
  • 207 career games; 200 career starts in NFL
  • Founded Love Thy Neighbor community development and opportunity corporation (formerly the Troy Vincent Foundation), committed to community development by creating opportunities for social and economic change
  • Finished NFL career with 47 regular-season and four playoff interceptions, for a total of 51
  • Highest NFL draft pick of the Alvarez era at UW
  • Honored by the New Jersey Senate and the Delaware Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation
  • Numerous conference player of the week awards in the NFL
  • Played professionally with Miami (1992-95), Philadelphia (1996-2003), Buffalo (2004 – 2006) and Washington (2006)
  • Past-president of the NFL Players Association (2004-2008)

Stu Voigt

Football, Baseball & Track

Inducted 2000

  • Last three-sport letterwinner (football, baseball and track) in Wisconsin history
  • Football MVP in 1969 after leading the team in receptions (39) and yards (439)
  • Recorded 63 catches for 704 yards in his career as a tight end
  • Member of four Badger track teams – 1968-70 indoor and 1969 outdoor -- that won Big Ten championships
  • Played baseball for two seasons at UW and hit .350 for his career
  • An 11-year career with the Minnesota Vikings, he started in three Super Bowls
  • Finished his Viking career as the team's all-time leader in receptions and yards by a tight end
  • Named to the Vikings All-Time Team in 1985
  • Established a national high school indoor shot put record (67-1) in 1966

Don Voss

Football & Track

Inducted 2006

  • 1951 Member of famed "Hard Rocks" top defensive unit in the country (allowed just 6.6 points per game)
  • 1951 First-team selection as defensive end by United Press All-American Freshman Team
  • Blocked and recovered two punts as member of "Hard Rocks"
  • 1952 Member of Big Ten Championship team
  • 1952 Look Magazine (Football Writers Association) All-American team
  • 1952 All-Midwest end by Chicago Tribune's player poll
  • 1952 Honorable Mention on UP & AP All-American Football teams
  • 1953 Played in Rose Bowl against Southern California
  • Served three 3-year terms on National W Club Board of Directors

John Walsh

Boxing

Inducted 1991

  • Named head boxing coach at Wisconsin in 1934, the same year he enrolled in law school at UW
  • Coached the Badgers to a 116-22-1 (.838) dual record in 23 seasons
  • Nine of his teams were undefeated in dual competition and eight won national collegiate championships
  • Twenty-nine different Badgers won 35 NCAA titles during his tenure, earning him the nickname "Producer of Champions"
  • Credited with elevating the boxing program from intramural status into an intercollegiate program that rivaled football and basketball for campus popularity
  • Earned fame for his 1954 quote to Esquire magazine when he said "a left hook is a boys' best friend"
  • Organized the College Boxing Association and served as its first president
  • Served as co-coach of the 1948 U.S. Olympic boxing squad
  • Member of the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame
  • The John J. Walsh Scholarship is given annually to a needy student in the University of Wisconsin Law School

Charles Walter

Cross Country & Track

Inducted 1993

  • Wisconsin's head track coach from 1960-61 through 1968-69
  • Served two stints (1961-63 and 1965-67) as Badger cross country coach
  • Led the Badgers to five indoor (including three straight from 1967-69) and two outdoor (1964 and 1969) Big Ten track championships
  • His 1969 track squad became the first in school history to win both the Big Ten indoor and outdoor track titles in the same season
  • Coached 57 student-athletes to league track titles during his tenure
  • Registered a 50-9 dual record in track meets at UW
  • Inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame and the University of Wisconsin Track Hall of Honor
  • Three-time (1927-29) Big Ten champ as a Northwestern undergraduate in the 440-yard run, he also won an NCAA title in that event as a senior

Mike Webster

Football

Inducted 1995

  • All-Big Ten center in 1972 and 1973
  • Only the second center (Dick Teteak is the other) to earn team MVP honors since 1950
  • Won "W" awards in football from 1971-73 and captained the team as a senior
  • Participated in the East-West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, the Senior Bowl and the Chicago Tribune All-Star Game after his collegiate career ended
  • Drafted in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by Pittsburgh in 1974
  • Played with the Steelers for 15 years and was a member of four Super Bowl championship teams
  • One of two Badgers (Elroy Hirsch is the other) to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame
  • Played more seasons (15) and games (220) that anyone in Steelers' history
  • Recorded a string of 150 consecutive starts between 1976-86 for Pittsburgh
  • Nine-time NFL All-Pro selection with the Steelers

Fred Wegner

Baseball & Basketball

Inducted 2000

  • Received three major "W" awards in both baseball (first base) and basketball (guard)
  • Played on the 1934-35 men's basketball team that was 15-5 overall and claimed a share of the Big Ten title
  • Member of the Oshkosh All-Stars of the National Basketball League from 1936-37
  • Served as an assistant coach in both men's basketball (1937-59) and baseball (1937-70)
  • Assisted Bud Foster with the coaching duties for the 1941 NCAA Men's Basketball champions
  • Named Director of the University of Wisconsin Recreational Facilities in 1961
  • Retired as a full professor from the UW Law School in 1982 after 45 years of service to the institution
  • Directed the Madison boys' summer league baseball program for 16 years

Howard Weiss

Football

Inducted 1991

  • An All-America fullback and team co-captain in 1938
  • Three-year letterman at fullback and linebacker for the Badgers
  • A two-time (1937 and 1938) MVP for the Badgers
  • Earned All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 1938 when he was the recipient of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, given to the league MVP
  • A 40-yard run at Northwestern in 1938 ranks as one of the greatest in Badger annals and keyed UW's upset of the seventh-ranked Wildcats
  • Played in the East-West Shrine Game (1938) and the College All-Star Game (1939)
  • Picked by Detroit in the 1939 NFL draft, he played two seasons
  • Served as class president on the Wisconsin campus during his senior year

Theran Welsh

Hockey

Inducted 2010

  • 1981 NCAA Hockey Champions
  • 1981 NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • Highest scoring defenseman in school history (228 points)
  • 1980 First-Team All-American Defenseman
  • 1980-81 All-WCHA Second Team
  • Two Year Captain
  • Third highest scorer in Wisconsin's history
  • Highest scoring defenseman in WCHA history
  • School record-holder and second in WCHA history with 194 career assists
  • Had at least 50 points in all four seasons

Frank Weston

Football & Basketball

Inducted 1994

  • First-team All-Western Conference end in 1919-20
  • Two-time (1919 and 1920 All-American on the gridiron received first-team honors from Frank Menke in 1920
  • Three-time "W" award winner in football and twice in basketball
  • Captained the 1920 football team that was 6-1 and posted four shutouts
  • Senior class president at UW-Madison in 1921
  • Recipient of the UW Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1956
  • President of the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association from 1964-65
  • Inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1965
  • Member of the Wisconsin Athletic Board from 1948-63

Fred Westphal

Swimming

Inducted 1991

  • A six-time All-American, including three consecutive seasons (1957-59) in the 50 freestyle
  • Set an NCAA and American record in the 50 freestyle (21.9) during a qualifying round at the 1959 NCAA Championships
  • Won the NCAA championship in the 50 freestyle (22.3) in 1959, one season after finishing second (22.4) at the national meet in the same event
  • Big Ten champion in the 50 freestyle as a sophomore and league runner-up as a junior and senior
  • Won 28 of 37 freestyle races in dual meet competition at 50, 60 and 100 yards
  • Captained the 1958 and 1959 men's swimming teams
  • Member of the Wisconsin Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame

Amy Wickus

Track & Cross Country

Inducted 2003

  • Six-time NCAA champion, 13-time All-American and 11-time Big Ten champion
  • Captured three consecutive NCAA Indoor 800-meter titles becoming only the fourth woman in intercollegiate history to win three straight titles in one event
  • Established a collegiate record for the indoor 800 meters in 1994
  • Won four consecutive Big Ten Outdoor 800-meter titles
  • Named Big Ten's Female Track Athlete-of-the-Year three times and Wisconsin's Female Athlete-of-the-Year twice
  • Honored by the U.S. Track Coaches Association as the Women's Indoor Athlete-of-the-Year in 1995
  • Given the Outstanding Female Performer award at the Drake Relays in both 1992 and 1995
  • Three-time (1992, 1996 and 2000) qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Member of the 1993 and 1995 World Track & Field Championship team
  • Participated in the 1995 Pan American Games and the 1998 Goodwill Games

Tom Wiesner

Special Service

Inducted 2008

  • 1959 captained the Badgers to the Big Ten Conference football title
  • 1960 football co-captain
  • 1960 football MVP
  • 1960 captain of the Rose Bowl team
  • 1960 scored UW's only touchdown in Rose Bowl
  • 1960 fullback who led the team in rushing (87 attempts for 374 yards)
  • 1961 played in Hawaii's Hula Bowl all-star game
  • 1961 played in the East-West Shrine all-star game
  • Wisconsin State Athlete of the Year
  • 1961 drafted by the Baltimore Colts
  • 1971 at the time, he was the youngest person ever elected to the Clark County Commission in Las Vegas at the age of 31, a position he held for six years
  • 1991 started the Badger Desert Golf Classic, an athletic fund raiser that supports athletic scholarships in his name
  • 1994 was named Republican Man of the Year for his continuous support of the GOP and role as the Republican National Committee man for nearly two decades
  • Had a hand in coordinating football and basketball games between UW and UNLV
  • Known as one of Las Vegas' most prosperous and successful businessmen
  • Helped found the Las Vegas Athletic Club and served on the UNLV football foundation's advisory board
  • Was inducted into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame and the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to UNLV athletics
  • 1996-2002 member of University of Nevada board of regents, receiving the highest honor in the state of Nevada—distinguished Nevadan award—for his longtime services
  • Also honored by having a street named after him in Nevada near the football stadium (Wiesner Way)
  • UNLV instituted a Tom Wiesner Award given to the senior football player who characterizes the courage and toughness Wiesner showed during his lengthy battle with leukemia
  • UW instituted the Tom Wiesner Award-presented annually to a Wisconsin-born student-athlete whose loyalty, hard work, spirit and dedication are unselfishly directed to the success of the team.

Rollie Williams

Football, Basketball & Baseball

Inducted 1991

  • Earned nine letters at UW as a football halfback, basketball guard and baseball outfielder
  • Named to All-Western Conference teams in football (1922) and basketball (1923)
  • Played on Wisconsin's 1921 and 1923 Big Ten co-championship basketball teams
  • Served as senior class president on the UW-Madison campus
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Worked as head basketball coach at Millikin University in 1924
  • Member of the football and basketball coaching staffs at Iowa from 1924-29
  • Posted a 147-139 career record in 13 years as head basketball coach at Iowa
  • Served as assistant director of athletics at Wisconsin after 40 months of duty with the Navy in World War II

Sidney Williams Jr.

Football

Inducted 2008

  • First African-American starting quarterback in the modern Big Ten Conference
  • 1956 finished his first partial season as quarterback with 10 completions in 9 attempts for 216 yards
  • 1956 played safety before earning starting quarterback job as a sophomore
  • 1956-58 nominated for the All-Chemical, All-American football team for his success on the field and in the classroom as a devoted chemical engineering student
  • 1957 led the Badgers in total offense with 661yards on 117 attempts, finishing 10th on the Big Ten's total offense list
  • 1957-58 started the seasons for a combined 13-4-1 record (6-3-0 as a junior, 7-1-1 as a senior)
  • 1958 played in the East-West Shrine All-Star game
  • 1958 received the Ivan Williamson Scholastic award, given annually to the football player exemplifying high standards of academic achievement and sportsmanship
  • 1958-59 was Wisconsin's silver anniversary award nominee for the academic year
  • For his career, he completed 50 percent of his passes for 997 yards and six touchdowns. Also gained more than 300 yards on the ground, and, on defense, intercepted two passes.
  • Played two years professional football – one year with the NFL(New York Giants) and one season in the Canadian Football League
  • 1967 attended George Washington University law school and graduated with honors
  • 1994 won the Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni award
  • Sponsor of the Sidney and Carolyn Williams UW chancellor's scholarship fund

Ivan Williamson

Football

Inducted 1991

  • Served as Wisconsin head football coach from 1949-55 and compiled a 41-19-4 overall record
  • The 1952 UW club won the Big Ten title and represented the conference in the 1953 Rose Bowl
  • Three of Williamson's other teams finished second in the league standings
  • Became Director of Athletics following his coaching career and served in that capacity for 15 years (1955-69)
  • Played collegiate football at Michigan and earned All-Big Ten mention in 1932
  • Lafayette's head football coach in 1947-48, compiling a 13-5 record
  • Chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee
  • Inducted into the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame and the Madison Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame

Robert 'Red' Wilson

Football & Baseball

Inducted 1991

  • The only football player in UW history to earn team MVP honors three times (1947-49)
  • Won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 1949
  • Selected to Wisconsin's All-time Football Team in 1969
  • Played on both sides of the ball and captained the 1949 football team
  • Lettered four seasons (1947-50) at UW as a baseball catcher
  • Led the team in hitting twice, including a .426 mark in his senior year
  • Wisconsin baseball MVP in 1948
  • Member of the 1950 UW baseball club that was Big Ten co-champ and finished fourth in the national tournament
  • Recipient of the 1950 Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor
  • Played professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians
  • Served as the UW-Madison senior class vice-president
  • Member of the Wisconsin State Athletic Hall of Fame, the Pen and Mike Club-Bowman Sports Foundation Hall of Fame

Mark Winzenried

Track

Inducted 2005

  • Competed internationally in world class competitions from age 18-25 in 24 foreign countries
  • Set 800 meter stadium records in Helsinki, Stockholm and Berlin Olympic stadiums
  • Recorded World class 800 meter victories in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Munih, Berlin, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Edinburgh and other major European, African, and Caribbean events
  • 1968 Set Junior World Record in 600 meters (1:14.8) which still stands today
  • Three-time NCAA Champion at 880 yards
  • Six-time ALL-AMERICAN
  • Five-time Big 10 Champion
  • Recorded UW and Big 10 All-Time bests in the 600M, 660 yard, 800M, 880 yard, 1000M, 1000 yard and mile
  • 1968 U.S. Track & Field Federation Champion at 880 yards
  • 1968 Finished third in the 880 at U.S. Olympic trials
  • 1970 Named outstanding athlete of the San Francisco Examiner meet
  • 1970 Member of U.S. National team which toured Europe that summer
  • 1971 UW team captain
  • 1971 Set UW outdoor record at 800M (1:45.6)
  • 1972-81 World Record Holder for 1,000 yards (2:05.01)
  • 1972 First athlete from Wisconsin to break four minutes in mile (3:59.6) Los Angeles Coliseum
  • Anchored UW two mile relay to an indoor world record with the fastest indoor split ever run (1:45.2)

Ed Withers

Football

Inducted 1992

  • First-team All-America honors from Look magazine as a defensive back in 1950
  • Intercepted three passes vs. Iowa in a 1950 game, tied for the second-most in school history
  • Returned those picks vs. Iowa for an average of 51.5 yards, the best mark in Wisconsin annals
  • Eight career interceptions for 200 return yards
  • Chosen in the 30th round of the 1951 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers

Vern Woodward

Boxing, Boxing Coach

Inducted 2007

  • 1936, 1937 Competed at UW in heavyweight division; won All-University title
  • 1938-1956 Mentored youth through "Little Badger Boxers" program designed to teach self-defense, self-discipline, and self-worth
  • 1947-1958 Appointed Assistant Boxing Coach at UW
  • 1948-1960 Appointed Assistant Boxing Coach and trainer of the US Olympic Boxing Team
  • 1952, 1954 Appointed Assistant Coach and trainer of NCAA Boxing Team which competed in Olympic Final trials
  • 1952 Elected President of National Intercollegiate Boxing Coaches Association
  • 1954 Appointed Coach of US Air Force team which won six of ten championships in first world-wide inter-service tournament
  • 1958 Appointed Head Boxing Coach at UW
  • As Head Coach team won 8 NCAA titles and 36 individual titles
  • 1958 Appointed member of Olympic Boxing Rules Committee
  • 1959 Director of UW Pan-American Boxing Trial finals
  • 1959 President of Intercollegiate Boxing Coaches Association
  • 1960 Elected Secretary of US Olympic Boxing Committee
  • 1963 Appointed Head Boxing Coach for US Pan-America team
  • 1969 Appointed Chairman, National AAU Junior Olympic Boxing Committee and member of the National AAU Boxing Committee
  • 1973 AAU International Boxing Committee
  • 1973 Selected as one of Wisconsin's Best Heavyweight Boxers
  • 1975 Again appointed as Head Boxing Coach for US Pan-American team
  • 1975 Named "Man of the Year" by Wisconsin Association of Boxing Officials and Coaches
  • 1981 Named to the UW River FAlls Athletic Hall of Fame lettering in five sports – boxing, football, basketball, baseball, swimming
  • 1988 Named to the National AAU Boxing Hall of Fame

Beau Hoopman

Men's Rowing

Inducted 2014

  • 2004 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST IN MEN’S EIGHT AND SET WORLD FASTEST TIME (FIRST UW MEN’S ROWER TO WIN GOLD)
  • 2008 OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST IN MEN’S EIGHT
  • MEMBER OF THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAM FOR NINE YEARS, FROM 2001-2010, BEGINNING ON THE UNDER-23 TEAM IN 2001 AND MOVING TO SENIOR SQUAD IN 2002.
  • 2010 INDUCTEE INTO THE NATIONAL ROWING HALL OF FAME IN CONNECTICUT WITH THE 2004 OLYMPIC EIGHT
  • 2002 UW TEAM CAPTAIN
  • MEMBER OF 2002 UW MEN’S EIGHT THAT WON FIRST EARC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1946 AND SECOND IN HISTORY
  • BOAT FINISHED SECOND AT IRA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2002
  • 2003 WINNER OF NORMAN R. SONJU AWARD
  • 2000 WINNER OF RANDALL T. JABLONIC AWARD (FRESHMAN MVP)
  • 2000 FRESHMAN EIGHT WON UW’S FIRST EVER EARC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2002 TEAM WON FOURTH-CONSECUTIVE TEN EYCK TROPHY AS POINTS CHAMPION AT IRA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Chris McIntosh

Football

Inducted 2014

  • 1999 CONSENSUS FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
  • FINALIST FOR THE 1999 OUTLAND TROPHY (NATION’S TOP INTERIOR LINEMAN)
  • 1999 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
  • FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN IN 1999 AND SECOND-TEAM IN 1998
  • TEAM CAPTAIN ON 1998 AND 1999 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAMS THAT WON BACK-TO-BACK ROSE BOWLS
  • JUST THE THIRD PLAYER IN BIG TEN HISTORY TO START 50 CONSECUTIVE GAMES IN HIS CAREER
  • SHARED 1999 TEAM MVP HONORS WITH RUNNING BACK RON DAYNE
  • NFL FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICE IN 2000

Melissa Zimpfer

Women's Tennis

Inducted 2014

  • UW’S FIRST SINGLES ALL-AMERICAN IN WOMEN’S TENNIS
  • TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN IN SINGLES (1996 AND 1997)
  • 1997 ALL-AMERICAN IN DOUBLES
  • 1997 ITA SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • 1996 BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • HIGHEST RANKED PLAYER IN UW HISTORY – BEING RANKED AS HIGH AS THIRD IN THE COUNTRY – IN 1996
  • UW SINGLE-SEASON WINS RECORD HOLDER IN SINGLES (36) AND DOUBLES (33)
  • UW CAREER WIN RECORD HOLDER IN WINS IN DOUBLES (57)
  • FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN SINGLES (1996 & 1997)
  • BEST SEASON WIN PERCENTAGE 85.7% (36-6)
  • CAREER SINGLES WIN PERCENTAGE 84.5% WITH A 71-13 RECORD

Mike Kelley

Men's Basketball

Inducted 2014

  • 3-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN SELECTION IN 1999, 2000, AND 2001
  • BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN 1999
  • SCHOOL-RECORD 275 CAREER STEALS STILL STANDS, AND IS FOURTH MOST IN BIG TEN ANNALS
  • IN 2000, SET UW RECORD FOR SINGLE SEASON STEALS WITH 95, THIRD MOST IN BIG TEN HISTORY
  • FINISHED CAREER WITH THE TOP CAREER ASSIST-TO-TURNOVER RATIO IN WISCONSIN HISTORY
  • 4.30 ASSIST-TO-TURNOVER RATIO IN 1999 STANDS AS UW’S TOP SINGLE-SEASON MARK
  • POSTED BIG TEN SINGLE-GAME RECORD WITH 10 STEALS IN A WIN OVER TEXAS IN 1999
  • HELPED LEAD TEAM TO THE 2000 FINAL FOUR
  • NCAA TOURNAMENT ALL-REGION TEAM IN 2000
  • RECORDED 19 STEALS IN THE 2000 NCAA TOURNAMENT, WHICH TIED FOR 2ND MOST ALL TIME
  • FINISHED CAREER SECOND IN UW HISTORY WITH 116 CAREER STARTS
  • WOODEN AWARD FINALIST IN 2001
  • NABC DISTRICT 11 SECOND-TEAM SELECTION IN 2001
  • HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG TEN IN 2001
  • BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER IN 2001
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL TV ANALYST FOR ESPN AND THE BIG TEN NETWORK

Steve Bennett

Baseball

Inducted 2014

  • EARNED ALL-AMERICA HONORS AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1974
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE BASEBALL COACHES DISTRICT 8 ALL-AMERICAN AS A SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR
  • ONE OF JUST FIVE TWO-TIME ALL-BIG TEN SELECTIONS (1974 AND 1975) IN WISCONSIN HISTORY
  • LED UW IN DOUBLES AND RBI AS A FRESHMAN
  • LED THE NATION IN DOUBLES PER GAME AS A SOPHOMORE
  • LED THE BIG TEN IN RBI’S. ALSO RANKED SECOND IN THE LEAGUE IN BATTING AVERAGE (.458) IN 1974
  • HIT .357 AS A JUNIOR AND LED THE BADGERS IN DOUBLES AND RBI
  • HOLDS SCHOOL CAREER RECORDS FOR HITS, DOUBLES AND RBI
  • TEAM CAPTAIN AS A SENIOR
  • 2014 INDUCTED INTO MADISON SPORTS HALL OF FAME
  • PREVIOUS CHAIRMAN OF THE UW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DEANS ADVISORY BOARD

Steve Lowe

Volleyball

Inducted 2014

  • ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC FROM 1983-1986-WON NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1985
  • FIVE-YEAR RECORD OF 108-64
  • UNDER LOWE, BADGER VOLLEYBALL BURST ON TO THE NATIONAL SCENE
  • LED THE BADGERS TO THE 1990 BIG TEN TITLE – THE FIRST FOR THE PROGRAM
  • LED THE UW TO THE 1990 NCAA TOURNAMENT – THE FIRST APPEARANCE FOR THE PROGRAM
  • LED WISCONSIN TO THEIR FIRST NATIONAL RANKING
  • 1990 BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR – FIRST EVER FOR UW
  • 1990 AMERICAN VOLLEYBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR – FIRST EVER FOR UW
  • COACHED THE FIRST UW VOLLEYBALL ALL-AMERICAN AND FIRST BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • COACHED 10 ALL-BIG TEN SELECTIONS AND FOUR ALL-REGION PICKS
  • COACHED 17 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES
  • LED THE BIG TEN AND RANKED THIRD NATIONALLY IN ATTENDANCE IN 1990
  • WON THE 1989 NATIONAL INVITATIONAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • UW WENT FROM 7-24 BEFORE LOWE TO 16-18 HIS FIRST SEASON TO 29-8 IN 1990
  • 1990 TEAM HOSTED NATIONAL SINGLE –GAME MATCH RECORD CROWD OF 10,935 ON 11/30/90

Steve Reinprecht

Men's Hockey

Inducted 2014

  • WCHA ACADEMIC TEAM IN 1998-99
  • NCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN IN 2000
  • LED THE NATION WITH 66 POINTS DURING THE 1999-2000 SEASON
  • NAMED 2000 WCHA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
  • WAS RUNNER-UP FOR THE 2000 HOBEY BAKER MEMORIAL AWARD
  • 2000 ALL-WCHA FIRST TEAM AND 1998 ALL-WCHA SECOND TEAM SELECTION
  • ONLY BADGER TO LEAD THE TEAM IN SCORING FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE SEASONS (1998, ’99, 2000)
  • THREE-TIME SPIKE CARLSON TEAM MVP
  • TWO-TIME TEAM CAPTAIN
  • CAPTAINED TEAM TO SCHOOL’S MACNAUGHTON CUP (WCHA CHAMPIONS) IN 2000
  • PLAYED 11 NHL SEASONS, SKATING FOR THE LOS ANGELES KINGS, COLORADO AVALANCHE, CALGARY FLAMES, PHOENIX COYOTES AND FLORIDA PANTHERS
  • WON 2001 STANLEY CUP WITH COLORADO
  • WON GOLD MEDAL AT 2003 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH CANADA
ON WISCONSIN
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