The State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame has announced the members of the class of 2012 who will be enshrined in ceremonies on October 7th at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse.
The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 7, in Wichita. The nine-person class raises the total of inductees to 219 in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, which is celebrating its 51st anniversary this year.
Bishop, the runner-up for the 1998 Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award Winner as nation’s top quarterback the same year, led the Wildcats to 22-3 record and 15-1 mark in the Big 12 during his two seasons in Manhattan.
Kurt Budke (p)
Kurt Budke, a two-time national juco Coach of the Year and a four-time national junior college champion coach, won nearly 80 percent of his games over his 19-year coaching career and is regarded as one of the nation’s most successful women’s basketball coaches of all-time.
Jaynes, a first-team All-Big 8 and All-America selection in 1973, graduated from the University of Kansas as the school’s leader in passing yards and touchdown passes. His records, which included a total of 5,132 passing yards and thirty-five touchdown passes, stood for over twenty five years.
Harold Manning (p)
Perhaps one of the finest track and field stars to be inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Harold Manning of Sedgwick was one of the state’s best. A star at every level of competition, Manning began his career as the 1927 Kansas High School state champion in the mile.
Willie Murrell, a 1964 Helms Foundation All-American at Kansas State University, was one of the greatest Wildcats to ever play on the hardwood. Murrell led the Wildcats to two Big-8 basketball titles during his tenure at K-State and also propelled the Wildcats to the Final Four in 1964 when he averaged 22.3 points and 11.1 rebounds a game.
Any discussion of basketball in the state of Kansas would be incomplete without the mention of Wayne Simien. A standout high school hoopster from Leavenworth, Simien was named the Kansas Gatorade Player of Year in 2001, the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association’s Mr. Kansas Basketball Award winner, a McDonald’s All-American, and a two-time consensus first-team All-State player. Simien went on to star at KU, where his success continued.
David Snyder’s career in tennis is one for the record books. The Winfield native won three state tennis championships in high school including a doubles championship in 1950 and back-to-back singles titles in 1951 and 1952.
Bud Stallworth, one of just three KU basketball players to earn All-America honors both on and off the hardwood, is a role model every Kansan can look up to.
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The 1981 NAIA women’s softball Player of the Year and a two-time All-American pitcher, Brenda Stolle led Emporia State University to the national title in 1980 and a runner-up finish in 1981. Athletic Hall of Honor.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the induction ceremony please go to kshof.org or call 316-262-2038.