Cougars to Induct Eight Members, Two Teams into Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Aug. 10, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will induct an eight-member class into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 21-22, 2012, Director of Athletic s Bill Moos announced Friday. In addition, two teams have also been selected for induction.
The honorees will join the current 159 members of the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame during campus ceremonies Sept. 21-22. Tickets to the induction ceremony dinner are $60 each. For more information, contact Jake Bredstrand at 509-335-6709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The induction dinner begins at 6 p.m. on September 21 at the Compton Union Building Ballroom and will be preceeded by a 5 p.m. social in the same location.
The list of six contemporary (men since 1970, women since 1985) inductees are:
Isaac Fontaine (basketball) - Washington State's all-time scoring leader with 2,003 points...finished his career 12th on the Pacific-10 Conference career scoring list...was a two-time All-Pac-10 first team selection...WSU's Pac-10 medal recipient in 1997...after WSU had stints in the NBA and played professionally in Italy.
The inductee list includes two pioneers (men before 1970, women before 1985) who were true trailblazers in their respective Cougar careers:
Jack Fanning - Played football and ran track for the Cougars from 1955-60... career football totals were 45 receptions for 714 yards, along with a 15.9 per catch average... led the nation in TD receptions with nine in 1957, same season he caught a school-record three TD passes against Nebraska...competed as a pole vaulter in track.
The Cougar teams being inducted include the 1950 baseball squad that reach the NCAA title game and the 1977 indoor track team that captured the NCAA Indoor title.
The hall of fame was chartered in 1978, at the directive of then-WSU President Glenn Terrell and WSU Athletic Director Sam Jankovich.
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