Football legends Dick Sprague and Ray Mansfield head the list of seven
inductees for the 1995 Husky Hall of Fame celebration, held at 6 p.m., Friday,
April 21, at the Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave. This year's field of inductees
also includes former basketball player Detlef Schrempf, baseball player Bill
Hutchinson, tennis star Dick Knight, swimmer Steve Power and gymnast Yumi
Created in 1979, the Husky Hall of Fame honors athletes, teams, coaches and
members of the athletic staff who have contributed to the distinction of the
University and its athletic programs. It now consists of 106 individuals and 12
teams. The following is a brief look at the 1995 members:
This Husky third baseman captained the 1931 Pacific Coast/Northern Division
championship team and was named to Tubby Graves' All-Time Team. After
graduating from medical school, he became a surgeon and founded the Northwest
Research Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Knight was the UW's first All-American in tennis, going undefeated in the
conference team tournament in 1969. In 1970, he captained the Huskies to a
fourth-place finish in the Pac-8. That year he also advanced the furthest of
any UW player in the NCAA tournament.
Husky teams led by Mansfield never finished lower than second place. A
three-year letterman, he led the Huskies to the 1961 Rose Bowl and received
All-America honors. He then played 13 years in professional football.
Mordre was the first and only UW female gymnast to win an NCAA title. She was
also the first UW female gymnast to earn All-American First Team honors, a feat
she achieved seven times. She won nine Pac-10 titles.
A four-time All-America, Power was an NCAA finalist in 10 events over his
four-year college career. He led the UW to a fifth-place finish in the 1973
NCAA championships. He won a gold medal at the World University Games in 1970
A four-year letter winner, Schrempf ranks eighth on the UW's all-time scoring
list, 10th in rebounding and fifth in assists. He led the Huskies to
consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 1984-85. Schrempf has spent 10 years
in the NBA, winning the league's Sixth Man Award in 1991 and 1992, and
currently plays with the Seattle SuperSonics.
Sprague was an All-American defensive halfback in 1950, captain of the 1952
football team. Selected to the Husky Centennial Team in 1990, he earned
freshman letters in three sports--football, basketball and track--in 1949, the
first UW athlete in 19 years to become a triple winner.
Bissell served as director of the Husky Band for 22 years, retiring in 1994. He
was responsible for the coordination and direction of all phases of the Husky
Band and rally squads, including half-time performances. Bissell made popular
"Louie, Louie" and "Tequila" and was considered one of the great showmen among
college band directors.
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