Football star Joe Steele and basketball player Yvette Cole head the list of
five inductees for the 1996 Husky Hall of Fame Celebration set for 6 p.m.,
Friday, April 19, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. This year's field of
inductees also includes Tippy Dye, Alan Forney and the 1959 baseball team.
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. The following is a brief look at the 1996
Cole still ranks among the best in Washington
women's basketball, standing fourth in all-time scoring, second in career
steals, third in career rebounding and fourth in career assists. An All-Pac 10
Conference player, she led the Huskies to a second-place finish in the
conference in 1989.
Dye's 156-91 record ranks him as the third
winningest coach in Husky basketball history, behind Hall of Fame members
Clarence "Hec" Edmundson and Marv Harshman. Under his guidance, the Huskies won
three consecutive Pacific Coast Conference titles (1951-53), and in 1953 went
to the NCAA Final Four, where they finished third, the highest finish ever for
a UW team.
Forney led the Huskies to three Pac-10 crew titles
(1979-81), including an undefeated season in 1981. He was later a member of the
U.S. National team, competing in the 1982 World Championships and the 1984
Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal.
Steele broke two 28-year-old rushing records
set by Hugh McElhenny, becoming the single-season rushing and all-time rushing
leader. His single season rushing mark, set in 1978, stood until 1990, when it
was broken by Greg Lewis. His career rushing record, set in 1979, stood until
1994, when it was broken by Napoleon Kaufman. An honorable mention
All-American, he led Washington to a 10-2 record and a victory in over
sixth-ranked Texas in the 1979 Sun Bowl.
1959 BASEBALL TEAM
Parker-coached team with Captain Jerry Thornton was the first Husky squad to
qualify for the NCAA Baseball Regionals, falling just one game short of the
College World Series. They finished 21-12 overall and 9-3 in the conference. At
least four players--George Grant, Donald Rhodes, Gary Snyder and Robert
Wyman--signed professional contracts.
The UW Alumni Association Big "W" Alumni Club, the UW Department of
Intercollegiate Athletics and KSTW 11-CBS invite you to the 17th annual Husky
Hall of Fame Celebration on Friday, April 19 at the Westin Hotel. The dinner
and program costs $50 for UW Alumni Association members and $55 for
non-members. Patron tables of 10 are available for $1,000. To make
reservations, call the UW Alumni Association at (206) 543-0540 or (800)
AUW-ALUM by April 12, 1996.
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