Monday, June 12, 2017

Five Jayhawks part of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017


Five Jayhawks are among 13 athletes being inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Listed in alphabetical order with their sport and graduation year, they are:

Kristi Kloster-Burritt (track and field, 1996), Galen Fiss (baseball, football, track and field, 1952), Al Frame (cross country, track and field, 1956), Dean Kelley (basketball, 1953) and Jerry Waugh (basketball, 1951) will be inducted at the Oct. 1 ceremony in Wichita.

Kloster-Burritt, a two-time All-American and an Academic All-American, became the KU women’s track program’s first national champion by winning the NCAA indoor 800 meters in 1996.

Fiss played both minor league baseball and 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. In between those professions, he served two years in the Air Force.

Frame was the 1954 NCAA cross country champion, a three-time All-American. He won eight individual conference championships.

Kelley made two Final Four appearances and won an Olympic gold medal in basketball. He is the only KU player to be selected to two all-tournament NCAA teams (1952, 1953). His brother, Al, already is in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.


Lawrence Journal-World

Jerry Waugh, Lawrence, watches the flight of his ball after a drive off the tee at Alvamar on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

Waugh, who lives in Lawrence, played for Phog Allen and was an assistant coach to Dick Harp for three seasons (1957 to 1960). Waugh also coached men’s and women’s golf at Kansas and has made a hole-in-one eight times. A former president of the Kansas Golf Association, Waugh was inducted into the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame in 1998 and the KU Booth Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.

The eight other members of the Class of 2017: Hall of Fame Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett; Charles “Goose” Doughty; former Wichita Heights basketball coach and a tennis coach; former Texas A&M; football coach Dennis Franchione; John Levra, a professional and college football coach who played for the 1957 Pittsburg State national championship team; Don Lock, a two-sport athlete at Wichita State and an eight-year major league baseball veteran; junior college women’s basketball coach Jerry McCarty; Kansas State women’s basketball All-American Priscilla Gary-Sweeney; Eric Wedge, Wichita State baseball All-American who went on to play and manage in the big leagues and now works in the Toronto Blue Jays’ front office.

Doughty, Fiss and Kelley will be honored posthumously.


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