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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Two Jayhawks in ’15 KSHOF class

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Two Kansas University athletes have been named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Terry Beeson and Tracy Bunge are among the 11 members of the class.

Beeson had one of the most heralded football careers in KU history. He was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Jayhawks and led the team in tackles in both 1975 and 1976. He was an All-Big 8 selection in 1976. Beeson was drafted in the second round (41st pick) of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, where he played four seasons.

Beeson also played professionally with the San Francisco 49ers and with the Oklahoma Outlaws and the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL.

Bunge arrived on the KU campus in 1982. When she graduated, she left one of the most storied legacies in the history of the program.

A four-year letter winner for the Jayhawks from 1983 to 1986, Bunge led the team in home runs each season, as well as leading the Jayhawks in pitching wins and strikeouts in 1983, 1984, and 1985. When Bunge’s career at KU ended in 1986, she held career marks for wins and strikeouts as a pitcher and runs scored and walks as a hitter.

Bunge was named a three-time All-Big 8 player in 1983, 1985, and 1986, and was a first-team All-American in 1986.

The honorees will be enshrined on October 4 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse.

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