2014 Shocker Hall of Fame inductees announced
Updated On: Mar 17 2014 03:31:41 PM CDT
Todd Dreifort (Baseball), Lynn Duncan (Football), Robert Elmore (Basketball), Lisa Hodgson (Basketball), Jason Perez (Basketball) and Joe Stevens (Basketball) have been selected as the 2014 Class of the Wichita State Pizza Hut Shocker Sports Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for halftime of Wichita State's 3 p.m., Jan. 18 men's basketball game against Indiana State, while a dinner is set for6:30 p.m., Jan. 17 in the Charles Koch Arena Preferred Health Systems Multipurpose Center.
Cost for the dinner is $25 per person, and paid reservations must be made online at goshockers.com around the clock, or to the Shocker Ticket Office by calling 316/978-FANS or in person at the WSU Ticket Office located on the South side of Charles Koch Arena after the holiday break.??
The addition of this year's class brings the total of former coaches and student-athletes in the Hall of Fame to 130, while there are 12 at-large selections.
Here's a look at each 2014 inductee's success at Wichita State:
Todd Dreifort, Baseball (1989-92)
A 1992 second-team All-America by Baseball America and the American Baseball Coaches Association, Todd Dreifort was also named to the 1989 College World Series All-Tournament team after hitting .364 in six games. He was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Teams in 1991 and 1992, as well as First Team All-District in 1992. A career .324 hitter, he also hit .307 in four years of NCAA post-season play, which included 29 games. He started 27 of those NCAA Tournament and College World Series games. Dreifort was drafted in the 22nd round by the Montreal Expos.
Lynn Duncan, Football (1967-69)
A third-team All-American by the Associated Press in 1969 at defensive tackle, Lynn Duncan was also chosen the team’s MVP three times. He was named after his senior season as the Missouri Valley Conference Associated Press Defensive Player-of-the-Year. As a senior, he had 78 tackles, 49 assists, eight pass deflections, and one interception for a touchdown. The 78 tackles were believed at the time to be the most ever by a Shocker. A defensive tackle as a sophomore and senior, and a linebacker as a junior, he also knocked down 14 passes. He was named a MVC Player of the Week five times in his career, including his very first varsity game when he had 10 unassisted tackles, including four for loss of yardage. He started every game for three seasons. Coach Ben Wilson called him the “most underrated player in college football… he could play and start for anybody.”
Robert Elmore, Basketball (1974-77)
A three-time All-Valley First Team selection (1975, ‘76, ‘77), Robert Elmore was one of only five Shockers to be named first-team three times. He was also the Valley’s Newcomer-of-the-Year in 1974-75, and was named the Wichita Eagle MVP three times. He was the ninth Shocker to reach 1,000 career points with 1,186. He held single-season rebounding mark in total (441) rebounds and was second in season average (15.8) at the end of his career. He is also still second in single-season blocks with 69 in 1976-77, is still second in rebounding average to Xavier McDaniel, and in rebounding total to Terry Benton. His 25 rebounds at New Mexico State were fifth best when he also had 21 points (11th Shocker to have 20-plus in each category).
Lisa Hodgson, Basketball (1980-84)
Lisa Hodgson earned KODAK All-District V Honors as a senior and was a two-time First Team All-Gateway Conference selection in 1983 and 1984. At the end of her career she was second in scoring (1,424), fifth in scoring average (12.7), fourth in shooting percentage (47 percent), third in assists (251), third in steals (131) and fourth in games played (112). She is still seventh in scoring, second in field goals made, 16th in assists, and 18th in steals in WSU record book. In 1982-83, she scored 469 points, which ranked second at the end of her career, and still ranks as the sixth best by a Shocker.
Jason Perez, Basketball (1997-2000)
A three-time All-Valley selection (1998 HM, 1999 2nd; and 2000 1st) and only four-time Wichita Eagle Most Valuable Award winner, Perez finished his career as the leader in all-time steals (222), and three-pointers (196), and was sixth in all-time scoring (1,839). He is still the all-time steals leader and still ranks sixth in scoring. The Valley’s Freshman of the Year and an All-Newcomer team selection in 1997, he was also a two-time Cessna Classic MVP. He was runner-up to Player of the Year honors in the Valley as a senior. He was the Shockers’ first All-Valley first team selection in nine years when he was selected in 2000, and is one of only 13 Shockers to be honored three times.
Joe Stevens, Basketball (1955-58)
Joe Stevens finished his career as the second-leading scorer in history to Cleo Littleton, and was named a first-team all-Valley selection in 1957, and second team in 1956 and 1958. His 1,295 points currently ranks 20th overall and 13th for a three-year career at WSU. He averaged 16.7, 18.1 and 15.0 points per game in his three respective years at WSU, while his career free throw percentage (.808) and total free throws (361) ranked No. 1 at the end of his career. The 18.1 points a game as a junior is still the sixth-best for a season at WSU.