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ISU Athletics: Iowa State announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

This news story was published on February 24, 2018.
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AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced today Iowa State’s Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2018. Seven former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State Hall of Fame on Sept. 14 in a special ceremony at the Sukup End Zone Club in Ames. Iowa State will honor the inductees at halftime of the Iowa State-Oklahoma game on Saturday Sept. 15.

Registration to purchase tickets for the event will open at a later date.

The Iowa State Hall of Fame was established in 1997 and 182 Cyclone legends have been enshrined. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon the Iowa State Athletics Department and decided by an 18-person selection committee.

2018 Iowa State Hall of Fame Inductees

Jamie Beyer (1997-2000) – Men’s Track & Field
Seven-time All-American (shot, weight, discus)
Runner-up national champion in the shot put at the 1999 NCAA Indoor Championships
Five-time Big 12 Champion
Won three Big 12 Indoor shot put titles (1997, 1999, 2000)
School-record holder in the indoor shot put (64’ 1”)
Third-Team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-American in 2000
Silver Medalist in the shot put at the 1999 Pan American games
Placed fourth in the shot put at the 2002 USA Outdoor Championships
Ranked in the top-10 in the world by Track & Field News in 2005

Dennis Gibson, 1983-86 – Football
Two-time All-Big Eight selection (1985-86)
ISU Defensive MVP (1985-86)
Competed in the Blue-Gray Game and Senior Bowl (1986)
Registered 304 career tackles to rank in ISU’s top-20
Eighth round pick in the 1987 NFL Draft
Played nine years in the NFL (1987-95)
Started 120 of 121 games played in NFL career

Lisa Griebel, 1998-2002 – Women’s Track & Field
Six-time All-American in the shot put (1999-2002)
Six-time Big 12 shot put champion
Named to the Big 12’s 10th anniversary track & field team (2006)
Placed third in the shot put at the 2002 NCAA Indoor Championships
Placed sixth in the shot put at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials
Placed fifth in the shot put at the 2001 U.S. Outdoor Championships
Owns the second-best outdoor shot put throw in ISU history (54’-07.5”)
One of only five women’s track & field performers to earn All-America honors six or more times.

Karen Groth, 1982-85 – Women’s Swimming and Diving
Five-time All-American (1982-85)
Four-time NCAA/AIAW qualifier
Big Eight champion in 400 meter medley relay (1984)
Competed in the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-yard butterfly
Graduated holding four school records

Dave Martin, 1968-70 – Wrestling
Two-time All-American (1969-70)
Two-time national finalist
NCAA champion at 158 pounds in 1970
Member of two NCAA Championship teams (1969, 1970)
Interim Athletics Director at Oklahoma State (1993-95)
Interim Commissioner for the Big 12 Conference (1998)
Inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009

Max Urick, 1974-93 – Administrator
Iowa State Athletics Director (1983-93)
Served as an Assistant Athletics Director (1974-83)
Oversaw the merger of the men’s and women’s athletic programs into one unit in 1979
Oversaw significant facility improvements, including Jack Trice Stadium, baseball and softball complexes and the Lied Recreation Facility (track & field)
Iowa State won two NCAA titles as AD (1987 wrestling; 1989 NCAA men’s cross country)
Men’s basketball made its first NCAA Tournament in 41 years and qualified for six NCAA Tournaments
Inducted into the NACDA Hall of Fame in 2017

Hank Whitney, 1958-61 – Men’s Basketball
First Team All-Big Eight in 1961
Member of the 1959 Big Eight Holiday Tournament Championship team
Averaged a double-double (17.4 points, 12.1 rebounds) in 1961
Graduated as ISU’s career (672) and season (302) leader in rebounds
The 37th pick in the 1961 NBA Draft
First Cyclone graduate to play in the ABA/NBA (1967-70)
Averaged 16.0 points and 12.9 rebounds for the New Jersey Americans (1967-68)
Inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013

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