By Dennis Grall - orig. published in August, 2014
HANCOCK - Three former professional athletes who hail from the Upper Peninsula are among 10 new inductees into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.
Paul Feldhausen of Iron Mountain spent three years in the National Football League, the late Hugh (Muzz) Murray of Sault Ste. Marie played in two National Hockey League Stanley Cup finals and Becky Iverson of Gladstone had a 14-year career on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour.
A pair of former teammates on the University of Michigan women's basketball team, Krista Clement of St. Ignace and Carly Benson of Carney, were also selected. Their UM coach, Kevin Borseth of Bessemer, was a 2004 UPSHF inductee.
Also selected were Jack Hooper of Iron Mountain, Dick Franti of Ontonagon, the late Don "Mitt" Miller of Houghton, Wayne Sickler of Calumet and Steve Swanson of Ishpeming.
» Banquet: April 26, 6pm (EDT) at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris
» Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased / ordered by April 22
» For tickets, contact a UPSHF member:
- Manistique: Seb Rubick (341-2400)
- Munising: DeeJay Paquette (387-4673)
- Marquette: Craig Remsburg (228-2500)
- Ishpeming: Steve Swanson (485-1316)
- Negaunee: Rod Guizzetti (475-4055) or Dave Hallgren (475-6546)
» 2014 induction class includes: Whitney Bell (Sault Ste. Marie), Mike Caruso (Iron Mountain), Jim Corgiat (Bessemer), Terry Duval (Escanaba), Jon Lebrasseur (Nahma), Bill Lucier (Hancock), Holly Jean (Anderson) McCullah (Laurium), Mike Photenhauer (Menominee), Sharon Schultz (Escanaba) and Jill (Gobert) VanDamme (Perkins).
August 5, 2011
HANCOCK - For the first time in the history of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, more than half of the annual selections are female.
Six women were selected recently when the UPSHF executive council met in Hancock. The group chose 11 people for induction, one more than normal, after four received the majority of votes on the final ballot in the post-1960 division.
Inductees With Very Impressive Credentials Will Join The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall Of Fame In 2011
A former major league baseball pitcher, two former Big 10 football players and a Big 10 baseball player, perhaps the most accomplished golfer in U.P. history, and two former women's college basketball standouts are among the 10 selections.
The choices were made recently by the UPSHF executive council at Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace, the first time the 23-member group has met at the peninsula's eastern entrance.