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.