Inductee Class of 2015
The first Upper Peninsula athlete to earn Miss Basketball of Michigan (2003), Clement was also Michigan's Gatorade Player of the Year and Detroit Athletic Club high school athlete of the year. She is the all-time scoring leader at St. Ignace LaSalle High School with 2,060 points and also holds three school records in track. She helped the Saints win the Class C state basketball title in 2000 and finish second in 2002 while helping the team to a four-year record of 99-5. She was a four-year captain of the University of Michigan women's basketball team, one of only two UM athletes with that distinction.
A nine letterwinner at Iron Mountain High School, Feldhausen was MVP of his football and basketball teams in 1963-64. A two-time captain of his Northland College football teams, he was a Little All-America (small college) lineman in 1966 and 1967. Feldhausen has been inducted into Northland's Sports Hall of Fame. He was drafted in the 11th round by the NFL's Boston Patriots in 1968 in the first common AFL-NFL draft and played three seasons before a back injury ended his career. He also spent 40 years as a football and baseball official for the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association and was National Federation of High Schools Umpire of the Year in 1993.
One of three Upper Peninsula girls basketball coaches in the 500-win club, Franti ended the 2013-14 season with a career record of 501-221. He has also coached boys basketball, posting a 245-147 record. His combined 746 victories are among the highest in state history. For 18 years, he coached girls basketball in fall and boys basketball in winter, at Bergland and Ontonagon. Only two of his 32 girls teams did not post winning seasons.
Carly (Benson) Harrington
An all-state basketball player at Carney-Nadeau High School, Benson was a four-year regular on the University of Michigan women's basketball team. She scored 1,020 points and set a school record with 192 three-point field goals in 2008-9. In high school she helped the Wolves win the Class D state title as a freshman in 2001. She is the school's all-time scoring leader with 1,864 points and was a two-time U.P. Class D player of the year. She was also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, cross country and track.
An accomplished ski jumper and golfer, Hooper's career spanned more than 60 years. He won the Class B national ski jump championship in 1955, then participated in Class A tournaments. After a back injury ended his U.S. Olympic hopes, Hooper switched to golf and won the U.P. Golf Association men's title in 1988. He was second in 1967 and fourth in 1978. He also won 17 men's club titles at Iron Mountain Pine Grove Country Club and won the Dickinson County championship 23 times.
A 14-year member of the LPGA Tour, Iverson won the Friendly's Classic championship in 1995 with a career-best 63 in the second round. She turned professional in 1989 and earned $1,556,622 in her career. She also had three wins on the LPGA Futures Tour and one win on the Hooter's Tour. She was player of the year on the 1993 Central Florida Tour. Iverson, who played for the U.S. team in the Solheim Cup in 2000, finished second in the British Open and the du Maurier Classic in 2000 and tied for sixth at the LPGA Championship in 2001. She won the Michigan Junior Amateur by 20 strokes in 1985, won the 1987 Michigan Women's Amateur championship and won the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association title in 1989. She played golf for four years at Michigan State University and was selected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2014. She currently is director of golf at The Bridges Club in Madison, Wis.
Don "Mitt" Miller
One of the winningest high school hockey coaches in Michigan, Miller began the Houghton High School program in 1969 and guided the Gremlins to one state championship (1982) and two runner-up finishes (1979, 1995). Miller posted a 378-260-23 record, including six regional titles. In 1982, he was named Michigan Class B-C-D Coach of the Year and was tabbed with conference honors seven times. His brother, Rick, won 357 games with the Hancock Bulldogs, making them the top brother tandem in the country. He was also a fine hockey player in the Eagle River, Wis. area and the Copper Country for many years, culminating in state championships with the Laurn-Grove juvenile hockey team (1961) and the Portage Lake Flyers (1970, '71). He died in 2010.
Hugh "Muzz" Murray
(Sault Ste. Marie)
A member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, Murray was the second American developed player to participate in the Stanley Cup Final. He played for the Seattle Metropolitans in 1919 when that Final was cancelled after a 2-2-1 tied series due to the world wide influenza epidemic. He returned to the Final in 1920 when Seattle finished as runner up to the champion Ottawa Senators. After one more year with Seattle he concluded his major league hockey career with Calgary of the Western Canada League. Previously, in his amateur days with Sault Ste Marie, he led them to the MacNaughton Cup in 1915.
A winner of 10 varsity letters at Calumet High School, Sickler played football at Northern Michigan University and then became a prep coach and administrator. He was an all-state end in 1957 and 1958 and also played basketball and track. At NMU he was on the Associated Press NAIA All-Star football team in 1960 and 1961, was the state's top scorer with 70 points in 1961 and set two school records. He spent 12 seasons coaching at Munising and Calumet high schools, was U.P. coach of the year in 1966, then was athletic director at Calumet, twice earning U.P. athletic director of the year awards. He has also been inducted into the NMU and Calumet High School sports hall of fames.
The only National Mine High School alum to play an NCAA Division 1 sport, Swanson pitched for Central Michigan University for three seasons before getting sidelined by a rotator cuff injury as a senior. He was 3-3-1 during an injury-riddled CMU career. He also pitched in the Upper Peninsula's Wishigan League, going 15-1 in 1973. He was MVP of the 1973 Felch Labor Day tournament. In American Legion, high school and Wishigan League baseball, Swanson had seven no-hitters and 10 one-hitters, including two perfect games. He was 40-7 in Legion baseball and 20-5 in high school. At National Mine, he scored 929 points in basketball and earned 11 varsity letters. He was UPSHF treasurer from 1993-2014.