Willamette Announces List of 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Willamette Announces List of 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director

SALEM, Ore. -- Athletics Director Valerie Cleary has announced the list of inductees in the Willamette University Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016. This year's induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Cat Cavern on the Willamette campus starting at 5:30 p.m. (PDT).

It will be a large group of inductees, including many recommended by the Legends Committee of the Hall of the Fame. The Legends Committee considers possible inductees who completed their Willamette athletic careers at least 20 years ago. Many of this year's inductees graduated more than several decades ago, but have not yet been included in the Hall of Fame.

Several of the athletes have previously been inducted into the NAIA District 2 Hall of Fame. Willamette competed in the NAIA until the Bearcats joined NCAA Division III for the 1998-99 athletic year.

The Class of 2016 includes one team induction. The 1982 Willamette men's soccer team, which finished with a 15-4 overall record, including 11 consecutive wins, will be inducted.

Here is this year's list of inductees:

ATHLETES

Brazier Small '17*
Football, Baseball, Track and Field

Harold Dimick '20*
Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field

Paul Wapato '21*
Football, Basketball, Baseball

Gurnee Flesher '29*
Track and Field

Elliott Becken '39*
Football

Roy Harrington '50*
Football, Basketball, Baseball

Jim Robinson '61
Football, Track and Field

Dexter Maust '63*
Football, Track and Field

Ron Lee '67
Football

Ian Fulp '69
Wrestling, Football

Bob Lundahl '71*
Basketball

Dan Stocker '73*
Track and Field

Mike Anderson '79
Swimming

Leslie Wickman '80
Track and Field, Basketball

Robbie Wright '85
Cross Country, Track and Field

Andrew Hermann '93
Track and Field

David Snyder '95
Basketball

Kelly (Sorenson) Ioane '01
Basketball, Volleyball

Nick Symmonds '06
Track and Field, Cross Country

* Posthumous inductions

TEAM

1982 Men's Soccer Team
Head Coach:  Brad Victor
Assistant Coach:  Blair Hopps