Illini Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020

#1
Admin


https://fightingillini.com/news/202...ics-hall-of-fame-class-of-2020-announced.aspx

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Volleyball
Tal Brody, Basketball
Vanessa DiBernardo, Soccer
Moe Gardner, Football
Kevin Hardy, Football
Derek Harper, Basketball
Leo Johnson, Track & Field Coach
Gia Lewis-Smallwood, Track and Field
Ray Nitschke, Football
Bob Richards, Track & Field
Art Schankin, Fencing
Jenna Smith, Basketball
Jake Stahl, Baseball/Football
Adam Tirapelle, Wrestling
Don Tonry, Gymnastics
 
#2
Cary, IL


https://fightingillini.com/news/202...ics-hall-of-fame-class-of-2020-announced.aspx

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Volleyball
Tal Brody, Basketball
Vanessa DiBernardo, Soccer
Moe Gardner, Football
Kevin Hardy, Football
Derek Harper, Basketball
Leo Johnson, Track & Field Coach
Gia Lewis-Smallwood, Track and Field
Ray Nitschke, Football
Bob Richards, Track & Field
Art Schankin, Fencing
Jenna Smith, Basketball
Jake Stahl, Baseball/Football
Adam Tirapelle, Wrestling
Don Tonry, Gymnastics
Only surprise to me, is that Nitschke wasn't already in.
 
#3
Baja Ontario
Tal Brody, Ray Nitschke, and Bob Richards not being in seems odd.
 
#5
Do you think they maybe had the outline for the first 5 or so classes so they could have big names in every one to grab attention?

Some of those names seem like “duh” type names, but spreading them out gives you real conversation pieces for every induction
 
#6
Somewhat surprised that Jenna Smith and Michelle Bartsch weren't already in...to add to the names listed by previous posters that also stuck out to me. Think about the list of our history as a sports program...the first SEVERAL classes are going to have people in them that make you say "that's a really big name...how were they not already in?"