OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME NAMES 2017 INDUCTEES
(Oklahoma City) – Mayor Mick Cornett, announced on February 21, 2017, the Induction Class for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame during the Hall of Fame’s Quarterly Leadership Luncheon. The induction class is made up of seven individuals who have contributed to the sports heritage of Oklahoma in a variation of ways.
The 2017 class includes champion pole vaulter and Olympian, Jeff Bennett; Olympic Champion wrestler and coach, Doug Blubaugh*; baseball player and the first black athlete to integrate professional sports in the state of Oklahoma, Reverend Bill Greason; four-time All-American wrestler, two-time national champion and twelve-time national championship coach, David James; OU's Two-time All-American and NFL player, Bill Krisher; OSU basketball legend and NBA player, Bryant “Big Country” Reeves; and OU’s Championship quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, Jason White.
“We are honored to be inducting these individuals into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame,” said Eddie Griffin, President of The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame/JTA. “This year’s inductees are respected citizens and athletes; a remarkable group of champions representing track & field, wrestling, baseball and football. All have record-setting careers. This induction group truly represents how great the state of Oklahoma is.”
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on August 14 at Riverwind Showplace Theatre.
For more information on the inductees, please visit www.oksportshof.org