A groundbreaking women’s basketball team, two all-time distance runners and generous philanthropists were among those inducted this fall into the 20th class of the university’s Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 10 during homecoming weekend.
In all, four individuals, a team and a family were recognized for their contributions to athletics: Jonathan Morse (G93), an All-American in both track and cross country; Jon Wright (G93), a district champ and All-American in cross country; Calvin Ferguson (G68), a five-time school-record-breaker in track; Steve Wilhite (G63), one of the most versatile football players (five positions) to ever don a Bruin uniform; the 2004-05 women’s basketball team (pictured), the school’s first Elite 8 qualifier in the NCAA Tournament; and Marilyn and John Duke, whose generous gift of $2.5 million in 2011 made possible the construction of the Duke Athletic Center.
Also recognized during the ceremony were two Honored Alumni Award recipients. Rae Casey (G98, MA01), who received the Outstanding Alumna Award, began teaching at George Fox in 2002. She developed a number of classroom and online courses in the adult degree program and recently earned a doctorate in education. Bob (G70) and Camille (n71) Hadlock were honored with the Christian Service Award. Bob passed away on a missions trip to Nepal in 1995, but not before establishing a legacy of Christian service with his wife Camille, a country director for K.I.D.S. in Uganda, a Christian orphanage and school.