When future generations of Mizzou football fans look back at this era of Tiger football, many will remember Brad Smith as the first player who was instrumental in bringing Missouri to the national scene. Recruited by Gary Pinkel, while still at Toledo, Smith came with Pinkel from Ohio to Columbia, Mo. and helped changed the landscape of Missouri football.
Smith will be recognized in early February as one of six new inductees into the Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame.
CLASS OF 2010
Brad Smith – Football (2002-05) [Native of Youngstown, Ohio]
The Mizzou Male Athlete of the Decade (2000-09), he brought winning football back to Mizzou, and did so with a flair that led to him owning 69 different MU, Big 12 and NCAA records;
Scott Anderson – Football (1971-73) [Native of Hannibal, Mo.]
A standout center who won All-American honors in 1973 as a senior, and who helped the Tigers to consecutive appearances in the Fiesta Bowl and Sun Bowl;
Madill “Bud” Gartiser – Track & Field (1946-48) [Native of Webster Groves, Mo.]
Won four conference hurdling championships for Mizzou, and at one time held the indoor world record for the 60-yard low hurdle event;
Lindsey Hunter – Volleyball (2002-05) [Native of Papillion, Neb.]
Voted by Tiger fans as the Mizzou Female Athlete of the Decade (2000-09), she was MU’s first-ever 1st-Team volleyball All-American and was a three-time 1st-Team All-Big 12 pick;
Hank Kuhlmann – Football, Baseball, Football Coach (1956-58, 1963-71)
[Native of Webster Groves, Mo.]
A fixture around Tiger Athletics who excelled as an all-conference performer in football, was named to the College World Series All-Tournament team, and who coached during one of the most successful eras ever in MU football history;
Khris Whelan – Wrestling (1979-83) [Native of Granite City, Ill.]
Mizzou’s first-ever two-time All-American wrestler who won 97 matches and left holding the school record for career victories;
The induction dinner will be held Fri., Feb. 11th, 2011, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia. A reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Carly Northup in the Tiger Development Office, at (573) 884-6475. The class will be further honored during halftime ceremonies at the next day’s men’s basketball game, Feb. 12th against Oklahoma.