2010 IU Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced
Sept. 13, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University Athletics welcomes six new members to the Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame IU Vice-President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced today. Chuck Bennett (football, 1926-28), Lee Corso (football coach, 1973-82), Steve Green (men's basketball, 1973-75), Denise (Jackson) Salters (women's basketball, 1981-84), Wayne McDonald (men's golf, 1968-70), and Van Waiters (football, 1983, 85-87) will be officially inducted at the annual Hall of Fame dinner on October 29, and will be recognized at halftime of the football game against Northwestern at Memorial Stadium, on October 30th.
"The strength of this class underscores the rich tradition of student-athletes at Indiana University," Glass noted. "In addition, Lee Corso's induction as a great IU football coach is particularly exciting for me given he led the Hoosiers during my time as a student."
The Hall of Fame was established in 1982 by the Indiana University Varsity Club National Board of Directors, in cooperation with Indiana University, its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the I Association, and the Indiana University Alumni Association. Its purpose is to recognize and honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Indiana University in the field of athletics and who have demonstrated the values imparted by intercollegiate athletics. Each year, a subcommittee of the Indiana University Varsity Club National Board of Directors selects inductees for the Hall of Fame. This year's class brings the current roster of IU Hall of Fame inductees to 170.
CHUCK BENNETT: Came to IU after leading Linton High School to two state championships...won football letters from 1926-28 and was captain in 1928... was All-Big Ten and All-American as a halfback in 1928... was the team's MVP in 1928 and the Hoosiers first Big Ten MVP... played in the East-West game that year and was MVP for the East after scoring two TDs... played professionally for the Portsmouth Spartans and the Chicago Cardinals... served as football and track and field coach at LaPorte High School (1934-37) and football coach and athletic director at Austin (Minn.) High School (1938-39)... in 1939, Bennett was hired as a football coach and athletic director at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois... he coached the Lyons Township football team for 21 years and won 11 West Suburban Conference championships ... served as just athletic director from 1960-66... inducted into the Indiana Hall of Fame at Richmond ... also received the Clevenger Award from IU in 1972... passed away in 1973.
LEE CORSO: Football coach from 1973-82...led IU to its second ever post-season bowl appearance in the Holiday Bowl in 1979... led the Hoosiers to their first bowl win with a 38-37 victory over Brigham Young... with the win, the squad finished ranked 16th in the final national poll... ranked as the third winningest IU football coach and third by a Hoosiers football coach in wins over Purdue... Corso also served as the head coach at Louisville and Northern Illinois ... since 1987, he has served as an analyst for ESPN on its College Gameday Show and Director of Business Development for Dixon Ticonderoga, a Florida based pencil manufacturing company.
STEVE GREEN: Won basketball letters in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and was a co-captain in 1974 and 1975 ... leading scorer on undefeated regular season team (31-0) of '75 with 16.6 average and leading scorer in '74 with a 16.7 average ... First team All-Big Ten in 1974 and 1975... Indiana MVP in 1974 and co-MVP in 1975 ... Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-American in both 1974 and 1975... ranked sixth in IU books for field goal percentage with .538 and ranked sixth in books for season field goal percentage ... he was first-year head coach Bob Knight's first recruit in 1971 after attending Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Indiana ... was selected by both the Utah Stars in the 1975 ABA Draft and by the Chicago Bulls with the 12th pick of the second round in the 1975 NBA Draft ... in 1975-76 he played with the Utah Stars and Spirits of St. Louis, and his NBA career consisted of three seasons with the Indiana Pacers from 1976 to 1979... after his NBA career he played for one season in Italy and has been practicing dentistry in Fishers, Indiana since 1984.
DENISE (JACKSON) SALTERS: A native of Miami, Florida, Jackson won basketball letters from 1981-84 ...1st team All-Big Ten in 1983 and 1984 and District All-American in 1983 and 1984... two-time Wade Trophy finalist... IU Female Athlete-of-the-Year in 1983... Indiana's all-time leading scorer with 1,917 points and all-time leading rebounder with 1,263 rebounds... averaged 15.6 points and 10.3 rebounds in her career....led team in scoring two years and in rebounding four years... shares IU single game rebound record with 22... she currently resides in Savannah, Georgia... worked four years for the Centers for Disease Control and 18 years for the Chatham County Health Department... currently is Client Services Coordinator for Access Mental Health Agency.
WAYNE MCDONALD: He came to IU from Toronto, Canada, after he won the Ontario Jr. Championships in 1964 and Canadian Jr. Championships in 1966... won golf letters from 1968-70... placed 2nd and 7th in Big Ten meets as a junior and senior. Two-year All-American, placing 2nd and 9th in NCAA championships, IU's only two-time 1st team All-American in men's golf. Played on Big Ten championship teams in 1968 and 1970... won the Canadian Amateur title in 1969 and also played in the Eisenhower Cup for Canada ... In 2001, McDonald became a Senior Professional golfer at the age of 51 and competed with the top-ranking players on the Champions Tour... he has finished successfully in the US Senior Open, British Senior Open and Canadian Senior Open ... also won four professional events on the secondary Senior Tours and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he is managing partner for Matteson Partners, Inc., an executive search firm... he also founded and was Chairman and CEO of Golf Training Systems, a company he took public in 1995... earlier served as founder and President of a venture capital backed firm in Atlanta, Cornerstone Products Inc., which became the leading visual merchandising supplier of in-store products to promote and sell logo merchandise for professional sports leagues, including MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and USOC.
VAN WAITERS: Waiters joined IU after finishing his prep career in Coral Gables, Florida and won football letters in 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1987... 1st team All-Big Ten in 1986 and 1987... earned 2nd team All-American honors in 1987 from UPI and 3rd team honors from Associated Press and Football New and was 2nd team All-American in 1986 from Associated Press and Sporting News and 3rd team by Football News ... held IU season records with 21 tackles for loss and 14 sacks in 1987 and ranked second on IU's career list in both categories... played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings... he currently resides in Hialeah, Fla where he is heavily involved in youth football.
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