Hall of Fame Week: Kane and Pioneers Belshaw, Jones
Sept. 27, 2011
BLOOMINTON, Ind. - Heading into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame induction of the 2011 Class, IUHoosiers.com will feature each inductee, along with two inductees into the Pioneer Class. Today, we feature Kristen Kane (Women's Diving, 1991-94), George Belshaw (Wrestling, 1930-32) and Bob Jones (Football, 1931-33; Wrestling, 1932-33).
Kristen Kane - Women's Diving, 1991-94:
Kane won diving letters in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. She won 3-meter Big Ten championships in 1992 and 1994 and on the 10-meter platform in 1992. She was Big Ten Diver of the Year in 1992 and 1994, and each year she was named IU's Female Athlete of the Year. She placed second in 1-meter and third in 3-meter diving in the NCAA in 1992, and second on 3-meter in 1994. All-American all four years, she was U.S. outdoor 1-metr champion in 1992. She was on the U.S. Pan American team in 1994.
George Belshaw - Wrestling, 1930-32:
Belshaw won wrestling letters in 1930, 1931 and 1932 and was co-captain in 1932. Like brother Eddie, he had never wrestled before coming to IU but learned quickly under coach Billy Thom. He was on Big Ten championship teams in 1930 and 1931. He was Big Ten champion at 155 pounds in 1932. His 24-4 record (.857 winning average) ranks 10th all-time at IU.
Bob Jones - Football, 1931-33; Wrestling, 1932-33:
Jones won football letters in 1931, 1932 and 1933, and was honorary captain in 1933, and won wrestling letters in 1932 and 1933. He was All-Big Ten in football as a guard in 1933 and was starter on the first College All-Star team to play against an NFL champion in 1933. Jones was on Big Ten championship wrestling teams in 1930 and 1931 and NCAA championship team in 1932. He won Big Ten heavyweight wrestling championships in 1932 and 1933, and was the AAU heavyweight championship as a freshman. He placed second in NCAA championships in 1933.
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