Shaun Micheel Member of 2005 IU Hall of Fame Class
Oct. 21, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier men's golfer Shaun Micheel is one of seven former Indiana University Athletics standouts comprising the 2005 inductees into the Indiana Hall of Fame, IU Athletics Director Rick Greenspan announced on Monday, Oct. 17. These seven individuals will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 21 at the IU Auditorium, and they will be honored at halftime of the Hoosiers' Oct. 22 football game against No. 13 Ohio State (11 a.m. EST/CDT kickoff) at Memorial Stadium.
Micheel is joined by former Hoosier greats, including softball coach Gayle Blevins (1979-87), football standout the late Gene "Pat" Gedman (1950-52), tennis player Deborah Edelman Kane (1990-93), former men's tennis coach the late Dale Lewis (1949-57), men's swimmer Fred Schmidt (1963-65) and former soccer player and football kicker Pete Stoyanovich (1985-88). Friday's induction ceremony brings the IU Hall of Fame total to 139, and IU Athletics is proud to recognize such a distinguished group of former coaches and student-athletes.
"This is one of my favorite weekends, as we honor some of the best coaches and student-athletes in our proud history," Greenspan said. "Gayle Blevins led our softball team to three College World Series appearances during her tenure, while Pat Gedman enjoyed a solid football career both at IU and in the NFL. Deborah Edelman Kane was a three-time All-American and two-time Big Ten MVP who played on four straight league championship teams. Dale Lewis' tennis teams finished first or second in the Big Ten five of his eight years here. Shaun Micheel had a tremendous golf career here, and he also won the 2003 PGA Championship. Fred Schmidt was an outstanding collegiate and Olympic swimmer, and Pete Stoyanovich is one of the most accurate kickers in Big Ten and NFL history."
The 2003 PGA champion and current member of the PGA Tour, Micheel earned first team All-America honors after becoming IU's sixth Big Ten medalist while leading IU to its seventh Big Ten Championship title in 1991. Micheel shot the league's third-lowest winning individual score for 72 holes with a 276. He also was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 1991. A year prior, Micheel earned NCAA All-District IV honors.
A two-time all-conference selection, Micheel became the second Hoosier to win the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for low stroke average for the year (72.08) in 1991. A two-time Balfour Award honoree at Indiana University, Micheel also was a Jake Gimble Award winner.
Micheel is enjoying his ninth year on the PGA Tour. His best finish in the 2005 season came when he tied for seventh at the Cialis Western Open in Lemont, Ill.
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