Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame inductees


Monday, March 26th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Former Oklahoma City University basketball star Arnold Short is one of five men chosen by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame veterans committee for induction into the hall.

Also to be inducted are Bob Dellinger, Bennie Owen, Jim Weatherall and Paul Young, all deceased.

Short was an All-American in 1953 and '54. He averaged 20 points per game while scoring 1,527 points during his career.

Dellinger, former director of the U.S. Wrestling Federation, officiated at more than 300 wrestling events, including 22 NCAA championships and the 1984 Olympics. He also spent 25 years as a sports writer and editor, including 20 years with The Daily Oklahoman.

Owen coached football at the University of Oklahoma from 1905-26, compiling a record of 122-54-16. The football field at OU is named in his honor.

Weatherall was a two-time All-American at Oklahoma, where he won the Outland Trophy and was part of the 1950 national championship team. Young won 174 games and four state championships in 25 years as a football coach at Muskogee and Ardmore.

The induction ceremony will be Aug. 13 at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.