OSU To Induct Five Into Its Athletic Hall Of Honor


Friday, March 23rd 2007, 1:54 pm
By: News On 6


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University says Friday it will induct five new members into its athletic hall of honor.

The newest members of the OSU hall will be former football coach Jim Lookabaugh, three-time NCAA wrestling champions Stan Henson and Jimmy Jackson, tennis player Lori McNeil and former track coach Ralph Tate.

They will be inducted on May 18th.

Lookabaugh played football, basketball and baseball at what is now OSU before becoming the football coach. He guided the team then known as the Aggies to wins in the 1945 Cotton Bowl and the 1946 Sugar Bowl. OSU went unbeaten in 1945.

Henson lost only one match in his wrestling career from 1936 to 1938, while Jackson was a dominant heavyweight wrestler for OSU from 1975 to 1978.

Tate played football and ran track for OSU in the 1940s and later worked as the Cowboys' track coach from 1968 to 1984.

McNeil left OSU after her sophomore season after becoming the school's first tennis All-American. She became a top-10 player in the world as a pro.