Intercollegiate Athletics Hall Of Fame To Welcome 9 New Members In September

July 15, 2010

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Nine new members will join the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Two members of the Class of 2009 who could not attend that year's induction - Katie Douglas and Dave Young - will be enshrined, as well.

The new members are ...

* Jeff Bolin, track and field, 1971-74
* MaChelle Joseph, basketball, 1989-92
* Gene Keady, basketball, 1980-2005
* Carl McNulty, basketball, 1950-52
* Henry Rosenthal, broadcaster, 1961-82
* Jerry Shay, football, 1963-65
* "The Three Amigos": Troy Lewis, Todd Mitchell and Everette Stephens, basketball, 1985-88

This group will join previously honored student-athletes, coaches, administrators and program participants who have been influential in the history of Purdue Athletics, bringing the total number of honorees to 118.

The latest honorees will be recognized at an induction banquet at the Purdue Memorial Union on Sept. 24 and at halftime of the Purdue-Toledo football game the next day. Ticket information for the banquet, set to get under way at 6:30 p.m., is forthcoming.

The 2010 class was chosen by a select committee of Hall of Fame members, former student-athletes and current university administrators. Biographical sketches on the honorees follow.

Jeff Bolin

Jeff Bolin was born in Minneapolis but raised in West Lafayette, Ind. At Purdue, he was a four-time letterwinner as a member of the track and field team from 1971 to 1974 under head coach Dave Rankin. Bolin competed in six NCAA championships in the long jump, finishing as high as fifth indoors and sixth outdoors in 1974; qualified for the 1972 Olympic Trials; and placed second in the United States Track and Field Federation national meet in 1973. He was a five-time Big Ten champion in the long jump and also won championships in that event at the Drake Relays, Penn Relays and Central Collegiate Conference meets. He was team captain and MVP his senior year. Bolin holds two school long jump records - 7.91 meters (25 feet, 11.25 inches) indoors and 7.98 meters (26 feet, 2.25 inches) outdoors, the 13th-best jump in the world rankings for 1972. He also broke the Big Ten indoor mark in 1974, surpassing previous bests of Olympic champions Jesse Owens and Greg Bell. Bolin graduated from the School of Science with highest distinction in 1974 when he was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient and represented the state of Indiana as a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. Bolin earned a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California-San Diego and is currently a professor of biological sciences and associate vice president for research while serving as faculty athletics representative to the Big Ten and NCAA since 2003, including service as co-chair of the Big Ten Faculty Athletics Representatives and Joint Group of Faculty Representatives and Athletics Administrators during 2008-09. He was inducted into the Indiana Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009.

MaChelle Joseph

MaChelle Joseph came to Purdue from Auburn, Ind. She was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and starter at guard from 1989 to 1992 for head coach Lin Dunn, becoming one of the most decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten history. Joseph helped put the Boilermaker program on the map, leading the team to a 96-23 record, including a 59-13 mark in the Big Ten, the program's first conference championship in 1991 and two trips to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 1990 and 1992. Joseph is Purdue's all-time scoring leader, male or female, with 2,405 points. She is the women's career leader with 902 field goals made, ranks fourth with 463 free throws made and is seventh with 138 three-pointers made. She is women's career assists leader with 628, as well. As a senior, Joseph was named first team Kodak All-American, USBWA All-American and Big Ten Female Athlete of Year. She also was named Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. Joseph was Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1989. Following her playing days, Joseph served as an assistant women's basketball coach at Illinois, Purdue and Auburn before becoming the head coach at Georgia Tech in 2003. She has compiled a 129-86 record in her seven seasons with the Yellow Jackets, including four straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2007 to 2010.

Gene Keady

Gene Keady was the head coach of the Purdue men's basketball team from 1980 to 2005 and has the most wins of any coach in school history, compiling a record of 512-270 (a .665 winning percentage.) He won six Big Ten Conference championships and was named Big Ten Coach of the Year a record seven times and National Coach of the Year six times. Keady ranks second all-time with 265 Big Ten victories and led the Boilermakers to 14 20-win seasons and six 25-win seasons. He took teams to five NCAA Tournament Sweet 16s and two Elite Eights among the Boilermakers' 22 postseason berths in his 25 years. Keady's players graduated at a nearly 90 percent rate, 35 of them earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and seven were Academic All-Americans. As the head coach of various USA Basketball teams, Keady racked up a record of 22-2 in four different tournaments from 1979 to 1991. He led Team USA to two gold medals: one at the National Sports Festival in 1979, and another at the World University Games in 1989. The Larnard, Kan., native also served as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). After retiring from Purdue, Keady worked with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA and as a color and studio analyst for the Big Ten Network. He was inducted in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

Carl McNulty

Carl McNulty came to Purdue from Logansport, Ind. He was a three-time letterwinner in basketball from 1950 to 1952 as a forward for head coaches Mel Taube and Ray Eddy and was team captain his senior year. McNulty was named third team All-American and second team All-Big Ten as a junior after averaging 17.1 points per game and first team All-Big Ten as a senior after averaging 18.1 points. He was the team's Most Valuable Player both seasons. McNulty set the then-school record with 36 points at Indiana on Feb. 9, 1952, and still holds the school record with 27 rebounds vs. Minnesota on Feb. 19, 1951. He scored 812 points in 55 career games, an average of 14.8 per contest. After graduating, McNulty toured the country with the College All-Americans, playing the Harlem Globetrotters and guarding the legendary Goose Tatum. Following a two-year stint in the Navy, McNulty played in two games with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1954 before embarking on a high school teaching and coaching career. He compiled a lifetime record of 413-277 (a .599 winning percentage), capturing 13 sectional championships in 18 years at Kokomo High School. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. McNulty also was one of the Midwest's premier softball pitchers for some 44 years, believed to have thrown as many as 100 no-hitters.

Henry Rosenthal

Henry Rosenthal is a lifetime resident of Lafayette, Ind., and a Purdue fan, graduate and supporter. He is best known as the play-by-play announcer of Boilermaker basketball and football games on WASK radio for 21 years (1961-82) and as a running mate with John DeCamp, the Voice of Purdue, who did play-by-play on WBAA and the Purdue Radio Network. Rosenthal served with the 87th Infantry Division in World War II, earning three battle stars, a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After several years in his family's clothing business, he became an advertising salesman and subsequently general manager for WFAM-TV (now WLFI) and WASK radio. He ultimately became sole owner of the radio station and put 50,000-watt WASK-FM on the air. His love for sports led WASK to become the area's sports broadcasting leader, carrying high school and Purdue games. Rosenthal was inducted into the Indiana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2007, received the Distinguished American Award from the National Football Foundation's Joe Tiller Chapter of Northwest Indiana the same year and was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 2010.

Jerry Shay

Jerry Shay came to Purdue from Gary, Ind. He was a three-time letterwinner in football from 1963 to 1965 as a starting defensive tackle for head coach Jack Mollenkopf on teams that distinguished themselves by winning three consecutive years at Michigan. Shay served as a senior captain on the 1965 squad that finished 7-2-1, including four wins and a tie against teams ranked in the top 10. Shay was selected first team All-Big Ten and first team All-American by United Press International and the American Football Coaches Association his senior year. He was selected in the first round of both the NFL (Minnesota Vikings) and AFL (Denver Broncos) drafts in 1966 and subsequently played six seasons (1966-71) in the NFL - two each with the Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants - and one year (1972) with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He has been a member of the Giants' scouting staff since 1973, serving as college director from 1977 to 2007 and presently covering the western half of the United States as an executive scout. He was directly responsible for the Giants drafting such standouts as Harry Carson, Phil Sims, Michael Strahan and Lawrence Taylor. Shay was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

Troy Lewis

"The Three Amigos" - Troy Lewis, Todd Mitchell, and Everette Stephens - each were four-time letterwinners in basketball from 1985 to 1988 for head coach Gene Keady. They came to Purdue together and left together as 1,000-point scorers. They led the Boilermakers to a 96-28 combined record.

Todd Mitchell

The Amigos led the Boilermakers to a 20-9 record in 1985 and a 22-10 mark in 1986, reaching the NCAA Tournament first round both seasons. The Boilermakers were Big Ten champions in 1987 and advanced to the NCAA second round. They finished 29-4 in 1988 and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 after finishing the regular season ranked No. 2 in the nation. Purdue lost only eight games in Mackey Arena during their careers. Lewis ranks tied for second in school history in three-point field goal percentage (44.7 - with Stephens), third in field goals made (783), fourth in scoring (2,038) and three-point field goals made (151), and fifth in free throw percentage (86.7) He earned All-Big Ten honors as a junior and senior and was named second team All-American by Basketball Weekly his senior year. He was the 1988 Purdue Male Athlete of the Year. Mitchell was a third team All-American as a senior. He earned first team All-Big Ten honors both his junior and senior seasons after being a second team all-conference selection as a sophomore. He ranks fifth in school history in free throws made (486), sixth in rebounds (740), ninth in scoring (1,699) and earned the Lambert Award for academic achievement his senior year. Stephens, who was named second team All-Big Ten as a senior, ranks tied for second in school history in three-point field goal percentage (44.7 - with Lewis), tied for third in assists (481), sixth in steals (157) and seventh in blocked shots (94 - most among guards). He scored 1,044 points.

Everette Stephens

Class of 2009

Katie Douglas came to Purdue from Indianapolis, Ind. She was a four-year letterwinner in basketball from 1998 to 2001 as a guard/forward and was a starter for three seasons for head coaches Carolyn Peck and Kristy Curry. Douglas holds the school record with 327 career steals, ranks third with 526 assists and is fourth with 1,965 points. As a junior and senior, she was named first team Kodak All-American, Big Ten Player of the Year and Purdue Female Athlete of the Year. She was a second team Academic All-America selection her junior year, first team Academic All-America as a senior and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Douglas was a member of the 1999 national championship team and was named to the NCAA Women's Final Four All-Tournament Team in 1999 and 2001. She was selected to the USA Basketball Team in 1998 and participated in the 1999 World University Games. Douglas has continued her success in the WNBA with the Orlando Miracle, Connecticut Sun and presently the Indiana Fever. She was named Most Valuable Player of the 2006 All-Star Game.

Dave Young came to Purdue from Akron, Ohio. He was a four-year letterwinner in football from 1977 to 1980 as a tight end for Hall of Fame head coach Jim Young (no relation). Young became the first tight end in football history to lead the nation in receptions as a senior (6.1 per game) en route to being named a unanimous first team All-American. He was a two-time first team All-Big Ten selection (1979 and 1980), leading the conference in catches both seasons, and was selected team Most Valuable Player his junior year. Young left Purdue as the leading receiver in Big Ten history. Currently, he ranks tied for second in school history with 27 receiving touchdowns, seventh with 180 receptions and seventh with 2,316 receiving yards. Young was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the NFL Draft in 1981 and subsequently played with the Baltimore Colts (1983) and Indianapolis Colts (1984).


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