Detroit — A Heisman Trophy winner, a Stanley Cup champion, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, two NCAA guys’ basketball champs and a longtime Detroit News Lions beat reporter headline the 2019 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame magnificence, which turned into introduced Tuesday night.
The 10-man or woman elegance turned into decided on through a country-wide project force, factoring in balloting from the general public, and can be inducted Oct. 5 at MotorCity Casino in Detroit (tickets start at $25, and are to be had at mshof.Org).
This is the largest Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class considering 24 went in the lower back in 2012.
There’s just about something for each sports fan in this magnificence:
A multi-sport in excessive faculty at Farmington Hills Mercy, she went directly to end up one of the finest girls’ basketball players in University of Michigan history, finishing her profession as the software’s leading scorer — a record that remained for 36 years till Katelynn Flaherty broke it in 2018. She is inside the University of Michigan’s Athletic Hall of Honor.
A legend in nation excessive-school basketball circles, he becomes the head teach at Clarkston for 36 years before retiring in 2018. Fife received his first and simplest kingdom championship in 2017 and completed with 703 victories, 0.33-most in nation records.
A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he spent his first six seasons and 5 All-Star groups with the Detroit Pistons, who drafted him 0.33 overall in 1994 out of Duke — where he won NCAA titles. He became co-NBA rookie of the year in 1995.
The Russian defenseman performed six seasons with the Red Wings, the ultimate resulting inside the 1997 Stanley Cup championship, earlier than a tragic limousine coincidence cut short his gambling career. When the Red Wings repeated as champions in 1998, Konstantinov joined inside the birthday celebration, being wheeled onto the ice to hoist the cup.
A member of Michigan State basketball’s famed “Flint-stones,” he became a key cog to the Spartans prevailing their 2nd and final NCAA championship, in 2000 before he went on to play eleven seasons in the NBA. The former Flint Northwestern famous person has again domestic, beginning “MoPetes Sports Retreat,” a sports bar and grill.
A Canton native, Schmitt turned into an international-elegance swimmer, earning 17 medals in global competitions, which include six Olympic medals (three golds). She was one of the stars of the 2012 Games in London, winning five medals, such as her 3 golds. She set an international report in the 200-meter freestyle.
He’s been a staple in Detroit sports activities for numerous a long time, first with 32 years with the Detroit Pistons, 22 as president and CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment, and considering that 2010 with the Detroit Red Wings as-as president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. He changed into instrumental in both the constructing of The Palace and Little Caesars Arena.
One of the finest players in Michigan football history, the protecting back gained the Heisman Trophy in 1997 for this system’s remaining country wide-championship season. He was Big Ten participant of the year in 1997, freshman of the yr in 1995 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. In an 18-year NFL profession, he additionally received a Super Bowl.
O’Hara worked at The Detroit News from 1966 until he took a buyout in 2008, a span that blanketed extra than 30 years as beat creator for the Detroit Lions. He continues to cowl the team