The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) inducted the members of the Class of 2016 on Sunday, October 2nd in Wichita.
The KSHOF Class of 2016 consists of twelve members: former Kansas State University baseball player and Washburn University baseball’s career coaching wins leader Steve Anson; 1961 first-team All-American University of Kansas basketball player and three-time NBA All-Star Bill Bridges; Topeka native and forty-eight year broadcaster of the Fort Hays State Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and University of Kansas Bob Davis; two-time Big 8/Big 12 Conference Player of the Year at the University of Kansas and three-time WNBA All-Star Tamecka Dixon; two-time University of Kansas track All-American and four-minute miler Bill Dotson of Concordia; two-time University of Kansas pole vault All-American and U.S. Olympian Scott Huffman from Quinter; Cheney native and three-time national football coach of the year Jerry Kill; fourteen-time track All-American and two-time National Champion at Emporia State University Deandra Doubrava-McBride of Scott City; 1993 Kansas State University All-American football player and three-time All-Big 8 selection Jaime Mendez III; Wichita native and first African-American high school basketball coach in Wichita public schools Lafayette Norwood; four-time Kansas State University All-American and four-time Olympian Austra Skujytė; and first African-American athlete to letter in athletics at Pittsburg State University and three-time Negro League World Series champion George Sweatt from Humboldt. Steve Anson, Bill Bridges, and George Sweatt, will all be honored posthumously.
The induction ceremony was held on Sunday, October 2, 2016, in Wichita. The twelve-person class raises the total number of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees to 260. The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is in its 55th year of operation.