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Purdue Names Nine to 2016 Hall of Fame Class

Purdue announced the 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

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The Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame grew by nine earlier this week as the school announced the members of the 2016 class. Here are the nine inductees this year:

David Boudia -€” Diving -€” Boudia left Purdue after 2011 with six NCAA championships, 8-Big Ten championships, and a Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year award. Since then he has won bronze in the 10-meter synchronized diving at the Olympics in London and gold in the 10-meter individual event. In a few weeks he looks to add to those totals as he (along with Purdue's Steele Johnson) are competing in the 10-meter synchro event and both are competing in the individual event.

Rosevelt Colvin -€” Football -€” Aside from completely owning Michael Bishop in his final career game, Colvin was a large part of Joe Tiller rebuilding the program in the late 90s. He was drafted 111th overall in the 1999 draft by the Bears and later won a pair of Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. He was twice an all-Big Ten selection while at Purdue.

Norman Cottom -€” Basketball, Track -€” Cottom was an All-American in basketball in 1934 and would have been a freshman teammate of John Wooden if freshmen were allowed to play back then. That stopped him from being a member of Purdue's only basketball National Championship team. He led the Big Ten in scoring and later played professionally for the Indianapolis Kautskys.

Travis Dorsch -€” Football, Baseball -€” Dorsch was a decent pitcher in baseball, but he made a name for himself as a kicker and punter in football. In 2001 he won the national Ray guy Award as the nation's best punter. He was also a finalist for the Lou Groza Award as a placekicker. He once famously flipped off the student section after making the game-winning kick against Michigan during the Rose Bowl season, something that makes me like him even more because we had been riding him mercilessly before the kick.

Frank Kendrick -€” Basketball -€” Kendrick gets in as the oldest player in the alumni game! Seriously though, he was an All-American in high school and helped lead Purdue to the 1974 NIT championship. He was twice a First Team all-Big Ten selection and later played in the NBA briefly with the Golden State Warriors. He has also served as a long-time assistant coach under Gene Keady.

Joe McCabe -€” Baseball -€” McCabe was a member of the baseball program for four seasons and made it to the Majors as an undrafted free agent in 1964. He played in 28 games over two years with the twins and Washington Senators, batting .174 in 46 at bats with a home run and 7 RBI.

Carrie (McCambridge) Karkoska -€” Diving -€” Karkoska is a long-time assistant coach at Auburn, but had a very good career as a diver at Purdue from 2003-06. She was twice named as the Big Ten Diver of the Year and swept all three diving events at the 2004 Big Ten Championships. She still holds the meet record for Purdue on the platform.

Noel Ruebel -€” Track -€” Ruebel was twice named as an All-American in the high jump and won the Big Ten high jump championship four times in his career. He later returned to coach at Purdue in the mid-80s and coached 21 different Big Ten champions.

Shauna Stapleton -€” Soccer -€” Stapleton is the first soccer player to ever be inducted into Purdue's Hall of Fame. As a senior she led Purdue to a 20-2-3 record and a top 5 national ranking, but the second loss was an upset loss in the 2007 NCAA Tournament to Indiana. She scored the only goal that season in a 1-0 upset win over No. 1 ranked Portland and scored a total of 15 goals in 87 matches. As a senior Purdue won the Big Ten Tournament as well.