One of the most beloved Purdue players of all-time will be part of a seven-person class inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in February. Robbie Hummel is the headliner for the 2020 class, which will be inducted on February 21 at New Journey Farms in Lafayette. The full class is as follows:
Ariel (Turner) Gebhardt, volleyball, 2009-12
Shaun Guice, track & field, 2000-04
Robbie Hummel, basketball, 2008-12
Chuck Kyle, football, 1966-68
Casey Matthews, diving, 2009-14
Bruce Parkinson, basketball, 1973-77
Shereka Wright, basketball, 2001-04
This is a diverse group with a wealth of accomplishments. Hummel, of course, helped Purdue to its only Big Ten Tournament championship and the 2010 Big Ten regular season title, as well as a pair of Sweet 16s. Matthews was the 2013 NCAA Champion on the 3-meter springboard in diving. Shereka Wright was an All-American and helped Purdue to a National Runner-up finish in 2001. Bruce Parkinson is Purdue’s all-time leader in assists with 690, established in 1977 and no one has come within 100 of his record in 42 years. Lewis Jackson’s 456 is the closest approach recently. His son Austin played for Purdue from 2001-04. Chuck Kyle was part of Purdue’s only Rose Bowl victory. Shaun Guice was an All-American high jumper. Ariel Turner was a two-time First Team All-American and Academic All-American who helped Purdue reach the Elite Eight in 2010 and the Sweet 16 the next two seasons.
This is the 20th induction class and there are now 167 enshrinees.