K-State announces 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

K-State Athletics Communications

Kansas State University Athletics has selected 10 outstanding individuals for induction into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016. (Photo: K-State Athletics Communications)

K-State Athletics has selected 10 outstanding individuals for induction into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class includes former student-athletes Steve Anson '76, '78 (baseball), Michael Bishop '11 (football), Dawn Cady '01 (volleyball), Martin Gramatica '99 (football), Max Moss '64, '66 (men’s basketball), Nicole Ohlde '05 (women’s basketball), Sean Snyder '94 (football), Connie Teaberry '92 (track and field) and Kendra Wecker '06 (women’s basketball), as well as former Voice of the Wildcats Mitch Holthus '79, '80.

“Following our re-launching of the Hall of Fame in 2013, we are excited to announce this year’s diverse group of 10 individuals and welcome them into the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Kenny Lannou, associate athletic director for communications and K-State Athletics Hall of Fame chair. “Each of these inductees has made a lasting impact on K-State Athletics and Kansas State University, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Manhattan this winter for a special induction weekend.”

The class is the 11th in the history of the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame, including the charter class of 1990. Official induction ceremonies will take place on Friday, Jan. 29, before the inductees are recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Ole Miss on the following day.

 Dr. Max Moss, men’s basketball (1961-64) 

A three-year letterman from 1961-64, Max Moss played for head coach Tex Winter and helped the Wildcats to a pair of Big Eight titles in 1963 and 1964 and a trip to the Final Four in 1964. He was captain of the 1964 Final Four team, averaging 9.1 points as a senior.

 Mitch Holthus, Voice of the Wildcats (1984-96)

Mitch Holthus was “Voice of the Wildcats” from 1984-96 while earning Kansas Sportscaster of the Year honors in 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994 from the National Association of Sportswriters and Sportscasters. He was the youngest broadcaster to receive every major sportscasting award in the state of Kansas.

 Steve Anson, baseball (1973-76)

Steve Anson was a member of K-State baseball’s All-Century Team and All-Big Eight First Team in 1974. He was a career .349 hitter and never hit below .333 in any of his four seasons, winning the Big Eight batting title in 1974.

 Michael Bishop, football (1997-98)

The 1998 Heisman Trophy runner-up, 1998 Davey O’Brien Award winner and finalist for the 1998 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and Maxwell Awards, Michael Bishop led K-State to its first No. 1 national ranking and two Big 12 North titles. He was inducted into the K-State Football Ring of Honor during a halftime presentation at the 2015 season opener against South Dakota on Sept. 5.

 Dawn Cady, volleyball (1996-99)  

A key player in beginning the winning tradition at K-State, Dawn Cady helped the team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1996 and went all four years, starting a streak of 10 straight trips to the tournament for K-State. 

 Martin Gramatica, football (1994-98)

Martin Gramatica is a member of the K-State Football Ring of Honor, as well as a 1997 Lou Groza Award winner and Consensus All-American. He set the NCAA record for scoring by a kicker in a season with 135 points in 1998.

 Nicole Ohlde, women’s basketball (2000-04)

Nicole Ohlde was a two-time State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith National Player of the Year awards finalist (2003, 2004); a John R. Wooden Award finalist (2004); and two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (2003, 2004). She is the most decorated player ever in school history, and her No. 3 jersey was retired on March 3, 2004. She was named the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.

 Sean Snyder, football (1991-92) 

Sean Snyder is a member of K-State’s Football Ring of Honor and was the 1991 Big Eight Defensive Newcomer of the Year. He holds the K-State record for punting yardage (3,572) and average (44.65 in 1992) in a season. 

 Connie Teaberry, women’s track and field (1989-92) 

Connie Teaberry is an eight-time letterwinner in track and field (four indoor and four outdoor). She was a four-time outdoor All-American in the high jump during her career from 1989-92, and she competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

 Kendra Wecker, women’s basketball (2001-05) 

Kendra Wecker was the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (2005) and a three-time Naismith National Player of the Year Award finalist (2003, 2004, 2005). She became the first Wildcat and second player in league history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, and her No. 53 jersey was retired on Feb. 26, 2005.

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