New Athletics Hall of Fame Class Announced

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Athletics will honor a group of 10 outstanding individuals with induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame in January, school officials announced today.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class includes former student-athletes Steve Anson (baseball), Michael Bishop (football), Dawn Cady (volleyball), Martin Gramatica (football), Max Moss (men’s basketball), Nicole Ohlde (women’s basketball), Sean Snyder (football), Connie Teaberry (track and field) and Kendra Wecker (women’s basketball) as well as former Voice of the Wildcats Mitch Holthus.

“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, Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and K-State Athletics Hall of Fame Chairperson. “Each of these inductees has made a lasting impact on K-State Athletics and Kansas State University, and we look forward to welcome 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, and will be honored during the weekend of January 29-30. Official induction ceremonies will take place on Friday, January 29, before the inductees are recognized at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Ole Miss on the following day.

More ceremony details, including ticket information, will be announced later this fall.

K-State Athletics Hall of Fame – Class of 2016 Biographies

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

A three-year letterman from 1961-64, playing for head coach Tex Winter...  Helped the Wildcats to a pair of Big Eight titles in 1963 and 1964 and a trip to the Final Four in 1964… Was a captain of the 1964 Final Four team, averaging 9.1 points as a senior… Averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 58 games… Has continued to be a contributor to both the university and athletics department.

Mitch Holthus, Voice of the Wildcats (1984-96)
“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… Youngest broadcaster to receive every major sportscasting award in the state of Kansas… Currently in his 20th season as play-by-play analyst for the Kansas City Chiefs… Also broadcasts college basketball games on ESPN.

Steve Anson, baseball (1973-76)
Four-year starter from 1973-76… Member of K-State baseball’s All-Century Team… All-Big Eight First Team in 1974… Career .349 hitter… Never hit below .333 in any of his four seasons… Won the Big Eight batting title in 1974… Led Wildcats in batting average for four-straight seasons, the only player since 1960 to do that in school history… Also led the team in hits and triples four times, RBIs and doubles twice (1975-76), and home runs once (1975)… K-State record holder for career triples (19)… Also among the school’s top-10 for career slugging percentage (.561)… Helped K-State finish second in the Big Eight in 1974, winning 14 conference games, which until 2009 was the school record… Also helped lead the team to a program-record 31 overall wins in 1974, a record that was broken two years later when Anson and the Wildcats won 35 games in 1976… Went on to be the head baseball coach at Washburn for 35 years before passing away in June of 2014… Won 844 games with the Ichabods.

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… Led K-State to its first No. 1 national ranking and two Big 12 North titles…. Was 22-3 as a starter including a 15-1 mark in conference games… Rushed for 1,314 yards and 23 TDs while throwing for 4,401 and 36 TDs in two seasons… Set 34 school records and still holds eight of those…. Also set 14 Big 12 records and still holds four… Two-time All-Big 12 performer and 1998 First Team All-American… 1997 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

Dawn Cady, volleyball (1996-1999)  
Key player in beginning the winning tradition at K-State… Helped 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… Currently Associate Head Coach at Iowa State… An AVCA All-America Second Team, Volleyball Magazine All-America Team honorable mention pick in 1999… Unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First Team in 1999… AVCA National Player of the Week: 9/27/99… Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week… 24 double-doubles in 1999 ranks tops in a season in school history… 26 career matches w/ 20+ kills: ranks second in school history… 14 matches w/ 20+ kills in 1999: ranks first in school history for a season… One of four players in school history with 1,000+ kills and 1000+ digs… Had three seasons with 300+ kills and 300+ digs… Ranks third in school history in career kills (1611) and attacks (4216); fifth in digs (1258)… Four matches in career with 30+ kills, most in school history.

Martin Gramatica, football (1994-98)
Member of the K-State Football Ring of Honor…. 1997 Lou Groza Award winner and Consensus All-American… Two-time All-American… Set NCAA record for scoring by a kicker in a season with 135 points in 1998... Runner up for 1998 Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award... Finalist for Mosi Tatupu Special Teams Award... Blasted a 65-yard field goal against Northern Illinois for the fourth-longest field goal in NCAA history and the longest in NCAA history without the use of a tee… K-State’s game, season and career kick scoring record holder… Also holds records for career field goals made and season and career field goals attempted… Lettered four years… Went on to play 10 years in the NFL.

Nicole Ohlde, women’s basketball (2000-04)
Two-time Consensus First Team All-American - Kodak/WBCA, AP and USBWA (2003, 2004)… Two-time State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith National Player of the Year awards finalist (2003, 2004)… John R. Wooden Award Finalist (2004)… Two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (2003, 2004)… 2004 CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-America… 2002 AP Honorable Mention All-American… Three-time Kodak All-District selection (2002, 2003, 2004)… 2002 ESPN The Magazine Center of the Year Finalist… Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District… Four-time All-Big 12 selection (2002, 2003, 2004, first team - 2001, third team)… 2001 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year… Three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection (2002, 2003, 2004)… WBCA Division I Player of the Month (January 2004)… Senior CLASS Award finalist (2004)… Two-time Honda Women’s Basketball Award Finalist (2003, 2004)… Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence recipient (2004)… Drafted No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2004 WNBA Draft… Won two gold medals as a member of the USA Basketball World Championship For Young Women Teams in 2002 and 2003… The most decorated player ever in school history, her No. 3 jersey was retired on March 3, 2004… Named Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.

Sean Snyder, football (1991-92)
A Consensus 1992 First Team All-American as a punter… A Third Team All-American in 1991 by Football News… Twice named First Team All-Big Eight and was the 1991 Big Eight Defensive Newcomer of the Year… Selected to play in the Senior Bowl in January 1993… K-State’s special teams MVP in both 1991 and 1992… Holds K-State record for punting yardage (3,572) and average (44.65 in 1992) in a season… Ranks second all-time in career punting average (42.96)… Averaged 52.5 yards on 12 punts against Colorado in 1992… Member of K-State’s Football Ring of Honor.

Connie Teaberry, women’s track and field (1989-92)
An eight-time letterwinner in track and field (4 indoor and 4 outdoor)… Four-time outdoor All-American in the high jump during her career from 1989-92… Earned indoor All-America honors in the high jump in 1990 and 1992… Won the Big Eight indoor titles in the high jump in 1991 and 1992… Set the K-State indoor high jump record with a leap of 6.02.25 in 1992… That mark currently ranks third in school history… Also ranks tied for third outdoors in the high jump in school history with a clearance of 6-01.50… Competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Kendra Wecker, women’s basketball (2001-05)
Kodak/WBCA All-American (2005)… Big 12 Conference Player of the Year (2005)… Senior CLASS Award Recipient (2005)… Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence finalist (2005)… Two-time AP Third Team All-American (2003, 2004)… Two-time USBWA All-American (2003, 2005)… Three-time Naismith National Player of the Year Award finalist (2003, 2004, 2005)… Three-time All-Big 12 First Team selection (2003, 2004, 2005) and 2002 All-Big 12 Third Team selection… Two-time Wade Trophy and John R. Wooden Award finalist (2004, 2005)… Three-time CoSIDA  Academic All-District (2003, 2004, 2005)… Three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection (2003, 2004, 2005)… Ranked first all-time in career scoring (2,333) and first all-time in career rebounding (1,087) at K-State… Also holds school records for most career double-doubles (52), career field goals made (935), career field goals attempted (1,913), career minutes played (4,141) and most consecutive free throws made (28)… Became the first Wildcat and second player in league history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career… Her No. 53 jersey was retired on Feb. 26, 2005… Drafted No. 4 overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2005 WNBA Draft... Also was the 2002 Big 12 Champion in the javelin and finished sixth at the NCAA Track and Field Championships... Also hold the school record in the javelin at 179’ 9” / 54.79.