Former Ohio State men’s basketball player Scoonie Penn and former head football coach John Cooper are among the 14 honorees in the 2013 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame class.
The Hall of Fame will induct 12 former student-athletes and two coaches at a Sept. 27 dinner. The group will then be introduced to the public at halftime of the football game against the University of Wisconsin at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 28.
Members of the 2013 class include:
Matt Beaumont (baseball, 1992-94)
Hugo Boisvert (men’s hockey, 1997-99)
Dan Cheney (men’s lacrosse, 1957-59)
John Cooper (football coach, 1988-2000)
Jim Daniell (football, 1939-41)
Ninett Kossowsky (rowing, 2002-06)
Melissa Miller (women’s soccer, 2003-06)
Saskia Müeller (field hockey, 2003-06)
Laura Murray (pistol, 1997-2000)
James “Scoonie” Penn (men’s basketball, 1999-2000)
David Pichler (diving, 1989-92)
Monica Rincon (tennis, 1999-2002)
Tommy Rowlands (wrestling, 2001-04)
James Sweeney (pistol coach, 1986-87, 1999-present)
Established in 1977, the Hall of Fame has 269 male members. Daniell is the 109th former football player and Cooper is the fifth former football coach to be inducted.
Penn, a two-time captain for the men’s basketball team, will be the 28th basketball player in the Hall of Fame.
There are 100 female members of the Hall of Fame. Women were not included in the group until 1993. Six more will being added this fall.
The Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Ohio Union. Tickets are $75, with a table of eight available for $600, both on sale July 1.