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IOWA CITY, IA – The National Iowa Varsity Club and the University of Iowa Athletic Department announced today the names of six individuals who make up the 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. Five former University of Iowa student-athletes and one former coach will be officially inducted into the National Iowa Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame Sept. 4, the day Iowa football hosts Eastern Illinois in the 2010 home opener. This is Iowa’s 22nd Athletic Hall of Fame Class.
Bob Jeter (Football, 1957-59), Ken Leuer (Wrestling, 1954-56), Tracy Dahl (Cross Country, 1989-92, and Track, 1990-93) Mark Ironside (Wrestling, 1995-98), Anthuan Maybank (Track, 1991-94) and Beth Beglin (Field Hockey Coach, 1988-1999) represent Iowa’s newest group of Hall of Fame inductees.
The six were selected by a vote of all dues-paying members of the National Iowa Varsity Club. All former Hawkeye athletes who have won at least one major letter are eligible for the Hall of Fame. Athletes must have completed their eligibility at least 10 years and coaches/administrators at least five years prior to selection.
The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony banquet will be held Sept. 4 in the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The festivities will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. The HoF induction banquet is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased for $35 by sending your name and check to the National Iowa Varsity Club, ATTN: HoF Banquet, University of Iowa, 340 CHA, Iowa City, IA, 52242 by Friday, August 27th. For more information please call the Varsity Club office at (319) 335-9438.
Heritage Era – Athletes
Bob Jeter – Bob won the Helms Athletic Foundation Award as the outstanding player at the 1959 Rose Bowl. He set three Rose Bowl records in Iowa’s win over California, including most yards gained (194 yards on nine carries), longest run from scrimmage (81-yard TD) and average yards per carry (21.57). He went on to an All-Pro career in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, playing cornerback for 11 years and winning three NFL Championship rings with the Packers. Bob was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1985. He passed away in November 2008 from a heart attack.
Ken Leuer – Ken completed his senior year in 1956 as an undefeated Big Ten and NCAA Wrestling Champion at 191 pounds. He was named an all-American in 1955 and 1956 and finished as the NCAA Runner-up in 1955. As a Hawkeye, Ken accumulated a career record of 86-5-2 and was captain of the squad his senior year. In the summer of 2002, Ken was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Hall of Outstanding Americans for his accomplishments on the wrestling mat and for his stellar 32-year military career with the rank of Major General (Ret).
Anthuan Maybank was a six-time Big Ten Champion competing for the Hawkeyes from 1991-94.
Modern Era – Athletes
Tracy Dahl – Tracy competed all four years of her collegiate career as a standout athlete in both cross country and track. She is an eight-time varsity letterwinner and became Iowa’s first ever Big Ten women’s cross country individual champion in 1992. At the 1992 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Tracy won the 5000-meter event with one of the fastest times recorded in the nation. She then successfully defended the title in 1993. Tracy was a four-time all-American, three-time Big Ten Champion, Big Ten Athlete of the Year in 1992, and two-time NCAA Champion in the 5,000 meter run.
Mark Ironside – Mark became the 13th Hawkeye to earn all-American honors four consecutive years. He was a four-time Big Ten Champion, three-time Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, and two-time NCAA Champion. He finished his Iowa career with a 67-match winning streak over his final three seasons and was named the Hodge Award winner (the equivalent of winning football’s Heisman Trophy) as the Outstanding Wrestler in the country his senior year. Mark’s Hawkeye career record was 127-10.
Anthuan Maybank – Anthuan competed in several events in both indoor and outdoor track as a Hawkeye. One of the highlights of Anthuan’s athletic career was when he was crowned Drake Relays champion in both the 400 meters and long jump and became the first athlete in track and field history to long jump over 27 feet and run the 400 meters in under 45 seconds. He concluded his Hawkeye career as a four-time all-American and all-Big Ten honoree. Anthuan was a six-time Big Ten Champion and was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year in 1993. After his Hawkeye career he went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal in the 1600-meter relay at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Beth Beglin – Beth compiled a career record of 199-57-3 during her twelve years as Head Field Hockey Coach at Iowa. Her coaching career as a Hawkeye included eight Big Ten titles, three NCAA Elite appearances and seven trips to the NCAA Final Four, where she finished as runner-up twice. In 1992 she was named Big Ten and NCAA Coach of the Year. In 1994, Beth was inducted into the United States Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame.