Pitcher Mike Drumright, volleyball player Kelly Broussard and track athlete Shannon Armstrong are the newest members of Wichita State’s Shocker Sports Hall of Fame.
They will be inducted at halftime of WSU’s men’s basketball game against Evansville on Feb. 22 at Koch Arena. On Feb. 21, they will be honored at a dinner at the arena.
Drumright, from Valley Center, earned multiple All-American honors and Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year honors in 1995. He played on three MVC champions before the Detroit Tigers drafted him No. 11 overall in 1995.
Broussard received American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American honors and MVC Libero of the Year in 2008. She played on three NCAA Tournament teams and remains first on WSU’s career list with 2,202 digs and 4.97 digs a set.
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Armstrong earned All-American honors in the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles and won MVC titles in sprints and hurdles six times. In 2004, he earned MVP and Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete honors at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
Tickets to the dinner are $30. They are available at goshockers.com or at the Koch Arena ticket office. For information call (316) 978-3267.
Tennis players honored — WSU’s Tin Ostojic and Aleksandra Trifunovic earned MVC player of the week honors.
Ostojic, who shared the men’s honor with Drake’s Alen Salibasic, defeated No. 20 Andrew Harris of Oklahoma 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to improve to 8-2. Trifunovic went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles last week in a loss to Pepperdine and a win over Denver.
Ranked teams at Northern Iowa — WSU’s track and field team will compete in the Panther Quad on Saturday at the UNI-Dome, about 50 yards from the McLeod Center, where nationally ranked basketball teams meet Saturday afternoon.
The track teams are pretty good, as well. WSU’s women moved up five spots to No. 11 in the dual-meet rankings compiled by Track & Field News. Indiana State is No. 18 and Northern Iowa is No. 21. On the men‘s side, WSU is No. 11 and Indiana State is No. 22. Drake completes the field.