Missouri announced the six former athletes and coaches Tuesday who have been selected as part of the newest induction class for its Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
That group is headlined by former Tigers wide receiver Danario Alexander, who led the nation with 1,781 yards as a senior in 2009. He also snagged 113 receptions, third-most in FBS, including 14 touchdowns, tied for fourth-most in the country.
Wrestler Max Askren, All-American thrower Russ Bell, former track and field/baseball star Jack Davis, gymnast Sarah Shire and long-time track and field coach Rick McGuire round out the induction class.
Alexander, who holds the Missouri record with 2,778 career receiving yards, and the rest of the honorees formally will be inducted during a ceremony Feb. 26 in the Columns Club at Memorial Stadium.
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The six newest Hall of Famers also will be recognized during halftime of the Tigers men’s basketball game against Texas A&M at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Mizzou Arena.
Tickets for the celebration, which is open to the public, cost $40 and are available at www.TSFMizzou.com/HOF. Table sponsorships also are available.
Askren is one of five wrestlers in Missouri history to win a national title, claiming the crown at 184 pounds in 2010.
Bell was a four-time All-American in various throws and also started 12 games as a walk-on with the football team.
Davis, a native of Kansas City, was a first-team All-American in 1957, batting .437, and also set MU records in sprints and hurdles.
Shire was a four-time All-America and two-time Big 12 gymnast of the year as well as the national runner-up on the floor exercise in 2010.
McGuire helped develop 143 track and field All-Americans and also is the architect of Missouri’s positive coaching program.