FAYETTEVILLE – Six former Razorbacks, including current Texas Rangers’ pitching ace Cliff Lee and former Razorback football greats Dick Bumpas, Ben Cowins and Quinn Grovey, highlight the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame class of 2011 announced on Sunday.
Six of the 11 honorees who will be inducted Feb. 11 in the organization’s annual induction banquet at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark., played or coached at the University of Arkansas. The 2011 class includes six selections from the regular category, two from the senior category and three from the posthumous category.
“We are proud of the six former Razorbacks who have been selected for induction into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Each of them has achieved success in their respective careers bringing honor and recognition to the University of Arkansas and to our state. We offer our congratulations to all 11 inductees and look forward to celebrating their extraordinary success at the enshrinement banquet in February.”
Lee, Bumpas, Cowins and Grovey were selected for induction out of the regular category. Lee continues to add to his prolific professional career leading the Rangers to their first World Series appearance in team history. Lee is scheduled to start game one of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Former Razorback basketball standout Jerry Carlton was selected in the senior category, while former Razorback football player and long-time college coach and administrator Cliff Horton will be inducted posthumously.
In addition five other honorees with Arkansas connections round out the 2011 class including jockey Calvin Borel, former Arkansas Tech football player Bill “Sleepy” Curtis, bass fishing pioneer Forrest Wood, former Ouachita Baptist women’s basketball coach Carolyn Moffatt and martial arts pioneer Haeng Ung Lee.
For more information on the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, visit www.arksportshalloffame.com.