Six chosen for Ball State Hall of Fame

Six members will be inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame at a Friday, Jan. 17 banquet. Jane Findling (women's basketball), Greg Garnica (football), Cary Hungate (men's golf), Scott Sanders (track and field), John Smith (wrestling) and Dr. George Swafford (athletics contributor) will also be honored at the men's and women's basketball doubleheader the next day at Worthen Arena.

Findling was a four-year starter (1975-79) for the women's basketball team. She received honorable mention All-America from the National Scouting Association in 1978 and averaged 20.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game her senior year.

Garnica, a member of the football team from 1985-90, was another four-year starter and is the school's career leader in tackles with 689. He was also a three-time Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and a two-time Academic All-America Second Team pick.

Hungate was on the Cardinal golf team from 1977-79 and was Co-Most Valuable Player and co-captain as a senior. He was named Indiana Professional Golfers Association Player of the Year in 1987, 1988, 1990, played in three U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship and has been head professional at Kokomo Country Club since 1992.

Sanders competed in track and field from 1985-90. He owns school records in the long jump (26-10 1/2) and triple jump (52-10) and in 1989 he earned All-America honors at both the indoor and outdoor long jump. Sanders was a six-time MAC Champion and was named MAC's Most Outstanding Performer three times.

Smith wrestled at Ball State from 1970-73, capping his career by placing sixth at the NCAA Championships. He has been inducted into the Indiana High School Athletic Association as a player, coach and official.

A Ball State professor from 1959-88, Swafford served as the school's Faculty Athletics Representative to both the MAC and NCAA from 1971-88. He also chaired BSU's Athletics Hall of Fame (1976-88).


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