Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame

The Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for The Ohio State University. Its purpose is to recognize individuals who have contributed to the honor and fame of the University in the field of athletics.

An athlete must have earned at least one Varsity "O" letter to be eligible. An athlete is considered for recognition a minimum of five years after the graduation of his or her class. A coach or member of the athletic department must have served the Ohio State University for at least 15 years to be considered.

Charter membersEdit

The first 23 members of the Varsity "O" Hall of Fame were inducted in September, 1977. These are the names of those charter inductees:

Notable membersEdit

Notable members include:[1]

MenEdit

Name Sport Years
Dave Albritton track & field 1935-37
Warren Amling basketball 1944-46
Miller Anderson diving 1942, 46-48
Tim Anderson football 1968-70
Steve Arlin baseball 1965-66
Doug Beal volleyball 1969
Charles Beetham track & field 1934-36
William M. Bell football 1929-31
LeCharles Bentley football 1998-01
Aldis Berzins volleyball 1975-78
Raj Bhavsar gymnastics 2000-03
Gary Bradds basketball 1962-64
Chuck Brinkman baseball 1964-66
John Brockington football 1968-70
Bob Brudzinski football 1973-76
Keith Byars football 1982-85
Tom Byers track & field 1974-76
Cris Carter football 1984-86
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady football 1953-55
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady baseball 1954-56
Galen Cisco baseball 1955-57
Galen Cisco football 1955-57
Jim Cleamons basketball 1969-71
Dick Cleveland swimming 1952-54
Ollie Cline football 1944-45, 47
Bob Clotworthy diving 1951-53
Neal Colzie football 1972-74
Mike Conley Jr. basketball 2007
John Cook golf 1976-79
James "Doc" Counsilman swimming 1943, 46-47
Tom Cousineau football 1975-78
Charles Csuri football 1941-42
Cookie Cunningham football 1923-25
Cookie Cunningham basketball 1924-26
Jim Daniell football 1939-41
Glenn Davis track & field 1956-59
Van DeCree football 1972-74
Tom DeLeone football 1969-71
Terrence Dials basketball 2002, 04-06
Mike Doss football 1999-02
Dean Dugger football 1952-54
Jack Dugger basketball 1941-43
Jack Dugger track & field 1941-43
Jack Dugger football 1942-44
Mike Durant baseball 1989-91
Tippy Dye football 1934-36
Tippy Dye basketball 1935-37
Paul Ebert baseball 1951, 54-55
Paul Ebert basketball 1952-54
Johnny Edwards baseball 1958
Boaz Ellis   fencing 2004-06
Gene Fekete football 1942
Bob Ferguson football 1959-61
Wes Fesler football 1928-30
Dave Foley football 1966-68
Dave Foley track & field 1967-69
Tim Fox football 1973-76
John Frank football 1980-83
Robin Freeman basketball 1954-56
Joey Galloway football 1991-94
Eddie George football 1992-95
Fletcher Gilders diving 1954-56
Sid Gillman football 1931-33
Ernie Godfrey football 1912-14
Ernie Godfrey basketball 1914-15
Francisco González   tennis 1974-76
Randy Gradishar football 1971-73
Jack Graf football 1938-40
Jack Graf basketball 1939-41
Don Grate baseball 1944-45
Don Grate basketball 1944-45
Cornelius Greene football 1972-75
Joe Greene track & field 1987-90
Archie Griffin football 1972-75
Ray Griffin football 1974-77
Bill Hackett football 1942-44
Bruce Harlan diving 1947-50
Bruce Harlan gymnastics 1947-50
Chic Harley football 1916-17
Chic Harley track & field 1917
Chic Harley baseball 1917-19
Chic Harley basketball 1920-21
Donald Harper diving 1956-58
Donald Harper gymnastics 1956-58
John Havlicek baseball 1960-61
John Havlicek basketball 1960-62
Ed Hess football 1925-27
John Hicks football 1970, 72-73
John Higgins swimming 1938-40
Halo Hirose swimming 1946-48
Jerry Holan swimming 1952-53
Dennis Hopson basketball 1984-87
Allan Hornyak basketball 1971-73
Les Horvath football 1940-42, 44
Bill Hosket, Jr. basketball 1966-68
Bill Hosket, Sr. basketball 1932-33
Jim Houston football 1957-59
Lin Houston football 1941-42
Frank Howard basketball 1956-58
Frank Howard baseball 1957-59
Bobby Hoying football 1993-95
Iolas Huffman football 1918-20
Iolas Huffman baseball 1919-21
Jimmy Hull basketball 1937-39
Jim Jackson basketball 1990-92
Vlade Janakievski football 1977-80
Vic Janowicz football 1949-51
Patrick Jeffrey diving 1984-86, 88
Pepper Johnson football 1982-85
Pete Johnson football 1973-76
Gomer Jones football 1934-35
Marty Karow baseball 1924-26
Marty Karow football 1924-26
Andy Katzenmoyer football 1996-98
Jack Keller track & field 1931-33
Ike Kelley football 1963-65
Clark Kellogg basketball 1980-82
Rex Kern football 1968-70
Bobby Knight[a] basketball 1960-62
Ford Konno swimming 1952-55
Jim Lachey football 1981-84
Dick Larkins football 1928-30
Dick Larkins basketball 1929-30
Dick LeBeau football 1956-58
Jack Lininger football 1945, 47-49
Jerry Lucas basketball 1960-62
Jamie Macoun   ice hockey 1981-83
Marcus Marek football 1979-82
Jim Marshall football 1957-58
Tom Matte football 1957-60
Rufus Mayes football 1966-68
Jim McDonald football 1935-37
Jim McDonald basketball 1936-38
Bill McKenzie   ice hockey 1970-72
Bob Momsen football 1950
Fred "Curly" Morrison football 1946-49
Keo Nakama swimming 1943-45
Keo Nakama baseball 1944-45
Jamie Natalie gymnastics 1998-01
Jack Nicklaus golf 1960-61
Tom Nieporte golf 1950-51
Mel Nowell basketball 1960-62
Ron O'Brien diving 1957-59
Ron O'Brien gymnastics 1957-59
Jim Otis football 1967-69
Jesse Owens track & field 1934-35
Yoshi Oyakawa swimming 1952-55
Orlando Pace football 1994-96
Jim Parker football 1954-56
Scoonie Penn basketball 1999-00
Pete Perini football 1946-49
Pete Perini baseball 1947-50
Chris Perry golf 1981-84
Paul Pooley   ice hockey 1981-84
Ted Provost football 1967-69
Mike Racanelli gymnastics 1987-90
Kevin Randleman wrestling 1991-93
Kelvin Ransey basketball 1977-80
Leo Raskowski football 1926-28
Pete Rasmus track & field 1927-29
Michael Redd Basketball 1998-00
Butch Reynolds track & field 1986-87
Arnie Risen basketball 1944-45
Tommy Rowlands wrestling 2001-04
Esco Sarkkinen football 1937-39
Paul Sarringhaus football 1941-42
Pandel Savic football 1947-49
Dick Schafrath football 1956-58
Dick Schnittker basketball 1948-50
Dick Schnittker football 1949
Kurt Schumacher football 1971-74
Don Scott football 1938-40
Mike Sensibaugh football 1968-70
Bob Shaw football 1941-42
Larry Siegfried basketball 1959-61
George Simpson track & field 1928-30
Joey Sindelar golf 1979-81
Tom Skladany football 1972, 74-76
Bill Smith swimming 1943, 47-49
Chris Smith golf 1988-91
Troy Smith football 2003-06
Larry Snyder track & field 1922-24
Dave Sorenson basketball 1968-70
Cecil Souders football 1942-47
Tim Spencer football 1979-82
Chris Spielman football 1984-87
Harry Steel football 1922-23
Harry Steel wrestling 1923-24
Jim Stillwagon football 1968-70
Gaylord Stinchcomb basketball 1912
Gaylord Stinchcomb football 1917, 19-20
Gaylord Stinchcomb track & field 1921
Korey Stringer football 1992-94
Jack Tatum football 1968-70
Fred Taylor baseball 1947-50
Fred Taylor basketball 1949-50
Jack Taylor swimming 1950-52
Aurealius Thomas football 1955-57
Steve Tovar football 1989-91
George Trautman baseball 1912-14
Evan Turner basketball 2008-10
Jeff Uhlenhake football 1985-88
Doug Van Horn football 1963-65
Bob Vogel football 1960-62
Mike Vrabel football 1993-96
Mark Waldie volleyball 1974-77
Chris Ward football 1974-77
Paul Warfield football 1961-63
Paul Warfield track & field 1962-63
Nick Wasylik basketball 1934
Nick Wasylik football 1934-37
Nick Wasylik baseball 1935-38
Bobby Watkins football 1952-54
Tom Weiskopf golf 1962
Merle Wendt football 1934-36
Bob White football 1957-59
Jan White football 1968-70
Mal Whitfield track & field 1945-49
Albert Wiggins swimming 1954-56
Herb Williams basketball 1978-81
Bill Willis football 1942-44
Bill Willis track & field 1942-43
Blaine Wilson gymnastics 1994-97
Antoine Winfield football 1995-98
Gust Zarnas football 1935-37

WomenEdit

Name Sport Years
Tessa Bonhomme   ice hockey 2003-05, 07-08
Jessica Davenport basketball 2004-07
Lara Dickenmann   soccer 2004-07
Tracey Hall basketball 1985-88
Rosie Jones golf 1979-81
Karen Josephson synchronized swimming 1977-81
Sarah Josephson synchronized swimming 1982-85
Emma Laaksonen   ice hockey 2001-04
Jantel Lavender basketball 2008-11
Meg Mallon golf 1982-85
Christina Manning track & field 2009-12
Kelly McCormick diving 1982-83
Carolina Moraes   synchronized swimming 1999-02
Isabela Moraes   synchronized swimming 1999-02
Katie Smith basketball 1993-96
Amy Tucker basketball 1978-82

CoachesEdit

Name Sport Years
Doug Beal volleyball (men's) 1972-74
Paul Brown football 1941-43
Earle Bruce football 1979-87
John Cooper football 1988-00
Nancy Darsch basketball (women's) 1986-97
Tippy Dye basketball (men's) 1947-50
Jack Graf basketball (men's) 1944-70
Woody Hayes football 1951-78
Russ Hellickson wrestling 1986-06
Marty Karow baseball 1950-75
Esco Sarkkinen football 1946-78
Larry Snyder track & field (men's) 1932-42, 46-65
Floyd Stahl baseball 1947-50
Floyd Stahl basketball (men's) 1951-59
Floyd Stahl golf (men's) 1966
Fred Taylor basketball (men's) 1959-75
Bob Todd baseball 1988-10
John Wilce football 1913-28

AdministrationEdit

Name position Years
Dick Larkins athletics director 1946-70
Lynn St. John athletics director 1912-47
George Trautman assistant athletics director ?

NotesEdit

  1. ^ lifetime achievement award

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees" (PDF). OhioStateBuckeyes.com. June 2018. Retrieved 15 Feb 2019.

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