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Friday, February 18, 2005
Cortez Kennedy, former Seahawk, also inducted

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK -- A dozen new members have been inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, including pro basketball star Scottie Pippen.

The athletes honored in a ceremony Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center include football, baseball, basketball and trap-shooting competitors as well as a strength and conditioning coach.

Those who joined the Hall of Fame on Friday were:

  • Maurice Carthon, the Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator. The Arkansas State graduate played for the United States Football League's New Jersey Generals and the NFL's New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts. He also has coached at New York and New England.

  • Terri Condor, the only Central Arkansas player to be named All-America three years in a row. The Rose Bud native was all-conference four times and she still holds a number of Sugar Bears records.

  • Scott Hastings, a three-time All-Southwest Conference basketball player at Arkansas who left the university as the all-time leading scorer. He played in the NBA for 11 years with five teams. Currently a girls' high school coach in Denver, he also helps broadcast Denver Nuggets and Broncos games.

  • Cortez Kennedy, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the Seattle Seahawks who made The Associated Press 1990s All-Decade team. The Wilson native was an All-America honoree at the University of Miami and was on the Hurricanes' 1989 national championship team.

  • Mickey O'Quinn, a longtime successful Arkansas high school coach who was a pioneer in designing preseason and offseason strength and conditioning programs. The Malvern native played at Henderson State and was a graduate assistant and freshman secondary coach at Arkansas in the early 1960s.

  • Pippen, winner of six world championships as a Chicago Bull. The Hamburg native was an NAIA All-America selection at Central Arkansas, was All-NBA seven consecutive seasons and won two Olympic gold medals.

  • Hal Smith, a St. Louis catcher from 1956 to 1961 who ranks second in Cardinals history with a lifetime fielding percentage of .998. He spent one year with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Barling native was on the 1957 and 1959 National League All-Star teams and spent 48 years as a player, scout or manager.

  • Doyne and Nancy Williams, a husband-and-wife trap shooting duo with 12 world championships between them. They have won a combined 51 Satellite Grand Trophies and both are members of the Arkansas Trap Shooting Hall of Fame. Doyne is a Little Rock native; Nancy is a native of Mena.

    Posthumous inductees:

  • Bud Brooks, the first Razorback player to win the Outland Trophy and MVP of the South team in the 1955 Senior Bowl. The Wynne native was named to Arkansas' 1950s All-Decade team and the school's All-Century team, playing both offense and defense. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions. Brooks died Jan. 6.

  • J.P. Lovelady, a Dover native who played basketball at Arkansas Tech, where he won three AIC championships. Capable of playing guard, forward or center, he was considered a professional prospect when he was killed in a car accident.

  • Carl Sawatski, a longtime professional baseball player with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals. An eight-year general manager of the Arkansas Travelers, he also served as president of the Texas League.