Friday, February 18, 2005
Cortez Kennedy, former Seahawk, also inducted
LITTLE ROCK -- A dozen new members have been inducted into
the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, including pro basketball star
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.