Husky Hall of Fame Celebration Set for April 24
April 3, 1998
Sailor Carl Buchan, sprinter Talbot Hartley, place-kicker Chuck Nelson, gymnast Joyce Tanac Schroeder, administrators Kit Green and Mike Lude, 1952 mens crew to be honored
Place-kicker Chuck Nelson and Athletic Director Mike Lude headline the list of the 1998 Husky Hall of Fame inductees. Nelson, an Academic All-American and NCAA record holder, and Lude, director of UW Athletics for 15 years, join sailor Carl Buchan, trackster Talbot Hartley, associate athletic director Kit Green, gymnast Joyce Tanac Schroeder and the 1952 mens crew as the newest members of the Husky Hall of Fame.
These individuals will be inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame at the annual banquet, Friday, April 24 (the evening before the spring football game) at Cavanuaghs Inn on Fifth Avenue. Tickets are $60 for UWAA members; $65 non-members. For reservations call the UW Alumni Association at (206) 543-0540 or outside Seattle 1-800-AUW-ALUM.
Created in 1979, the Husky Hall of Fame honors athletes, teams, coaches and administrators who have contributed in an outstanding way to the University of Washington and its athletic program. Members include football coach Don James, quarterback Warren Moon and basketball coach Marv Harshman.
Carl Buchan, sailing, 1977-78
One of the best sailors in the world, Carl Buchan (Bellevue) is a national champion, a world champion, and an Olympic gold medalist. As a Husky, he won the 1977 National Single Haroled Championship and the 1978 Intercollegiate Matching Race Championship. This All-American went on to win the 1983 World Championship and the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Catherine Kit Green, administrator, 1960-1995
Kit Green (Seattle) served as an administrator for University of Washington athletics for more than 20 years. Under her guidance, womens sports at the UW blossomed. She joined the Athletic Department in 1974 as associate director for womens athletics, after five years as associate director for intramural activities and four years as an instructor in the department of physical education.
Talbot Hartley, track and field, 1928-1931
Talbot Hartley (Seattle) is one of the fastest runners in Husky history. This two-time All American dominated the quarter mile during his collegiate career. He held the school record in the 440-yard dash for 25 years from 1930 to 1955. Hartley finished fifth at the 1929 and 1930 NCAA Championships in the 440, leading Washington to a second-place national finish in 1930. In 1931 he ran the fourth fastest time in the world in the 440. The third-place finisher at the 1932 National Championships, he served as alternate for the 1932 U.S. Olympic Team.
Chuck Nelson, football, 1978-1982
Chuck Nelson (Mill Creek) is arguably the best kicker to ever play at Washington. This All-American still holds the Husky record for points by kicking in a season, scoring 109 points in 1982. Nelson set two NCAA records during his collegiate career converting 25 of 26 field goals and making 30 consecutive field goals. These records still stand today. In 1982 he converted all 34 extra points he attempted. His career field-goal percentage of .819 is the best in UW and Pac-10 history and stands second in the NCAA record books.
Joyce Tanac Schroeder, gymnastics, 1969-1974
Joyce Tanac Schroeder (Spokane) is one of Washingtons most succesful gymnasts. This 1974 UW graduate represented the Huskies in national and international competition. In 1969 she won the all-around and all four individual events titles at the national championships a feat accomplished by only one other gymnast. She was second in the all-around at the 1967 Pan American Games, third all-around at the 1969 World Cup and was a member of the 1968 Olympic Team. She was also a finalist for the 1969 Sullivan Award.
Mike Lude, administrator, 1976-1991
During his 15-year tenure at the UW, Athletic Director Mike Lude (Tucson, Arizona) guided the Huskies to national prominence. He oversaw the expansion of Husky Stadium and the addition of several buildings, including the Graves Annex and Nordstrom Tennis Center. In 1988 he received the James Corbett Award from his colleagues in the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors.
1952 mens crew
Fil Leanderson, Carl M. Lovsted, Alvin E. Ulbrickson, Richard W. Wahlstrom and Albert Rossi
This team is one of three from the University of Washington to win an Olympic medal. Leanderson (Snohomish), Lovsted (Mercer Island), Ulbrickson (Bothell), Wahlstrom (Edmonds) and coxswain Rossi (Auburn), despite limited trainng time, won the bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.