Huskies Honor Seven With Hall of Fame Selections
Oct. 3, 2001
SEATTLE, Wash. - The University of Washington athletic department will honor seven Huskies at the 2001 Husky Hall of Fame banquet, to be held Fri., Oct. 19 in the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Former Husky basketball player Christian Welp, football stars Nesby Glasgow and Ron Holmes, softball player Angie Arlati, retired track and field coach Ken Shannon, and the national-championship 1982 and 1983 women's crew squads will comprise the Hall of Fame's class of 2001.
Orrin VIncent will also be honored at the banquet, receiving the Big "W" Alumni Club's prestigious Dr. Don H. Palmer Award for his contributions in the development of Washington National Golf Course in Auburn.
Welp, a native of Germany, graduated in 1986 as the Huskies' all-time leading scorer, breaking the 34-year-old record of fellow Hall-of-Famer Bob Houbregs. Welp led the Huskies to back-to-back Pac-10 titles and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, earning Pac-10 Player of the Year honors in the 1985-86 season. A first-round NBA draft pick, he played professionally for Philadelphia, San Antonio and Golden State.
Since leading the Huskies to the 1978 Rose Bowl championship with a fourth-quarter interception, Glasgow has maintained ties to the Seattle area, capping a 14-year NFL career with the Seahawks from 1988-92. The two-time All-American currently works as the Seahawks' director of player programs.
A 1985 graduate of Washington, Holmes was a consensus All-American defensive tackle in 1984, spurring the Huskies to a 28-17 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma in the 1985 Orange Bowl. Holmes was drafted in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft by Tampa Bay, and played seven seasons in the NFL.
Arlati, known as Angie Marzetta in her Husky playing days, helped build Washington's now-prestigious softball program from the ground up as an outfielder on the inaugural Husky squad in 1993. The conference leader in hits, runs and stolen bases as a senior, Arlati earned all-conference and All-American honors for her effort. After playing professionally for the Silver Bullets, she returned to work as a commentator for Fox Sports Net.
The 1982 and 1983 national championship women's crew squads round out the Hall of Fame Class of 2001. The two teams were part of a string of three-consecutive national champions at Washington. Those in the winning boat in 1982 included Loren Smith, Karen Mohling, Susan Broome, Peg Achterman, Margie Cate, Kristi Norelius, Julie Baker, Jane McDougall and coxswain Lisa Horn. Honored along with the 1983 squad will be Baker, Eleanor McElvaine, Sara Nevin, Ellen Pottmeyer, Jan Fulton, Mohling, Maureen King, Smith and coxswain Betsy Beard.
For more information and tickets to the banquet, contact the Washington athletic department at (206) 543-2210.