2007 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


    Alonzo Babers

    Robert Beckel

    Col John Clune

    Chad Hennings

    Michelle Johnson

    Brock Strom

    When:
    Friday, October 19th
    Where:
    Broadmoor Hotel- International Center
    Business Dress
    Time\Cost:

    6 p.m. cocktails-7 p.m. dinner\$75
    Dinner Choices:

    Filet Mignon or Vegetarian

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    Mr. Alonzo Babers      
    Track   -  Class of 1983

    • Academy record holder (400-meter dash, 300-yard dash, 500-yard dash)
    • Two-time NCAA All-American (1983)
    • 1983 Team Most Valuable Player
    • Two-time team outstanding competitor award winner (1981, 1982)
    • Olympic gold medal winner (1984: 400-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay)
    • Competed at the World University Games in 1983
    • Named Southland Corporation Sportsman Of the Year in 1984
    • Named Touchdown Club Military Athlete Of the Year in 1984
    • From January 1999 until retirement, served as USAFA Liaison Officer

     

    Lt Gen (Ret) Robert Beckel
    Men's Basketball   -  Class of 1959

    • Helms All-America selection in 1959
    • Served as Cadet Wing Commander
    • Owns AFA's top four single-game scoring performances (50, 48, 47, 46)
    • Ranks fourth on AFA's career scoring list with 1,526 points
    • Winner of AFA's Athletic Leadership Award in 1959
    • Played in the 1959 East-West Shrine All-Star Game
    • 1959 Team Most Valuable Player
    • Commandant of Cadets at USAFA in 1981
    • Flew 313 combat missions in the F-100 in Vietnam
    • Commander, 15th Air Force, responsible for worldwide operation of the Strategic Air Command air refueling tanker force

    Col (Ret) John Clune
    Administration-Athletic Director (1975-91)

    • Spearheaded AFA's successful move into the Western Athletic Conference in 1980
    • Initiated comprehensive 10-sport women's program in 1976
    • Served as president of National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (1984-85)
    • Served as chairman of the Division 1-A football committee
    • In 1982, moved women's program from AIAW to NCAA Division II level of competition
    • Worked with Air Force Academy Foundation in 1986 to build $4.5 million visitor center
    • Served as president of the College Football Association in 1989
    • Inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame
    • Received the Homer C. Rice Award in 1991 for exemplary service to intercollegiate athletics
    • Received the John L. Toner Award for outstanding dedication to college athletics

     

    Mr. Chad Hennings
    Football   -  Class of 1988

    • Most celebrated football player in Academy history
    • Consensus All-American and Outland Trophy winner in 1987
    • Touchdown Club college lineman of the year in 1987
    • Named the WAC's defensive player of the decade for the 1980s
    • Selected to play in the Japan Bowl and East-West Shrine game in 1988
    • Inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2006
    • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006
    • Played with Dallas Cowboys for nine seasons, winning three Super Bowl Championships
    • Served in Desert Storm as an A-10 pilot

     

    Brig Gen Michelle Johnson
    Basketball   -  Class of 1981

    • School-record holder for career scoring average (17.6) and field goals made (689)
    • Ranks in top five on AFA all-time leading scorer list with 1,706 points
    • Ranks in top five on AFA all-time free throws made (328)
    • Team co-captain, 1979-81
    • Academic All-American (3.91 GPA), 1980-81
    • 1981 Team Most Valuable Player
    • AFA's first female Cadet Wing Commander and first female Rhodes Scholar
    • Inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1995
    • Command pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours in C-141, T41, KC-10, C-17, C-5 and KC-135

    Col (Ret) Brock Strom
    Football   -  Class of 1959

    • Captained 1958 undefeated football team
    • Consensus football All-American in 1958 at tackle - the Academy's first
    • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985
    • Inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1991
    • Inducted into Colorado Springs Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007
    • Obtained Masters degree from MIT in astronautical engineering
    • Managed a group of engineers verifying Missile Inertial Guidance Performance
    • Flew as a navigator in Vietnam (90 Missions)
    • Obtained Ph.D from Arizona State University in astronautical engineering
    • Served as the Director of Engineering for the Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Directed the development of the Air Force Space Defense System

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