Six Added To NMU Sports Hall Of Fame
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan UniversitySports Hall of Fame will grow by six members.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The 2003 class of inductees will include Scott Beattie, Chuck Klingbeil,Jr., Lisa Jamula Maki, Neal Seagren, May Tan and Tom Watson.
The induction dinner and ceremony will be in conjunctionwith Homecoming Weekend 2003 activities and take place on Friday, Sept. 26 inthe Great Lakes Rooms of the Don H. Bottum University Center.
Reservations are required and tickets can be purchasedthrough the Alumni Association at (906) 227-2610 or toll free at 1-877-GRAD-NMUor visit the NMU web site for details (www.nmu.edu).
Members of the NMU Sports Hall for 2003
One of the most prolific offensive performers in WCHA history,Scott Beattie was a two-time Hobey Baker Award finalist (1991 and 1992) and wasa first-team All-WCHA choice. He was also selected NMU, WCHA and NCAATournament Most Valuable Player and was the nationÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s leading scorer during thenational championship season in 1990-91.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He left NMU as the schoolÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s fourth all-time leading scorer.
Chuck Klingbeil, Jr.
A four-year lineman at NMU, Chuck started every game.
Lisa Jamula Maki
One of the most outstanding performers in Wildcat womenÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball history, Lisa remains NorthernÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s all-time leading scorer with 1,699points during her stellar career with the 1988-91 squads.
Neal Seagren was a three-time NCAA Division II All-Americawrestler and two-time team co-captain.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He was the first NMU wrestler to reach 100 wins during his collegecareer and is second on the all-time career win list with 118 victories. In1977, Neal was the National runner-up, losing a 6-5 decision in the NCAAchampionship match.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Neal graduated cumlaude from NMU with an accounting degree, is a CPA and received a MasterÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s inBusiness Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
A four-year letter winner on the Wildcat swim squad, May Tanhelped the Wildcat Swim program gain national prominence.
A Newberry native, Tom lettered on the Wildcat footballsquad 1967-1970.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ From the second gameof the 1967 season, he was NorthernÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s starting offensive tackle every game forthe next four years. Tom was team captain and Most Valuable Player in1970.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After graduation, Tom spent ayear as a Wildcat football graduate assistant and then began a 30-year careerin education.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tom has taught andcoached at the high school level in Delta County, and began work as anadministrator in August of 1985.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Heserved as principal at Gladstone High School, superintendent of Rapid RiverSchools and superintendent of Gladstone Area Schools, before beginning work asa consultant.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tom continues to be veryactive in the Delta County area through his involvement with a number ofcommunity service organizations.