Pete Johnson one of nine to be inducted
The Columbus Dispatch
Fullback Pete Johnson, who holds Ohio State's career and season record for touchdowns, heads a class of nine who will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame in September.
Johnson scored 58 career touchdowns from 1973 to 1976, including a school- and Big Ten-record 26 as a junior in 1975. He also rushed for 2,308 yards, playing on four conference championship teams.
The 2007 class, as selected by the Ohio State Varsity "O" Association, includes:
- Women's tennis player Kristi Dascoli (1997-2001), a four-time team MVP and all-conference selection and the Big Ten's first back-to-back player of the year.
- Men's volleyball player Andy Dumpis (1977-80), a two-time All-American and a three-time first-team Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection.
- Fencer Ivan Gilbert (1940-42), a first-team All-American in foil who helped the Buckeyes win the 1942 national title.
- Administrator Marv Homan (1948-87), who served in the sports information office and was a play-by-play announcer for football and basketball.
- Fencer Yelena Kalkina (1997-99), who in 1997 became the first woman to win a national title for the Buckeyes in foil competition.
- Rower Conny Kirsch (1998-2002), who led Ohio State to its first Big Ten championship, in 2002. She was a three-time All-Big Ten and All-Central Region selection.
- Track and cross country runner Susan Mallery (1973-76), a three-time top-10 finisher in Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national meets.
- Softball player Anna Smith (1999-2002), the first OSU softball player to be named an NFCA first-team All-American. The four-time All-Big Ten athlete set eight school records.
The class will be officially inducted in two separate ceremonies Sept. 7 and introduced at halftime of the Ohio State-Akron football game in Ohio Stadium the next day.
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