Leroy Keyes Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame: Class of 2022 Announced!

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Purdue today inducted eight great Boilermakers into its Athletics Hall of Fame.

Leading the charge is longtime athletic director Morgan Burke. Burke led Purdue Athletics from 1993 to 2016, before Mike Bobinski took over. Burke saw improvements in a variety of athletic facilities during his 23-year tenure. Including renovations to Mackey Arena, a new swimming facility and improvements to Ross-Ade Stadium.

Camille Cooper, a Purdue women’s basketball all-time champion, was also named to the Hall of Fame. Camille won a national championship and was a national runner-up while at Purdue.

Joe Corso was an all-time great for Purdue Wrestling. In 1975, his senior year, he won the Big Ten 126 Pound weight class. He then finished 3rd in the national tournament. After college, he was a 10-time freestyle wrestling champion and helped as an assistant coach at Purdue.

Walter Jordan, who Jace features in a podcast today, was also named to the Hall of Fame. Jordan stood out during the four years at Purdue, he was All-Conference twice during his four seasons. Overall, he averaged 16.6 PPG, 8.1 RPG, and 2.2 APG.

Darlene Renie, who was a Purdue great in terms of athletic performance, was also a longtime assistant coach for the women’s swimming and diving program. She was the first Purdue swimmer to be named an All-American when she was an athlete.

Stu Schweigert, was a fan favorite under Coach Tiller. He was one of the highest-ranked Purdue recruits to commit to Coach Tiller. He was a two-time All-Big Ten member and made a second-team All-American in 2003.

Lauren Sesselmann was one of the best women’s soccer players in Purdue history. She set six records during her time at Purdue and was named an All-Conference twice. She then played on the Canadian national team from 2011 to 2015.

Finally, Alex Yunevich, who graduated from Purdue in 1932, went on to a 45-year coaching career. During World War II, he put his career on hold, joining the Navy to fight for America.


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