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Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022 announced

Groups will be introduced at Ohio Stadium this fall

This fall, 15 standouts will be enshrined in the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. 

The Class of 2022 includes Billy Ray Anders (football), Greg Bice (men’s lacrosse), John Bluem (men’s soccer coach), Charles W. Bolen (football/men’s basketball), Joel Brown (men’s track), Aaron Craft (men’s basketball), Adam Crompton (men’s fencing), Jenna Harris Griffin (women’s track), Alayna Markwordt (women’s lacrosse), Russ Nagelson (baseball), Shawn Springs (football), Logan Stieber (wrestling), Jonathan Sweet (baseball), Tom Tupa (football) and Dan Whitacre (wrestling). 

The group will be officially inducted during a dinner Sept. 9 in the Covelli Center and introduced at Ohio Stadium when the Buckeye football team hosts Arkansas State Sept. 10. 

The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 1977 and has inducted 458 athletes, coaches and administrators through 2021. With the addition of Anders, Bolen, Springs and Tupa, the number of football letter winners inducted will move to 132, while Bolen and Craft will push the number of men’s basketball inductees to 47. Whitacre will be the 19th wrestler placed in the hall and Nagelson and Sweet will move the baseball number to 32. Bice will be the sixth men’s lacrosse inductee and Markwordt is the third women’s lacrosse player selected. Brown is the 36th member of the men’s track program who will be enshrined and Harris Griffin is the 14th on the women’s side. Crompton is the fourth men’s fencer who will be inducted, while Bluem will bring the number of head coaches enshrined to 31. 

Tickets for the dinner and induction ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m., are $100 each and can be purchased online here. If you are attending for a specific inductee or sport, reach out to the Engagement Center at 1-800-762-5646 to have it noted on your registration. The Engagement Center can also help if you are having trouble registering for the event. 

Read bios of the new Hall of Fame inductees on the Department of Athletics website.

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