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Six former athletes chosen for 2009 class of MU Athletics Hall of Fame

Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 4:00 p.m. CST; updated 11:51 p.m. CST, Thursday, November 12, 2009

COLUMBIA —  Six new inductees for the MU Athletics Hall of Fame were selected on Thursday to represent the 20th induction class since the Hall's inception in 1990.

The group includes:

- Mahlon Aldridge, a broadcaster from 1956-1972 who was instrumental in the growth of the Tiger Radio Network and served as a play-by-play announcer for both football and basketball games.

- Ryan Fry, a Missouri baseball player from 1995-1998 who was a 2nd-Team All-American in 1998, and was a two-time Academic All-American.

- Jim Johnson, a Missouri football player who played quarterback and safety under coach Dan Devine from 1960-1962 before later going on to a 22-year NFL coaching career. Johnson is being inducted posthumously. He passed away in July of 2009.

- Amanda Lassiter, a women's basketball player from 2001-2002 who was a 2nd-team All American, led MU to the Sweet Sixteen and later became the school's first first-round selection in the WNBA Draft.

- Sandi Prophete, a women's basketball player from 1986-1989 who was an honorable-mention All-American who ranks highly on several of the school's career record lists.

- 1964 Baseball Team, which finished the season as the national runner-up and posted a 27-5-1

The group will be inducted January 22 in Columbia.


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