Northwestern sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

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Northwestern sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Northwestern athletics release 

A women’s basketball star, a standout baseball pitcher and a state coaching legend will comprise the Class of 2015 in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sports Hall of Fame.

Debbie Holmes Chappell, Fred Schamburg and Milt Bassett will be enshrined in ceremonies on Saturday, Feb. 21. The twenty-third Hall of Fame class will be honored at a luncheon in the Student Center Ballroom at 11:30 a.m., and formally inducted during halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. the University of Arkansas-Monticello later that afternoon in Percefull Fieldhouse. 

Holmes, a native of Dover, was a star on the 1980-81 women’s team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation during the regular season and finished with a 21-2 record. She averaged 9.4 points per game that season. Holmes finished her career playing in 115 games and scoring 839 points.

Vici native Schamburg played baseball from 1978-82 and is the all-time career leader in victories (24) and innings pitched. In 1979, he won 11 games and established the school record for victories in a season. He also fanned 79 hitters in that campaign.

Bassett is a native of Woodward and showed great ability during his freshman season in 1964, scoring touchdowns as both an offensive and defensive player. He shined as a wingback and kick returner his sophomore season before a knee injury ended his career. He went on become a legendary high school football coach in Oklahoma and is executive director of the Oklahoma Coaches Association.

The luncheon is open to the public, but reservations are required by Feb. 12. Tickets are $20 per person.  For more information or to make reservations, contact John Allen at (580) 327-8594 or

Past inductees will be recognized during halftime of the women’s game. The women’s game will tipoff at 1 p.m., and the men’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m.