Bob Becker, former Grand Rapids Press sports editor and current instructor at Cornerstone University, was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame as part of its 54th class in September.
Becker, who teaches journalism and serves as media coordinator for the athletics department, was recognized for his contributions to Michigan sports as former sports editor for the Grand Rapids Press.
"The entire Cornerstone University community is proud of Bob for being inducted into the Hall of Fame as well as the many contributions he has made to Michigan sports over the years. The honor is certainly well deserved. We're blessed to have Bob as part of our athletics staff" states CU athletic director Dave Grube.
"It is a privilege to be included," said Becker. "I grew up watching Bill Flemming, and was lucky to get to know Eddie Murray, Herman Moore and Rick Leach."
Others inductees are:
- George Blaha, the longtime, award-winning play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons and Michigan State Spartans;
- Steve Fraser, an Olympic Gold Medal winner in Greco-Roman wrestling;
- Bill Flemming, an award-winning broadcaster for ABC Sports;
- Marian Ilitch, co-owner of the Detroit Red Wings;
- Peter Karmanos, owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes;
- Rick Leach, a football and baseball star at the University of Michigan who was named All-American as quarterback;
- Meg Mallon, who won 18 LPGA tour events, including 4 majors;
- Herman Moore, a successful first round Lions draft pick at the wide receiver position who was was named to four Pro Bowls;
- Eddie Murray, a kicker and all-time Lions leader in points scored, field goals and extra points;
- Jack Roush, a NASCAR owner who has claimed over 24 national titles;
The ceremony was Sept. 13 at Rock Financial Showplace in Novi.