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Cortez Kennedy, former Seahawk, also inducted

2/18/2005

LITTLE ROCK -- A dozen new members have been inducted into
the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, including pro basketball star
Scottie Pippen.
The athletes honored in a ceremony Friday at the Statehouse
Convention Center include football, baseball, basketball and
trap-shooting competitors as well as a strength and conditioning
coach.
Those who joined the Hall of Fame on Friday were:

  • Maurice Carthon, the Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator. The
    Arkansas State graduate played for the United States Football
    League's New Jersey Generals and the NFL's New York Giants and
    Indianapolis Colts. He also has coached at New York and New
    England.

  • Terri Condor, the only Central Arkansas player to be named
    All-America three years in a row. The Rose Bud native was
    all-conference four times and she still holds a number of Sugar
    Bears records.

  • Scott Hastings, a three-time All-Southwest Conference
    basketball player at Arkansas who left the university as the
    all-time leading scorer. He played in the NBA for 11 years with
    five teams. Currently a girls' high school coach in Denver, he also
    helps broadcast Denver Nuggets and Broncos games.

  • Cortez Kennedy, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the
    Seattle Seahawks who made The Associated Press 1990s All-Decade
    team. The Wilson native was an All-America honoree at the
    University of Miami and was on the Hurricanes' 1989 national
    championship team.

  • Mickey O'Quinn, a longtime successful Arkansas high school
    coach who was a pioneer in designing preseason and offseason
    strength and conditioning programs. The Malvern native played at
    Henderson State and was a graduate assistant and freshman secondary
    coach at Arkansas in the early 1960s.

  • Pippen, winner of six world championships as a Chicago Bull.
    The Hamburg native was an NAIA All-America selection at Central
    Arkansas, was All-NBA seven consecutive seasons and won two Olympic
    gold medals.

  • Hal Smith, a St. Louis catcher from 1956 to 1961 who ranks
    second in Cardinals history with a lifetime fielding percentage of
    .998. He spent one year with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Barling
    native was on the 1957 and 1959 National League All-Star teams and
    spent 48 years as a player, scout or manager.

  • Doyne and Nancy Williams, a husband-and-wife trap shooting duo
    with 12 world championships between them. They have won a combined
    51 Satellite Grand Trophies and both are members of the Arkansas
    Trap Shooting Hall of Fame. Doyne is a Little Rock native; Nancy is
    a native of Mena.
    Posthumous inductees:

  • Bud Brooks, the first Razorback player to win the Outland
    Trophy and MVP of the South team in the 1955 Senior Bowl. The Wynne
    native was named to Arkansas' 1950s All-Decade team and the
    school's All-Century team, playing both offense and defense. He
    played professionally for the Detroit Lions. Brooks died Jan. 6.

  • J.P. Lovelady, a Dover native who played basketball at Arkansas
    Tech, where he won three AIC championships. Capable of playing
    guard, forward or center, he was considered a professional prospect
    when he was killed in a car accident.

  • Carl Sawatski, a longtime professional baseball player with the
    Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis
    Cardinals. An eight-year general manager of the Arkansas Travelers,
    he also served as president of the Texas League.