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Anderson leads class of six into IU Athletics Hall of Fame

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The former Hoosier forward is joined by representatives of five other sports

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Eric Anderson (left) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1992 West Regional, leading the Hoosiers to the Final Four that year. He was also a member of two Big Ten championship teams and also earned 1989 Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.

On Monday IU announced the members of its 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame class. There will be six inductees in the 38th class which will bump up the total number of members to 237.

The new members come from six different sports, they are: former basketball player Eric Anderson, former field hockey and women’s basketball coach Kay Burrus, former golfer Jeff Overton, former sprinter and jumper Rose Richmond as well as former football players Chris Gartner and Donnie Thomas.

“Each of these Hoosier legends made an indelible mark on Indiana University Athletics and their respective programs, and we are thrilled to welcome them into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame,” IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass said in a press release. “Indiana University has a rich history of success in all of its sports, which is evidenced by this class that represents six sports across five decades. These individuals separated themselves with elite contributions during their time at IU and are very deserving of inclusion in a body that represents the very best of IU and IU Athletics.”

The new members will officially be inducted on Friday, Sept. 20 at the annual Hall of Fame dinner. They’ll be recognized the following day at Memorial Stadium during the football game against UConn.