Kansas Sports Hall of Fame - Wichita, Kansas
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 as a part of the Kansas Centennial Celebration. The criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame is that the individuals have brought pride to the state of Kansas through their involvement in sports.
At one time, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame was located in the Old Town section of Wichita, Kansas and included a large museum devoted to sports in Kansas. In January of 2010, that collection moved to a new Kansas Sports Museum in Newton, Kansas (later closed). The Hall of Fame moved to the Wichita Boat House, where it is still located today. There is still a small museum and the hours are limited to Monday - Friday.
The KSHOF maintains the official Kansas high school state records and state championship results for teams, individual athletes and coaches, along with a compilation of every state champion crowned by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
Through 2018, there were 274 inductees in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, including such diverse sports figures as. Phog Allen, George Brett, Wilt Chamberlain, Lynn Dickey, Harold Ensley, Mac Falkenstein, Walter Johnson, Bill Koch, Lon Kruger, Danny Maning, Margaret T. Murdock, James Naismith, Ted Owens, Adolph Rupp, Barry Sanders, Gale Sayers, Jackie Stiles, Tim Watson and Lynette Woodard.
The largest artifact at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is America³ (pronounced "America Cubed") which stands behind the Boat House along the Arkansas River. In 1992, America³ defeated the Italian challenger Il Moro di Venezia to successfully defend the America's Cup. America³ can be viewed at any time.
Right Jersey - Lynette Woodard was born in Wichita and played basketball
at the University of Kansas where she scored a
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