Dewey Selmon, Pat Jones, Ferguson Jenkins and Lynne Draper were named Tuesday as the 2012 living inductees for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, joining the late Perry Maxwell and Jesse “Cab” Renick for the 2012 class.
The golf architect of Tulsa’s Southern Hills, which has brought multiple PGA Championships and U.S. Opens to Oklahoma, Maxwell is known as the “father of Oklahoma golf.”
Maxwell was involved with the original or complete redesign of 13 Oklahoma courses, including Oklahoma City’s Twin Hills, Bartlesville’s Hillcrest, Lawton Country Club and Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Maxwell’s other designs include The Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan.
JESSE “CAB” RENICK
OSU’s first two-time basketball all-American, Renick hailed from Marietta and became Henry Iba’s first star in Stillwater, in the late 1930s. Renick was on the 1948 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal. He became the second American Indian to win Olympic gold, behind Jim Thorpe.
Founded the Jim Thorpe Association, which led to the formation of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the creation of the Hall of Fame building. Draper also was co-creator of the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the best defensive back in college football.
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