7 inducted into E-Club Hall of Fame

Former EMU and current Ohio State University AD Gene Smith, Basketball stars Earl Boykins and Derrick Dial among inductees

Andrew Mascharka | Eastern Echo

From L to R: Hall of Fame inductees Don Stewart, Derrick Dial, Wondella Devers, Joyann Clarke, Earl Boykins, Dennis Betts, E-Club president Robin Baun, Athletic Director Heather Lyke, EMU president Susan Martin. Not Pictured: Hall of Fame inductee Gene Smith, Ron Oestrike Distinguished Service Award Winner Ken Behmer.

Last updated: 02/16/14 4:39pm


Saturday morning the Eastern Michigan University E-Club honored the newest members of the E-Club Hall of fame in the Student Center Ballroom.

In addition, the E-Club presented the Ron Oestrike Distinguished Service Award to former track & field athlete Ken Behmer.

Behmer, only the fifth recipient of the award, graduated from Eastern in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling in 1970.

Behmer joins previous award winners Jim Streeter (2012), Jack Johnson (2011), Ed Mizinski (2010) and Oestrike (2008).

Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Dennis Betts – Men’s Swimming (1967-69)

Earl Boykins – Men’s Basketball (1994-98)

Joyann Clarke – Women’s Track & Field (1982-85, graduated in 1989)

Wondella Devers – Women’s Basketball, Women’s Track & Field (1971-73, graduated in 1974)

Derrick Dial – Men’s Basketball (1994-98)

Gene Smith – Former Athletic Director/Administrator (1983-93)

Don Stewart – Football, Men’s Basketball (1968-71)

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Published Feb 16, 2014 in Sports

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