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Huskies select 2012 Hall of Fame class

August 30, 2012
By Houghton Daily Mining Gazette , Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech will induct six individuals and, for the first time, a team into its Sports Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies scheduled for Oct. 12.

The induction class of 2012 includes former women's basketball player Allison Bailey, former football player Kurt Coduti of Negaunee, former men's basketball player Sandy Johnson, longtime hockey historian and supporter Paul Kerttu, former football player Robert Peterson and former hockey player Bill Steele.

The team being inducted is the 1961-62 men's ice hockey team, which won the 1962 NCAA National Championship. The first team in school history to win a national championship will be honored on the 50th anniversary of its title.

The '62 Huskies put together a 29-3-0 overall record and won the WCHA crown with a 17-3-0 mark. The squad won 20 straight games to close out the year including wins over St. Lawrence (6-1) and Clarkson (7-1) in the national semifinals and championship held in Utica, N.Y.

The team and six inductees will join the 193 members already in the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame, which was started in 1985.

Coduti, who lettered for the football team from 1989-92, was a four-year starter at quarterback. He threw for 5,297 yards and 45 touchdowns-second-most in school history upon his graduation. The two-time All-America Honorable Mention earned Academic All-America First Team honors in 1992. Coduti started at quarterback all four years, setting a Michigan Tech record for completion percentage (.587) and helping the Huskies to a 23-16 record over that span.



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