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2013 Griffon Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Pierre Thomas, Brad Nurski among this year's inductees. 

(ST. JOSEPH) Brad Nurski won a record 12th Fairview Golf Club Championship on Sunday. On Tuesday, he found out he'd be one of five inductees to the 2013 Missouri Western Athletics Hall of Fame. 

He'll join Pierre Thomas, Lamont Jordan, Brooks Barkley, and the 1971 Griffon baseball team in this year's class.

Nurski began his career with Western Golf in 1997 and led them to an MIAA Championship in 2000. He's made the rounds on the Missouri amateur circuit since graduation, just missing out on qualifying for the US Open in 2008. 

Thomas earned three All-MIAA Selections and was named an AFCA All-American his senior year. He holds the program record with 23 career interceptions, picking up 14 of them in 2003. That still stands as an NCAA record. 

Barkley won the MIAA batting title in 2002 with a .422 average that stood as a single-season record until this past year. He's second all-time in Griffon history with a .383 career average. 

Lowery, a transfer from the University of MIssouri, was name MIAA Most Valuable Player two consecutive seasons and an NCAA All-America her senior year. That same season, she lead Griffon Volleyball to a Division 2 National Tournament appearance and still hold conference marks for most kills and blocks in a year.

Turner also won conference MVP honors with Men's Basketball in 2001-2002, leading them to the regular season MIAA Championship. He amassed over 1,000 career points in just two years at Western. 

The 1971 baseball team finished with a record of 33-8, capturing the NAIA District 16 Championship. Individual hall of famers from the team include pitcher Greg Kastner and head coach Doug Minnis. 
 
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