(WIBW) - Three key sports figures with Topeka ties will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame: Bob Chipman, Tom Meier and Fred Slaughter.
After playing at Kansas State, Chipman became the MIAA's all-time winningest coach after leading Washburn men's hoops for 38 years. Over that time with the Ichabods, he won 569 games, a 1987 NAIA national title, 12 MIAA regular-season championships and appeared in the 2001 Division II national title game. His overall career record stands at 808-353.
Meier helped Chipman win that national title in 1987. He was a two-time All-American with the Ichabods who racked up 2,082 career points and 1,155 rebounds. Before that, he starred on back-to-back state championship hoops teams at Hayden High School.
Slaughter, who passed away in 2016, was a Topeka High product who helped start one of the greatest dynasties in sports. He starred in three sports with the Trojans, becoming an All-State basketball player and winning a state title in the 100-yard dash, before joining John Wooden's UCLA Bruins. Slaughter helped the legendary coach win UCLA men's hoops its first national title in 1964.
There are ten other members to be inducted on Oct. 6 in Wichita. They include multiple recognizable names. Those start with former KU star and 14-year NBA veteran Nick Collison.
Collison finished his Jayhawk career as the Big 12's all-time leading scorer and rebounder after leading Kansas to back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2002 and 2003. In the NBA, he became a fixture on the Seattle SuperSonics and Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for his career.
Staying with the Jayhawks, 17-time All-American swimmer Tammy Thomas Ammons is part of the class. She won two national titles at KU.
Moving to Kansas State, Lauren Goehring Cost brings her volleyball pedigree to the class. She is a former Big 12 Volleyball Player of the Year.
One former NFL standout will be inducted. That's Kamerion Wimbley, who's a Wichita native that played for the Browns, Raiders and Titans. He finished his career with 442 total tackles and 53.5 sacks.
Two former Wichita State and MLB standouts go in for enshrinement in Mike Pelfrey and Nate Robertson. Pelfrey finished his Shocker career second in ERA and strikeouts before spending 12 years in the majors as a starting pitcher with four different teams. Robertson went 13-0 with Wichita State from 1997 to 1999 before becoming a MLB starter for three teams.
Moving back to the basketball court, former Arkansas star Scott Hastings brings more NBA experience to the class. He's an Independence native who spent 11 years as a pro after leading the Razorbacks in scoring and rebounding in each of his last three collegiate seasons.
Going back to the coaching ranks, Gene Bissell is a posthumous inductee who passed away in 2016. He was a four-time KCAC Coach of the Year while leading Kansas Wesleyan to four conference championships. He coached football, track and field, golf, tennis and basketball while also serving as athletic director.
Another posthumous inductee is Warren Jabali. He left Wichita State ranking in the top five in program history in career assists, points and rebounds before playing seven years professionally in the American Basketball Association.
Rounding out the class is Roy Turner. Turner coached the Wichita Wings indoor soccer team for 11 years and also served as the tournament director for the Wichita Open professional golf tournament.