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FMcDonaldFrank W. McDonald

Participated as an integral part of the football, basketball and track teams at Baker, lettering in each.

Was elected captain of the state championship basketball team that lost only one game in 1919.

Served as president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Baker University Athletic Association.

Worked three summers on the Chautauqua circuit where he became well acquainted with the honorable William Jennings Bryan.

Spent 13 years at Haskell Indian School serving as assistant football coach, head coach of basketball and track, chairman of the stadium financial committee and director of athletics.

Responsible for the fund-raising and building of Haskell Stadium dedicated in 1926.

Organized and served as president of the Young Democrat Club of Douglas County. Later served as State President of the Young Democrats.

Close personal friend and consultant to former Kansas governors George Docking and Robert Docking. Served as chairman of their gubernatorial campaigns.

Founded and owned the McDonald Beverage Company of Lawrence, Kan.

Served eight years as chairman of the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Previously inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame and the State of Kansas Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Nomination Procedures

Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

Nominating Categories

- Former Baker University athletes

- Current and former coaches or athletic administrators

- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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