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GShoreGeorge Shore

Graduated from Westport High School in Kansas City in 1948. Lettered in football, track, boxing and wrestling.

Started on both offense and defense for Wildcat football teams of the early 1950s. Won four letters in football. Was a terror on defense, winning defensive player of the year honors in 1953 through a point system devised by head football coach Karl Spear. Shore easily outdistanced every man in the competition. A co-captain of the 1953 team, he set an all-conference defensive tackling record against McPherson College with 19 unassisted and 12 assisted tackles.

Member of the B Club and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. After graduation he became an early pioneer in the health and fitness industry by opening 23 fitness salons in a six-state region. Received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Physical Fitness Association of America. In April 1995, he designed and donated a state-of-the-art weight training facility for Mabee Memorial Hall.

In 1996 he was the driving force behind the creation and implementation of a new Alumni Football Scholarship Fund. He lives in Overland Park, Kan., and is married to Janet. They have five children.

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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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