Sept. 22, 2008
Five former Baker University standouts — Brent Dorsey, Roger Anderson Farmer, Richard Hedges, Ted Potter and Bob Shores — will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.
The Hall of Famers will be honored before Baker’s 2 p.m. football game on Oct. 4 in the Hall of Fame Rotunda at the Collins Center. They will also be recognized at halftime of the Baker-Graceland game at Liston Stadium.
Here’s a look at Baker’s 2008 Hall of Fame class:
Brent Dorsey, 1998
One of two Baker basketball players to have his number retired, Brent Dorsey set all-time records for points in a career (2,501), three-pointers in a career (353) and single season (107). Honored as the Heart of America Athletic Conference Freshman of the Yeaer in 1995, Dorsey was a three-time all-HAAC first-team selection and was named HAAC Player of the Year as a senior in 1998. He also earned NAIA Div. II second-team honors his senior season. Dorsey is an assistant claims manager at Great American Insurance Company and also manages a family farm with his father in nearby Wellsville.
Roger Anderson Farmer, 1978
A two-year starter for Baker’s football team after transferring from Eastern Arizona Junior College, Roger Anderson Farmer caught 59 passes for 1,104 yards and scored 15 touchdowns his senior season, earning first-team all-conference, all-district and All-American honors. He played briefly with the Baltimore Colts and New York Jets in the National Football League. From 1988 to 2000, Farmer was a firefighter and emergency medical technician for Providence, R.I. Since 2001, he has worked for the East Providence Alternative Learning Program.
Richard Hedges, 1960
Richard Hedges was a four-year letter winner in football and all-conference selection for the Wildcats his senior year. He taught and coached football at Baldwin High from 1960 to 1965 before serving as an assistant principal and coach at Kansas high schools in Columbus, Fort Scott and Hutchinson. Hedges was principal at Fort Scott High School from 1979 to 1983 before serving two terms as president of Fort Scott Community College.
Ted Potter, 1954
A four-year letter winner in tennis and three-year basketball letterman, Ted Potter was Baker’s first tennis conference champion and a runner-up at nationals in 1953. Professionally, Potter brought national recognition to Winston-Salem, N.C., as the executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art from 1967 to 1991. Potter later served as the director of Florida's Atlantic Center for the Arts, the director of the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans and the director of the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. (He will be inducted posthumously).
Bob Shores, 1958
An all-conference defensive tackle and three-year letter winner, Bob Shores taught and coached at Kansas high schools in Oneida, Blue Rapids, Yates Center and Fort Scott before moving to Fort Scott Community College as a counselor, administrator and coach. While at Fort Scott CC, he served as the football team’s defensive coordinator from 1966 to 1977 for the Greyhounds, who won the national junior college title in 1970. He also served eight years on Fort Scott’s Board of Trustees.
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