Hall of Fame Class of 2000

2000 Hall of Fame Class

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Norman L. Brown

Norm Brown, Class of 1963, not only lettered in football and golf during his days as a Tiger, but excelled at both. Former Coach LeNormal L. Brownster Craft attributes much of Georgetown's success from Brown's era to his "outstanding leadership and attitude." He was a multiple-year All-Conference selection in football and served as co-captain of both the football and golf teams at Georgetown. While at GC, he was honored as the school's first Earl Hundley Award winner. Brown's success continued beyond sports and beyond Georgetown as he graduated from Harvard Business School and became a leader in business and industry. He went on to found American Electric Supply, now one of the most successful companies of its kind in Kentucky.


Philip R. KazeePhilip R. Kazee


Philip Kazee, Class of 1955, was a standout track and field athlete while at Georgetown, becoming the first runner at Georgetown to finish the 100-yard dash in 10 seconds or less. Kazee anchored the powerful Georgetown track and field teams of legendary coach L.E. "Brad" Jones. He was a three-time conference champion in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and the low hurdles and was dubbed "the fastest human in Kentucky" by Lexington Herald Leader sportswriter Billy Thompson. In over 70 races at GC, Kazee finished first, second or third in all but one, scoring 399 of a possible 450 meet points for the Tigers. After graduation, Kazee returned to Georgetown as an assistant coach before entering a career in the ministry.


Bruce McNortonBruce McNorton


Bruce McNorton, Class of 1982, became Georgetown College's most successful professional sports product after a 10-year playing career as a defensive back for the Detroit Lions. While in the NFL he established himself as one of the Lions' all-time great defensive backs, helping Detroit to a division title in 1983. In that year, he also led the Lions and was tied for the lead in the NFL with seven interceptions. While at Georgetown, McNorton was among the nation's leaders in kickoff returns and set the Tigers' standard with 24 career interceptions - a record which remains nearly 20 years after his playing days.


Dick VoriesDick Vories


Dick Vories, Class of 1964, is one of the first names that comes to mind when thinking of the Glory Days of Georgetown College basketball. Vories helped the Tigers to three NAIA National Tournament appearances and the 1960-61 runners-up spot. He was the first Charles S. Stevenson Hustle Award winner from GC, winning in 1961, and a member of the National Tournament All-Tourney team that year. He ended his Tiger career number one on the school's all-time scoring list and, at the time, was the highest scoring player in the history of Kentucky colleges. He was both an NAIA and UPI All-American and a four-time All-KIAC selection and the 1964 KIAC MVP. A standout off the floor as well, Vories was selected for Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.


Bob VoskuhlBob Voskuhl


Bob Voskuhl, Class of 1951, was perhaps the most versatile athlete to play at Georgetown College. He became the first Tiger ever to win 12 varsity letters - four each in football, basketball and baseball. He led Georgetown to three straight KIAC basketball titles from 1947-50 while earning All-Conference and Little All-American honors and was the first Georgetown College athlete drafted by the NFL (Cleveland Browns). Then Louisville coach John Dromo called Voskuhl, "The greatest small college athlete I have ever seen."