The SIU athletic department announced the 2013 Saluki Hall of Fame class Thursday.
This year’s class consisted of six former standout SIU athletes, including Jamaal Tatum, Arkee Whitlock, Cassidy Scoggins, Becky Lis, Joe Wallis and Tom McAneney.
Tatum, a men’s basketball team member from 2003-07, finished his career ranked in the school’s top 10 for career points (1,667), career three-point field goals (220) and steals (159). The Salukis made the NCAA tournament four times in Tatum’s career, which included a Sweet 16 appearance in 2007.
Whitlock was a member of the SIU football team from 2004-06 and finished his career with 4,241 rushing yards, which is second most of all-time. The running back holds the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season (25) and was named the College Sporting News National Player of the Year in 2006.
Scoggins pitched for the Saluki softball team from 2004-07. The three-time all-conference pitcher ranks second in school history for wins (81), complete games (79), shutouts (35) and no-hitters (6). The Salukis made the NCAA tournament four times while Scoggins was a member of the team.
Lis played first base for the softball team from 1994-97 and was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference first team in 1996 and 1997. At .362, Lis holds the school record for career batting average.
Wallis played center field for the SIU baseball team from 1971-73. He was the Salukis’ 1971 College World Series team’s leading hitter as he attained a .446 batting average, the school’s single season record. Wallis was named a first-team All-American in 1973 and played professionally from 1975-79 as a member of the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics.
McAneney swam for the Saluki swim team from 1964-66 and was a five-time All-American in the 100, 200, 500 and 1,650 meter freestyle in his junior and senior years. SIU tied for 12th and ninth place, respectively, in the NCAA in 1965 and 1966.
The class will be formally inducted into the Saluki Hall of Fame in a Feb. 15 ceremony.