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Quarterback Darell Bevell jumps for joy after his 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the 1994 Rose Bowl clinched the Badgers' victory over UCLA.

Rose Bowl-winning quarterbacks Darrell Bevell and Brooks Bollinger were among 11 players named to be inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame.

They joined former UW athletes Tracy Webster (men's basketball), Tamara Moore (women's basketball), Sara Bauer (women's hockey), Bob Suter (men's hockey), Brian Elliott (men's hockey), Chris Solinsky (men's cross country and track and field) and Arlie Schardt (men's cross country and track and field) in the group.

Former Badgers baseball coach Guy Lowman was selected from the coach/staff category. UW Marching Band director Mike Leckrone was chosen for special service.

The group will be inducted at a ceremony Sept. 29 at Union South.

Bevell led the 1993 Badgers football team to a 10-1-1 record and the school's first Rose Bowl victory, scoring on a 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Six years later, Bollinger was quarterback as the Badgers won the Rose Bowl again. He was the 1999 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and finished with a 30-12 record as a four-year starter at UW.

Webster was a key player as the Badgers men's basketball team ended a long drought by making the 1994 NCAA Tournament. He still holds the team record for career assists with 501.

A two-time honorable mention All-American, Moore was the MVP as the Badgers won the 1999 WNIT. She holds UW records for career steals and assists and played six seasons in the WNBA.

In 2006, Bauer became the Badgers' first winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in Division I women's hockey. She helped UW to back-to-back NCAA titles in 2006 and 2007.

Suter was a member of the Badgers' 1977 men's hockey NCAA championship team, then became an Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team in 1980. After his playing career, he was synonymous with youth hockey in the Madison until his death in 2014.

Elliott set school records for career goals-against average (1.78) and save percentage (.931) and was the goaltender for the 2006 NCAA men's hockey championship team. He has played 10 seasons in the NHL with four teams.

Solinsky was initially left off the list of 2017 inductees but was later added. He won five NCAA track titles in a collegiate career than ran from 2003 to 2007. One of them was the 5,000-meters title at the 2007 indoor championship, which helped the Badgers to the first indoor national title for a Big Ten Conference school.

Schardt became the first Badgers athlete to win an Olympic gold medal when he was part of the 3,000-meter U.S. team in the 1920 Games in Antwerp, Belgium. He was captain of UW's 1915 cross country team that won the Big Ten Conference and national titles.

Lowman also coached football and basketball, but he's primarily remembered for leading the Badgers' baseball team in 1918 and from 1921 to 1932. He won the 1930 Big Ten title and had a 140-105 career record.

Leckrone has been a presence at UW athletics events since taking over as band director in 1969. He's already a member of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame and Wisconsin Football Hall of Fame.


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