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Tuesday, July 02, 2013ONU pair are selected for induction
Ludwig and Jones will join former men's basketball coach Joe Campoli and Ohio Northern's 1993 men's basketball team as recent inductees into the prestigious shrine.
Former players Dean Chance, Helen Darling, Henry Finkel, Dennis Hopson, Campy Russell, Georgia Schweitzer Beasley and Nick Weatherspoon will join coaches Brian Agler, Vince Chickerella, Walter Harrop, Ed Jucker and Jerry Scheve as individuals to be honored.
The two teams entering the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame will be Wright State University's 1983 NCAA Men's Division II national champions and the Wilmington College women's team that won the 2004 NCAA Division III national title.
Joe Pangrazio, the 2014 officiating honoree, was selected by his fellow officials. All other selections are made by a panel of Ohio College All-Americans, NBA Hall of Fame players, Ohio high school and college coaches, and the OBHOF board of directors.
Ludwig is considered one of the developers and guardians of women's athletics at ONU.
After receiving her bachelor's degree from ONU in 1944, Ludwig paved the way for women's athletics at Ohio Northern. She was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame in 1989.
A professor in the Department Physical Education (1963-84), Ludwig was critical in the formation of women's teams before and during the implementation of Title IX.
During her tenure at ONU, Ludwig was instrumental in hiring coaching legends Gayle Lauth (softball, basketball) and Sheila Wallace (volleyball). She helped Lauth form the ONU softball team (1968) and was volleyball coach for two years.
Ludwig served as an assistant athletic director, the academic director of the physical education department and a head or assistant coach for nearly all of ONU's female teams before retiring in 1984.
Jones was one of the best basketball players in Ohio Northern history and a key player on the Polar Bears' 1993 NCAA Division III national championship team.
Jones was named the 1995 D-III and Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He was first-team all-America in 1995, a second-team choice in 1994 and a three-time all-OAC honoree.
A three-year letterman (1993-95), Jones helped ONU teams post a 63-20 overall record and earn the 1993 and 1995 OAC crowns. His 1,575 career points are currently fourth on ONU's all-time list. His 634 points in 1995 remains the school's single-season record.
Jones also recorded 695 career rebounds, 185 steals, 233 assists and 64 blocked shots.
He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from ONU (1997) and was inducted into the ONU Hall of Fame in 2007.
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