Photo courtesy of St. Ignace News | Dave Latva
The 2011 Class of the 40th Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame was inducted at Danforth Place in Escanaba Saturday. Members or their representatives include: (front, from left) Kris Bullock Dunbar of Sault Ste. Marie, Kay Freeman, wife of inductee Dave Freeman, of Marquette, William Denton Gray, great-grand-nephew of inductee William Denton (Dolly) Gray of Houghton, Sara Boyer of Rapid River, Robin Balster, daughter of inductee John Flanagan of Escanaba; (back) Scott Hebert of Escanaba, Alan Kimichik of Norway, Jeff Nault of Escanaba, Scott Weaver of Sault Ste. Marie, and Jan Quarless of Iron River.
Dunbar, who played for and coached the Lake Superior State women's basketball team, is the current director of athletics at LSSU. Dunbar became LSSU's athletic director in 2006 and oversees 15 varsity sports. She is the daughter of Tim and Pat Bullock. Tim Bullock was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
"I remember when my dad was writing his speech for his U.P. Sports Hall of Fame induction," Dunbar told the Soo Evening News prior to Saturday's induction. "It's humbling to join a prestigious group like this. It's nice that my parents and family will be there for the banquet Saturday."
Kris is married to Al Dunbar, and they are the parents of two boys, Tyler (7) and Jaylen (5).