Friends University to Honor Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Jan. 16

News Date: 
Mon. 01/07/2013

Friends University will induct three graduates and a former coach into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame Jan. 16 in Garvey Physical Education Center. The induction ceremony will take place between the women's and men's basketball games at approximately 7:45 p.m.

The four honored inductees include:

  • Jim Littell of Stillwater, Okla. Littell served as a former Friends University basketball coach from 1983-1988. He currently serves as the head women’s basketball coach at Oklahoma State University. He is being recognized for his involvement with the basketball program at Friends University.
  • Lance Deckinger of Wichita. Deckinger is a 1989 (bachelor’s) and 2002 (master’s) graduate and former assistant soccer coach. He currently serves as athletic director at Northwest High School in Wichita. He is being recognized for baseball and soccer and for his service as assistant soccer coach.
  • Shelby Swindle-Naccarato of Valley Center. Naccarato is a 1985 graduate. She currently serves as an outside procurement agent at Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. She is being recognized for volleyball and softball.
  • Orla Morton, formerly of Richardson, Tex. Morton was a 1935 graduate of Friends University and is receiving the award posthumously. He is being recognized for football, basketball and track.

For more information about the Friends University Athletic Hall of Fame, please contact the Athletic Office at 316-295-5700 or

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