Former Illinois State basketball star and Olympian Charlotte Lewis was selected as one of six inductees in the 20th Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame class. She joins the MVC Hall of Fame in the Institutional Great category, which recognizes coaches, student-athletes and administrators who represented a current league school, when their institution was not a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Lewis is the 11th Illinois State representative in the MVC Hall of Fame, joining Kenneth “Buzz” Shaw (1998), Doug Collins (1998), Cathy Boswell (2003), Will Robinson (2003), Jill Hutchison (2008), John Coughlan (2009), Linda Herman (2014), D.A. Weibring (2015), Dave Bergman (2016) and Sue Daggett Miller (2016).
For the 14th time in 15 years, the league will conduct its annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship next March 2-5. The March 3 festivities will begin with an 8 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets to the 2017 Hall of Fame event—scheduled to be held in the Peabody Opera House adjacent to Scottrade Center—can be obtained by calling the league office at (314) 444-4300. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.