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People 26 Hall of Famers

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Nick Anderson

11th pick in 1989 NBA Draft

1,172 points in two seasons

Irving Azoff

2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment

Ashley Berggren

Illinois Athletics HOF

Now living in London

Chuck Bowsher

U.S. comptroller general

Reagan appointee (1981-96)

Tonja Buford-Bailey

3-time Olympian

1992 NCAA hurdles champ

Dick Butkus

UI retired his No. 50

Pro, College Football HOF

Jeff Piper

Managing director

Svoboda Capital Partners

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John Cioffi

‘The father of DSL’

Internet Hall of Famer

Annie Crawley

Underwater photographer

Women Divers Hall of Famer

Jean Driscoll

8 Boston Marathon wins

USOC Hall of Famer

Perdita Felicien

2-time Summer Olympian

Illini Athletics HOF

Darrin Fletcher

14-year MLB catcher

Illini Athletics HOF

Jenna Hall

Illinois Athletics HOF

Ohio State assistant coach

Yoshi Hayasaki

USA Gymnastics HOF

Won ’89 NCAA title

Erik Henriksen

Made 3 Olympic teams

1999 U.S. Speedskating Hall of Famer

Lou Henson

Winningest basketball coach

423-224, 11 NCAA bids

James Holzhauer

Professional sports gambler

Won $2,464,216 on 'Jeopardy!'

Paul Ingrassia

Shared 1993 Pulitzer for beat reporting

Died in 2019 at age 69

Mannie Jackson

Basketball Hall of Famer

CEO, Harlem Globetrotters

Steve Kang

Former UI engineering dean

Silicon Valley Hall of Famer

Ed Krol

Internet Hall of Famer

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet’ author

Nancy Thies Marshall

1972 Olympic gymnast

Illini Athletics HOF

Larry McCarren

Packers Hall of Famer

All-Big Ten center

John Schlitt

Original lead vocalist

Head East

Don Scifres

Laser physics pioneer

UI Engineering HOF