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January 30, 2008

ULM Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced

The L Club in conjunction with the ULM Alumni Association and the ULM Athletic Foundation announced its 2008 ULM Sports Hall of Fame induction class on Tuesday.

The class of Claude Brumfield (football), John David Crow (football coach & administration), Glenn Flemming (football), Jimmy Walker (men's basketball) and Don Warren (track & field) will all be inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend April 4-5 in Monroe, La.

"This is an exciting time for the L Club and its sponsorship of the Sports Hall of Fame," L Club president Bob Cooper said. "Each of these inductees represents former letter award winners and the university in a way we can all take pride. They are now formally recognized as a permanent part of the most distinguished letter award winners from ULM and we look forward to honoring their selection."

The weekend includes a golf tournament at Pine Hills on Friday at 1:00 and the induction ceremony at noon on Saturday in the SUB Ballroom.

Brumfield was one of the team captains for the 1987 1-AA National Championship Football Team. Claude made the Kodak, Walter Camp, Sports Network, Football News and AP All-American teams in 1987. He was a first-team all-conference and all-state selection in 1987 and a second-team all conference in 1986. Brumfield had 27 tackles in 1984, 33 in 1985, 52 in 1986 and 50 tackles in 1987.

Coach Crow served as ULM's head football coach and athletic director for five years. In 1980 he registered his best season 7-4-0 and in 1980 guided his squad to a 6-4-1 mark. He was a near-unanimous choice for the Louisiana "Coach of the Year" in 1980. Coach Crow was also only the second Heisman Trophy winner to be a collegiate head coach. While athletic director, Coach Crow was instrumental in the construction of the Malone Stadium and ULM Baseball complex.

Flemming was ULM's first two-time first team All-American in football. He played nose guard and linebacker. Flemming was named All-America in 1973-74. He still holds school records for most first hits with 113 and most blocked field goals with three.

Walker was a three-time all-Gulf States Conference basketball player. He still ranks among ULM's top 20 scorers with 1,217 career points. He led the team in several categories during his career including scoring (1963-64, 17.8), FG%(1963-64, .443), rebounding twice (1962-63, 10.7, and 1963-64, 9.9). His top single game efforts were 34 points vs. Louisiana Tech and 21 rebounds vs. Southeastern Louisiana.

Warren was the NAIA national long jump champion in 1970 and was named All-American. He once held a school record of 25-0 feet.

For more information about ULM's Sports Hall of Fame, contact Billy Laird at (318) 342-5420 or or visit

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