Michigan State will induct nine Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 15, as part of its annual “Celebrate” weekend. The 2023 Hall of Fame Class includes: Guy Busch (men’s soccer), Nicole Bush (women’s cross country/track & field), Al Dorow (football), Stan Drobac (men’s tennis), Rob Ellis (baseball), Nance Lyons Hall (field hockey/softball), David Morgan (wrestling), Emily Regan (rowing) and Javon Ringer (football).
“This year’s Hall of Fame Class includes record-breakers, trailblazers and innovators,” said Michigan State Vice President and Director of Athletics Alan Haller. “The honorees have experienced team success and individual accolades and many have left a foundation of success on which current programs now stand, while others have helped grow their sport. From Al Dorow’s first career start at quarterback in 1949, all the way up until Emily Regan’s final Big Ten Championship in 2010, and countless achievements in between, the nine-member class touches part of eight decades of Spartan success. Combined with the 10 different programs honored, it demonstrates the depth and diversity of Spartan excellence.”
The Celebrate 2023 weekend includes the 13th-annual Varsity Letter Jacket Presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday. There will also be a special recognition of the 2023 MSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class during the Michigan State-Washington football game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 16.
The MSU Athletics Hall of Fame, located in the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center, opened on Oct. 1, 1999, and displays plaques of the 171 previous inductees. The charter class of 30 former Spartan student-athletes, coaches and administrators was inducted in 1992.
Below are bios on the nine inductees for the 2023 Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame Class:
Men’s Soccer (1965-67)
St. Louis, Mo.
One of the most decorated players in Michigan State men’s soccer history, Guy Busch is one of the trailblazers of the storied Michigan State men’s soccer program.
Over 50 years after the hanging up his boots, Busch remains the Spartan leader in points scored with 130. He is also second all-time in goals scored with 54 and tied for fourth in assists with 22.
When Michigan State Vice President and Director of Athletics Alan…