Dayton Flyers to induct three new members into Athletic Hall of Fame

After signing a national letter of intent to play at the University of Dayton, Trotwood Madison basketball star Chris Wright gets at UD hat placed
on his head by his mother Ernestine Grigsby. Photo by Jim Witmer

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After signing a national letter of intent to play at the University of Dayton, Trotwood Madison basketball star Chris Wright gets at UD hat placed on his head by his mother Ernestine Grigsby. Photo by Jim Witmer

The University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame will add three members Saturday when Chris Wright, Tim Wabler and Kristin Daugherty Ronai are honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Massachusetts at UD Arena.

The total number of Dayton Flyers in the Hall of Fame will reach 185. Here’s a quick summary of three newest inductees:

Wright: The 2011 graduate played for the Flyers from 2007-11, setting school records for career dunks (177) and blocked shots (162). He ranks fifth in career offensive rebounds (298), 10th in rebounding (887) and 15th in career scoring (1,601 points).

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University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler speaks to a press conference where he announced his retirement on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler speaks to a press conference where he announced his retirement on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

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University of Dayton Director of Athletics Tim Wabler speaks to a press conference where he announced his retirement on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Wabler: The 1974 graduate was a three-time UD pitcher of the year but made his biggest impact during his seven-year tenure (2008-15) as athletic director. Dayton won 29 conference championships in various sports, and 21 teams reached the NCAA tournament. Dayton hired Archie Miller, who led the Flyers to the Elite Eight and to four straight NCAA tournament appearances, during Wabler's tenure.

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Kristin Daugherty (middle), of Dayton, is trapped by Wright State defenders Shey Peddy (top) and Molly Fox. The possession arrow was in favor of Wright State, giving them the ball. Dayton went on to win the game 59 to 56.

Credit: Ron Alvey

Kristin Daugherty (middle), of Dayton, is trapped by Wright State defenders Shey Peddy (top) and Molly Fox. The possession arrow was in favor of Wright State, giving them the ball. Dayton went on to win the game 59 to 56.

Credit: Ron Alvey

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Kristin Daugherty (middle), of Dayton, is trapped by Wright State defenders Shey Peddy (top) and Molly Fox. The possession arrow was in favor of Wright State, giving them the ball. Dayton went on to win the game 59 to 56.

Credit: Ron Alvey

Credit: Ron Alvey

Ronai: The 2011 graduate ranks eighth in career scoring with 1,498 points, second in games played in (135), fourth in minutes played (3,678, 27.2 per game) and sixth in free throws made (276) and three-pointers made (146). She played for the first Dayton women's basketball team to win a NCAA tournament game.

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