About WKU’s other 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Chela Counts

Forest “Frosty” Able 

Able was a former WKU basketball player from

1954-1956, helping his team earn three Ohio Valley Conference

Championships. A 6-foot-3 guard, Able averaged 18 points per game

and tallied 1,221 career points — No. 21 on WKU’s all-time scoring

leaders list. He was selected the No. 21 overall pick in the 1956

NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals, now known as the Philadelphia

76ers, where he played one year in the league. 

Mike Murray 

Murray was a WKU baseball player from 1977-1980.

During that time he set school records for career at-bats (804),

runs scored (180), hits (236), doubles (46) and stolen bases (89),

among others. He was named the 1980 Ohio Valley Conference Player

of the year. He hit .335 with 46 doubles, seven triples and 22 home

runs.  Murray is still ranked as one of the top 10 players in WKU

history in runs scored, at-bats, hits and doubles. He was drafted

in the 22nd round of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft to the

Cincinnati Reds, where he played for two years. 

Jack Turner 

Turner began his college basketball career at WKU in

1949 and earned All-Ohio Valley Conference honors three times.

After serving two years in the military during the Korean War, he

returned to WKU in 1953 when he earned his last All-OVC honor.

Turner finished his career totaling 1,123 points. He was the eighth

overall pick by New York Knicks in the 1954 NBA draft and was the

second player in WKU history to be selected in the first round.