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Liggett to induct seven


September 27, 2012
University Liggett School invites the community to attend the induction of seven people into the school's Alumni Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday, Oct. 5, at the school's Manoogian Arts Wing.

A reception at 5 p.m. precedes the ceremony, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

This year's inductees are:

•Bob Wood, Grosse Pointe University School Class of 1959. Wood played football, basketball, tennis and baseball since fourth grade. In tennis, he and doubles partner George Haggarty won state doubles championships as sophomores, juniors and seniors and helped the team to state championships in three of four years. Wood later became Liggett's athletic director, tennis coach and freshmen advisor of 37 years and is the only high school tennis coach inducted into the National Federation of High School's Hall of Fame. This is his fourth induction into an athletic hall of fame.

•Art Getz, GPUS Class of 1967. Getz earned varsity letters in football his sophomore, junior and senior years and set single-season and career school records for completion percentage, touchdown passes and yardage during his junior season at quarterback. He also played varsity basketball for three years, making All-Suburban and All-State honors his senior year, and was starting shortstop on the varsity baseball team for three years as well.

•Allen Taber, ULS Class of 1980. Taber was an all-star hockey player, instrumental in the school's 1980 state championship team. He also played football and baseball.

•Kevin Crociata, ULS Class of 1990. Crociata earned varsity letters all four years in baseball and basketball and lettered in cross country as a freshman. A member of the 1990 Michigan East All-Star team, he was recruited by Stanford, Notre Dame, Yale University and Northwestern University in baseball. As starting point guard in basketball, he helped lead the team to four league championships.

•Heather Heidel Petty, ULS Class of 1993. Petty was a varsity tennis player for four years during the team's move from Class C to Class A competition. In that time, she was captain, MVP and won team state championships all four years. USA Today recognized her on its All-America team. She also played soccer, in which she was MVP and held the school record for most goals scored, and varsity ice hockey. She received a tennis scholarship to Kansas University, where she also played soccer.

•Lauren Ealba, ULS Class of 2002. Ealba received All-State, All-Region, All-District and All-Conference honors in soccer each of her four years on the varsity team. She was team captain and MVP for three years and also was the Metro Conference MVP for two years. Ealba currently holds school records for goals scored in a season (46, 2000) and goals scored in a career (139, from 1999-2002). She also played tennis and ice hockey, making All-State and All-Region teams in both, as well as the 2002 High School Tennis All-America team.

•Muriel Brock, coach emeritus. Brock coached Liggett's girls teams for 36 years, as well as founded and headed the school's summer camps, many of which still exist.

This year's group joins last year's inaugural class, which includes: Bruce Garbutt, Chuck Wright, Onni Killefer, Andrea Kincannon, Michael Coello and Doug Wood. Liggett created the Alumni Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 to commemorate the rich athletic history at Liggett and its predecessor schools.

To make a reservation for the Oct. 5 ceremony, RSVP to (313) 884-4444, ext. 415 by Monday,

Oct. 1.

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