2013 M-Club Hall Of Fame Class Announced

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Aug 21, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss M-Club Association will honor a group of six outstanding individuals this fall, five with induction into the M-Club Hall of Fame and one with the Lotterhos Service Award.

The 2013 Class of M-Club Hall of Fame inductees includes Art Bressler (football, 1971-73), Joe Harvell (basketball, 1990-93), Stacy Hudson-Rich (track and field, 1990, 1993-94), Pascale Piquemal (women’s tennis, 1991-94) and the late Stan Torgerson, who became an Ole Miss legend as the “Voice of the Rebels,” for 17 years.

The Lotterhos Service Award Recipient this year will go to David Wells, who devoted 37 years to Ole Miss as a player, coach and administrator, and now serves as a special assistant to Athletics Director Ross Bjork.   Established in 2008, this award is based on leadership, dedication, service and commitment to the M-Club.

The Chapter will host the annual M-Club Hall of Fame and Service Award Reception and Banquet for this year’s recipients on Friday, Oct. 17. The event will be held at The Inn at Ole Miss in the Gertrude C. Ford Ballroom. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.  The recipients will also be honored the next day at the LSU football game.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Please make your reservation by Oct. 9, via the Alumni Association’s website, www.olemissalumni.com/events.

Below are brief bios on the newest inductees:

Art Bressler (1971-73): A three-year letterwinner for the Rebel football team from 1971-73, Art Bressler was a two-time All-SEC selection at offensive guard, earning the honor in 1972 from the Associated Press and again in 1973 from the AP and the United Press International (UPI).  A native of Biloxi, Bressler started every game for the Rebels and helped elevate the Rebels’ rushing attack from fifth in the SEC to fourth in ’71 and to a tie for second in 1972.

Joe Harvell (1990-93): A four-year letterwinner (1990-93) on the basketball court, Joe Harvell is one of the top players in Ole Miss history.   After earning Freshman All-America honors, Harvell earned All-SEC accolades in each of the next three seasons.   Harvell racked up 2,078 career points, which still ranks among the top 20 totals in league history and second on the Ole Miss charts.  

Stacy Hudson-Rich (1990, 1993-94): Stacy Hudson-Rich became the first outdoor All-American in track and field, earning the honor in 1994 in the 400-meter hurdles.   She ranks third in the record books in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.57.  Hudson was also part of the 4x400-meter relay team that ranks fifth all-time at Ole Miss.

Pascale Piquemal (1991-94): Pascale Piquemal enjoyed a fine career at Ole Miss (1991-94) both on the court and in the classroom.   The All-American participated in the NCAA Championships twice, teaming with Marie-Laure Bougnol to reach the semifinals in 1993 and the nationally-televised doubles finals in 1994. The duo advanced higher than any Lady Rebels in the history of the program.  Piquemal completed her senior year ranked ninth nationally in doubles.

Stan Torgerson: The late Stan Torgerson served as play-by-play announcer for 17 years at Ole Miss, as he was at the mike for 176 Rebel football games and 462 basketball games, a period which spanned four decades.  Torgerson first broadcast Ole Miss Rebel football in 1955 and 1956 over a Memphis radio station. He inaugurated the Ole Miss TV show in 1966 and then resumed his play-by-play work on the Rebel Radio Network from 1967 to 1973, and then from 1978 to 1984.  He helped organize the Ole Miss basketball network during the 1968-69 season and also did the College World Series when Ole Miss participated in 1972.

Lotterhos Service Award Recipient:

David Wells: David Wells began his association at Ole Miss as a student-athlete, lettering with the football team from 1963-65. He was a member of the Rebels’ 1963 SEC Championship football team and participated in three bowl games, including the 1964 Sugar Bowl in which he was the team’s leading receiver.   Wells was an assistant football coach at Ole Miss, including in 1977, the year the Rebels upset eventual National Champion Notre Dame.  In 1981, he became the director of the office of academic support at Ole Miss and then in 1994, Wells assumed the position of compliance director until his retirement in 2011.  Wells, who currently serves as a special advisor to the athletics director for compliance, also served as an advisor to the M-Club for three decades.

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