B.J. Armstrong headlines 2023 Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame class

The University of Iowa Athletics has a new set of inductees to add to the Hawkeyes’ Hall of Fame.

The University announced on Tuesday its 10-person Hall of Fame class. The class will be inducted on Friday, Sept. 1—the night before Iowa football’s season opener against Utah State—and the induction ceremony is open to the public.

For a get-in price of $25, fans can join in honoring and welcoming Iowa’s 34th Hall of Fame Class. It’s headlined by three-time NBA Champion B.J. Armstrong.

It also includes Cherie Freddie (field hockey), Jolette Law (women’s basketball), Terri McFarland (softball), Brent Metcalf (wrestling), Peaches Roach Findlay (women’s track and field), Bill Seaberg (men’s basketball), J. Daniel Sherman (wrestling), Eric Steinbach (football) and Anne West Burmeister (rowing).

Armstrong was a player for the record books during his time in Iowa City, establishing himself as one of the greatest Hawkeye basketball players in program history. Armstrong was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the 1988 and 1989 seasons, earning second-team All-Big Ten accolades.

He led the Hawkeyes to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including their Elite Eight run in 1987. He still holds school NCAA Tournament single-game records in assists (10), 3-point field goals (6), free throws (16), and free throw attempts (20).

Armstrong finished his illustrious career in Iowa City as the program’s career assist leader with 517, still good for sixth all-time. His 1,705 career points are the seventh-most in program history. Armstrong’s number was quickly retired by Iowa in 1992.

B.J. Armstrong was never a pro whose stats jumped off the screen, but many who watched 90s’ basketball recognize the key contributions he made to the Chicago Bulls. Armstrong was a three-time NBA Champion with Chicago, providing a great tertiary scoring option to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

Armstrong was known for his great shooting ability, leading the NBA in three-point percentage in 1992. During his career in Chicago, Armstrong never shot below 40% from beyond the arc. He also earned a lone all-star appearance in 1993.

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