Marty Hendin

Inducted: 2003

Marty Hendin was inducted in the category of distinguished services for his work and dedication to the UMSL Athletic Department throughout the years. Hendin began his services to the athletic department as a student when he served as the statistician and public relations person for the men’s basketball team. In addition, Hendin was the first sportswriters on the staff of the UMSL student newspaper, The Current, where he later served as the Sports Editor. Hendin was the founder and president of the school’s first pep club, The Steamers, organizing road trips for fans to support the basketball team.

Hendin was also supportive of other UMSL sports, having been in attendance at both the first baseball game and the first men’s soccer game for the UMSL programs. Hendin has also served as president of the UMSL Alumni Association Board of Directors, where he helped promote the benefits of athletics to the future of the university and its long-term promotion. He has also served on the executive committee as Vice-President and chair of the Red and Gold Club and has played a significant role in re-introducing Homecoming activities, including the Alumni Family Day, and the creation of the Tip-Off Luncheon, and the creation of the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame.

Hendin has exemplified the true meaning of the word fan in every sense of the word through his efforts and involvement in support of the UMSL Athletic Department throughout the years.





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