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Heelan grad Wengert to be inducted into ISU Hall of Fame

AMES, Iowa (KTIV) — Iowa State will induct six new members into their Athletics Hall of Fame and one is a Sioux City native. Don Wengert was a pitcher at Iowa State from 1989 to 1992 after graduating from Bishop Heelan. His 22 wins are the most in Cyclone history, and he was a two-time All-Big 8 selection.

Wengert was taken in the fourth round of the major league draft in 1992 and played seven years in the majors for six different teams, including the Cubs and Royals. His best season came in 1996 when he had seven wins for the A’s and made 25 starts. Wengert was inducted into the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2013.

Along with Wengert, five other Cyclone greats will be inducted this weekend. They include former ISU quarterback Seneca Wallace, who played ten years in the NFL. The group will be inducted at a special ceremony on Friday at Jack Trice Stadium. They will also be honored at halftime of Saturday’s football game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Brad Pautsch

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