baseball great Scott Simon (2003-07) is being inducted into Athletic Hall of
Fame at his alma mater Marian Central Catholic and will be honored Friday night
during the school's football game with Immaculate Conception at 7 p.m.
Simon, a native of
Algonquin, Ill., is Northern Illinois' all-time leader in hits with 318 and
held the Mid-American Conference's record until the 2012 season when Kent
State's Jimmy Rider broke the record. He also owns the NIU doubles record.
During his career
for the Huskies, Simon was twice named to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list
and was a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Earning All-MAC honors
in 2003, as well as Freshman All-America status, he was also a twice named to
the Mid-American Conference's All-Academic team.
Prior to NIIU he
was the Suburban Catholic League and Northwest Herald Player of the Year during
his senior year, when he hit for .536 with six home runs, striking out only
five times as the team's captain.
To read more about
the Marian Central Catholic Hall of Fame Class, click here.