Former Huskie 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.
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