Derek Jeter, Tom Izzo among 8 new inductees named Tuesday to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame



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EAST LANSING, Michigan — Derek Jeter and Tom Izzo are among the eight new inductees to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame announced the 2015 class Tuesday on the campus at Michigan State, where Izzo is entering his 20th season as the Spartans' basketball coach. Jeter went to high school in Kalamazoo before becoming a star for the New York Yankees.

The rest of the new class includes hockey stars Sergei Fedorov and Mike Modano, baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, Olympic gold medalist Sheila Taormina, bowler Aleta Sill and former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Doug English.

Fedorov helped the Detroit Red Wings to Stanley Cup titles in 1997, 1998 and 2002, and the Michigan-born Modano scored 561 goals in an NHL career that lasted more than two decades.

Larkin was a standout at the University of Michigan before going on to win the National League MVP award in 1995 as a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds.

Taormina, of Livonia, became the first woman to qualify for the Olympics in three different sports. She won gold as a swimmer in 1996, then made it as a triathlete in 2000 and 2004 and a modern pentathlete in 2008.

English played for the Lions from 1975-85 and had 13 sacks in the 1983 season.

Sill, of Dearborn, was the nation's first female professional bowler to reach $1 million in winnings.

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