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The 1983 Hall of Fame Inductees

 ROSS COLLINS Helped lead the Eagles' golf team to Long Star Conference championships in 1946 and 1947. He was the runner-up medalist at the 1947 conference championships and also earned three letters in tennis and basketball at North Texas.

FREDDIE HOPKINS The leading scorer on the Eagles' basketball team for three consecutive seasons, Hopkins remains the school's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,535 career points. His 23.3-point scoring average during the 1955-56 season still ranks No. 4 in school history and Hopkins remains the school's top 10 in career field goal percentage and made field goals.

WINTON "POP" NOAH Lettered in both track and football at North Texas and went on to coach track at his school for 24 years. He also coached for 20 years at Dallas Adamson High School, which helped earn him induction into the Texas High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 1962.

PETE SHANDS The winningest basketball coach in North Texas history with 217 victories during a 22-season tenure from 1936-59. His best teams included going 18-4 in 1952-53 and 19-9 in 1953-54.