Harvey Welch
    Harvey Welch

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Men's Basketball/1951-54/1986


    Welch was the first black athlete to earn a basketball letter at SIU. He was a two-time All-Conference pick, who ranked among the school's all-time scoring leaders. After graduation, he enjoyed a distinguished military career, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He later returned to SIU to become Dean for Student Life.