The legacy of University of Minnesota athletics will be celebrated next Thursday, Sept. 22 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, when eight former Golden Gopher student-athletes are inducted into the "M" Club Hall of Fame.
Each day until then, we will preview one of the eight inductees with a special video. First up is former Golden Gopher wrestling legend Garth Lappin. For a list of all inductees, click here.
A native of Maplewood, Minnesota Robb Quinlan played first base for the Golden Gophers from 1996 to 1999 and was a three-time first team, all-Big Ten selection ending his career as the Big Ten's all-time hits leader with 345. In addition to his 345 career hits, Quinlan also established Minnesota career records for at bats, runs batted in, doubles, home runs, and total bases.
Quinlan was drafted into the thirty-third round following his junior year season, but returned to play for the Gophers as a senior. He was then taken by the Anaheim Angels in the tenth round of the 1999 draft and was a backup corner infielder and outfielder with the Angels from 2003-2010.
Quinlan, who served as a volunteer coach with the Gophers during the final month of the 2011 season currently lives in Plymouth with his wife Amanda.
The official induction of the 2011 class will take place during a ceremony to be held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall (2128 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455) on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.Tickets are available for purchase online through the University of Minnesota ticket office at www.tickets.umn.edu or by calling the Northrop ticket office at 612-624-2345.