Hanning Selected for "M" Club Hall of Fame
Bob Hanning

June 12, 2014

"M" Club Hall of Fame announcement

MINNEAPOLIS – Former Golden Gopher gymnast Bob Hanning has been selected for induction into the University of Minnesota "M" Club Hall of Fame. The "M" Club is one of the nation’s oldest varsity letterwinner organizations.

"Everyone who earns a coveted 'M' as a varsity letterwinner at Minnesota has accomplished something exceptional," said George Adzick, director of the "M" Club. "Those who are being inducted into the 'M' Club Hall of Fame this year are joining an extraordinary group, those whose achievements surpassed exceptional and became an integral part of the history of Gopher Athletics."

A student-athlete from 1938 to 1940, Hanning was the first Gopher to capture an individual national title in men’s gymnastics. Hanning won the Big Ten and NCAA parallel bars crowns in 1940.

To date, Hanning is just one of two Gophers to take home an NCAA parallel bars championship, the other being John Roethlisberger in 1991.

Hanning was also a two-time All-American honoree, for "side horse" and parallel bars in 1939 and parallel bars in 1940. A three-time letter winner, Hanning helped the Gophers finish in the top five at the NCAA championships for three straight years, as well as three straight years as Big Ten champions or runners-up.

This year’s class will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 9 starting at 6 p.m.

With the addition of 13 new inductees in this year’s class, the "M" Club Hall of Fame now has 319 members representing student-athletes from 27 different varsity sports, as well as coaches and administrators.

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