Dr. Ralph J. Worthing

Induction Year: 2009

Dr. Ralph J. Worthing

Dr. Ralph J. Worthing was a top player and leader of Yellowjacket hockey's first national championship team and an outstanding scholar during his years at UW-Superior.

Dr. Worthing was named ICHA All-Conference and selected for the NAIA All-Tournament Team in 1975. The following year he served as a co-captain of the Yellowjackets' NAIA national championship team and was among the players who scored goals in the championship game.

Dr. Worthing ranks third in team history for goals scored with 88 and is tied for ninth in all-time points with 142.

An outstanding student, Dr. Worthing earned the conference hockey scholar-athlete award in 1974, 1975 and 1976 - the first three years it was presented. He received UW-Superior's Outstanding Senior Psychology Major Award for Academic Excellence in 1976 and graduated that year with top academic honors.

After graduating, Dr. Worthing continued his athletic career by participating in 50 marathons in addition to numerous shorter races, and by coaching youth basketball, softball and soccer.