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    Henderson State alums Ken Duke and Don Campbell are among the class of 2014 to be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HSU) - A total of eleven inductees will be honored when the organization holds its 56th annual induction banquet on Friday, Feb. 28. The banquet will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

    The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will consist of six inductees from the regular category, three inductees from the senior category and two inductees from the posthumous category.

    Wally Hall of Little Rock is the organization's president, and Ray Tucker serves as executive director. The Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1959.

    Duke, a professional golfer who was born in Hope, grew up in Arkadelphia and played college golf at Henderson State from 1989-92.

    Duke was a four-time All-AIC and four-time AIC Player of the Year selection. He holds the AIC record for stroke average in a season (68.4) and was a 1992 NAIA All-American. Duke became the first Henderson player to play in a PGA event (1996 Greater Vancouver Open).

    Duke was the leading money-winner on the Nationwide Tour (now Web.com Tour) in 2006 and was named Player of the Year.

    Last June, Duke won the Travelers Championship, beating Chris Stroud with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. It was Duke's first PGA Tour win. He also has two wins on the Nationwide Tour and two wins on the Canadian Tour.

    As a seventh grader, Duke was diagnosed with scoliosis. Doctors at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock determined that he had a 26 percent curvature of the spine and advised him to wear a back brace 23 hours a day. He underwent surgery two years later after the curvature reached 51 percent. Surgeons attached a 16-inch metal rod to his spine, but Duke returned to his high school golf team within months.

    Duke was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in October. His best finish in a major championship came when he tied for 13th in the 2008 PGA Championship. He has made the cut at all four major championships in his career.

    Duke was inducted into the Reddie Hall of Honor in 1999.

    Campbell was a longtime high school football coach who had stints at Corning, Sheridan and Wynne.

    Campbell, a Forrest City native who graduated from Henderson State in 1968, was a head coach for 10 years at Corning, five years at Sheridan and 16 years at Wynne.

    A 1968 graduate of Henderson State, Campbell jumped right into the coaching profession beginning his career at Luxora Junior High and then moving to Corning Junior High School.

    Campbell took over as the head coach at Corning High School in 1976 leading the team to a district championship and a State Playoff appearance ending that season with a 10-2 record.

    Campbell spent 10 years at Corning compiling an 80-28-2 record, winning seven district titles. Campbell went on to coach at Sheridan High School from 1986 to 1990 before taking over at Wynne High School in 1991.

    Nicknamed "The General", Campbell coached for 16 years at Wynne compiling a 147-46-3 record while winning eight district titles, appearing in state playoffs all 16 years and winning state championships in 2001 and 2004.

    In 1987, he was awarded the Lowell Manning Award as the state's outstanding coach. He was selected for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008, a year after having received the first Paul Eells Award from the Arkansas chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Campbell, who served on the all-star football coaching staff nine times (five of those times he was the head coach of the East squad).

    Campbell retired after the 2006 season with a 257-98-6 record. Campbell was inducted into the Reddie Hall of Honor in 2010.

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