Shelton-Johnson Honored By TAC, Loggers Introduce Doug McArthur Classic
TACOMA, Wash. – Kaleb Shelton-Johnson finished his career as a basketball player and student at Puget Sound but wasn't done snagging some awards. Shelton-Johnson was awarded the Dick Hannula Amateur Athlete of the Year Award from the Tacoma Athletic Commission last weekend.
Shelton-Johnson had another solid season as a senior to wrap up a successful basketball and academic career at Puget Sound. He earned First Team All-NWC honors and Academic All-District honors following his senior season. He also led the Loggers to their second 20-win season in the last four years and an appearance in the NWC Tournament championship game.
Shelton-Johnson is just the third Logger to win the award since its inception in 1987 and the first since 2002. Former Logger football star Mike Oliphant was the first Logger to win the award in 1988 and Dana Boyle earned the distinction in 2002 after a track and cross country career that included multiple All-American honors and a national championship.
While Shelton-Johnson took center stage to earn one of the TAC's premier awards, the Puget Sound basketball program made an announcement to honor one of its former athletic directors. The Loggers announced that their annual basketball tournament will now bear the name of the Doug McArthur Classic.
McArthur was the Athletic Director for Logger Athletics from 1969-78 and was inducted into the Puget Sound Hall of Fame in 1998. He is also a loyal supporter of the Tacoma Athletic Commission.
The TAC also honored McArthur with the creation of a new award – the Doug McArthur Lifetime Achievement Award.