Cross country coach to be inducted into UNI Hall of Fame


August 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas head cross country and track and field coach Chris Bucknam has been inducted to the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame. Bucknam is one of six people inducted in the 2013 Hall of Fame class. The induction ceremony will take place at the UNI campus on November 8th.

Prior to taking over the Arkansas program, Bucknam was UNI’s head men’s track and field coach from 1984 through 2008 and the women’s head coach from 1997 through 2008 after beginning his career as a men’s assistant at UNI in 1979. During his tenure at UNI, Bucknam guided his teams to 35 league titles, and two top-10 and six top-20 finishes at NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

He coached three individual national champions and 34 All-Americans who earned a total of 85 honors.