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Four inducted into Madison Sports Hall of Fame

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- The Madison Sports Hall of Fame has inducted more than 200 athletes and coaches and now four more join the ranks of the best of the best. 

The 2016 class features hockey goalie Marc Behrend, football player Tyrone Braxton, basketball player Karen O'Malley-Crowley and professional golfer Dennis Tiziani. 

The group was inducted Wednesday night at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. 

Behrend was a multi-sport athlete at Madison La Follette before going to UW-Madison to play hockey. Behrend won two national championships with the Badgers in 1981 and 1983. He was inducted into the school's hockey hall of fame in 1989 and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. After his college career, he played on the 1984 Olympic team as well as three seasons in professional hockey.

Braxton played multiple sports at Madison Memorial before attending North Dakota State, where he won three Division II NCAA football championships and one runner-up finish. After college, Braxton played 13 seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos. 

O'Malley-Crowley played three sports at Madison East before attending UW-Madison as a point guard on the women's basketball team. She remains the career-record holder for the number of assists in a game and in a season, and for steals in a season. She was inducted into the 2014 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame for her high school and college career.

Tiziani has played, coached and taught golf in Madison and Wisconsin for over four decades. He won the State Open in 1976 and was the Wisconsin PGA player of the year four times. Tiziani served as the Badgers head coach for both the men's and women's golf programs, where he was named Big Ten Conference coach of the year three times. He continues his involvement in golf education today with the First Tee program of South Central Wisconsin. 

The Madison Sports Hall of Fame Club began in 1963. 

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