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October 17, 2012

Manchester University Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame In 1994, the Manchester University Athletic Hall of Fame was established by the Department of Athletics in conjunction with the M Association. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the prestige of Manchester University both on and off the field of competition.

The inductees have brought much distinction and honor to Manchester and have maintained the University’s tradition of faith, learning, and service. From the inception of intercollegiate athletics at Manchester University to the present, the honorees have exemplified the true spirit of athletic competition.

HALL OF FAME BOARD NEEDS YOUR NOMINATION
The Hall of Fame committee is still looking for nominations of qualified individuals that meet Hall of Fame status either as a student-athlete, coach or contributor.  Members must be five years out of their sport to be eligible for nomination. Submit a nomination form online.

Inducted in 2012

Mike Kock ’65
* helped rebuild Manchester’s men’s basketball program into a championship contender in the mid 1960

* Sits 12th on Manchester’s all-time scoring list with 1,233 points. He was a three-year all-conference and two-time All-NAIA Area player

* Ranked as high as eighth in the NAIA for scoring his senior year, as the team finished 18-3

Marc Calixte ’96
* played men’s soccer from 1991-95, lettering all four years

* graduated as the team’s all-time assists leader with 28 and the all-time goals scorer with 45

* remains the program’s all-time leader in assists and is second in career goals and is second in all-time points scored for Manchester with 118

* four-year all-conference selection and team captain as a senior

Cynthia Jackson ’81 Norton
* a four-year member of the Spartan volleyball and track and field programs

* Still holds the school record in the 100 meter dash at 11.84 seconds, the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.74 and was part of the women’s 4x100 relay team that clocked in at 50.3 seconds

* On the volleyball courts, Jackson was a presence in the middle, posting team-high totals in kills with 113 and in blocks with 96 as a sophomore

Rick Mann ’89
* a four-year member of the Manchester football program and set numerous records as the primary receiver for quarterback Mark Conrad

* Left Manchester with 1,673 yards receiving on 121 receptions with 15 touchdowns and served as the team captain for two seasons, helping Manchester to consecutive winning seasons which were the first since the 1939-40 years

* ranks in the top 10 in several record categories, including second in touchdowns in a season, third in touchdowns for a career, fifth in receptions and yards in a career, seventh for touchdowns in a season, and ninth for most receptions in a season

Tom Jarman
* spent 18 years as the Director of Athletics and head wrestling coach at Manchester before retiring in 2007

* paved the way for Manchester, as they transitioned to Division III athletics and transformed the Manchester wrestling program to one of the best in the conference and a contender at the national level

* coached one national champion, 17 All-Americans, 17 academic scholar-athletes and compiled a career record of 414-144-1 with a 179-48 record at Manchester in dual meet events. Won 11 conference championships, was named HCAC Coach of the Year seven times and was a four-time NCAA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year.

Inducted in 2011:

Ron Hoffer ’62
* four-sport student-athlete

* played on Spartan basketball teams that registered a record of 40-25

* also an outstanding pole vaulter and a member of the football team

Bob Gaier ’69
* two-time Hoosier Collegiate Conference champion and team captain in wrestling

* outstanding golfer whose team recorded second and third place finishes in the conference

Steve Nadolny ’79
* four-year letter winner with the baseball team

* selected as the Most Valuable Player three times, was All-Conference, All-District and honorable mention All-American, and compiled a record of 22-7

* holds the fourth highest win total in a season with eight, the seventh best ERA at 2.08, and the sixth most strikeouts in a season with 74.

Pam Shively ’84
* four-year member of a women’s basketball team that qualified twice for the NAIA playoffs

* As co-captain in 1984, she averaged 15.8 points per game to lead her team to finish 12-9 for the second-straight year

* was named First Team All-NAIA District 21 and team MVP, and set records for career assists (227 )and free throws made (191).

Mark Overly ’02
* still holds the men’s soccer scoring record of 54 goals paired with 26 assists

* was a four-time First Team All-Conference selection and was named Conference MVP as a senior in 2001

* a two-year team captain and the team’s leading scorer all four years of competition.

Inducted in 2010:


 

Jill Corey '85 Christner
1981-1985
Basketball, Softball

 

Jim Jenkins
1972-1976
Baseball

  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4, Softball 4
  • NAIA All-District- Basketball 1985
  • Led NAIA in Softball-1985
  • RBI (38) and Batting Average (.449)
  • Team MVP- Basketball 1985
  • Set School Record- Basketball Career Points (1032)
  • Most Points by a Junior- Basketball 1984 (237)
  • Career Steals- Baskteball 241
  • Career Rebounds- 790
  • Softball RBI's in a Season- 1985 (38)
  • Season Batting Average- Softball 1985 (.449)
  • Triples in a Seaon- Softball 1983 (7)
  • Runs in a Season- Softball 1985 (33)
  • Sluggin Percentage- Softball 1983 (.707)
  • Varsity Letters - Baseball 4
  • All-Conference - Baseball 1974, 1975, 1976
  • Led NAIA in Strikeouts- 1975 (98)
  • Set School Record- Strikeouts 1975 (98)
  • E.R.A.- 1975 (1.65)

 

Ann Lawver
1965-1969
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis

 

Jan Smaltz '78 Yandell
1974-78
Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4, Volleyball 4
  • One Year Participation- Softball, Tennis
  • As an active member of the women's recreation association Ann Lawver brought success to Manchester College teams through athletic ability and achievements.
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4, Tennis 4, Volleyball 4, Softball 4, Track and Field 2
  • School Record- Basketball Most Free Throws Made in a Game (18)
  • best FG% in a Season- .523
  Jim Andrews
1966-1969
Football, Track and Field
   
  • Varsity Letters - 7
  • Team Co-Captain- Football 1968
  • Career Rushing Yards Leader- 2,382 yards
  • Career Touchdowns- 28
  • All-Conference- Football 1966, 1967, 1968
  • Team Conference Champions- 1966, 1968
Inducted in 2009:
 
Patrick Hodges
1963-1967
Football, Track and Field
Trina Chapman-Smith
1987-1985
Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Track and Field 4
  • Team Captain- Football 1966
  • Conference Champions in Football- 1966
  • Record Set in Football- Longest Reception 86 yrds
  • Statistics- Football 9 career touchdowns
  • Varsity Letters - Cross Country 4, Track and Field 4
  • All-American- 1984 in the Marathon
  • CRecord setter in 10,000 Meter- 1984 (30:58)
  • National Qualifier- Track and Field 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Little State Champion- Track and Field 1984, 1985
  • NAIA District 21 Champion- Track and Field 1984, 1985
  • National Qualifier- Cross Country 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Team Most Valuable Runner- Cross Country 1982, 1983, 1984
  Jim Easton
1955-1957 and 1960-1964
Football, Basketball, Baseball
   
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Basketball 3
  • Team Captain- Football 1957, 1960
  • All-Conference- Football 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960
  • All-Conference- Basketball 1957
  • Conference Leader- Football Total offense 1956 (1,278 yrds), passing 1956 (805 yrds)
  • Conference Leader and Team MVP- Football 1957
  • Records Set- Football Longest TD Run (95 yrds) 1956, Longest TD pass (78yrds( 1957
  • Points in a Game- Football (24) 1957
  • Most Touch Downs in a Game (4) 1957
  • Career Total Offense- Football (3,979) 1955-57 & 1960
  • Career Rushing- Football (1,720 yrds) 1955-57 & 1960
  • Career Passing TD's- Football (17) 1955-57 & 1960
Inducted in 2008:
 
 

Bill Robinson

Contributor and President of Manchester College
1986-1993

  Clint Gard
1991-1995
Wrestling
Bill Robinson leadership was instrumental in the transition to NCAA Divison III athletics. His belief in the valus of a strong athletic program has enriched the live of countless student athletes and coaches. The commitment he showed towards gender equity and fairness in sport proved Manchester College with visionary leadership during a dynamic time in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Varsity Letters - Wrestling 4
  • Team Captain Wrestling- 1994, 1995
  • National Qualifier- 1992, 1994, 1995
  • Conference Champion- 1993, 1994
  • Most Takedowns in a Season- 1994 (68)
  • NCAA Scholar Athlete- 1995
  • Overall Record- 119-14
Dominic Grasso
1954-1957
Football
Burt Paddock
1993-1997
Basketball
  • Varsity Letters - Football 3
  • All-Conference - Football 1956, 1957
  • Team MVP- 1957
  • Team Co-Captain Football- 1957
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4
  • Team Captain- Basketball 1996-1997
  • First Team All-Conference- Basketball 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • ICAC Freshmen of the Year- Basketball 1994
  • NCAA All Region- Basketball 1996, 1997
  • All-Time Scroing Leaders- 2nd with 1,917 points
  • Single Game Points Record- 2nd with 51 points

Brenna Metzger
1994-1998
Tennis

   
  • Varsity Letters - Tennis 4
  • All-Conference - Tennis 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • ICAC Most Valuable Player- 1994, 1995
  • Conference Champion- 1 singles 1994, 1995
  • 1 doubles- 1996
  • Team Captain- Tennis 1996, 1997
  • Team Conference Champions- 1994
Inducted in 2007:
 

Stan ’Doc’ Weller
1962-1966
Basketball
Becky Kreps
1984-1988
Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4
  • All-Conference - Basketball 1965, 1966
  • Career Points 1,189
  • Good Citizenship Award- 1966
  • Coach - Men’s Tennis, 1970-1979
  • NAIA District 21 Champions - Men’s Tennis 1978
  • Varsity Letters - Cross Country 4, Track and Field 4
  • All-Conference - Cross Country 1986, 1987
  • All-District - Track and Field 1988
  • All-American - Track and Field 1986, 1988
  • National Qualifier
    • Cross Country 1986, 1987
    • Track and Field 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Track and Field Conference Champion - 5,000 Meters, 10,000 Meters
Leanne Lake
1994-1998
Women’s Basketball, Softball
Trey Holcomb
1995-1998
Football
  • Varsity Letters - Women’s Basketball 4, Softball 2
  • All-Conference
    • Women’s Basketball 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
    • Softball 1995, 1996
  • ICAC Most Valuable Player - Women’s Basketball 1998
  • Career Stats
    • Points - 1,436, 2nd All-Time
    • Free Throws Made- 511, 1st All-Time
    • Assists - 528, 1st All-Time
    • Steals - 318, 1st All-Time
  • Varsity Letters - Football 3
  • All-Conference - Football 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Honorable Mention All-American - Football 1996
  • Third Team All-American - Football 1997
  • Records
    • 522 Career Tackles
    • 201 Tackles In A Season
    • 33 Tackles In A Game
Josh Hardman
1995-2000
Wrestling, Football, Track and Field
   
  • Varsity Letters - Wrestling 4, Football 3, Track and Field 1
  • All-Conference
    • Wrestling - 1996, 1997, 1998
    • Football - 1998
  • National Qualifier - Wrestling 1997, 1998, 2000
  • National Scholar Athlete - Wrestling 1997
  • All-American - Wrestling 1997, 1998
  • Wrestling Career Record 129-38
Inducted in 2006:
 
Nelson T. Potter
1930-1934
Baseball, Basketball, Tennis
Bob Scheer
1962-1966
Football, Basketball
  • Varisty Letters – 5
  • In recognition of Nelson Potter as a student athlete at Mount Morris College, which merged with Manchester College in 1934.  Manchester also recognizes Potter’s successful career as a Major League Baseball pitcher for 14 years.
  • Varsity Letters – 4
  • Team Captain Football – 1965
  • Led Team in Tackles – 1964, 1965
  • In appreciation for his lifetime commitment to Manchester athletics as an athlete, a contributor and a friend.
Nancy Sherrick
1986 – 1990
Sofball, Volleyball
Deann Booth
1988 – 1992
Softball, Basketball
  • Varsity Letters – 8
  • Softball
    • Team Captain - 1989, 1990
    • All-Conference - 1989, 1990
    • All-District – 1989
    • Team MVP – 1989, 1990
    • Record Holder 
      • Wins in a season (30)
      • Wins in a career (54)
      • Career Strikeouts (251)
  • Volleyball
    • Rotary Mental Attitude Award - 1987
    • All-Conference – 1989
  • Varsity Letters – 8
  • Softball
    • Team Captain – 1992
    • All-Conference – 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
    • All-District – 1991, 1992
    • Record Holder
      • Season Batting Average (.500)
      • Career Batting Average (.464)
      • Season Hits (70)
      • Career Hits (212)
  • Basketball
    • Team Captain – 1992
    • All-Conference – 1990, 1991, 192
    • All-District – 1991, 1992
Nick Primozic
1993-1998
Wrestling, Football, Track and Field
   
  • Varsity Letters – 5
  • Team Captain – 1996, 1997
  • National Qualifier – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • 2nd in Nation – 1995, 1997
  • 3rd In Nation – 1996
  • NCAA Regional Champion – 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Conference Champion  - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Team Most Falls and Points – 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Little State Champion – 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Overall Record  140-22
Inducted in 2005:
 
Dick Sellers
1947-1949
Cross Country, Track & Field

Mike Jarvis '68
Supporter

  • Varsity Letters- 8
  • Cross Country
    • Team Captain - 1948, 1949
    • Undefeated in Dual Meets - 1948, 1949
    • Little State Champion - 1947, 1948
    • HCC Conference Champion - 1947, 1948
    • Central AAU Champion- 1948
  • Track & Field
    • Team Captain - 1948, 1949
    • NAIA Conference Champion in 1 Mile and 2 Mile - 1949
    • Midwest Invite Champion, 1 Mile and 2 Mile - 1949
    • Midwest Invite Most Outstanding Achiever - 1949
  • Manchester College Trustee Mike Jarvis ’68 took the lessons learned from his coaches and professors and applied them with amazing success in his business endeavors and personal life. In so doing, he has served as an inspiration to his peers and those at the College: administrators, faculty, coaches, and students alike. Mike and his wife, Sandy, have truly supported Manchester athletics in every way possible. Daily, they live out the mission of the College.
Steve Hazelwood
1964-1969
Football, Wrestling, Track & Field
Anne Wiggin
1980-1984
Track & Field, Women’s Basketball
  • Student Assistant Coach - Football
  • Varsity Letters - 8
  • Football
    • Offensive and Defensive Lineman
    • Team Captain - 1967
    • HCC All-Conference - 1966, 1967
    • NAIA All-District - 1966, 1967
  • Wrestling
    • HCC Heavyweight Conference Champion- 1968
    • 3rd Place at HCC Championship - 1969
    • 9-2-2 Record in 1968
    • 12-1 Record in 1969
    • Most Pins in Season (10) - 1969
  • Varsity Letters - 8
  • Track & Field:
    • All-American, Heptathalon - 1984
    • National Qualifier - 1981, 1983, 1984
    • Broke School Record
      • 4x100 Meter Relay,
      • 400 Meter Hurdles
      • High Jump
      • 400 Meter
    • Team MVP - 1983, 1984
    • All-District - 1984
    • Broke District Meet Record - 400 Meter Hurdles
Robin Wiggin
1980-1985
Track & Field, Women’s Basketball
   
  • Varsity Letters - 8
  • Track & Field:
    • All-American, Heptathalon - 1983
    • National Qualifier
      • 100 Meter & 200 Meter - 1980
      • Heptathalon - 1983, 1985
    • Broke School Record - Long Jump
    • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • Women’s Basketball:
    • NAIA Honorable Mention All-State - 1980
Inducted in 2004:
 
Til & Dortha King
Supporters
George McKinney
1956-1960
Football, Basketball
  • The Kings, both 1947 graduates of Manchester College, have been key organizers for the Friends of Manchester Golf Outing.  Their year-round, sacrificial commitment to this event has impacted Spartan athletics in inestimable ways.  They serve as inspirational models to the faculty, staff, and students of Manchester College.
  • Varsity Letters- Football - 3, Basketball - 4
  • All-Conference
    • Football 1958, 1959
    • Basketball 1959
  • Honorable Mention NAIA All-American - Football 1958
  • National Ranking - Football - 22nd in Receptions 1959
  • Most Improved Player - Basketball 1960
Larry Martin
1958-1963
Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis
Carolyn McGuire
1991-1995
Basketball
  • Varsity Letters
    • Football - 3
    • Basketball - 2
    • Baseball - 4
    • Tennis - 1
  • All Conference - Baseball 1961, 1962, 1963
  • National Ranking - Football 9th in Total Offense 1959
  • Varsity Letters - 4
  • First Team All-Conference - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • School Record Holder
    • Most Points
      • Freshman (310)
      • Season (390)
      • Career (1,536)
    • Most Rebounds
      • Game (25)
      • Season (328)
      • Career (942)
    • Most Field Goals Career (396)
Inducted in 2003:
 
Wendell Beck
1946-1949
Basketball, Football, Baseball
Alan Howenstine
1941-43 and 1933-39
Basketball, Football
  • Varsity Letters - 5
  • Basketball Accomplishments:
    • Led Team in Scoring - 1947, 1948, 1949
    • Fifth in Conference Scoring - 1947
    • Honorary Team Captain - 1949
    • Team Most Valuable Player - 1948, 1949
    • All-Conference - 1947, 1948, 1949
  • Varsity Letters - 4
  • Basketball All-Conference - 1942, 1943
  • Basketball Team Leading Scorer - 1942, 1943
  • Record Holder for Most Points in a Season - 1942, 1943
  • Record Holder in Points per Game (30) - 1943
  • College All-Star Team - 1942, 1943
Jeff Niespodziany
1977-1981
Cross Country, Track & Field
1968 Manchester College Varsity Football
Hoosier College Conference Champions
Season Record 7-1
  • Varsity Letters - 8
  • Cross Country:
    • Team Captain - 1978, 1979, 1980
    • National Qualifier - 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
    • All-Conference and All-District - 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
    • Team MVP - 1978, 1979, 1980
    • Little State Champion - 1978
    • Manchester Invite Champion - 1978, 1979, 1980
  • Track & Field:
    • Team Captain - 1980, 1981
    • National Qualifier - 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
    • Broke School Record- 5,000 and 10,000 Meters
    • Team MVP - 1979, 1980, 1981
    • All-Conference and All-District- 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
    • Conference Champion 5,000 Meters - 1979, 1980, 1981
    • Conference Champion 10,000 Meters - 1980, 1981
  • MC 21             Olivet               0
  • MC 19             Anderson         12
  • MC 42             Indiana Central 28
  • MC 14             Hanover           19
  • MC 3               Defiance           0
  • MC 21             Taylor              20
  • MC 16             Earlham            7
  • MC 26             Franklin            19
Jerry Walther
1966-1969
Basketball, Track & Field
   
  • Varsity Letters - 3
  • Basketball
    • Led Conference in Scoring - 23.4 PPG
    • NAIA District 21 6th Leading Scorer
    • Basketball All-District - 1969
  • Track & Field
    • Track Team Most Valuable Performer- 1969
    • Top Points Scorer - 1969
    • National Qualifier for High Jump - 1969
    • Broke School Record in High Jump - 6’5 1/4”
Inducted in 2002:

Victor Benalcazar
1968-1971
Wrestling, Soccer
Amy Petersime-Floria
1990-1995
Cross Country, Track & Field
  • National Qualifier for Wrestling- 1970
  • Wrestling Conference Champion- 1969, 1970
  • Little State Wrestling Champion- 1969, 1970
  • Wrestling Team Captain- 1970
  • Men’s Soccer Team Captain- 1968, 1969, 1970
  • Varsity Letters- 5
  • National Champion 100 Meter Hurdles- 1995
  • Track & Field All-American- 1993, 1995
  • Conference Champion 100 Meter Dash & Hurdles- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995
  • Conference Champion 200 Meter Dash- 1993, 1995
  • Conference Most Outstanding Track Performer- 1992, 1993, 1995
  • Broke School Record in Five Events
    • 50, 55 Meter Dash
    • 50, 55, 100 Meter Hurdles
  • National Outdoor Meet Qualifier 100 Meter Hurdles- 1993, 1995
  • National Indoor Meet Qualifier- 1992, 1993, 1995
  • Betty Clark Award Recipient- 1995
Ken Metzger
1963-1967
Supporter
Bill Goshert
1951-1953
Football, Basketball, Baseball
  • Contributor - Manchester College Athletics
  • Manchester Alumni Service Award
  • Manchester College Board of Trustees Member
  • Founder of “The Friends of Manchester Golf Outing” - 1990
  • Honorary Varsity “M” Recipient - 2000 Friend, Counselor, and Supporter of the Coaches and Student - Athletes of Manchester College
  • Varsity Letters 9
  • Football
    • Defensive Team All-Conference - 1952, 1953
    • Offensive Team All-Conference - 1953
    • Team Captain - 1953
    • Team Most Valuable Player - 1953
  • Basketball Team Captain - 1953
  • Led Baseball Team in Batting Average - 1953 (.423)
Donald C. Meek
1968-1979
Coach - Cross Country, Track & Field
   
  • Overall Record
    • 78-20 Track & Field
    • 42-15 Cross Country
  • Coach of the Year
    • NAIA Track & Field District Coach of the Year - 1974
    • Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year - 1974
    • Conference Track & Field Coach of the Year - 1969, 1974, 1978
Inducted in 2000:

Steve Alford
Coach 1991-1995
“Honored Team”
1994-1995 Manchester College Varsity Basketball
  • Record
    • 4-24
    • 20-8
    • 23-4
    • 31-1
  • ICAC Champion - 1994, 1995
  • ICAC Tourney Champion - 1993, 1994, 1995
  • ICAC Coach of the Year - 1993, 1994, 1995
  • NCAA Division III Runner - Up @ Buffalo, NY- 1995
  • ICAC Conference Champion
  • ICAC Conference Tourney Champion
  • NCAA Division III Runner-Up @ Buffalo, NY
  • Season Record 31-1
Inducted in 1999:

Brenda Ramsey
1988-1993
Cross Country, Track & Field
Bryan A. Richardson
1979-1983
Track
  • Cross Country
    • All HCW, All NAIA District 21 & National Qualifier 1988, 1989
    • HCW Champion 1991; 10:07
    • NAIA District 21 & Little State Champion & All-American at Nationals 1991
    • HCAC Champion, Most Valuable Runner at NCAA Regionals & All-American at Nationals & Team Captain 1992
  • Track & Field
    • NAIA HCW Champion 10,000m and MVR & Member of 4x400 Relay Conference Champion - 1988
    • National Qualifier 2 mile Indoor, 3000m Outdoor, Captain and MVR 1990
    • Indoor National All-American in 2 Mile, HCW Champion in 1500m, 3000m, and 800m, School Record in 2:18 in 1991
    • District 21 Champion in 800m and 1500m
    • Outdoor Nationals All-American in 3000m in 9:56-School Record
    • Captain and MVR 1991
    • NCAA-III Indoor  Champion in 5000m-School Record 17:14
    • HCAC Champion in 800m, 1500m, 3000m
    • Little State Champion in 3000m and 5000m
    • Outdoor National Champion in 5000m in 17:17
    • All-American in 3000m, Captain and MVR 1993
  • HCW Scholar Athlete 3 times and Academic All-American
  • Betty Clark Memorial Award
  • Varsity Letters- 1980, 81, 82, 83
  • High Jump
    • HBCC 1981    1st        6’8”
    • Little State Meet 1981   2nd
    • NAIA District 21/National Qualifier   1981    2nd
    • HBCC-School Record   1982    1st   7’ 0-1/2”
    • NAIA Nationals 1982 - 2nd
    • Little State 1982 - 2nd
    • NAIA District 21/National Qualifier    1982    2nd
    • All-Conference & National Qualifier/MVP    1982
    • NAIA Indoor & All American      1983  2nd  6’11”
    • NAIA District 21           1983   1st  6’10”
    • HBCC All-Conference, All-District 21
    • MC Track Record         1983         6’10”
  • Triple Jump
    • HBCC 1981 - 1st    
    • Little State 1983 - 1st - 43’1”
    • HBCC Record 1983 - 1st - 47’4”
    • Most Valuable Player 1981, 1982, 1983
    • Scored Most Points in Season 1981-86; 1982-122; 1983-133
Paul “PW” Burton
1954-1958
Football - 1954, 56, 57
President M Club - 1957-58
President Community Council - 1957-58
Karl F. Merritt
1956-1960; 1972-1999
  • Football Accomplishments:
    • Varsity Letters- 1954, 56, 57
    • Position - Offensive and Defensive Tackle- 1954, 56, 57
    • Averaged 53 Minute Playing Time
    • Defensive Signal Caller and Captain - 1957
    • All-Conference Honorable Mention at Both Offensive & Defensive Tackle - 1956
    • All-Conference First Team at Both Offensive & Defensive Tackle- 1957
  • Student-Athlete Coach-Staff Member-Contributor 1972-79; 1981-83
  • Assistant Men’s Varsity Basketball Coach - 1979-81
  • Direction of Union & Conference Coordinator - 1977-84; 1991-97
  • Director Alumni & College Relations - 1984-91
  • Public Address Announcer For:
    • Football - 1981-Present
    • Women’s Basketball - 1982-Present
    • Men’s Basketball - 1983-Present
  • Founding Executive Secretary/Director, Writer of Constitution, and Organizer of M.C. Athletic Hall of Fame- 1994-96
Manchester College 1971 Golf Team    
  • Season Record
    • MC 317                  Earlham 364
    • MC 13                    Bluffton 7
    • MC 12 ½                Goshen 2 ½
    • MC 394                  Taylor 382
    • MC 382                  Anderson 425
    • MC 18                    Concordia 2
    • MC 14 ½                Defiance 5 ½
    • MC 12 ½                Indiana Central 2 ½
    • MC 7 ½                  Wabash 7 ½
    • MC 2                      Tri-State 13
  • Manchester Invitational - 2nd
  • Hoosier College Conference - 2nd
  • NAIA District 21 - 1st Combine Record
    • Score - 590
    • NAIA Nationals - 18th
Inducted in 1998:

Sam Schlemmer
1938-41
Football
Meg McElroy Schnieders
1984-1988
Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Varsity Letters - 1938, 1939, 1940
  • Position - Offensive and Defensive Tackle 1938, 1939, 1940
  • Started every game during his three year career
  • Blocker for Lieberum and Milliner
    Team
  • Member of 1938 team that went 7-1
  • Member of 1940 team that went undefeated in conference and co-state champs which included all Indiana colleges except IU, PU, and ND
  • United Press All Indiana College All State Team- 1940
  • Varsity Letters - 8
  • Cross Country
    • HCW Champion - 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
    • NAIA District Champion - 1986, 1987
    • All-NAIA District Team - 1985, 1986, 1987
    • National Qualifier - 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
    • All-American - 1987 (8th place at Nationals)

  • Outdoor Track and Field
    • HCW 800 meter champion - 1987
    • NAIA District
      • 1500 meter champion - 1986, 1987, 1988
      • 3000 meter champion - 1986, 1987, 1988
      • 5000 meter champion - 1988
    • Three-time NAIA All-American
Bedelia B. Weirick
Coach 1968-1976
Manchester College 1938 Football Team
  • First Coach of All Women’s Sports at Manchester College - Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball
  • Coach Record:
    • Tennis              24-7
    • Softball 3 yrs    7-3
    • Basketball        59-30
    • Volleyball         45-3
    • Badminton        Undefeated
  • Season Record 7-1
    • Manchester 14            Valpo 13
    • Manchester 26            Earlham 0
    • Manchester 21            U. of Buffalo 6
    • Manchester 14            Ball State 20
    • Manchester 7              DePauw 6
    • Manchester 44            Central Normal 0
    • Manchester 27            Franklin 13
    • Manchester 7              St. Joseph 6
Inducted in 1997:

Eddie Consolo
1953-1957
Football
Michael D. Stine
1967-1970
Track, Cross Country
  • Varsity Letters - 3
  • Football Accomplishments:
    • All Conference 1954, 1955, 1956
    • Most Valuable Player 1955
    • Captain 1955, 1956
    • Quarterback, Running Back, Receiver
    • Received Passes for Touchdowns from Jim Easton of 78, 54, and 55 Yards
  • Varsity Letters - Track 4, Cross Country 4
  • Cross Country Accomplishments:
    • All Conference - 1967, 1968, 1969
    • All NAIA District 21 - 1967, 1968, 1969
    • NAIA All American 1968 - Placed 22nd; Time 25:04
    • College Records
      • 1968- 4 Mile Course 20:27
      • 1969- 5 Mile Course 25:04
  • Track Accomplishments:
    • All Conference 1967, 1968, 1969
    • 1st Place in Mile 4:10.9
    • All District 21 - 1967, 1968, 1969
    • College Records
      • Mile 4:10.9
      • 2 Mile 9:34.6
      • Steeplechase 9:36.7
Nancy “Grace” Warner
1971-1975
Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis
Bill Milliner
1937-1941
Football, Basketball
  • Varsity Letters - Volleyball 3, Basketball 4, Softball 2, Tennis 3
  • Basketball School Records
    • Most Points per Game - 42 - 1975
    • Per Game Season Scoring Average 23.8 - 1974-75
    • Per Game Career Scoring Average 22.86
    • Total Points in Career 1143
  • Football Accomplishments:
    • Varsity Letters - 4
    • Captain Football - 1940
    • Quarterback
      • Victory over Defiance 72-3 1939
      • Victory over Bluffton 69-7 1939
    • Conference Champions-Undefeated Co-State Champs with Butler 1940
    • All State 1939, 1940
    • College All Stars 1941 Selected by Chicago Tribune to Play in the College All Star Football Game
    • Pro Tryout - Invited to Tryout for New York Giants 1941
  • Basketball Accomplishments:
    • Varsity Letters - 3
    • Captain - 1940-41
Young W. Choi
1983-1985
Soccer
 

 

  • Varsity Letters - 3
  • Soccer Accomplishments:
    • NAIA All American 1984
    • First MC Soccer Player So Honored
    • NAIA All District 21 Scoring Leader 1984
    • 4th Nationally in Goals per Game Average
    • 6th Nationally in Points per Game Average
    • NAIA District 21 Tourney- 1984 Led Team to Runner-Up Position
    • NAIA District 21 Tourney- 1985 Scored Only Goal for Championship
Inducted in 1996:

James Gratz Dan Hoffman
1975-1979
Football, Track
  • Graduate Bluffton College 1950 - Ohio
  • Manchester College Teacher/Coach - 1962-1987
  • Athletic Director - 1962-1982
  • Head Baseball Coach - 1963-1986 241 Wins
  • Head Wrestling Coach - 1962-1981
  • Assistant Football Coach - 1962-1986
  • Assistant Track Coach - 1987
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Track 4
  • Football Accomplishments:
    • All Conference - 1977, 1978
    • NAIA All District 21 - 1977, 1978
    • NAIA All American - 3rd Team 1977
    • Led Nation- NAIA- Pass Interceptions 1977- 11
  • Track Accomplishments:
    • All Conference - 1976, 1978, 1979
    • National NAIA - 12th Decathlon - 6448 points 1978
    • Team MVP - 1977, 1978, 1979 
    • Captain - 1979
Onita Johnson
1947-1949
Paul Reed
1984-1988
Soccer
  • Manchester College Teacher/Coach- 1958-1988
  • Women’s Softball Coach- 1968-75
  • Women’s Tennis Coach- 1976-77
  • As a teacher/coach at Manchester College, Onita Johnson had a tremendous impact in the field of Women’s athletics and on the lives of hundreds of students.  “Mrs. J’s” contributions in Manchester College athletics are exemplary.
  • Varsity Letters - 4
  • Co-Captain- 1986, 1987
  • Accomplishments as Soccer Goalie
    • NAIA All District 21 - 1985, 1986, 1987
    • NAIA All Mideast Area- 2nd Team 1985, 1st Team 1987
    • NAIA Honorable Mention All American- 1985, 1986, 1987
    • Led Team to District 21 Runners-Up 1984 and Champions 1985
John Warwick
1970-1974
Basketball
   
  • Varsity Letters - 4
  • Basketball Accomplishments
    • 2nd Leading All Time Scorer- 1908 points
    • Led Hoosier-Buckeye Conference in Scoring
      • 1971-72-228 Average
      • 1973-74 245 Average
    • Led Hoosier-Buckeye Conference in Rebounding - 1973-74 - 16 per game Average
    • All Conference - 1972, 1973, 1974
    • NAIA All District 21 - 1972, 1973, 1974
    • NAIA Honorable Mention All American - 1973
Inducted in 1995:

Kirby Herschberger
1979-1983
Track, Cross Country
Penny A. Ruppert
1981-1985
Track, Cross Country
  • Varsity Letters - Track 4, Cross Country 4
  • Track Accomplishments:
    • All Conference and All District - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
    • Indiana Little State Champion - Steeplechase 1983
    • NAIA Nationals - Steeplechase - 1982, 1983
    • NAIA All American - Steeplechase - 1982
  • Cross Country Accomplishments:
    • All Conference and All District - 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
    • NAIA Nationals - 1980, 1981, 1982
  • Varsity Letters - Track 4, Cross Country 4
  • Track Accomplishments:
    • Most Valuable Runner - 1984, 1985
    • All District - 1983, 1984, 1985
    • NAIA All American - 1983, 1984, 1985 - Marathon
    • NAIA Nationals - 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Cross Country Accomplishments:
    • Most Valuable Runner - 1983, 1984
    • All District - 1982, 1983, 1984
    • NAIA Nationals - 1982, 1983, 1984
  • Academic All American - 1983, 1984, 1985
John R. “Johnny” Piper
1929-1933
Football, Basketball, Baseball
Robin Gratz
1966-1970
Football, Track
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Basketball 2, Football 2
  • Manchester College Records
    • Football All Time Points Scored Career - 205
    • Touchdowns Scored Career - 32
    • Rushing Average Career - 155 yards - 1756 yards/113 carries
  • Captain - Football - 1931, 1932
  • On State Champion Football Team - 3 out of 4 Years
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Track 4
  • Team MVP
    • Football - 1967, 1969
    • Track - 1967, 1968
  • All Conference
    • Football - 1966, 1967, 1969
    • Track- 1968, 1969, 1970
  • All District
    • Football - 1966, 1967, 1969
    • Track 1968, 1969, 1970
  • Conference Champion - Triple Jump 1969, Long Jump 1969
  • NAIA Nationals - Triple Jump 6th- 1969, 1970  8th- 1968
  • Olympic Trials - Triple Jump 1972- 50’10”
Lorin “Snow” Evans
1925-1929
Football, Basketball, Baseball
Melissa Miller
1983-1987
Basketball, Softball
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Basketball 4, Baseball 4
  • Captain - Football - 1926, 1927, 1928
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4, Softball 2
  • Basketball Accomplishments:
    • 2nd All-Time Leading Scorer - 1408 points
    • 2nd Points Scored in a Season - 493, 1986-87
    • 2nd Field Goals in Career - 390
    • Most Valuable Player - 1986, 1987
    • All Conference - 1986, 1987
    • All District - 1986, 1987
Inducted in 1994:

Herbert “Herb” Banet
1933-1937
Football, Baseball, Basketball

Freddie A. Bullock
1969-1973
Football, Track
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 3, Baseball 4, Football 4
  • All Conference Football - 1934, 1935, 1936
  • All State Football - 1934, 1935, 1936
  • Professional Football - Green Bay Packers 1937
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Track 4
  • All Conference
    • Football - 1970, 1971, 1972
    • Track - 1972, 1973
  • NAIA All District
    • Football - 1971 
    • Track - 1972
  • Manchester & Conference High Jump Record - 6’8 ¼” 1972
Carl W. Burt
1923-1927
Football Coach 1925-1943
Paul “Jake” Hoffman
1950- 1954
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track
  • “The Father of Manchester Football”
  • Football Coach - 18 Seasons 73-43-9  .630, 7-1-0  .875
  • Baseball Coach - 6 years
  • Track Coach - 6 years
  • Football State Championships - 1929, 1930, 1932, 1940
  • Varsity Letters - Baseball 2, Track 3, Football 4, Basketball 4
  • All Conference
    • Basketball - 1952, 1953, 1954
    • Track-1954
  • Coach
    • Varsity Track - 1962-1967 
    • Varsity Basketball - 1962-1964
Robert M. Stauffer
1919-1923
Donald “Hank” Lieberum
1936-1940
Football, Baseball, Golf
  • Basketball Coach 1921-1943
    • 228-140  .620
  • 17 Winning Seasons
  • State Champions - 1925-26  15-1
  • National Tournament
    • 1937-38  14-5
    • 1938-39  16-5
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Baseball 1, Golf 2
  • Football Record
    • Leading Scorer, State of Indiana 115 Pts. 1939
    • Second Leading Scorer in Nation 1939
    • Career Touchdowns 27
  • Captain - Football - 1939
  • All State - 1938, 1939
  • Professional Football - New York Giants 1940-1942
Claude Wolfe
1936-1940
Basketball Coach 1951-1976
Basketball, Baseball
Linda “ZB” Zumbrun
1965-1969
Volleyball, Basketball
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 3, Baseball 4
  • Basketball Coach - 25 years  229-290  .441
  • Hoosier College Conference Champions - 1954, 1966
  • NAIA District Runner-Up - 1960, 1966, 1976
  • Baseball Coach - 11 years  1952-1963
  • Basketball Player
    • National Tournament 1939
    • Second Leading Scorer 1939-40
    • Captain 1939-40
  • A premier volleyball and basketball player of the late 1960’s when Playdays were the basis for women’s intercollegiate athletic competition.  Few records were kept.  “ZB”’s strong athletic skills stimulated the development of a very successful women’s varsity athletic program.
Richard “Dick” Harris
1964-1968
Basketball, Track
Dan “Hawk” Taylor
1970-1974
Football, Track
  • Varsity Letters - Basketball 4, Track 3
  • Manchester College Records:
    • Most Points
      • Per Game - 54 - 1967-68
      • Season - 790 - 1967-68
      • Career - 2643
    • Rebounds
      • Per Game - 38 - 1967-68
      • Season - 457 - 1967-68
      • Career - 1605
    • Field Goals
      • Season - 286 - 1967-68
      • Career - 999 - 1964-68
    • Free Throws
      • Season - 218 - 1967-68
      • Career - 645 - 1964-68
  • All Conference - 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
  • NAIA All District - 1966, 1967, 1968
  • NAIA All American - 1966, 1967, 1968
  • Varsity Letters - Football 4, Track 3
  • Football Records
    • Rushing Yards Game  247
    • Rushing Yards Season  924
    • Rushing Yards Career  3122
    • Touchdowns  28
  • All Conference - Football - 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
  • NAIA All District - Football - 1971