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Hall of Fame - Anderson University

The Anderson University Athletics Department has announced the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Class, which includes Jeremi (Mitchell) Schortgen, Ryan Bennison, Michael Niccum, Gary Gerould and the 2000 Men's Soccer team.

The Hall of Fame Program customarily takes place on Homecoming Weekend.

Jeremi (Mitchel) Schortgen came to Anderson from Monroe, Ind. in the fall of 1999 to compete in volleyball for the Ravens.

Schortgen racked up 5,832 assists during her career, which ranks first in Anderson school history and second in HCAC history. She is a four-time first-team all-HCAC selection. Schortgen has also scattered 1,795 career digs, which ranks third in Anderson school history. During her career, Schortgen was selected as the HCAC Player of the Week four times. Schortgen compiled 1,529 assists in 2002 and 1,499 assists in 2001, which hold the top two spots among Anderson's single-season school leaders. She was named the Anderson Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 2003. 

 

 

Ryan Bennison came to Anderson from West Lafayette, Ind. in the fall of 1997 to compete in soccer for the Ravens.

Bennison was tabbed the HCAC MVP as a senior and earned first-team all-HCAC honors as a junior and senior. In 1999, Bennison led the Ravens with 33 interceptions. He also scored 15 points on six goals and three assists. Bennison topped the team in minutes during his junior year.

As a senior, Bennison paced the Ravens with 54 interceptions. He matched the team-lead with 11 goals. Bennison scored 28 points on 11 goals and six assists. During his career, Bennison notched 18 goals, 11 assists, 47 points and 145 interceptions. Bennison ranks in the top 10 among Anderson career leaders in interceptions, goals, assists and minutes. He was named to the Anderson Men's Soccer 2009-2018 All-Decade Team.

Bennison returned to Anderson in 2008 and spent three years as an assistant coach to the men's soccer program. He was tabbed the head men's soccer coach at Bridgewater College in 2011, where he remains as the head coach. Bennison holds the program record for coaching wins at Bridgewater.

Michael Niccum came to Anderson from Muncie, Ind. in the fall of 1980 to compete in wrestling for the Ravens.

During the 1982-83 season, Niccum earned first-team all-Hoosier Buckeye Conference (HBCC) honors and won the NAIA District 21 title. He advanced to the NAIA National Tournament and captured fifth place. Niccum was named an NAIA All-American. He closed out the year with a 21-7 record.

Niccum compiled a 21-8 record during the 1983-84 season. He secured his second first-team all-HBCC selection and was named the HBCC Most Valuable Wrestler. Niccum claimed second in the Little State Championships. He then repeated as NAIA District 21 champion and was tabbed the NAIA District 21 Most Valuable Wrestler. Niccum returned to NAIA Nationals and finished eighth to secure NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
 

 

Gary Gerould is from Midland, Mich. and came to Anderson University in the fall of 1958 to compete in cross country and golf. Gerould is being honored in the Meritorious Service category for his contributions as the Herald Bulletin's College News Bureau sportswriter covering the Ravens athletics teams while a student at Anderson.

Gerould began his radio broadcasting career as a teenager in the late 1950's. He joined KCRA-TV in 1965 and spent 12 years as a sportscaster. Then in 1979, he began his television and radio sports broadcasting career, where he has been since. Gerould has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the Sacramento Kings since 1985. During that time, he has called more than 2,700 NBA games. Gerould has also covered more than 1,900 events as a television announcer with ABC, ESPN and NBC. He has covered various events including the Indianapolis 500, NFL football games and the 1988 Summer Olympics. Gerould called races with the IndyCar Series for more than 25 years. He also covered the NHRA Drag Racing Series for 15 years.

 

The 2000 Men's Soccer team captured the HCAC regular-season and conference-tournament titles. Anderson put together a 13-8 overall record and a 5-0 HCAC record. The 2000 season marks the program's only undefeated season in conference play. Anderson produced 53 goals and 62 assists on the season, which are both program records. The Ravens scored 2.52 goals per match and allowed 1.19 goals per match.

Ryan Bennison was tabbed the HCAC MVP that season. The Ravens set a program record of six first-team all-HCAC selections as Bennison, Adam Biedenbach, Chad Frank, Andy Foreman, Bill Hullinger and Brendon Matthews each garnered first-team all-conference honors.

The Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame was started in 1997 by former Athletic Director Barrett Bates. It was set up to recognize former Raven athletes, coaches and contributors (Meritorious service) to the University.

Each year, names are submitted (nominated) and given consideration by the entire Hall of Fame committee, made up of 11 representatives. The committee chair is Athletic Director Marcie Taylor.

The inductees are announced in the spring and formally inducted into the Hall of Fame during a program at Homecoming the following fall.

If you would like to nominate a former Raven athlete, coach or contributor, email Athletic Director Marcie Taylor at mjtaylor@anderson.edu.

 

 

The Hall of Fame members are listed below and can be sorted by name, graduating class and induction class. Click here to access the Hall of Fame members sorted by sport.

The Heritage Era 1975-1979 full bio The Heritage Era 1975-1979 Class:   Sport(s): The Heritage Era Induction Class: 2018
The Heritage Era 1980-1985 full bio The Heritage Era 1980-1985 Class:   Sport(s): The Heritage Era Induction Class: 2019
Robert Adcock full bio Robert Adcock Class: 1963 Sport(s): Baseball, Football Induction Class: 2007
Bill Ameredes full bio Bill Ameredes Class: 1951 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 1998
Gary Ausbun full bio Gary Ausbun Class: 1958 Sport(s): Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 1998
H.L. Baker full bio H.L. Baker Class: 1961 Sport(s): Football, Meritorious Service Induction Class: 2005
Lori Ball full bio Lori Ball Class: 1986 Sport(s): Softball, Volleyball Induction Class: 1998
John Bargfeldt full bio John Bargfeldt Class: 1981 Sport(s): Baseball, Football Induction Class: 1999
1965 Baseball Team full bio 1965 Baseball Team Class: 1965 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2015
Barret Bates full bio Barret Bates Class: 1963 Sport(s): Men's Basketball, Coach, Meritorious Service Induction Class: 2004
Susan Berry-McVay full bio Susan Berry-McVay Class: 1995 Sport(s): Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2010
Adam Biedenbach full bio Adam Biedenbach Class: 2002 Sport(s): Men's Soccer Induction Class: 2015
Valerie Bingham-Williams full bio Valerie Bingham-Williams Class: 1991 Sport(s): Women's Cross Country, Women's Track and Field Induction Class: 2009
Don Brandon full bio Don Brandon Class: 1963 Sport(s): Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Coach Induction Class: 2010
Richard Brown full bio Richard Brown Class: 1956 Sport(s): Men's Basketball, Men's Tennis Induction Class: 2002
Michael Burton full bio Michael Burton Class: 1981 Sport(s): Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2000
Carter Byfield full bio Carter Byfield Class: 1951 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 1997
David Coolidge full bio David Coolidge Class: 1976 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2010
Donald Courtney full bio Donald Courtney Class: 1976 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2006
David Courtney full bio David Courtney Class: 1978 Sport(s): Baseball, Football Induction Class: 2008
Robert Culp full bio Robert Culp Class: 1957 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 1998
Larry Davy full bio Larry Davy Class: 1966 Sport(s): Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field, Coach Induction Class: 2019
Dienzel Dennis full bio Dienzel Dennis Class: 1961 Sport(s): Football, Men's Basketball Induction Class: 1998
Jacqueline Determan-Tretten full bio Jacqueline Determan-Tretten Class: 1983 Sport(s): Volleyball, Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2004
Ken Dodson full bio Ken Dodson Class: 1986 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2012
Kevin Donley full bio Kevin Donley Class: 1974 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2017
David Edwards full bio David Edwards Class: 1967 Sport(s): Coach, Football, Meritorious Service, Wrestling Induction Class: 2011
Carl Erskine full bio Carl Erskine Class:   Sport(s): Baseball, Coach Induction Class: 1997
Jeff Evrard full bio Jeff Evrard Class: 1982 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2017
Jennifer Ferguson full bio Jennifer Ferguson Class: 2005 Sport(s): Women's Soccer Induction Class: 2018
Donna Fishter full bio Donna Fishter Class: 1995 Sport(s): Softball, Women's Soccer Induction Class: 2012
Amie Flowers full bio Amie Flowers Class: 1999 Sport(s): Softball, Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2016
1969 Football Team full bio 1969 Football Team Class: 1969 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2019
1993 Football Team full bio 1993 Football Team Class: 1993 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2018
Tim Fox full bio Tim Fox Class: 1982 Sport(s): Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2018
DeAnn Fox full bio DeAnn Fox Class: 2000 Sport(s): Softball, Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2013
Shirell Fox full bio Shirell Fox Class:   Sport(s): Meritorious Service Induction Class: 1998
Robert Freeman full bio Robert Freeman Class: 1953 Sport(s): Coach, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 1999
Miriam Garner-England full bio Miriam Garner-England Class: 1982 Sport(s): Women's Basketball, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2007
Mark Gittins full bio Mark Gittins Class: 1982 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 1999
Wayne Gordon full bio Wayne Gordon Class: 1965 Sport(s): Meritorious Service Induction Class: 2016
Cliff Goss full bio Cliff Goss Class: 1996 Sport(s): Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2017
Vicki Graber full bio Vicki Graber Class: 1982 Sport(s): Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2006
Angel Hall-Bradford full bio Angel Hall-Bradford Class: 2005 Sport(s): Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2014
Brian Heigle full bio Brian Heigle Class: 1990 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2013
Jerry Helvey full bio Jerry Helvey Class: 1966 Sport(s): Meritorious Service Induction Class: 2019
Scott Hinton full bio Scott Hinton Class: 1984 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2013
Larry Hocker full bio Larry Hocker Class: 1966 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field, Wrestling Induction Class: 2009
Audra Hodge-Kauffman full bio Audra Hodge-Kauffman Class: 2002 Sport(s): Volleyball Induction Class: 2012
Chris Hoeppner full bio Chris Hoeppner Class: 1993 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2014
Larry Holloway full bio Larry Holloway Class:   Sport(s): Coach Induction Class: 2008
James Hostetler full bio James Hostetler Class: 1974 Sport(s): Men's Tennis, Coach Induction Class: 2006
Monica Hostetler full bio Monica Hostetler Class: 1999 Sport(s): Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2011
Jeff Howard full bio Jeff Howard Class: 1986 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 2018
Becky Hull full bio Becky Hull Class:   Sport(s): Coach Induction Class: 2016
Nathaniel Johnson full bio Nathaniel Johnson Class: 1964 Sport(s): Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 1997
Al Jones full bio Al Jones Class: 1999 Sport(s): Men's Soccer Induction Class: 2018
Phil Kalbaugh full bio Phil Kalbaugh Class: 1980 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2009
Marianne Kriege-Lawrence full bio Marianne Kriege-Lawrence Class: 1983 Sport(s): Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2001
Brad Lamb full bio Brad Lamb Class: 1991 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2004
Paul Lambert full bio Paul Lambert Class: 1960 Sport(s): Baseball, Football, Men's Golf Induction Class: 2002
Thomas Lee full bio Thomas Lee Class: 1995 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2010
Darryl Lehnus full bio Darryl Lehnus Class: 1967 Sport(s): Baseball, Men's Basketball Induction Class: 2015
Ronald Long full bio Ronald Long Class: 1969 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 2005
James Macholtz full bio James Macholtz Class: 1951 Sport(s): Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field, Coach Induction Class: 1997
Robert Macholtz full bio Robert Macholtz Class: 1949 Sport(s): Baseball, Coach Induction Class: 1998
Larry Maddox full bio Larry Maddox Class: 1964 Sport(s): Coach, Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2006
Kathy Marker-Wiles full bio Kathy Marker-Wiles Class: 1988 Sport(s): Softball, Volleyball, Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2005
Robert McCurdy full bio Robert McCurdy Class: 1958 Sport(s): Meritorious Service Induction Class: 1999
1960-61 Men's Basketball Team full bio 1960-61 Men's Basketball Team Class: 1961 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 2014
1966 Men's Golf Team full bio 1966 Men's Golf Team Class: 1966 Sport(s): Men's Golf Induction Class: 2016
Rachel Miller full bio Rachel Miller Class: 2002 Sport(s): Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2017
Kurt Moreillon full bio Kurt Moreillon Class: 1979 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 2009
Terry Murawski full bio Terry Murawski Class: 1970 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2001
Robert Nealeigh full bio Robert Nealeigh Class: 1980 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2008
Lisa Nicholson-Bodach full bio Lisa Nicholson-Bodach Class: 2004 Sport(s): Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2014
William Norris full bio William Norris Class: 1960 Sport(s): Baseball, Football Induction Class: 2001
Ronald Parr full bio Ronald Parr Class: 1963 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2002
Ronald Patty full bio Ronald Patty Class: 1954 Sport(s): Baseball, Football Induction Class: 2004
Cheryl Poore full bio Cheryl Poore Class: 1970 Sport(s): Volleyball, Women's Basketball Induction Class: 1999
Peter Pritchett full bio Peter Pritchett Class: 1993 Sport(s): Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2012
Juanita Reinhardt full bio Juanita Reinhardt Class: 1960 Sport(s): Softball, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 1998
Steve Risinger full bio Steve Risinger Class: 1974 Sport(s): Sports Medicine Induction Class: 2017
Clarice Rose full bio Clarice Rose Class: 1954 Sport(s): Softball, Women's Basketball Induction Class: 2008
Frank Runion full bio Frank Runion Class: 1990 Sport(s): Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2007
Sara Rychener-Burkholder full bio Sara Rychener-Burkholder Class: 1999 Sport(s): Softball Induction Class: 2011
Norbert Schenhals full bio Norbert Schenhals Class: 1982 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2011
Harry Schrenker full bio Harry Schrenker Class:   Sport(s): Meritorious Service Induction Class: 1998
Richard Sharp full bio Richard Sharp Class: 1967 Sport(s): Football, Men's Track & Field, Wrestling Induction Class: 2003
Donald Smith full bio Donald Smith Class: 1958 Sport(s): Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf Induction Class: 2003
Erin Smith full bio Erin Smith Class: 2005 Sport(s): Women's Golf Induction Class: 2019
Kelly Spaulding-Packard full bio Kelly Spaulding-Packard Class: 1990 Sport(s): Women's Basketball, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2002
Derrick Spires full bio Derrick Spires Class: 2000 Sport(s): Men's Soccer Induction Class: 2013
Joel Steele full bio Joel Steele Class: 2004 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2014
Dorcas Stegelmann full bio Dorcas Stegelmann Class: 1962 Sport(s): Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Tennis Induction Class: 2009
Doug Stoll full bio Doug Stoll Class: 1977 Sport(s): Wrestling Induction Class: 2003
Robert Stone full bio Robert Stone Class: 1960 Sport(s): Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Golf Induction Class: 1997
Ken Strawn full bio Ken Strawn Class: 1963 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 1997
Gordon Taylor full bio Gordon Taylor Class: 1958 Sport(s): Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball Induction Class: 1998
Jim Thompson full bio Jim Thompson Class: 1993 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2015
Lois Trisler-Lundy full bio Lois Trisler-Lundy Class: 1984 Sport(s): Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 1997
Lora Tulowitzky-Kerry full bio Lora Tulowitzky-Kerry Class: 1991 Sport(s): Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field Induction Class: 2003
Neal Tuminski full bio Neal Tuminski Class: 1973 Sport(s): Wrestling Induction Class: 2016
Jim Usher full bio Jim Usher Class: 1965 Sport(s): Men's Tennis Induction Class: 2011
Jack Van Dyke full bio Jack Van Dyke Class: 1941 Sport(s): Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Tennis Induction Class: 1997
Suzy Warner-Tejada full bio Suzy Warner-Tejada Class: 2000 Sport(s): Women's Soccer Induction Class: 2015
Gibb Webber full bio Gibb Webber Class: 1956 Sport(s): Coach, Meritorious Service Induction Class: 2001
James Wehsollek full bio James Wehsollek Class: 1958 Sport(s): Football Induction Class: 2007
Bob Weigle full bio Bob Weigle Class: 1966 Sport(s): Baseball Induction Class: 2004
Henry Wilk full bio Henry Wilk Class: 1974 Sport(s): Wrestling Induction Class: 2000
Brian Williams full bio Brian Williams Class: 1988 Sport(s): Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 2000
Theodore Williams full bio Theodore Williams Class: 1970 Sport(s): Baseball, Football Induction Class: 2005
Jack Wilson full bio Jack Wilson Class: 1958 Sport(s): Men's Basketball Induction Class: 2001
Johnny Wilson full bio Johnny Wilson Class: 1950 Sport(s): Baseball, Football, Men's Basketball, Men's Track & Field Induction Class: 1997
Gertrude Wunsch full bio Gertrude Wunsch Class:   Sport(s): Coach, Meritorious Service Induction Class: 1997
Richard Young full bio Richard Young Class:   Sport(s): Coach Induction Class: 2000