USI announces the 2017 Hall of Fame Class

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 USI Athletic Hall of Fame class that will be inducted during homecoming week in February. The class of six individuals and one team was selected by a nine-member USI Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.Any Screaming Eagles fan was eligible to nominate student athletes or teams on the 10th anniversary of their last season of competition, or a coach/administrator who has been separated from the Department of Athletics for two years.This year’s class includes Moulton Cato ’85 (Men’s Soccer, 1981-84); Jenny Farmer Thurner ’04 (Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, 1999-2004); Dean Mills ’97 (Men’s Soccer, 1992-95); Adrienne Seitz Runyan ‘ 99 (Women’s Basketball, 1995-99); Amy Stetler Harper ’99 (Softball, 1996-99); Nicole Vine Braun ’02 (Softball, 1998-2001); and USI’s 1983 GLVC Champion Women’s Tennis team.“I continue to be amazed by the amount of outstanding student-athletes and teams this University has had,” said USI Director of Athletics Jon Mark Hall.  “The Class of 2017 truly represents our growing tradition here at USI. The six individuals and one team that will be honored in February are truly worthy of this extraordinary honor. I know that the entire USI community is proud of this class and what it accomplished while at USI.”Plans are underway for the induction ceremony on the evening of February 3.2017 USI ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASSMoulton Cato (Men’s Soccer, 1981-84): Cato was a four-time All-GLVC and GLVC Champion for men’s soccer. The three-time All-Region performer finished his career as the all-time leader in assists (18 more than the second all-time leader and a record that has stood for 32 years). Cato also has had a successful career in club and college coaching following his USI career. He was a USI men’s soccer assistant coach for the GLVC championship teams in 1989, 1990, and 1991.Jenny Farmer Thurner (Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, 1999-2004): Thurner was a two-time All-American in Outdoor Track & Field, earning honors in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters. She also is the only four-time NCAA Division II All-Region performer in the history of USI Women’s Cross Country history. Thurner held USI records in the indoor 800 meters, the mile, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters, as well as outdoor records in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, and 3000 meters.Dean Mills (Men’s Soccer, 1992-95): Mills played three years as a member of USI’s only NCAA Division I program from 1992 to 1994 and one year at NCAA Division II when the Eagles returned to the GLVC in 1995. He was an ISAA Scholar All-American in 1995, as well as earning NCAA II All-Region and Academic All-GLVC. The 1995 USI team captain was the team’s Most Valuable Player during the program’s last year at Division I.Adrienne Seitz Runyan (Women’s Basketball, 1995-99): Seitz was the starting point guard for some of the best teams in the history of USI Women’s Basketball. She finished ranked in six major categories in the USI Women’s Basketball record books for individual statistics and remains ranked first in games played and assists; second in steals; 11th in blocked shots; 18th in rebounding; and 26th in scoring while playing with USI greats and Hall of Famers LeAnn Freeland and Eileen Weber. Seitz directed teams to an overall record of 97-27 and 69-11 in the GLVC during her four years. USI, as a team, won the GLVC twice, the GLVC tournament once, appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament three times, won the 1997 NCAA II Midwest Regional championship, and advanced to play in the 1997 NCAA II championship game.  Seitz also led USI to a perfect 20-0 GLVC campaign in 1998, a feat that has never been duplicated.Amy Stetler Harper (Softball, 1996-99): Stetler was named All-Region twice and All-GLVC three times during a dominating four-year career. She continues to hold the season record for ERA, complete games, shutouts, and wins, as well as the career marks for ERA, wins, and shutouts. Stetler also set and holds the USI record with 51.1 consecutive shutout innings.Nicole Vine Braun (Softball, 1998-2001): Vine was three-time All-Region player and a four-time All-GLVC performer. She also was a four-time Academic All-GLVC and a 2001 Academic All-District student. On the field, Vine ranks third all-time at USI in runs scored and in hits.USI’s Perfect 1983 GLVC Championship Team:  The 1983 USI women’s tennis team was flawless in the GLVC Tournament winning each of the nine flights for a perfect score of 36 points. The perfect score was never duplicated in flighted GLVC Tournament history with conference changing to team head-to-head completion in the mid-1990. In addition to the perfect score in the GLVC Tournament, USI was a 14-1 overall, winning eight matches 9-0, and winning 117 of 135 sets.  The members of the 1983 squad include Head Coach Jane Davis Brezette Lisa Titzer Dozier ’86, Laurie Peters ’86, Debbie Floyd Shelling ’85, Jennifer Northam McAtee ’92, Sherril Heldman ’87, Julie Workman, Marcia Huff ’85, and Vanessa Dixon Burka ’84. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more