Local Colleges: UW-Parkside releases 2016 Hall of Fame class
The UW-Parkside athletic department will induct nine players, one honorary member, and two teams into the Parkside Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 15, inside the Student Center Ballroom.
It will be the 11th induction class since the Hall of Fame was created in 1980.
Here is the list of inductees and a partial list of their accomplishments.
RILEY MEWES: Mewes (1999-2004), a soccer defender, was a second-team All-American as a senior. He earned All-Great Lakes Valley Conference (2003, 2004) and All-Midwest Region (2003, 2004) honors twice, and was the GLVC Fall Scholar Athlete of the Year (2004).
JIM SPEILMANN: Spielmann (1981-1984), a central midfielder, was a two-time NAIA All-American who led the 1984 Rangers men’s soccer team to its first NAIA National Tournament. Speilmann earned All-American honors in 1982 and 1983.
SAMMY KROMM: Kromm (2001-2005) is Rangers’ all-time leading scorer (1,897 points). As a sophomore in 2002-2003, Kromm led the GLVC in scoring (19.8 per game) and scored a school-record 555 points. As a senior, she led NCAA Division II in field goal percentage (64.
ABBIGAIL WILD: Wild (2001-2004) was a four-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference women’s soccer honoree. The goalkeeper finished with a school-record 210 career saves with 45 shutouts and a 0.53 goals-against average.
STEVIE KING: King (1974-1978) played in 115 career men’s basketball games and helped the Rangers to 87 wins, the second-most wins by any player in program history. His career total of 572 assists is still the school record.
KARI GOOD AND KATIE SPITZER: Both played from 1996 to 1999 and both helped the Rangers’ women’s volleyball team to their best-ever season in 1997 (23 wins) and to three GLVC Tournament berths. Good’s career total of 5,133 assists and season total of 1,551 assists in 1997 are both still school records. Good is third in career aces (113) and fifth in career digs (1,376). Spitzer still holds school records in kills (1,245) and blocks (521), and was a first-team All-GLVC selection in 1998 and 1999 and an Academic All-GLVC honoree in 1999.
RANDY SKARDA: Skarda (1972-1975) went 60-12 in his career and won the NAIA national title at 150 pounds in 1973-74. He went 28-1 that season, a school record for wins, and was the NAIA District 14 Wrestler of the Year.
TREVOR HASENJAGER: Hasenjager (1992-1996) was a three-time NCAA Division II national wrestling qualifier and the 1995 NAIA Champion at 118 pounds, Hasenjager went 85-51 and also won two Division II regional titles.
MIKE DEWITT: DeWitt, an honorary selection, was the track team’s first All-American (racewalking). As the track and cross country coach (1981-2010), DeWitt was named the NAIA or NCAA Division II Region Coach of the Year 12 times.
1973-1974 WRESTLING TEAM: Led by coach Jim Koch, the team had the best national finish in school history, third at the NAIA Championships for the Rangers’ first national team trophy. The team had two national champions, Bill West (27-0 at 134 pounds) and Skarda.http://journaltimes.com/sports/college/local-colleges-uw-parkside-releases-hall-of-fame-class/article_d7558384-3e0a-59e6-b6ba-cf3643712edd.html