TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman announced this week that it will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 in the Sports and Recreation Center.
Zack Johnson (1998), Jennifer (Krause) Lawrence (2002), James McTaggart (1895), Rob Nichols (1999) and David Yeager (1968) will be added to the shrine prior to the football matchup with Bluffton University.
Induction ceremonies will take place at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Admission is free.
The 2012 Hall of Fame induction will be the 20th in Rose history.
Below is a capsule look at the inductees in Rose-Hulman’s 2012 Hall of Fame Class:
Zack Johnson (mechanical engineering, 1998) — Johnson earned two first-team all-Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference selections in men’s basketball in 1995 and 1996. He helped lead the 1995-96 team to its first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in nine years and crossed the 1,000-point mark with 1,003 career points. He currently ranks sixth in school history with 129 three-point field goals and averaged over 16 points per game as a junior and senior. After graduation, the entrepreneur has owned several Wabash Valley business and currently runs the local video game lounge eBash.
Jennifer (Krause) Lawrence (civil engineering, 2002) — Lawrence became the first four-time all-conference selection in a women’s sport at Rose-Hulman and set 17 school records that still stand today. She smashed 1,766 kills for the volleyball team and also holds career school records for solo blocks (255), block assists (262) and total blocks (517). She also played one season of basketball at Rose-Hulman. Today, Jennifer serves as Executive Director of the Boone County Solid Waste Management District.
James McTaggart (chemical engineering, 1895) — McTaggart earned three state championships in the 440-yard dash and three in the 220-yard dash in the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships. His efforts helped Rose Polytechnic achieve two team state championships against modern-day NCAA Division I, II and III competition, including Notre Dame, Purdue and Indiana. Following his graduation, James enjoyed several chemical engineering related positions in Pittsburgh and Southern Indiana prior to his passing in 1929.
Rob Nichols (mechanical engineering, 1999) — Nichols earned first-team all-region and all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors during a historic 1999 season to cap one of the top baseball slugging careers in school history. Nichols batted .440 with 66 hits, 22 doubles and eight home runs for the first 30-win team in program history in 1999. The breakthrough season lifted his career totals to a .378 batting average with 116 RBIs, 108 runs scored, 38 doubles and 18 home runs as an Engineer. Today, Rob serves as lead assembly engineering at the Wixom Performance Build Center in Michigan.
David Yeager (mechanical engineering, 1968) — Yeager graduated as the second leading scorer in Rose Polytechnic basketball history with 1,047 career points. His efforts helped the Engineers earn the Prairie Conference Championship in 1968 and also helped the team achieve a 51-35 record during his playing career. He is also listed in the Rose-Hulman record book for a 14-free throw performance against New York Tech in 1965. Today, David works as a full-time consultant to the automotive supplier Metaldyne after a distinguished 35-year career including 21 patents at Ford Motor Co.
n Dixon named MVC Women’s Golfer of Week — Indiana State senior Emily Dixon has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week, according to an announcement from the league office.
Dixon paced the Sycamores to the team championship of the Chicago State Cougar Classic with a career-best finish as she tied for second with a two-round total of 151, the fifth-best 36-hole total in school history.
The senior was in third after shooting 74 in the first round on the Port Course at Harborside International Golf Center in Chicago, coming back with a 77 in Tuesday’s second round to finish tied for second with a 151 total which is her career low for 36 holes.
The finish was Dixon’s fifth top-10 finish of her Sycamore career and her 11th top-20 finish. Her previous best finish came during her freshman year when she tied for fourth at the Snowbird Intercollegiate. Dixon now has four straight rounds in the 70s to open the 2012-2013 season.
ISU won its fourth team championship in the seven-year history of the program, the first under third-year coach Greg Towne at the Chicago State Cougar Classic.
n DePauw 3, Rose-Hulman 0 — At Greencastle, Rose-Hulman battled host DePauw before falling 25-17, 25-10, 27-25 in Wednesday non-conference college action.
Senior Anna Lewer led the Engineers with eight kills, with junior Casey Levitt adding six. Junior Catherine Fiutem contributed seven block assists and five kills.
Junior Kira Boswell joined freshman Sarah Jensen with 11 assists each, while junior Kate Dangel led the defense with 14 digs.
Rose (8-6) will play host to Denison and Illinois College in the Homecoming Quad on Saturday at Hulbert Arena. DePauw improved to 12-2.
n Sycamore honored — Indiana State junior Morgan Allee has been named winner of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Golden Shoe Award for the 2011-12 season for her efforts while at Iowa Central College.
“Congratulations to Morgan,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “Her aggressive style of softball is just what we are looking for at Indiana State.”
The award is given out each year to the nation’s top base-stealer in each division. Allee recorded an Iowa Central College record with 73 stolen bases last season and earned First-Team NFCA All-American honors.
“You get individual honors by having great coaches and teammates,” Allee said. “I came to Indiana State to win.”
A native of Cedar Rapids, Allee joins the Sycamores after two successful years at Iowa Central, where she set single-season school records in batting average (.540), hits (114), runs (89), triples (nine) and stolen bases (73).
The Sycamores will continue the fall portion of their schedule Sept. 29-30 when they take on Heartland Community College, Olney Community College and Indiana, all at Price Field.
n Rose-Hulman 2, Fontbonne 1 — At Rose-Hulman, junior Drew Belk scored both of his team’s goals as the host Engineers topped Fontbonne in college action Wednesday night.
Belk scored in the 25th minute to give Rose-Hulman a 1-0 lead, on an assist from junior John Munson. Fontbonne later tied the score at 1-1 on a penalty kick by Josh Schulz in the 56th minute.
Belk provided the game-winning goal in the 76th minute on a blast courtesy of a pass from junior Ryan Rieboldt.
Sophomore Drew Miller picked up the win in goal with three saves.
Rose-Hulman (3-3-2) will play host to Principia in the annual homecoming match at 1 p.m. Saturday. Fontbonne dropped to 4-2-1.
n Rose-Hulman 1, Fontbonne 0 — At Rose-Hulman, the Engineers scored late in the first half to earn a hard-fought victory over Fontbonne on Wednesday night.
Freshman Katie DeMoss scored in the 33rd minute, on an assist from junior Amy Schleter. Freshman Lucinda Combs recorded her third straight shutout with six saves to lead the Engineers’ defensive effort.
Rose-Hulman outshot Fontbonne 14-8 in the contest. Nicky Wheeler led the offensive effort with five shots.
Rose-Hulman (4-3-1) will play host to Principia in the homecoming game Saturday. Fontbonne dropped to 2-6.
n USAC Nationals set — At Rossburg, Ohio, the U.S. Auto Club 4-Crown Nationals will be contested on Saturday at Eldora Speedway.
Features will be run for Silver Crown, sprint and midget divisions and could go a long way in determining the championships in two of them. Darren Hagen has a 186-point lead over Tracy Hines in the midget totals.
Sixty points separate the three leaders in the sprint division with Dave Darland leading Jon Stanbrough by 15 and Bryan Clauson by 60. Sullivan native Chase Stockon is ninth in the totals.
Three drivers are separated by 13 points in the Silver Crown totals. Kody Swanson leads Bobby East by four and Jerry Coons Jr. by 13.
The only other race left on the Silver Crown schedule is the Sumar Classic 100 set for Oct. 13 in Terre Haute. Sprint car racing is slated for Oct. 12.
Kyle Larson swept all three races in last year’s action in Ohio and will be out to do it again. Rich Vogler was the last driver to do it in 1985 and 1986.
USAC point leaders
Silver Crown — Kody Swanson 302, Bobby East 298, Jerry Coons Jr. 289, Levi Jones 270, Tanner Swanson 259, Bud Kaeding 259, Bobby Santos 253, A.J. Fike 221, Tracy Hines 217, Brian Tyler 192.
Sprints — Dave Darland 1,738, Jon Stanbrough 1,723, Bryan Clauson 1,678, Jones 1,615, Hines 1,515, Damion Gardner 1,499, Hunter Schuerenberg 1,425, Robert Ballou 1,403, Chase Stockon 1,400, Kevin Thomas Jr. 1,356.
Midgets — Darren Hagen 1,022, Hines 836, Clauson 795, Caleb Armstrong 758, Kyle Larson 607, Mario Clouser 599, East 593, Brad Kuhn 567, Chris Windom 539, Rico Abrew 533.
TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman announced this week that it will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 in the Sports and Recreation Center.
DeNato proves IU can pitch too
Joey DeNato dispelled the notion that College World Series newcomer Indiana is all about offense.
The junior left-hander threw a four-hitter and the Hoosiers looked mighty comfortable at TD Ameritrade Park while beating Louisville 2-0 on Saturday night.
Etherington, Moore happy to be with ISU basketball
Not even two weeks into their college experience, Indiana State freshmen men’s basketball players Alex Etherington and Demetrius Moore stood sentinel as 115 kids ran around them collecting basketballs and getting autographs at the Greg Lansing Basketball Camp on Thursday.
ISU's Johnson invited to World University Games
Indiana State senior Felisha Johnson will be traveling the world this summer after being named to represent the United States in the women’s shot put at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
FROM THE PRESS BOX: Close, but no cigar, theme for ISU sports in 2012-13
When I covered my first event of Indiana State’s 2012-13 season — ISU’s opening football game at Indiana — I was the first one in the press box at IU’s Memorial Stadium. I’m never the first one in the press box.
Maybe the prospect of ISU’s season had me so pumped that I decided to get it started close to three hours early? (Or more truthfully, maybe I was over-vigilent about predicted traffic horrors on the Indiana 46 bypass that never came to pass.)
Q&A: ISU football coach Mike Sanford ready for fall
It’s hard to believe, but Mike Sanford has already been Indiana State’s football coach for six months.
Time flies, but Sanford’s task of preparing for his first season in charge of the Sycamores comes with few breaks.
Rex streak ends at 7
The Terre Haute Rex table setters — Kyle Kempf and Tyler Wampler — had three of the team’s eight hits Friday at Bob Warn Field, but the Rex offense found itself in a big early deficit for the first time this season.
Manaea’s selection puts ISU in spotlight
Once the stress and hang-wringing over where Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea might get drafted was over, the angst subsided and was replaced with a happier emotion. Pride.
ISU’s Hope places 13th in NCAA pole vault
Indiana State senior Nicole Hope concluded her final competition of the 2013 outdoor season on Friday as she tied for 13th in the women’s pole vault at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Metro roundup: Former Sycamores take talents to CFL
Former Indiana State players Johnny Towalid and Justin Hilton were signed by teams in the Canadian Football League this week.
Exit Minnesota, enter Oregon State on 2016 football schedule
When the Big Ten Conference implemented a nine-game football schedule starting in 2016 and discouraged members from playing Football Championship Subdivision teams, there was one game on Indiana State’s future schedule that was likely on borrowed time.
ISU’s scheduled game at Minnesota in 2016.
METRO ROUNDUP: Swift reaches finals of NCAA Championships in 110-meter hurdles
Indiana State junior Greggmar Swift will be among the top eight in the NCAA in the 110-meter hurdles after qualifying for Saturday’s finals on Thursday.
Swift ran a time of 13.51 seconds to take third in his heat. He’ll run in either lane 1 or lane 8 on Saturday.
“I got out pretty good and then I hurdled three or four when I got bumped and it threw me off my rhythm,” said Swift, a native of Barbados. “I tried to get back my rhythm … but I held on for the third place.”
ISU's Manaea selected 34th overall by Royals
Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea selected 34th overall by the Kansas City Royals.
Sycamores ready for more NCAA track success
Five of the six Indiana State athletes in Eugene, Ore., already have had some memorable track and field careers for the Sycamores.
But they’ll go ahead and try to add to their list of accomplishments in the NCAA outdoor championships this weekend.
Dustin Betz has been a scorer and key piece of eight Missouri Valley Conference championship teams between track and cross country. He’ll compete today in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as the Sycamores’ second best in the event behind Jordan Fife.
Mike Lucas joins ISU football staff
What traits do head football coaches seek out when they hire position coaches?
Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford provided insight into that question as he hired former Southeast Louisiana head coach Mike Lucas to his staff Tuesday. Lucas will be the Sycamores’ defensive line coach.
“You have to look at your staff and see what you need. I felt like in this particular case, I wanted an experienced defensive line coach. I feel like we have a mixture of experience and youth and I want to keep that going,” Sanford said.
TODD GOLDEN: MVC Tourney can be ISU success story if work is done
Prior to last week’s Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament at Illinois State’s Duffy Bass Field, fear and loathing prevailed in some corners of the conference.
It seemed that Missouri State, Creighton, and most notably, Wichita State, had a monopoly on the season-ending tournament since the Coolidge Administration. (It had actually been since 1998.) How could the tournament make it without playing in one of the three aforementioned universities’ big venues?
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Three Indiana State seniors and a freshman punched their tickets Friday to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in two weeks at Eugene, Ore. Two more got the job done Saturday on the campus of UNC Greensoboro in the East Preliminary.
Sycamores bow out of MVC Tournament
Indiana State’s baseball was out of pitching, and after a loss to Wichita State on Thursday, the Sycamores were out of second-chances too at the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament. What the Sycamores weren’t out of was heart, guts and clutch performances from some unlikely sources. But in the end, Friday’s elimination game rematch against the Shockers was a sampling of ISU’s season overall — the Sycamores were out of luck.
Metro Sports: Chalk up No. 5 for Liz Evans
Senior Liz Evans capped the top career in Rose-Hulman athletics history with her fifth national championship and eighth All-American award at Wisconsin-La Crosse on Friday.
Four Indiana State athletes advance to NCAA outdoor track and field championships
Three Indiana State seniors and a freshman have punched their tickets to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in two weeks at Eugene, Ore., with their Friday efforts in the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T.
Wichita State shuts out ISU to force elimination-game rematch
Indiana State starting pitcher Greg Kuhlman did his best.
Actually, he did far better than he ever has previously in an ISU uniform, but while Kuhlman’s gutty pitching effort spoke volumes, ISU’s bats remained ominously silent.
Indiana State baseball now one win from MVC Championship
Indiana State’s Wednesday morning wish list probably read something like this: a dominant complete game effort from starting pitcher Devin Moore, near-immaculate defense to support him, and a steady diet of clutch situational hitting from lineup spots one to nine.
Terre Haute's Mascari running 10,000 meters for chance to get to Hayward Field
Indiana State freshman and Terre Haute North graduate John Mascari is among the enormous group of Sycamores competing this weekend at the NCAA East Preliminary. The top 48 NCAA track and field competitors in each event on this half of the United States are narrowed down to 12 who will compete at the NCAA meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Manaea's shoulder causing him latest pain
Indiana State pitcher Sean Manaea has battled through so many aches and pains during the 2013 season that it can be hard to discern the serious pain from the pain he pitches through.
ISU's Negele answers call in big way in wake of Manaea injury
When Indiana State starting pitcher Sean Manaea slumped on the mound in obvious pain after he took his warm-up pitches, red flags raised for ISU’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament hopes.
ISU baseball hoping Manaea can get its MVC Tournament moving in right direction
Indiana State’s baseball team has been waiting all season for its stars to align.
But this is the 2013 Sycamores, after all, and after a season in which seemingly little has gone right, it appears its stars will remain crossed at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
ISU track sending record 22 to postseason
On the heels of their thrilling double victory at the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships both the Indiana State men and women moved up in the national rankings which were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
ISU's athletic treasure trove
Think of every championship that Indiana State has won in each of its sports, past and present. Think of every tournament — postseason or regular season — which the Sycamores have claimed as their own.
Ort sets ISU RBI record in 16-7 win
Robby Ort celebrated his Indiana State baseball Senior Day on Saturday by becoming the Sycamores’ all-time leader in RBIs as ISU ended its regular season with a 16-7 win over Bradley at Bob Warn Field.
Bradley ends 16-game MVC losing streak against ISU
Momentum was the only thing riding on Indiana State’s baseball game against Bradley on Friday. With a five-game winning streak going, ISU wanted to keep the good vibes going into next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
ISU couldn’t do it.
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