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.
Ramblin’ On: Sycamores use defensive stops to reach Missouri Valley semifinals
It sounds counter-intuitive, but to go forward in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament you must first get stops. In Friday’s MVC Tournament quarterfinal against Loyola, ISU followed that bit of zen to a tee. The Sycamores never let the Ramblers get comfortable offensively and put a hammer-lock on Loyola standout Milton Doyle. ISU rode its defense to an easy 75-62 victory at Scottrade Center.
ISU baseball looking to carry success home
Indiana State had pitching questions coming into the season, having lost its entire starting staff from a year ago.
So far anyway, those questions have been answered. The Sycamores are 9-1 going into their home opener today against Western Illinois.
Metro sports: Rose-Hulman picks up baseball win
A late run in the eighth-inning broke a 4-all tie and proved to be the game winner for Rockford College in a 5-4 decision over the Rose-Hulman baseball team Friday at the Chain of Lakes Complex.
Indiana State women move within one win from MVC title
Senior Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir had 23 points to lead Indiana State to a 73-71 win at Drake on Thursday. The point guard led four Sycamores in double figures in the win.
Anna Munn, Jasmine Grier and Chelsea Small each chipped in 11 points as ISU shot 10-of-21 from 3-point range as a team.
Sycamores rejuvenated heading into MVC Tournament quarterfinals
Indiana State point guard Jake Odum is sick-and-tired of being sick and tired.
He’s tired of hearing about the team’s three-game losing streak. He’s tired of the Sycamores playing below par. He’s tired of the team not fulfilling its potential.
He plans to do something about it this weekend. Second-seeded ISU begins its Missouri Valley Conference Tournament trek at 7:05 p.m. tonight against either No. 10 Loyola.
Rose-Hulman seniors lead Engineers into NCAA Division III Tournament
For Rose-Hulman’s six senior men’s basketball players, this weekend will mark the beginning of their third and final appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Having left Terre Haute by bus Thursday, Rose (22-5) will open the Division III four-team regional at Hope College in Holland, Mich., today against Wheaton College (19-8) at the unique time of 5:30 p.m.
Coach Jim Shaw’s Engineers are coming off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) regular-season and tournament championships for the second consecutive year.
ISU women seek top MVC seed
Defense and rebounding are the staples of Teri Moren’s fourth Indiana State team, a squad that hits the road trying to defend and rebound its way to a regular-season conference title. The Sycamores women’s basketball can clinch the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference with wins tonight against Drake and Saturday against Northern Iowa.
Nebraska completes sweep of Indiana
Indiana’s slim hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid are all but done, unless the Hoosiers can win the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska never trailed Wednesday night, completing a season sweep of the Hoosiers with a 70-60 win. The loss ensures a losing conference record for IU (17-13, 7-10 Big Ten) while boosting the Huskers’ chances at an at-large berth.
ISU reserve Smith earns two MVC honors
Indiana State sophomore Khristian Smith has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Bench and Most Improved Teams, according to an announcement by the league office Wednesday.
Two Sycamores with Scott during Saturday incident
A Vigo County’s Sheriff’s case report of Brenton Scott’s arrest last Saturday indicated that Scott, an Indiana State basketball player, tried to pass himself off as his twin brother and that two of his teammates were with him at the time of the incident.
Metro Sports: Sycamores to be represented at NCAA indoors
Three members of the Indiana State track and field team will compete in the 2014 NCAA indoor championships March 14-15 at Albuquerque, N.M. Senior Greggmar Swift will represent the men, while sophomore Katie Wise and senior Mary Theisen will represent the women.
Rose meets Wheaton in NCAA opener
Rose-Hulman will open its third straight trip to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at 5:30 p.m. Friday when the Engineers play Wheaton in a four-team regional hosted by Hope College.
Metro: No ISU baseball today; home opener now Friday
Indiana State’s baseball home opener that was to be played today has been pushed back, according to Sycamore head coach Mitch Hannahs.
ISU's Scott booked for OWI, possession
Indiana State men's basketball player Brenton Scott was booked into the Vigo County Jail on Saturday for operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana/hash, possession of paraphenalia and false reporting/informing.
Odum can't get roll on game-winning attempt on Senior Day
The storybook was ready to be opened at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Down two with 4.5 seconds to go, Indiana State rebounded a free throw miss by Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle. ISU senior point guard Odum timed his dash perfectly up the floor. He released his shot from just behind the 3-point line at just the right second. The shot was true and online.
TODD GOLDEN: Lansing's belief in his team has not wavered
In the wake of Indiana State’s 71-69 loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, and the three-game losing streak that comes with it, ISU coach Greg Lansing wanted to get one point across crystal clear in his postgame press conference.
VIDEO: Munn has made her mark on ISU women's program
Anna Munn has been a dependable leader in the Indiana State women’s basketball program. Her leadership has helped coach Teri Moren build to back-to-back 10-or-more win seasons in the Missouri Valley the last two years.
Rose-Hulman wins third straight HCAC tournament crown
Tied with Hanover 26-26 at halftime of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball championship game Saturday night, host Rose-Hulman knew it had a couple of things in its favor.
Rolling along: Third straight victory helps Sycamores tie for second in MVC
Aside from Teri Moren sticking with her pink Chuck Taylor shoes on the sideline for superstitious reasons, Indiana State’s three-game winning streak can be explained by strong play in nearly every aspect of the game.
Sycamores stay positive in face of adversity
After Indiana State’s 77-59 loss at Illinois State on Wednesday, ISU players had an idea of how the tone of Thursday and Friday’s practices would be prior to today’s regular-season finale against Northern Iowa.
Engineers, Hanover to vie for HCAC title
For the second year in a row, the men’s basketball teams of Rose-Hulman and Hanover will square off for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in Terre Haute.
Metro: ISU softball win streak reaches 6
Indiana State improved its college softball winning streak to six games Friday by beating Wright State 4-3 and IUPUI 3-2 on the opening day of the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic.
Odum's final chapter is here; how will he author the ending?
If you compare a college basketball career to a book, Indiana State point guard Jake Odum has been a page-turner from day one.
Odum has dazzled ISU fans from the time he became a starter during the first weekend of his first season in 2010. The Sycamores have not had a losing season during the Odum era, a run of success unprecedented in ISU’s Division I history.
VIDEO: Indiana State women looking to add to winning streak at home
Indiana State looks to put a three-game winning streak together tonight against Loyola, who topped the Sycamores behind 30 points by senior forward Troy Hambric for one of the Ramblers’ nine wins this season.
The Sycamores’ women’s basketball team stifled Missouri State last Friday and knocked off first-place Wichita State on Sunday for a pair of road wins last weekend. They'll look to build upon that momentum tonight at home.
Sheehey's career-high 30 helps Hoosiers over No. 20 Iowa
Will Sheehey scored 19 of his career-high 30 points in the first half and Stanford Robinson added a career-best 17 to lead Indiana over No. 20 Iowa 93-86 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed last week.
A.J. Reed picks up multiple NCAA baseball honors
Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed has been named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and a National Player of the Week by NCAA.com, according to separate announcements.
A member of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List, the Terre Haute native was named National Hitter of the Week by the NCBWA, with VMI right-hander Reed Garrett earning NCBWA Pitcher of the Week.
Redbirds dominate Sycamores 77-59
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is running out of answers for its recent woes ... and it’s running out of time to fix them. The slumping Sycamores added defensive problems to their offensive slump on Wednesday at Illinois State. The Redbirds made the Sycamores pay dearly for their poor all-around effort out of the gate as the Sycamores fell 77-59.
Rose coach expects wide-open race for HCAC title
Both Rose-Hulman basketball programs hope their teams will still be talked about in the Wabash Valley media after this weekend when they compete in their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournaments.
No. 16 Michigan rallies past Purdue
Glenn Robinson III got a late bank shot to roll in as time expired Wednesday night, giving No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime victory at Purdue.
Metro roundup: Hutson awarded USA Track and Field grant
Terre Haute native and 2016 Olympic hopeful Kylie Hutson was awarded a $7,000 grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation.
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