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.
ISU win streak at 12
Ryan Keaffaber recorded his sixth save in seven opportunities Monday as Indiana State won its 12th straight college baseball game, holding off a rally by visiting Western Illinois for a 7-4 victory on Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium.
Another Rose freshman making big splash
The Rose-Hulman men’s swimming team received a much-needed boost last season when a talented freshman from Ohio entered to set school records, rack up conference titles and qualify for the NCAA Division III championships. So when the Rose women’s swimming team needed a boost this season, what did it do? Yep, the Engineers found another talented freshman from Ohio to do pretty much the same things.
Metro sports: Indiana State's Abdul-Qaadir honored by MVC again
Bilquis Abdul-Qaadir of Indiana State has been named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for women’s basketball, the league announced Monday.
Guts, sweat, tears: Sycamores fall to perfect Shockers
No one on Indiana State’s men’s basketball needed to say a word about the Sycamores’ 83-69 loss to Wichita State in Sunday’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game.
Todd Golden: Sycamores ran with the best
It’s hard to run with Secretariat. Secretariat, for the uninitiated, won horse racing’s Triple Crown in 1973 and famously stormed to victory in the Belmont Stakes by an unfathomable 31 lengths. Secretariat is widely considered to be the greatest thoroughbred of all time, and his Belmont performance is one of sports’ all-time greatest moments. In Missouri Valley Conference terms, Wichita State is Secretariat.
FROM THE PRESS BOX: Odum rises to WSU challenge
When you’re getting ready to play the No. 2 team in the country — the undefeated No. 2 team in the country and the best Missouri Valley Conference team in a generation — the unwritten rule says you’re not supposed to rile them. That you’re not supposed to poke the hornet’s nest.
Clock problems delay start of Indiana State semifinal game
Time stood still in Scottrade Center on Saturday.
Not by design.
Sycamores advance to Arch Madness title game
No one said advancing to the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game was going to be easy.
ISU women grab share of MVC regular-season title
The preseason Missouri Valley Conference favorite lived up to its expectations, as the Indiana State women’s basketball team grabbed a piece of the regular-season title with an 85-72 triumph over host Northern Iowa on Saturday afternoon inside McLeod Center.
Robinson leads No. 12 Michigan over Indiana
Glenn Robinson scored 20 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:10 to play, and Jordan Morgan had a double-double in his final home game to help No. 12 Michigan finish off its Big Ten championship season with an 84-80 victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Michigan (23-7 15-3) avenged last year’s defeat in the last game of the regular season. In that game, Morgan’s tap-in rolled off the rim as time expired, giving the Hoosiers the victory and costing the Wolverines a share of the conference title.
ISU headed to MVC title game
Indiana State defeated Southern Illinois 62-59 on Saturday to advance to Arch Madness championship game.
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
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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
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