TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman will induct six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday inside the Sports and Recreation Center.
Robert Chandler (2002 graduate), Christina (Forsyth) Drake (2002), Chuck Howard (contributor), Andrew Schipper (2003), Matthew Smith (2003) and Chris Unton (2002) will be added to the shrine.
The induction ceremony takes place at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Sports and Recreation Center. Also, the new inductees will be introduced to the crowd at halftime of the Hanover vs. Rose football game, which starts at 1:30 p.m. at Cook Stadium.
2013 Rose-Hulman Hall of Fame inductees
Robert Chandler (civil engineering, 2002) — Chandler finished 19-9 as a pitcher for the Rose-Hulman baseball and ranks fourth in program history with 213 strikeouts. The left-hander finished 7-1 with a 3.22 earned-run average as a junior and was 7-3 with a 3.77 ERA as a senior. He also ranks eighth and ninth in single-season school history with 78 and 75 strikeouts in a season. Today, the civil-engineering graduate works for CONTECH, a company providing support for site development projects in Nashville. He also earned a master’s degree from David Lipscomb University.
Christina (Forsythe) Drake (electrical engineering, 2002) — The former Christina Forsyth ranks fifth in Rose women’s basketball history with 1,223 career points. She also stands sixth in career rebounds (614) and third in free throws (333). The electrcial-engineering graduate earned second-team all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors after scoring 17.1 points per game as a senior. During her junior year, Forsyth scored 15.3 points per game to earn honorable-mention all-league accolades. Today, she works with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) as a manager for Operation Procedures and Compliance.
Andrew Schipper (mechanical engineering, 2003) — Schipper became the first six-time All-American in Rose-Hulman athletic history as a pole-vaulter in track and field. He placed second nationally at the 2000 NCAA Division III outdoor and 2003 NCAA Division III indoor championships to highlight a career that featured five top-five national finishes. He also won three Little State and three Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles. The mechanical-engineering graduate currently works as a senior water engineer for the city of Fort Wayne.
Matthew Smith (mechanical engineering, 2003) — Smith was the first NCAA Division III national champion at Rose outside the sport of track and field. A swimmer, Smith won the 100-yard breaststroke title in the 2003 national championships to highlight a career that featured four All-American awards and third-team Academic All-American accolades. He also was a provisional qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Games representing the nation of Estonia. The mechanical-engineering graduate currently works as a staff engineer at Burns and McDowell and graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2010.
Chris Unton (computer science, 2002) — Unton served the true definition of the term student-athlete during his Rose-Hulman career to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame. Unton was a first-team Academic All-American, joining just four other players from nearly 1,000 college division schools, in 2002 after earning first-team all-league honors on the court. He also captured third-team Academic All-American honors in 2001 while completing his undergraduate degree one academic quarter early with a perfect 4.00 grade-point average. The computer-science major played on two conference title teams and currently works as a senior manager for IT Compliance at MISO.
Chuck Howard (contributor) — Howard spent 37 years on the Rose-Hulman Admissions staff from 1968-2005, including 23 years as Dean of Admissions and eight years as Vice-President of Admissions. Howard also earned the President’s Outstanding Service Award and was a John Mutchner Award winner for athletic department support in 1988. He helped recruit a generation of students and student-athletes to Rose and was widely regarded as one of the team’s greatest fans throughout his career.
• Bees win — At West Vigo Middle School, Honey Creek won the Vigo County middle school championship for the third year in a row, defeating Otter Creek by scores of 25-9, 25-15 Tuesday.
For Honey Creek, which finished 8-3 for the season, Leah Franklin posted 10 aces, four spike kills and four assists and Taylor Campbell contributed six spike kills, five assists and three aces.
For Otter Creek, Chloe Mason had three kills and two aces and Ashley Curry added three aces.
The Bees’ junior varsity also won 25-12, 25-14 over Otter Creek, winning the title for a fourth straight year.
• Engineers play well — At Crawfordsville Golf Club, Rose-Hulman set two school records in a dual match with Wabash College on Wednesday.
Junior Travis Whithaus set a school record with the first round of 68 in men’s program history.
Whithaus fired a 2-under-par round for the second sub-70 score in school history. Joe Miller set the previous single-round stroke record of 69 at the Emory Invitational in 1999.
Rose also set an 18-hole school record with a team score of 282.
Wabash claimed top honors in the dual match with a 6-5 victory to retain the Little Giant-Engineer Cup. The Little Giants won six of 10 dual matches, with Rose-Hulman winning the team score bonus point.
Rose-Hulman returns to action this weekend in the Wabash Invitational.
Rose-Hulman scores — 2. Travis Whithaus 68; 3. Sanders Park 70; 4. (tie) Tapat Wittayakom and Chris Lambert 72; 10. Sam Pastroiza 76; 12. Kent Kraus 77; 15. Garrett Manship 79; 16. Sam Mimms 80; 19. Andy Rhine 87; 22. Brandon Ridner 92.
• Woods seventh — At Country Oaks Course in Montgomery, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College concluded its fall season Tuesday with a seventh-place finish in the Oakland City Invitational.
Team scores — Hanover 337, Holy Cross College 342, Brescia 347, Fontbonne 351, Kentucky Wesleyan 354, Oakland City 378, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 412.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (412) — Morgan Patterson 86, Abby Abel 103, Kelsi Brown 104, Shelby French 119.
• Fitzpatrick wins — At Haubstadt, Blake Fitzpatrick of West Terre Haute won a Midwest Sprint Car Series feature race Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.
Heat winners — Jeff Bland Jr., Brady Short.
Feature — Blake Fitzpatrick, Jon Stanbrough, Short, Wes McIntyre, Carson Short, Bradley Sterrett, Mitch Wismiller, Levi Shields, Braylon Fitzpatrick, Brian Karraker, Chris Babcock, Kent Schmidt, Kevin Chamber, Chet Williams, Bland, Lynn Ambrose.
Heat winners —Rodney Melvin, Bobby Pierce, Randy Korte.
Feature — Korte, Pierce, Tanner English, Brandon Thirlby, Matt Santel, Melvin, Kevin Weaver, Brian Diveley, Rusty Schlenck, Dillon White.
Heat winners — Shawn Cates, Joel Jenson, Zach Fair, Trent Young (B-main).
Feature — Stephen Schnapf, Young, Dave Beck, Cates, Levi Kissinger, Jenson, Tyler Diebert, Dustin Beck, Brian Shaw, Johnny Young.
TERRE HAUTE —
Rose-Hulman will induct six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday inside the Sports and Recreation Center.
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
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.
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