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.
Rose’s Stull pitches well in losing cause
Andrew Stull made a strong bid to stay in the Rose-Hulman baseball starting pitching rotation Friday evening, but his lack of support — offensively and defensively — still added up to a 7-0 loss as the Engineers opened the Rose-Hulman Invitational against Concordia Chicago.
Metro Sports: ISU baseball’s winning streak halted at 12
The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks scored on a walk-off single in the ninth inning to end Indiana State’s 12-game winning streak in baseball with a 3-2 victory Friday at Brooks Field.
ISU trio reach NCAA track finals
Indiana State’s Greggmar Swift and Katie Wise both advanced to today’s finals in their respective events on the first day of the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of New Mexico.
ISU defeats Loyola in MVC women's tournament
ISU defeats Loyola in MVC Tournament semifinals.
ISU men await postseason fate
Indiana State’s men’s basketball team returned to practice on Friday without a team or a tournament to prepare for.
Abrams leads Illini over IU in Big Ten tournament
Now, Indiana waits.
To see if the NIT wants the Hoosiers for an at-large berth.
To see if Noah Vonleh will head to the NBA after one season in Bloomington.
No. 24 Ohio State holds off Purdue 63-61
Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter appreciated his team’s effort Thursday.
He still didn’t like the numbers on the box score — or the scoreboard.
Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross combined to score nine points in a late 12-4 run that gave No. 24 Ohio State control and the Buckeyes held on for a 63-61 win — only after Terone Johnson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer came up short in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
ISU’s Abdul-Qaadir, Munn All-MVC selections
Senior guards Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Anna Munn have both been named to Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference teams, announced by the league on Wednesday. Abdul-Qaadir earned a spot on the first-team while Munn was named honorable mention.
History in making?: Indiana, Purdue need to reverse recent trends to keep offseason hopes alive
The state’s two Big Ten schools could begin the offseason as soon as tonight, depending on how they fare in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.
Metro sports: ‘Lucky Lou’ strikes again on golf course
Retired Public Service Indiana employee Lou Mundell, a lifelong resident of Terre Haute, posted the fifth hole-in-one of his life Tuesday afternoon at the Harder Hall Country Club golf course in his winter home of Sebring.
METRO ROUNDUP: ISU softball splits pair in Florida
Pitching dominated Tuesday’s opening day of play in the Rebel Spring Games for the Indiana State softball team, which defeated Bucknell 2-0 before falling 2-0 to Creighton.
“The girls did a great job in the first game getting a couple runs,” ISU coach Shane Bouman said. “We leaned on [sophomore] Yvette Alvarez who pitched really well. We probably got as much as we could out of her and probably should have changed earlier so put that on me. We have a couple little things we can clean up and get a little better and we will be ready to go tomorrow.”
Oh snap: Reed's 18-game hitting streak falls in No. 20 UK's loss at No. 16 IU
No. 16 Indiana mounted two-run rallies in the first and fourth innings and the Hoosiers ended the hitting streak of Terre Haute native A.J. Reed at 18 games to post a 7-2 win over No. 20 Kentucky on Tuesday.
Despite going hitless, Reed remains the NCAA leader in home runs (8) and RBI (28) for a potent Wildcats’ offense.
Kentucky (13-4) dropped its first game with the Hoosiers in the last four meetings, with the meeting marking the first time in modern UK history (2003-present) that the two teams faced off as top-20 foes.
Munn named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Indiana State leads the Missouri Valley with six of the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards after Anna Munn earned the recognition Tuesday for the 2013-14 season.
Munn joins Kourtney Mennen (2003), Melanie Boeglin (2006), Laura Rudolphi (2007) and Kelsey Luna (2009 and 2010) as winners of the award, which began in 2002.
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.
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