News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 9, 2013

Metro: Indiana Hall of Fame lauds two Wabash Valley athletes

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Two players from the Wabash Valley have been named members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team that will be honored in March.

Tony McGee and Kenny Rowan are members of the honor team.

McGee earned all-state honors in football and basketball at Terre Haute South, then went on to play football at Michigan and in the NFL.

He and Rowan both were members of the 1989 Indiana All-Star team. Rowan had a stellar career at Northview, then went to Indiana State where his career was cut short by injury.

Two other members of the team are Lebanon sharpshooter Richie Mount and Matt Painter. Both played college basketball at Purdue and Painter now is its coach.

Three others being honored are Calbert Cheaney of Evansville Harrison, Pat Graham of Floyd Central and Greg Graham of Warren Central. They were teammates at Indiana.

Other members of the team are Rodney Holmes, Chris Lawson, Jamie Matthews, Matt Petty, Casey Schmidt, David Anderson, Tony Barbee, David Hinton, Scott Matthews, Mickey McPherson and Nate Tubbs.

Soccer

• Engineers earn region honors
— Drew Belk and Drew Miller of Rose-Hulman have been named to the NCAA Division III all-Great Lakes Region men’s team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Belk and Miller became the 16th and 17th all-region honorees in Rose-Hulman men’s soccer history.  The Engineers have seven players on all-region squads in the last four years and 12 during the six-year coaching career of Sean Helliwell.

Belk earned second-team all-region honors after scoring 15 goals with three assists this season. His effort ranks third in Rose-Hulman history in single-season goals (15) and completed his career ranked seventh in school history with 28 goals.  

He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the HCAC championship game win over Transylvania that lifted Rose-Hulman to an NCAA Division III tournament appearance.

Miller claimed third-team all-region honors after he recorded a 0.60 goals-against average and ranked among the top 10 nationally in save percentage with a school-record-setting mark of .851. He holds Rose-Hulman career records for shutouts (22.5), goals-against average (0.64) and save percentage (.847) entering his senior season.  He also helped Rose-Hulman advance in the NCAA Division III tournament opening round by helping the Engineers top Penn State Behrend on penalty kicks.

Rose-Hulman advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 after finishing 12-6-5. The Engineers earned their first two NCAA Tournament wins, including a victory at No. 1 ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the second round of the tournament.