News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 10, 2007

Metro roundup: ISU announces Hall of Fame class

staff report

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State announced Friday that five former athletes will be inducted into the ISU Athletic Hall of Fame in February.

The 16th class of the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame will include George Chestnut, Brian Dorsett, Chris Hicks, Julie Koebcke and John Sherman Williams.

Chestnut was a football, basketball and baseball standout from 1932-33; Dorsett a catcher for the ISU baseball team who played in the major leagues; Hicks an All-American offensive lineman for the football team in 1975; Koebcke a 3-time All-American in discus; and Williams played basketball for ISU from 1983-86 and is the Sycamores’ second all-time leading scorer.

The induction ceremony will be held on at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 prior to the Indiana State-Illinois State basketball game at Hulman Center.


• Pugh named All-American — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods player Erin Pugh was named a U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association first-team All-American.

The Terre Haute North graduate compiled 13 goals this season for the Pomeroys in 13 matches.

Coach Mike Aycock said Pugh’s season is second only to South Vermillion graduate Sarah Guinn’s school record of 16 goals set in 2005.

In addition to Pugh’s honor, three SMWC soccer players, Amanda Clemons, Jana Orman and Lauren Sullivan, were named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team. Orman and Sullivan are also Terre Haute natives.

• ISU players earn awards — At Evansville, Alyssa Ramsey and Sarah Whiteley were named second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference at a banquet Thursday prior to the MVC Tournament, which the Sycamores did not qualify for.

Ramsey, a key defender and an ISU junior, was honorable mention and made the all-freshman team two seasons ago.

Whiteley was ISU’s leader this fall with 14 points on seven goals in her senior season, including two-game winning shots.

Senior Lauren Podolski was tabbed an honorable mention selection, even though she missed four games due to a nagging hamstring injury. Podolski, who had three goals and three assists this season, was a first-team All-MVC performer the previous three seasons.

Ellen Gittemeier was named to the MVC All-Freshman squad. Gittemeier saw action in all but one match for the Sycamores, registering two goals and taking 15 shots.

“Last year was the first year we did not have a freshman recognized as part of this team and Ellen is well deserved of getting ISU back onto the All-Freshmen Team and we look forward to many more years of postseason accolades for her,” coach Vernon Croft said.

• Rose men get conference awards — Rose-Hulman claimed or shared all three major awards and placed seven players on the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference team.

Senior Matt Trowbridge, who has scored 21 goals to rank 11th in the nation, earned co-Most Valuable Player honors in the HCAC this season, sharing the honor with Matt Vogel of Transylvania. Corbin Clow earned the league’s Freshman of the Year honor. Brad Hauter shared league Coach of the Year honors with Brandon Bowman of Transylvania and David Good of Manchester.

In addition to Clow and Trowbridge, three Engineers earned first-team All-HCAC recognition. Senior Trey Buck, junior Trevor Miller and senior Keegan Gumbs each earned the honor.

Second-team award winners from the HCAC included sophomore Nate Becker and junior Brian Fulmer.


• Two Engineers Earn Regional Rankings from ITA — Rose-Hulman has placed two players in the regional rankings from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Sophomore Sam Danesis stands No. 10 in singles in the Central Region and has teamed with freshman Megan Chann for a No. 9 ranking in doubles play.

Rose-Hulman finished the fall season with a 7-4 record and captured third place in the HCAC. The Engineers have recorded two consecutive winning seasons.


• ISU falls — At Normal, Ill., Indiana State remained winless in Missouri Valley Conference action Thursday. Illinois State (17-10, 9-7 MVC) defeated the Sycamores (3-21, 0-16 MVC) by scores of 30-23, 30-10, 30-18.


• Woods player honored — The United States Collegiate Athletic Association has named Abby McKee as the women’s player of the week. McKee is a freshman forward for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The Plainfield native scored 33 points and pulled down 22 rebounds in two games at the Cornerstone Tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich., last weekend. She was also named to the All-Tournament team.

“I feel honored and excited for being chosen as player of the week,” McKee said. “We may not have come home with two wins from the weekend, but Saturday we played 30 minutes of good basketball. We just have to keep improving and get all of our players healthy.”

• Daugherty gets 21 — At Vincennes, Terre Haute South graduate Brooke Daugherty tallied 21 points for Danville Area Community College in a recent overtime loss to Vincennes.

The Jaguars (1-2) lost 106-100 to the Trailblazers. Danville plays next Nov. 16-17 in the Lake Land Classic.


• MSA Tournament — Local teams had a strong showing last weekend in the Gravy Boat Open tournament at the Miss Softball America complex in Terre Haute.

The Outkast 18-and-under team took first place as did the Diamond Edge 14-and-under squad. The Outkast 16-and-under squad and the Diamond Terror was third.

A total of 21 teams from the Midwest participated in the two age divisions.