14th Class Scheduled to be Inducted on Oct. 4 in Conjunction with EWU versus Idaho State Football Game

The 14th class of inductees in the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame are scheduled to be honored on Oct. 4, 2014, in Cheney, Wash. The event also includes the presentation of the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award, and takes place in conjunction with the EWU versus Idaho State football game that day at Roos Field.

The event includes an induction breakfast and ceremony on Oct. 5 at the Pence Union Building (tentatively scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.). The public is invited to attend and the cost is $15 per person. Guests must RSVP to 509-359-2463 or 1-800-648-7697. Inductees will also be honored at halftime of EWU’s football game against Idaho State later that day.

 

ABOUT THE EWU ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

To submit a nomination, send an email to dcook@ewu.edu.

As a way of honoring former athletes, coaches, contributors and teams, the Eastern Washington University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1996. Currently, there are 65 individuals and 10 teams in the Hall of Fame, as well as 13 recipients of the Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award. The next induction is scheduled to take place on Oct. 4, 2014, in conjunction with EWU’s home game against Idaho State. The Hall of Fame is located on the East End of the Special Events Pavilion. A plaque permanently honoring each inductee is displayed. A 15-member Hall of Fame Selection Committee vote on a list of nominated candidates presented by the Hall of Fame Executive Committee. Inductees must receive a two-thirds vote of all selection committee members, with the final decision made by the executive committee. Nominations can be received at any time. For more information, call 509-359-6334 or 1-800-648-7697, or e-mail Dave Cook (dcook@ewu.edu). Below is a list of nominating criteria:

Athletes: Must have completed intercollegiate eligibility at least five years prior to selection, with at least two years of competition at EWU. The athlete should also be a graduate of Eastern, but the requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis. Desirable qualifications include: All-America recognition, NCAA champion, NAIA champion, AIAW champion, Olympic participant, world or conference record-setter, all-conference first team, scholar-athlete achievement, amateur athletic achievement and/or continuing contributions to EWU.

Coaches: Must have coached at least 10 years with no previous connection to EWU. The 10-year minimum is waived if the coach graduated from EWU or completed their last two years of athletic eligibility at EWU. Won-loss records, national championships, contribution to sports and achievement in public life are desirable qualifications. Coaches currently on staff are not eligible.

Contributor: EWU graduates with at least two years at EWU as an undergraduate gives automatic eligibility. Others must have at least 15 years of service to EWU. Desirable qualifications include contributions to the field of intercollegiate, interscholastic or professional sports, and achievement in public life.

Team: Starting in 2001, one Eastern team will be selected in each class for induction into the Hall of Fame. There will be three eras -- pre-1960's (pre-NAIA and NAIA), 1960-83 (NAIA and NCAA Division II) and 1984-present (NCAA Division I). Each era will be represented once every three induction classes by adjusting voting lists on a three-class cycle (starting in 2003). In the interest of pre-planning, the executive committee may utilize prior voting results and/or select natural anniversary dates (i.e. 20th, 25th, etc.) to select teams for induction.

Service & Contribution Award: This award has been created to recognize extraordinary achievements and contributions by individuals with a past association with the Eastern athletic department. This honor is selected by the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Executive Committee and seeks to honor individuals who have contributed not only to EWU, but to other outside endeavors such as education, community service and coaching.

 

"100 FOR 100" ALL-TIME FOOTBALL TEAM

Commemorating the 100th year of football at Eastern, the athletic department named 100 of the top players in school history to the "100 for 100" All-Time Football Team in the summer of 2008. The "100 for 100" list is by no means intended to be a list of the top 100 football players in school history. But it's certainly an impressive group of 100 of the most-honored and highly-regarded players in 100 years of football on the Eastern campus in Cheney, Wash. View the list in its entirety here.

 

CURRENT MEMBERS

Individuals (total of 65 after 2013 class)

Tom Ackerman (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Oct. 5, 2013)

Jo Anderson McDonald (Athlete & Contributor/Gymnastics . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2005)

Juli Argotow (Athlete/Volleyball . . . Inducted Sept. 22, 2001)

Jack Benson (Athlete & Coach/Gymnastics & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2008)

Holt Brewer (Athlete/Track-Basketball . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2011)

Seville Broussard-Hering (Athlete/Track & Field . . . Inducted Oct. 9, 2010)

Curt Byrnes (Coach/Wrestling & Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Oct. 10, 2009)

Carpine Family . . . Vic Carpine (Athlete/Track - 1938-40), Tony Carpine (Athlete/Track - 1947-50 & Contributor), Fred Carpine (Athlete/Track - 1948-51) . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2005

Ron Chadwick (Athlete/Track-Football . . . Inducted Sept. 25, 1999)

Ed Chissus (Coach/Baseball-Football, Athlete/Football-Track . . . Inducted Sept. 25, 1999)

Lisa Comstock-Schultz (Athlete/Basketball & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2003)

Ron Cox (Athlete/Basketball . . . Inducted Feb. 21, 1998)

Lanny Davidson (Athlete/Wrestling . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Maxine Davis (Coach/Gymnastics . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2008)

Bill Diedrick Jr. (Athlete/Football & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 28, 2006)

Dick Edwards (Athlete/Basketball . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2005)

Dick Eicher (Athlete/Basketball . . . Inducted Feb. 21, 1998)

Kim Exner (Athlete/Volleyball . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

Ed Fisher (Athlete/Football-Track & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 10, 2009)

Rob Friese (Athlete/Football & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2011)

George Gablehouse (Athlete/Basketball & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 10, 2009)

Scott Garske (Athlete/Football & Track and Field . . . Inducted Oct. 6, 2012)

C. Peggy Gazette (Contributor . . . Inducted Feb. 21, 1998)

Wayne Gilman (Athlete/Basketball & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2003)

Larry Hattemer (Contributor & Coach/Football . . . Inducted Oct. 5, 2013)

Curt Hisaw (Athlete/Track & Field . . . Inducted Oct. 9, 2010)

Dave Holmes (Coach/Football . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Wanda Jewell (Athlete/Shooting & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2003)

Don Kallem (Coach/Golf & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 6, 2012)

Jerry Krause (Coach/Basketball & Contributor) . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2005)

Mick Landmark (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Oct. 5, 2013)

Irv Leifer (Athlete/Basketball . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Maria Loos Lefler (Athlete/Basketball . . . Inducted Sept. 25, 1999)

Gary Lindeblad (Athlete/Golf & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2008)

Bob Maplestone (Athlete/Track-Cross Country . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Jerry Martin (Coach/Track-Cross Country & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 22, 2001)

Kari McKay (Athlete/Track & Cross Country . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

Launi Meili (Athlete/Shooting . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Meriel Michelson (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

Pamela Parks (Coach/Volleyball, Athlete & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

Herm Pein (Athlete/Boxing-Football . . . Inducted Feb. 21, 1998)

Bob Picard (Athlete/Football-Basketball . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2003)

Albert Harold “Abe” Poffenroth (Coach/Football & Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Oct. 9, 2010)

Joyce Rainwater-Blount (Athlete/Track and Field . . . Inducted Oct. 6, 2012)

Ron Raver (Contributor & Coach/Tennis-Basketball . . . Inducted Sept. 22, 2001)

Mike Reed (Athlete/Wrestling . . . Inducted Oct. 10, 2009)

Red Reese (Coach/Basketball-Football-Track . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Jack “Rabbit” Roffler (Athlete/Basketball & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2011)

Richard “Curly” Rousseau (Athlete/Baseball & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2011)

Kevin Sargent (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2008)

Kurt Schulz (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Feb. 21, 1998)

Ed Simmons (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted in inaugural class on Oct. 5, 1996)

Bill Smithpeters (Coach/Basketball . . . Inducted Oct. 9, 2010)

Brenda Souther-Robinson (Athlete/Basketball . . . Inducted Feb. 21, 1998)

Mel Stanton (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Sept. 25, 1999)

Dave Svendsen (Athlete/Football . . . Inducted Sept. 22, 2001)

Thorne Tibbitts (Contributor & Coach/Gymnastics . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

Patsy Utter (Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 25, 1999)

Suzanne Vick (Athlete/Volleyball . . . . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2011)

Tracy Walters (Athlete/Track & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 10, 2009)

Hal Werner (Athlete/Track, Coach/Track & Contributor . . . Inducted Oct. 5, 2013)

Pat Whitehill (Athlete/Basketball-Track & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 22, 2001)

Dick Zornes (Coach/Football, Athlete/Football & Contributor . . . Inducted Sept. 25, 1999)


Teams (total of 10)

 

1949-50 Men’s Basketball (23-7; Coach Red Reese . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2011)

1967 Football (11-1; Coach Dave Holmes . . . Inducted Sept. 22, 2001)
NAIA runner-up after losing 28-21 to Fairmont State in the championship game

1945-46 Men's Basketball (31-4; Coach Red Reese . . . Inducted Sept. 27, 2003)
Led by All-American Irv Leifer, Eastern advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Tournament and had a school-record 31 wins

1985 Football (9-3; Coach Dick Zornes . . . Inducted Oct. 1, 2005)
Defeated Idaho 42-38 in the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs before falling to Northern Iowa 17-14 in the quarterfinals. The success that year included wins over six members of the Big Sky Conference, ultimately helping Eastern become league members starting in the 1987-88 school year.

1982 Cross Country (NCAA Division II Champions; Coach Jerry Martin . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

1977 Wrestling (NAIA Champions; Coach Curt Byrnes . . . Inducted Sept. 29, 2007)

1989 Volleyball (25-7; Coach Pamela Parks . . . Inducted Oct. 10, 2009)

1950 Football (8-2; Coach Abe Poffenroth . . . Inducted Oct. 9, 2010)

1997 Football (12-2; Coach Mike Kramer . . . Inducted Oct. 6, 2012)

1986-87 Women’s Basketball (18-12; Coach Bill Smithpeters . . . Inducted Oct. 5, 2013)



Service and Contribution Award (total of 13)

John Lothspeich (Honored Sept. 29, 2007)

Chuck Randall (Honored Sept. 27, 2008)

Jim Wasem Sr. (Honored Oct. 10, 2009)

Ernie Afaganis (Honored Oct. 9, 2010)

Arthur C. “Woody” Woodward (Honored Sept. 16, 2010)

H. George Frederickson/Ken Dolan/Russ Hartman/Jim Kirschbaum/Ron Raver/Bill Shaw (honored Oct. 1, 2011, for their tireless efforts in the 1970’s and 1980’s in helping Eastern achieve NCAA Division I status and become a member of the Big Sky Conference)

Jon Heimbigner (Honored Oct. 6, 2012)

Vic Wallace (Honored Oct. 5, 2013)

 

HISTORY OF INDUCTION CLASSES

The inaugural class was honored with an induction ceremony on Oct. 5, 1996, in conjunction with Eastern's regionally televised football game against Montana State. Here is a complete list of the induction classes:

1996 -
Lanny Davidson, Dave Holmes, Irv Leifer, Bob Maplestone, Launi Meili, Red Reese, Ed Simmons
(Oct. 5, 1996 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Montana State)

1998 - Ron Cox, Dick Eicher, C. Peggy Gazette, Herm Pein, Kurt Schulz, Brenda Souther
(Feb. 21, 1998 in conjunction with Eastern's men's basketball game against Montana)

1999 - Ron Chadwick, Ed Chissus, Maria Loos Lefler, Mel Stanton, Patsy Utter, Dick Zornes
(Sept. 25, 1999 in conjunction with Eastern's football game versus Cal State Northridge)

2001 - Juli Argotow, Jerry Martin, Ron Raver, Dave Svendsen, Pat Whitehill, 1967 Football
(Sept. 22, 2001 in conjunction with Eastern's football game versus Weber State)

2003 - Lisa Comstock-Schultz, Wayne Gilman, Wanda Jewell, Bob Picard, 1945-46 Basketball
(Sept. 27, 2003 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Weber State)

2005 - Jo Anderson-McDonald, Carpine Family, Dick Edwards, Jerry Krause, 1985 Football
(Oct. 1, 2005 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Portland State)

2006 - Bill Diedrick
(Oct. 28, 2006 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Northern Arizona)

2007 - Kim Exner, Kari McKay, Meriel Michelson, Pamela Parks, Thorne Tibbitts, 1982 Cross Country, 1977 Wrestling. John Lothspeich also honored with the first-ever Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
(Sept. 29, 2007 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Portland State).

2008 - Jack Benson, Maxine Davis, Gary Lindeblad, Kevin Sargent. Chuck Randall also honored with the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
(Sept. 27, 2008 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Idaho State).

2009 - Curt Byrnes, Ed Fisher, George Gablehouse, Mike Reed, Tracy Walters, 1989 Volleyball. Jim Wasem Sr. also honored with the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
(Oct. 10, 2009 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Weber State).

2010 - Seville Broussard-Hering, Curt Hisaw, Abe Poffenroth, Bill Smithpeters, 1950 Football. Ernie Afaganis also honored with the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
(Oct. 9, 2010 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Northern Arizona).

2011 - Rob Friese, Holt Brewer, Jack “Rabbit” Roffler, Richard “Curly” Rousseau, Suzanne Vick, 1949-50 Men’s Basketball. H. George Frederickson/Ken Dolan/Russ Hartman/Jim Kirschbaum/Ron Raver/Bill Shaw also honored with the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award for their tireless efforts in the 1970’s and 1980’s in helping Eastern achieve NCAA Division I status and become a member of the Big Sky Conference.
(Oct. 1, 2011 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Weber State)

2012 - Scott Garske, Don Kallem, Joyce Rainwater-Blount, 1997 Football. Jon Heimbigner also honored with the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
(Oct. 6, 2012 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against North Dakota)

2013 - Tom Ackerman, Larry Hattemer, Mick Landmark, Hal Werner, 1986-87 Women's Basketball. Vic Wallace also honored with the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award.
(Oct. 5, 2013 in conjunction with Eastern's football game against Idaho State)

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