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2005 M Club Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

September 30, 2005

Mount Union College inducted three individuals into its M Club Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 24, during a luncheon at the Alliance Country Club. They were also treated with their families to the M Club Cook-out in the Quad and were introduced at halftime of the Mount Union-Otterbein football game in Mount Union Stadium.

The three inductees include Todd Hibbs (wrestling/class of 1989), Andy Lamancusa (wrestling/class of 1988) and Michele Kring (softball/class of 1990).

Hibbs was a four-year letterwinner and two-time All-American wrestler at 142 pounds, taking 8th place in 1987 and 6th in 1989. He was a two-time OAC Champion (1987 & 1989).

Lamancusa was a four-year letterwinner and two-time OAC Champion at 150 pounds (1986 &1988). He was a three-time National Qualifier and he once owned the school best win/loss record (56-12/.824).

Michele Kring, a pitcher, was a First-Team All-OAC selection in 1988 and 1990, and a Second-Team All-OAC selection in 1989. She was a key part of the 1990 team that still owns the single season wins record (31).

To be eligible for induction into the M Club Hall of Fame, an individual must have received a degree at least 15 years prior to their selection. The person must have earned two letters in one sport or one letter in two sports. A coach must be retired for five years or more before induction.

Robert Wright (head men's basketball coach/1925-43) has been honored with the "Coaching Legends" Award. Wright holds the men's basketball coaches' record for the most wins at Mount Union (278-73). Wright produced six of the College's 10 OAC titles while compiling a .792 winning percentage from 1925-43.

Jennifer Woods, a 1981 graduate, has been honored as an M Club Award of Excellence winner. Since graduating, she has coached high school softball at West Branch for 19 years, winning over 200 games and qualifying for Regionals twice. She also plays ASA Major Softball, where she was named an All-American eight times.

Robert Gray, athletic training student (class of 1975), and Joseph Leigh, former assistant football coach, have been named Honorary M-Club Members for their outstanding dedication and support of Mount Union athletics.

 





 

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