2018 Thomas More Athletics Hall of Fame class

Thomas More Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts New Class, Honors ’65 TMC Baseball Team

The 2018 Thomas More University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place on Saturday, October 13 in Steigerwald Hall following the Homecoming celebration. The Athletic Hall of Fame honors former student-athletes, coaches, and others closely associated with the University’s athletic programs. The inductees have shown distinctive, unique, or exceptional athletic ability, or have made positive contributions to the athletic programs of Thomas More University. This year’s honorees included:

Abby (Gindling) Asman ’13 – Soccer

  • 3x 1st Team All-PAC
  • 3x NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region
  • 2012: PAC POY, D3soccer 3rd Team All-American, NSCAA 2nd Team All-American

Matt Atkins ’05 – Football

  • 2002 All-American
  • Four-year Starter
  • Captain in Senior season
  • 2001 Undefeated team
  • Blocked for 9,935 rushing yards

Dr. Dana Bors ’11 – Softball

  • Two-Sport Athlete (Softball/Basketball)
  • 2008: All-Conference
  • Selected to the PAC 60th Anniversary Team
  • 2009: 2nd Team All-Region, Conf. POY, 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2010: 3rd Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference
  • PAC Champs in 2009 & 2010
  • 45 Career Wins (3rd)
  • 470 Strikeouts (1st)
  • 453 Innings Pitched (3rd)
  • 92 ERA
  • Forensic Science Major, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from IUPUI

John M. Griffin ’66 – Baseball/Basketball/Cross Country

  • Three-sport athlete (baseball, basketball, cross country)
  • 10 total letters
  • Captain of the 1st KIAC Championship team in ’65
  • 1964: .378 BA, 8 Stolen Bases
  • 4-year Starter, 2x Captain
  • MVP of the basketball team in junior year
  • Brienich Award winner
  • Listed in 1964 Who’s Who in America

Chris Fishburn ’10 – Baseball

  • 4x All PAC Honor Roll/2x CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Selected to the PAC 60th Anniversary Team
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award Winner
  • 1st Team All-PAC/2nd Team ABCA All-Mideast Region in 2010
  • All-PAC 2nd Team in 2007 & 2009
  • 603 At-Bats (3rd)/162 Runs Scored (2nd)/215 Hits (2nd)/23 Sacrifices (7th)/155 GP (10th)
  • Team captain on school-record 33-win 2010 team/NCAA Semi-Final Appearance

Jody (Harris) Kirch ’02 – Volleyball

  • Games played 500 (5th)
  • 1,400 kills (4th)
  • 4,160 attacks (3rd)
  • 1,828 digs (4th)

Mike McPherson ’66 – Baseball

  • Pitched in ’64, ’65 & ’66
  • Single season ERA of 1.17 (3rd)
  • Career ERA of 2.72 (4th)
  • Struck out 60 in ’64 (9th)
  • Three conference championships

Holly Roberts ’03 – Basketball

  • 1,219 career points (7th)
  • 1,035 FGA (9th)
  • 374 FTA (5th), 285 FTM (5th)
  • 410 3pt FGA (5th), 128 3pt FGM (6th)
  • 473 single season points (8th)
  • 129 single season FTM (3rd)
  • 58 single season 3pt FGM (10th)

Joe Roesel ’65 – Basketball

  • 1963: Led team in FGM (49%) & FTM (78%)
  • Winner of “Zip Award” from WZIP
  • 1964: Captain, 2nd leading scorer, Co-MVP
  • Winner of 1964 Bob Breinich Award
  • Tennis fill in player and ran cross country his first two years at VMC
  • Student Council president

Anita ’57 & Don Schneider – Booster Club

  • Instrumental in starting Booster Club in 1979 with Coach Jim Connor
  • Helped start BINGO; groundwork for financing Connor Convocation Center
  • Worked BINGO many years after son, Jeff, graduated in 1982

And Special Recognition Team of Distinction

The 1965 Baseball Team – First team in school history to win an outright conference championship locking up the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference when winning both games of a doubleheader against Transylvania.

 

Congratulations to all!

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