2009-10 News Archive

June 29, 2010
Wittenberg Softball Standout Brooke Boswell Earns All-Region Honors
Brooke Boswell, class of 2010 from Hamilton, Ohio, did it all for the Wittenberg softball team over the last four years, and she was recently accorded yet another award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) with third-team All-Central Region honors.

June 28, 2010
Wittenberg Women's Golf Standout Anne Busam Wins City Amateur Tournament
For the second straight year, a Wittenberg women's golfer stands atop the local amateur links community after Anne Busam, class of 2012 from Cincinnati, Ohio, rallied for a three-shot victory in the 29th Springfield Women's City Amateur Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 28.

June 22, 2010
Wittenberg Men's Track and Field Standout Earns Academic All-America Honors
Wittenberg University men's track and field standout Tim Uher, class of 2010 from Granville, Ohio, capped his collegiate career with second-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division All-District IV honors. The award recognizes the combination of a student-athlete's athletic and academic accomplishments.

June 8, 2010
Wittenberg Men's Track and Field Standout Earns Academic All-District Honors
Wittenberg University men's track and field standout Tim Uher, class of 2010 from Granville, Ohio, has been recognized for the combination of his athletic and academic accomplishments with first-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division All-District IV honors.

June 3, 2010
Football Ranked In Top 10 In Pair Of National Preseason Polls
The Wittenberg University football team, which returns 14 starters from last year's 12-1 team, once again has experts believing it has the talent to make a run at a national championship. The publishers of Lindy's 2010 College Football Preview ranked the Tigers ninth in their NCAA Division III preseason poll, while publishers of The Sporting News ranked the Tigers eighth in their NCAA Division III preseason poll.

May 25, 2010
News Release: Joelle Ghanem Caps Career With All-Region Honors
After leading the Wittenberg women's lacrosse team to just its second nine-win season in 20 years, midfielder Joelle Ghanem, class of 2010 from Dublin, Ohio, has earned second-team Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-West Region honors.

May 21, 2010
Field Hockey, Swimming Standouts Earn Academic All-District Honors
Field hockey standout Kelley Herde, class of 2011 from Louisville, Ky., and swimming and diving standout Rachel Lee, class of 2012 from Hickory, NC, have been recognized for the combination of their athletic and academic accomplishments with CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division All-District IV honors, respectively.

May 20, 2010
Wittenberg Volleyball Team Prepares For Educational Trip To Spain
Wittenberg University's volleyball team annually travels the country in search of the best competition, a practice that has contributed to 14 straight NCAA Division III Tournament berths. For the third time in the last seven years, Head Coach Paco Labrador and his nationally ranked squad will take their game overseas with a 12-day trip to Spain.

May 14, 2010
Three Wittenberg Men's Golf Standouts Earn All-Region Honors
After leading the Wittenberg Tigers to their first North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship since 1992 and their first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance since 1993, three student-athletes have earned PING All-Great Lakes Region honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

May 11, 2010
Wittenberg Claims Second North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy
Showing tremendous balance across its 23 varsity intercollegiate athletics teams and enjoying consistent success through the fall, winter and spring sports seasons, Wittenberg University's athletics program has emerged victorious in the race for the 2009-10 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) All-Sports championship.

May 11, 2010
Wittenberg Men's Golf Standout Jordan Millice Earns Prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award
Wittenberg University men's golf standout Jordan Millice, class of 2012 from Cable, Ohio, was hoping for big things at the 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament. Before he and his teammates had even teed off, however, Millice received perhaps the most significant individual honor scheduled to be awarded this week.

May 10, 2010
Wittenberg Men's Lacrosse Earns First-Ever NCAA Division III Tournament Berth
Springfield, Ohio — For the first time ever, there will be postseason play for the Wittenberg University men's lacrosse team, which earned the opportunity to compete in the 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament.

May 9, 2010
Wittenberg Softball Standout Cameron Catalfu Earns Academic All-District Honors
Wittenberg University softball standout Cameron Catalfu, class of 2010 from Loveland, Ohio, has been recognized for the combination of her athletic and academic accomplishments with second-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division All-District IV honors.

May 4, 2010
Former Tiger Basketball Standouts Inducted Into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum
Wittenberg University's illustrious athletics history continues to gain statewide notoriety as Don Henderson, class of 1954, and Frank Shannon, class of 1940, become the fourth and fifth former Tiger standouts to gain entry into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum.

April 27, 2010
Wittenberg University Student-Athletes Earn Academic Honors
While the Wittenberg University Department of Athletics can boast of a variety of outstanding team and individual athletic accomplishments again this academic year, another great source of pride is created by the performance of Tiger athletes in the classroom. It, too, has been exceptional.

April 22, 2010
Wittenberg Welcomes Kelley Hubbell As New Field Hockey Coach
After a collegiate playing and coaching career spent frequently battling against the Wittenberg Tigers, former College of Wooster field hockey and women's lacrosse standout Kelley Hubbell has accepted the field hockey head coaching position at Wittenberg.

April 20, 2010
Kyle Lohrman Named South Team Defensive MVP In OhioCollegeFootball.com Senior Bowl
Four Wittenberg University football standouts saw action in the first-ever OhioCollegeFootball.com Senior Bowl on Saturday, April 17, at Upper Arlington High School's Marv Moorehead Stadium. When the dust had settled, all had made significant contributions, led by Kyle Lohrman, class of 2010 from Loveland, Ohio, who was named the South team's Defensive Most Valuable Player.

April 15, 2010
Wittenberg Hosts Third Annual Pam Evans Smith 5K Memorial Walk/Run May 1
The Wittenberg community will come together again to honor the memory of the late Women's Basketball Head Coach and Associate Director of Athletics Pam Evans Smith, class of 1982, with the third annual Pam Evans Smith 5K Memorial Walk/Run Saturday, May 1.

April 13, 2010
Tiger Football Organizes Team Competition To Benefit Wittenberg Relay For Life Event
The Wittenberg football program has more wins than any other NCAA Division III institution, but for one night the Tigers are going head-to-head with the most treacherous of opponents.

April 3, 2010
12th Annual Wittenberg Football Golf Outing Set For June 11
For the 12th consecutive year, the Wittenberg University football program will host a golf outing to raise funds for the program. This year's event is scheduled for a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield. Lunch and registration begin at noon.

March 23, 2010
Wittenberg Tennis Teams To Host Free Youth Clinics
Wittenberg University's men's and women's tennis teams have scheduled free clinics for boys and girls ages 9 to 17 for Sunday, April 25.

March 19, 2010
Women's Basketball Standout Stephanie Boardman Earns All-America Honors
Wittenberg University women's basketball standout Stephanie Boardman, class of 2010 from Cincinnati, Ohio, has capped her illustrious collegiate career with honorable mention All-America honors from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

March 16, 2010
Women's Basketball Standout Stephanie Boardman Earns First-Team All-Region
Wittenberg University women's basketball standout Stephanie Boardman, class of 2010 from Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned first-team All-Great Lakes Region honors from d3hoops.com.

March 15, 2010
Wittenberg Leads Conference All-Sports Standings After Winter Season
A tremendous fall sports season, followed by a solid winter sports season, has the Wittenberg University athletics program on top of the second installment of the 2009-10 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) All-Sports standings, newly named in honor of the late Dennis Collins, the NCAC's first commissioner who passed away suddenly in June 2009.

March 9, 2010
Wittenberg Cross Country Standouts Earn Postseason Academic Awards
Following a 2009 season that established new standards for the program, Wittenberg cross country standouts Darcy Dubuc, class of 2012 from Grand Haven, Mich., Anna Henry, class of 2012 from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Mary Pfeifer, class of 2012 from Dublin, Ohio, and Kevin Frick, class of 2011 from Columbus, Ohio, were recently named to the NCAA Division III United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team.

March 8, 2010
Wittenberg Swimming And Track Standouts Earn NCAA Division III Bids
The winter sports season has concluded for all of Wittenberg University's teams, but that doesn't mean competition is done for all of the individual student-athletes. Men's track and field standout Josh Colbert, class of 2013 from Urbana, Ohio, and women's swimming and diving standout Adeline Brym, class of 2010 from Mansfield, Ohio, have earned invitations to compete in NCAA Division III Championship meets.

March 4, 2010
Tiger Women Swimming And Diving Earn CSCAA Academic Award
Springfield, Ohio — Not only did the Wittenberg University's women's swimming and diving team do a fine job in the pool during the 2009-10 season, finishing fourth in the challenging North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship meet last month as six swimmers met or exceeded NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standards, the Tigers put up strong numbers in the classroom as well.

March 2, 2010
Field Hockey Standout Co-Authors National Magazine Article With Mother
Hannah Scheckelhoff, class of 2011 from Columbus, Ohio, has shown excellence on the field for three years as a standout for the Wittenberg University field hockey team. Following the publication of her first nationally published article in Library Media Connection (LMC) in October 2009, co-written with her mother, Terrie Scheckelhoff, her fine writing skills are also on display.

March 2, 2010
Women's Basketball Standout Stephanie Boardman Named Finalist For National Player Of The Year Award
Wittenberg University women's basketball standout Stephanie Boardman, class of 2010 from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named one of 12 finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy, a national award that honors the most outstanding player in the country based on basketball ability, academic prowess and community service.

February 25, 2010
Wittenberg Women's Basketball Helps Raise Funds For Service Projects In Lesotho, Africa
The Wittenberg University women's basketball team, regular season champions of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) and host of the 2010 NCAC Tournament Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27, is joining forces with the Witt-In-Africa project to benefit children of the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho.

February 22, 2010
Field Hockey Standout Collaborates With Mother To Publish Article in National Magazine
Hannah Scheckelhoff, class of 2011 from Columbus, Ohio, has shown excellence on the field for three years as a standout for the Wittenberg University field hockey team. Following the publication of her first nationally published article in Library Media Connection (LMC) in October 2009, co-written with her mother, Terrie Scheckelhoff, her fine writing skills are also on display.

February 9, 2010
News Release: Head Coach Joe Fincham Finishes Third In Ohio College Football Coach of the Year Balloting
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — After leading his team to a North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship, an undefeated regular season and the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinals in 2009, Wittenberg University Football Head Coach Joe Fincham finished third in balloting by coaches for the Columbus Dispatch Ohio College Football Coach of the Year award.

February 8, 2010
Wittenberg Women's Basketball Hosts Annual Pink Zone Event Feb. 13 To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Wittenberg University's women's basketball team has made a habit of winning basketball games over the last 20 years, more than any other North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) program, in fact. However, Wittenberg team members and coaches know that breast cancer is a much more significant battle from which not enough people emerge victorious.

February 7, 2010
News Release: Four Seniors Selected To Play In First-Ever OhioCollegeFootball.com Bowl
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Wittenberg University football standout Eddie Vallery, class of 2011 from South Solon, Ohio, has earned a prestigious All-America award from the American Football Coaches Association

February 5, 2010
Women's Basketball Standouts Stephanie Boardman, Carrie Dyer Earn Academic All-District Honors
Wittenberg University women's basketball standouts Stephanie Boardman, class of 2010 from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carrie Dyer, class of 2010 from Copley, Ohio, have been recognized for the combination of their athletic and academic accomplishments with second- and third-team CoSIDA/ESPN The MagazineAcademic All-America College Division All-District IV honors, respectively.

January 22, 2010
Wittenberg Hosts Bone Marrow Registry Drive To Support Track And Field Coach In Need Of Transplant
In January 2009, Dennis Robinson learned that he was suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a blood disease that requires a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. One year later, members of the Wittenberg University community, who benefit from Robinson's tireless work as an assistant track and field coach, are rallying in support.

January 19, 2010
Ticket Information For Wittenberg Men's Basketball Game Against Wooster Jan. 23 Released
The Wittenberg University Tigers and the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, two of most successful men's basketball programs in all of NCAA Division III, will renew their spirited North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) rivalry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in Wittenberg's Pam Evans Smith Arena, and tickets are once again in demand.

January 8, 2010
Wittenberg Hosts Sports Expo For National Girls And Women In Sports Day
The Wittenberg University Department of Athletics will host a day-long celebration of National Girls And Women In Sports Day (NGWSD), starting at noon Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center Gymnasium.

December 23, 2009
Wittenberg University Basketball Teams Host Annual Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic Dec. 29-30
The Wittenberg University men's and women's basketball teams welcome an outstanding field of eight teams for the 2009 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic. The competition is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29, and Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Wittenberg's HPER Center Arena with games on both days scheduled for noon, 2:15, 4:30 and 7 p.m.

December 19, 2009
News Release: Wittenberg Football Standout Eddie Vallery Caps Season With Two More National Awards
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — If Wittenberg University football standout Eddie Vallery, class of 2011 from South Solon, Ohio, had his preference, he would have been hoisting the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl trophy on Saturday, Dec. 19, in Salem, Va.

December 15, 2009
News Release: Football Standout Eddie Vallery Earns Prestigious All-America Designation From Coaches Association
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Wittenberg University football standout Eddie Vallery, class of 2011 from South Solon, Ohio, has earned a prestigious All-America award from the American Football Coaches Association.

December 14, 2009
News Release: Kicker Zack Harris Named Finalist For New National Award In Honor Of Fred Mitchell '69
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Wittenberg University football kicker Zack Harris, class of 2010 from Plain City, Ohio, has been named one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award

December 11, 2009
Football Standouts And Head Coach Joe Fincham Earn Postseason Honors From d3football.com
Wittenberg University Football Head Coach Joe Fincham has been selected Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year and Eddie Vallery, class of 2011 from South Solon, Ohio, has been named Great Lakes Region Defensive Player of the Year by d3football.com.

December 8, 2009
Forty-Two Student-Athletes Earn 2009 Fall All-Conference Awards
One of the most successful fall sports seasons in Wittenberg history was capped by a tremendous haul of postseason awards from the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC).

October 8, 2009
Wittenberg Women's Lacrosse Hosts First-Ever "Laxathon" Fundraiser
The Wittenberg women's lacrosse team is hosting its first annual "Laxathon," a 24-hour lacrosse marathon in Pam Evans Smith Arena in the HPER Center, from 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

August 25, 2009
Wittenberg Welcomes Nichole Johnson As New Women's Lacrosse Head Coach
Director of Athletics and Recreation Garnett Purnell has announced the hiring of Nichole Johnson as the university's new women's lacrosse head coach.

August 19, 2009
Men's Lacrosse Standout Dan Gaines Takes His Game Abroad
Like all college students who travel abroad, Dan Gaines, Wittenberg University class of 2011 from Columbus, Ohio, hoped to experience a different culture while learning something new on a summer excursion to Germany.

July 17, 2009
Tiger Standout Katherine Hueter Reflects On European Summer Experience
For Katherine Hueter, class of 2011, the unblemished record she and her USA Athletes International, Inc. (USAAI) teammates compiled while touring the Adriatic Sea Coast of Europe was just part of the story.