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Alumnus Earns Mentoring Award For Work As President Of Minor League Baseball

Pat O’Conner ’80 has paid his dues in 28 years in professional baseball, including the last 17 in the Minor League Baseball office. He also has taught others how to pay their dues, which led the National Association of Col lege Directors’ of Athletics (NACDA) McLendon Scholarship Steering Committee to award O’Conner the 2010 Selig Mentoring Award.

Spring 2010, Tiger Sports »

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Football Standout Sweeps Postseason Awards

In the illustrious history of Wittenberg football, no defensive player has ever earned more postseason awards in one season than Eddie Vallery ’11, who capped a phenomenal 2009 season with Defensive Player of the Year honors from d3football.com.

Spring 2010, Tiger Sports »

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Three Student-Athletes Make NCAA Meets

For three individual student-athletes, the 2009-10 season included invitations to the highest level of NCAA Division III competition.

It started with women’s cross country runner Mary Pfeifer ’12, who finished 67th the 2009 NCAA Division III Championship Meet Nov. 21. Pfeifer’s finish was the second best in program history. Pfeifer posted a time of 23:16.2 while running in a loaded 280-runner field at Highland Hills Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Hall Of Honor Inductees Recognized

Bob Wagner ’69, Tom Young ’70, Sarah Newlin ’96, Sarah Jurewicz ’98, Joe Govern ’80 and the late longtime statistician Joe Clayton joined 178 others in Wittenberg’s Athletics Hall of Honor during Homecoming 2009. The six members of the Class of 2009 were inducted at a banquet on Friday, Oct. 23, during Homecoming, and were introduced to Wittenberg’s loyal fans during halftime of the football game against Carnegie Mellon, which the Tigers won 28-7.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Pam Evans Smith Scholars Named For 2009-2010

The legacy of the late Pam Evans Smith ’82 continues through the scholarship founded in her name. In 2009-10, the Pam Evans Smith ’82 Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Danielle Remington ’10 and Stephanie Boardman ’10.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Kicking It Up A Notch National Award Named For Alumnus

Forty years after earning second-team Lutheran Brotherhood All-America honors as a kicker at Wittenberg, Fred Mitchell ’69 has seen his athletic career come full circle. Currently a successful columnist with the Chicago Tribune and a best-selling author, Mitchell has been honored with the creation of the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Women’s Soccer Head Coach Wins 100th Game

Women’s Soccer Head Coach Norm Riker wasn’t sure what the most significant achievement was as he boarded the team bus on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Not only did he guide the Tigers to the program’s first win at North Coast Athletic Conference rival Ohio Wesleyan in more than a decade, but he also reached a personal milestone with the 100th victory of his career.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Maurer Campaign Raises Nearly $700,000

One of the most successful grassroots fundraising efforts in Wittenberg history recently culminated in an announcement that the Committee to Honor Dave Maurer had raised a total of $672,690 to fund scholarships in the legendary coach’s name. More than 100 donors gave generously to the scholarship fund, which was celebrated on Dave Maurer Day, Nov. 1, 2008, with a banquet in Maurer’s honor.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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Star Athletes Motivate Football Team

For several years, Head Football Coach Joe Fincham has invited football alumni to share their advice and inspire current players to perform at their best. This year continued the tradition as Fincham welcomed Scott Watters ’87 prior to the offi cial start of the season.

Fall 2009, Tiger Sports »

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GameDay Central Debuts

Football fans enjoyed a new online tool in 2009, starting with the fi rst round of the NCAA Division III Football Championships. “GameDay Central,” a one-stop shop for the various multimedia elements, includes links to pregame notes packages, postgame boxscores and game stories, audio previews and postgame highlights, photo galleries and live audio and video offerings. Thousands of Tiger fans utilized GameDay Central at www.wittenberg.edu to follow the team in its quest for a 2009 national championship.