Sept. 28, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - A national champion, two Army Athletic Association winners, a pair of All-Americans, a four-time Patriot League Diver of the Year, a coach credited with restoring the glory of the football program after winning more than 50 games and a three-position standout in football are among the bevy of honors earned by the Army Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 and those accolades were on full display Friday.
Beginning with a plaque unveiling ceremony at the Kenna Hall of Army Sports inside the Kimsey Center and ending with a black-tie banquet at Eisenhower Hall, the Class of 2012 was celebrated. Brent Stover of CBS Sports Network served as master of ceremonies.
The inductees will also be honored during Saturday's football game against Stony Book. The class members will be available in Black Knights Alley at 10 a.m. for a special photograph and autograph session and will be highlighted at halftime. Brook. Kick-off is at noon at Michie Stadium.
Army's ninth induction class featured sprint football and wrestling standout Dorian Anderson, diving all-star Chelsea Haviland, track and field All-American Mary List, baseball and football star and author Russell "Red" Reeder, men's basketball sharpshooter Bill Schutsky, standout quarterback Carl "Rollie" Stichweh and legendary football coach Jim Young.
The Army Sports Hall of Fame is a subset of the Kenna Hall of Army Sports, a comprehensive museum displaying Army's rich and proud intercollegiate athletic program. It is located on the third floor of the Kimsey Athletic Center, Army's football training facility.
The induction of the Army Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 marks the end of a lengthy process that began in the spring. A 10-member selection committee, representing athletic administrators, academic administrators, former West Point athletes, graduates and representatives from the Association of Graduates began the process of developing a workable list from the thousands of athletes, coaches and administrators that have represented the Academy on the "fields of friendly strife." Only individuals that graduated from or coached at the Academy and those five years removed from their playing and coaching days are eligible.
Once the selection committee finalized its recommended list, the names were forwarded to West Point's Athletic Committee for review and ratification before being passed on to Superintendent Lt. Gen. David Huntoon for final approval.
Stichweh spoke for the induction class at the banquet, focusing on the memories and strong bonds former by all athletes while thanking the families, teammates and coaches of the inductees. Stichweh pointed out the great distance traveled by some in attendance with supporterss coming from as far away as Hawai'i and California.
After Stichweh spoke, former Navy quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubauch took the stage for a special presentation. Touching on the incredible rivalry between the academies, Staubach spoke about being friends off the field and the incredible respect each had for the other. Staubach, joined by two of his classmates, presented a plaque on behalf of Navy's Class of 1963 to Stichweh honoring his induction into the Army Sports Hall of Fame.
Anderson, a 1975 graduate, earned two varsity letters in both sprint football and wrestling and was the first sprint football player to take home the prestigious Army Athletic Association award.
On the football field, Anderson earned varsity letters twice. As a senior, he led the team with 435 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. He averaged nine yards per carry and also caught a touchdown pass. During his three seasons with the team, Army went 18-0 and beat Navy by scores of 41-0, 27-24 and 28-12.
As a member of the wrestling team, Anderson won four dual matches in both his sophomore and senior seasons.
A fifth-place finisher at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in 1974, Anderson also served as a regimental commander within the Corps of Cadets. He retired from the military with the rank of Major General after serving as Commanding General, U.S. Army Human Resources Command.
Haviland is the most decorated diver in the history of Army's swimming and diving program. A four-time varsity letter winner, she served as team captain for her senior season and graduated as the Academy record-holder in the one and three meter dives. She earned the prestigious Army Athletic Association award in 2006.
During her diving career, Haviland won eight Patriot League championships, sweeping both boards in all four of her seasons. She is the lone four-time recipient of the Patriot League Diver of the Meet.
Haviland, a 2006 graduate, holds three Patriot League diving records, is one of just 21 athletes to be named a Patriot League all-star on four occasions and was Army's first female diver to advance to the NCAA Championships.
List was a member of Army national championship-winning mile relay squad and was twice named an All-American.
A member of the Class of 1985, List held the school record in four events at the time of her graduation and currently has the Academy record in the 800 meters.
A team captain of the 1984 squad, List won Indoor Heptagonal top honors in the 200-meter dash and an Outdoor Heptagonal championship as part of the 1,600-meter relay team.
Reeder was a three-time varsity baseball letterwinner who served as team captain in 1926, the same year Army dispatched Navy, 6-5.
A varsity football letterwinner in 1925, he played back, tackle and guard on the gridiron and kicked a field goal as part of Army's 10-3 victory over Navy. The team went 7-2 that season, including a 27-0 win over Notre Dame.
A 1926 graduate, Reeder also competed on the swim team for two seasons and received an officer to pursue a professional baseball career with the New York Giants.
Reeder instead continued his military career where he commanded an Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Normandy and earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart after being wounded and losing a leg. He retired from the Army in 1946 as a colonel and was recalled to active duty by West Point Superintendent Gen. Maxwell Taylor.
He joined the Army Athletic Association as an assistant director of athletics and was oversaw maintenance and operations while also serving as an assistant baseball and football coach.
A distinguished author of more than 35 books, Reeder was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Award by the Association of Graduates in 1997, was presented with the Freedom Foundation's National Recognition Award in 1963 and was given the Congressional Life Saving Medal as a 12-year-old after saving a child from drowning.
Schutsky earned three varsity letters as a member of the basketball team. A team captain as a senior, he recorded 1,292 career points while collecting a host of honors.
An honorable mention All-American selection by the Associated Press in 1968, Schutsky was also named a Converse Yearbook honorable mention All-American in both 1967 and `68.
Schutsky graduated as the Academy's third all-time leading scorer and now lists 13th. He averaged 18.2 points per game during his career, one of just nine players to post an average that high. He scored 37 points in a game twice, led the team in scoring twice and made 394 career free throws, a number fourth all-time.
The Black Knights went 3-0 against Navy during Schutsky's career and were twice invited to the prestigious National Invitation Tournament.
Schutsky was a member of the Army's athletic department where he served as an assistant women's basketball coach and as compliance director.
Stichweh was a three-time varsity winner for the football team where he starred as a quarterback, halfback, defensive back and kick and punt returner. He was twice named Most Valuable Player of the Army-Navy game.
A 1965 graduate, Stichweh completed 52.6 percent of his career passes and was tabbed as an All-East selection. He was chosen to compete in the 1964 North-South Shrine All-Star Game as well as the Coaches All-America Game in 1965.
While being ranked number one in his class for physical education, Stichweh was selected by Navy as the "best opposition back in the country." Stichweh also has a place in college football history after he was involved in the first instant replay during a touchdown run in the 1963 Army-Navy game.
Following graduation, Stichweh served in the Airborne branch of the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Medal and Air Medal. He was president of the West Pint Society of New England, the vice president of the West Point Society of New York and served two terms on the West Point Association of Graduates Board of Trustees.
Young is credited with restoring Army's football program to glory, taking the Black Knights to their first three bowl games in program history.
A proponent of the wishbone offense at West Point, Young served as Army's football head coach from 1983-90 and compiled a 51-39-1 record while helping the Black Knights return to national prominence. He led the Black Knights to three postseason bowl games, including victories over Michigan State in the Cherry Bowl and Illinois in the Peach Bowl.
Honored as the National Coach of the Year by the Football Writers Association in 1984, Young posted a 5-3 record opposite Navy and coached Army's last two first-team All-Americans, Don Smith in 1985 and Mike Mayweather in 1990.
Young came to Army after coaching at Purdue and Arizona and quickly established his offensive prowess. In his second season, Army led the nation in rushing and beat both Navy and Air Force to claim its third outright Commander in Chief's Trophy.
In Young's third season, Army posted nine wins after beating Illinois in the Peach Bowl, its highest win total since 1949, while his fourth season included Army's fourth Commander in Chief's Trophy.
Young helped guide Army to its fifth Commander in Chief's Trophy in 1988, a season in which the team again won nine games after dropping a close game to Alabama in the John Hancock Sun Bowl.
In his final season, Young helped Mayweather establish the school record with 1,338 rushing yards, before announcing his retirement.
Army Sports Hall of Fame Members
2012 Induction Class
Dorian Anderson, Sprint Football
Chelsea Haviland, Swimming & Diving
Mary List, Track & Field, Cross Country
"Red" Reeder, Baseball
Bill Schutsky, Basketball
"Rollie" Stichweh, Football
Jim Young, Football Coach
2011 Induction Class
James "Ace" Adams, Lacrosse Coach
Randy Cozzens, Basketball
Edgar Garbisch, Football, Tennis
Katie Macfarlane, Basketball
Bob Novogratz, Football, Wrestling
Lauren Rowe, Soccer, Track & Field
Mike Scioletti, Baseball
Jimmy Wallace, Administrator
Distinguished Service Award: Carl Goldstein
2010 Induction Class
Jon Aaronsohn, Gymnastics
Clennie Brundidge, Football
Mike McElrath, Football
Al Rushatz, Football
Melody Smith, Basketball
Teresa Sobiesk, Track and Field
Gen. Joseph Stilwell, Basketball
Pete Vann, Football
2009 Induction Class
Bill Carpenter, Football
Ralph Chesnauskas, Football
Tracy Hanlon, Track and Field
Mike Krzyzewski, Basketball
Ray Murphy, Athletic Director
Nicki Robbins, Softball
Jack Rust, Lacrosse
Thomas Truxtun, Lacrosse
2008 Induction Class
Bob Knight, Men's Basketball Coach
Mike Silliman, Basketball
Curt Alitz, Cross Country, Track and Field
George Clark, Hockey
Ted Kanamine, Swimming and Diving
John Boretti, Baseball
Arnold Tucker, Football
Jose Olivero, Lacrosse
Alexis Albano, Soccer
Richard Shelton, Pistol
Distinguished Service Award: Gus Fishburne
2007 Induction Class
Tom Cafaro, Lacrosse
Alma Jo Cobb, Track & Field
Barry DeBolt, Baseball
Arnold Galiffa, Football
Charles Oliver, Tennis
Carl Ullrich, Athletic Director
"Lighthorse" Harry Wilson, Football
Distinguished Service Awards: Herb Lichtenberg, Lou Gross and Lou Zickel
2006 Induction Class
Robert Anderson, Football
Richard Bowman, Fencing
Peter Cramblet, Lacrosse
Charles Daly, Football
Donald Holleder, Football
Kevin Houston, Basketball
Colleen McCabe, Softball
David Merhar, Hockey
Richard Oehrlein, Squash
Walter Oehrlein, Squash
Stephen Reich, Baseball
Distinguished Service Award: Morris Herbert
2005 Induction Class
Daniel Browne, Track and Field, Cross Country
Joseph Casey, Soccer
Edgar Doug McKenna, Jr., Football
Deann Machlen, Volleyball
Steven Marshall, Gymnastics
Michael Mayweather, Football
Dennis Michie, Football Coach
Leo Novak, Track and Field, Cross Country and Basketball Coach
Pamela Pearson, Basketball
Holly Pedley, Soccer
David Rost, Hockey
Joseph Steffy, Jr., Football
Eric Tipton, Baseball and Sprint Football Coach
Gary Winton, Men's Basketball
2004 Induction Class
Earl "Red" Blaik, Football
Felix "Doc" Blanchard, Jr., Football
Glenn Davis, Football
Peter Dawkins, Football
Cliff Natvig, Wrestling
Robert Neyland, Jr., Baseball
Elmer Oliphant. Football
Joseph Palone, Soccer Coach
John Riley, Jr., Hockey Coach
John Roosma, Men's Basketball
Robert Sears, Gymnastics
Richard Shea, Jr., Track and Field
Francis Morris Touchstone, Lacrosse
John VanSant, Swimming and Diving
Elexa Willis, Track and Field
Ann Marie Wycoff, Swimming and Diving
*Please note only the primary sport of the inductees is listed