A native of Carrollton, Ohio, Steve Harter was a team captain for both the football and wrestling teams. He helped lead the wrestling team in 1984 to a 3rd place finish in the OAC and was an All-American with an 8th place finish at the NCAA Championships. In 1983. he was an All-American football player, who won the OAC’s Ken Wable Award given to the top offensive lineman in the conference. A Business and Accounting major, he was also a NWCA Scholar All-American. Today, the home football locker room, the Wable-Harter Building and the Kollenbrander-Harter Information Center both bear his name. He was also awarded the M-Club Award of Excellence.