October 2, 2013

Mount Union to Induct 10 Into M Club Hall of Fame November 8-9

The University of Mount Union M Club Hall of Fame will induct its 2013 class on Friday-Saturday, November 8-9.

A 10 person hall of fame class includes: Dan Ambroziak ’97, Mark Black ’98, Bill Borchert ’98, Kara Callahan ’98, Patricia Caris ’94, Nicole Chaddock ’97, Chuck Engle ’95, Holly Scott ’98, Amanda Shepherd ’96 and Suzy Venet ’98.

The inductees will be recognized in a ceremony Friday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm at Alliance Country Club. Tickets for the ceremony are $15 and available by contacting the Office of Alumni Engagement to RSVP at 330-823-2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.

Each of the inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the Mount Union football game with Baldwin Wallace that kicks off Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 pm in Mount Union Stadium.

Dan Ambroziak ’97 (wrestling) went to Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, and was a three-time Ohio Athletic Conference champion and All-American wrestler. He finished fourth at 126 pounds at the 1994 NCAA Championships, seventh at 134 pounds at the 1995 NCAA Championships and fifth at 142 pounds at the 1997 NCAA Championships. Ambroziak is one of only three, three-time All-Americans in school history and has two of the winningest seasons for a wrestler at Mount Union with 34 wins in 1992-93 and 33 wins in 1993-94.  His 96 career wins is fifth on Mount Union’s all-time wins list.

Mark Black ’98 (football) is a native of Alliance, Ohio and was a three-time All-OAC selection for the football team.  A member of the 1996 and 1997 National Championship teams, Black also won the OAC’s Lee Tressel Award in 1997 as the conference’s top defensive back.  He ranks in the top-10 in virtually every defensive career record in school history as his 141 solo tackles is sixth best at Mount Union. 

Bill Borchert ’98 (football) is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who attended Holy Name High School in Parma.  A three-time All-American who was 1997 Gagliardi Trophy winner as national player of the year, Borchert is one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NCAA Division III history.  Twice he was named the OAC’s Mike Gregory Award winner as the conference’s top offensive back.  He is the Purple Raiders’ all-time leader with 946 completions in 1,447 attempts for 14,482 passing yards and 189 passing touchdowns.  He was a member of the 1996 and 1997 National Championship teams.  As a senior in 1997, he threw 63 touchdown passes to just two interceptions.   

Kara (Callahan) Klein ’98 (women’s soccer) is a native of Akron, Ohio, and graduate of St. Vincent/St. Mary High School, was a three-time All-OAC selection for the women’s soccer team.  She was a goalkeeper on Mount Union’s OAC championship team in 1996 and holds the school record for saves in a single season (225 in 1995) and career (686 from 1994-1997).  She also had a record 10 shutouts in 1996 and is the career record holder with 24 shutouts over her four seasons.

Patricia (Caris) Fertig ’94 (volleyball) is a native of Pemberville, Ohio, who was a four-time All-OAC selection for the volleyball team.  When she finished her career she was the school’s all-time assists and service aces leader and currently ranks third with 3,215 assists and fourth with 179 aces.  She also played one year (1990-91) on the Raiders women’s basketball team.

Nicole Chaddock ’97 (women’s soccer and track & field) is a native of Lock Haven, Pa., who played on both the women’s soccer and track & field teams.  She was a two-time All-OAC soccer player that helped lead the Raiders to the 1996 OAC championship.  On the track, she was a three-time All-American in the high jump.  She still holds the women’s track & field indoor high jump record at 5-8 and outdoor high jump record at 5-9.

Chuck Engle ’95 (cross country and track & field) is a native of Lancaster, Ohio, who earned All-OAC honors in cross country three times and was a nine-time OAC track and field champion.  He was a three-time All-American in track and field finishing fifth in the 1500 meters at the 1995 NCAA Indoor Championships along with fifth and seventh place finishes in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 1994 and 1995 NCAA Outdoor Championships respectively.

Holly (Scott) Allgood ’98 (women’s soccer) is a native of Clinton, Ohio and graduate of St. Vincent/St. Mary High School in Akron.  She was a three-time All-OAC selection who scored a team-best 13 goals in Mount Union’s 1996 OAC championship season.  Scott’s 95 career points and 39 career goals still rank second in school history.

Amanda (Shepherd) Shaffer ’96 (volleyball) is a native of Springfield, Ohio, who was a four-time All-OAC selection.  She played in a school-record 36 matches in 1995 and at the time her career finished she was the school’s all-time kills leader.  Her 2.98 kills per set over her career is sixth best in school history.  She is also fifth all-time in service aces per set (0.5) and career total blocks (365).

Suzy (Venet) Pietz ’98 (women’s basketball) is a native of Massillon, Ohio and graduate of Jackson High School.  She was the point guard that helped lead the Purple Raiders to three NCAA Tournament appearances – sweet 16 in 1995, second in the nation in 1996 and third in the nation in 1998.  A two-time All-American and two-time OAC Player of the Year, she played in a school record 121 games and holds every school and conference record for steals and assists.  In total she holds 12 Mount Union records and is fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,528 points.  She posted 10 career triple doubles and is the only player in NCAA Division III history with two quadruple doubles.

To be inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame, a student-athlete must have earned a degree from Mount Union and received two letters in one sport, or one letter in two or more sports. Athletes are eligible for selection 15 years after graduation. Consideration will be based solely on Mount Union varsity participation, preceding graduation.

"The record of the proposed inductee must be exemplary in both performance and in character. There must be no question as to the deserving qualities that the inductee possesses."

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