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SIUE Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame Class Announced

SIUE Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame Class Announced

 

Six individuals and two teams will be inducted into the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Saturday, Oct. 12, at SIUE's Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center.

This year's honorees include Deserea (Brown) Howard, Mark Hattendorf, J.B. Jones, Holly Noller, Amber Shelton and Mike Moore. The teams being inducted are 1982 men's soccer and 2005-06 men's basketball.

This is the 15th class to be inducted since the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame started in 2005. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize the achievements of former SIUE student-athletes, coaches, administrators and teams as well as select individuals who have contributed to the success of the intercollegiate athletics programs at SIUE. The Hall of Fame also celebrates the history of the institution. A complete listing of Hall of Fame members is available at www.siuecougars.com.

Reservations for the event can be made by contacting SIUE Athletics at 618-650-2872. Tickets are $40 and include a social for the inductees to be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. This year's event is presented by Cassens & Sons Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler and the Missouri Athletic Club.

Below is a short biography of each inductee.

Deserea (Brown) Howard, Track & Field                                                                                                              

One of the most decorated track and field athletes at SIUE, Deserea (Brown) Howard captured two NCAA Division II National Championships, collected 16 All-America awards, three Great Lakes Valley Conference Athlete of the Year awards, was GLVC Freshman of the Year in 2006 and amassed 19 All-GLVC distinctions during her career. She was crowned the national champion in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2008 NCAA outdoor championships and also was part of SIUE's 4X400 meter relay team which took home the national title at the 2008 NCAA indoor championships. She continues to hold school records in the indoor 200 meter hurdles and the outdoor 400 meter hurdles.

Mark Hattendorf, Wrestling

If there is a list of firsts in SIUE wrestling history, Mark Hattendorf is among the leaders. He was the first four-time NCAA Division II All-American in school history; 1976 - 167 pounds (5th), 1977 - 177 pounds (3rd), 1978 - 177 pounds (2nd), 1979 - 177 pounds (1st). After advancing to the NCAA Division II finals in both 1978 and 1979, Hattendorf earned a spot in the NCAA Division I Championships. Once again, Hattendorf set a first for the Cougars. He took advantage of his spot at the Division I Championships with an eighth-place finish and All-American honors in both 1978 and 1979, becoming the first Division I All-American and first to earn All-American honors twice under Head Coach Larry Kristoff.

J.B. Jones, Men's Basketball

J.B. Jones, who finished his collegiate career fourth on the all-time scoring list at SIUE with 1,186 points, currently is sixth all-time and the only player at SIUE to have at least 1,000 points, 500 assists and 200 steals. He was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams, including an Elite Eight appearance during the 2005-06 season. Jones earned a Second Team All-Great Lakes Region selection in 2006 and was named to All-Great Lakes Valley Conference teams three times during his career. He was selected as the league's Freshman of the Year in 2005. SIUE's all-time leader in total assists (565) and total steals (227), he led the Cougars in assists in each of his four seasons (2004-08) 

Holly Noller, Women's Track and Field

The first individual national champion in track and field, Holly Noller set the standard for seasons to come. The national champion in the javelin at the 2006 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in Emporia, Kansas, she broke the school record by 10 feet with a winning throw of 160 feet, 4 inches (48.88 meters). Her win helped propel SIUE to a seventh-place finish as a team with 31 points. A six-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honoree, she earned all-league honors in the javelin, discus and shot put at the 2006 Outdoor Championships. She was a record setter several times in her career, setting marks in the hammer in 2004 and the indoor record in the weight throw.

Amber Shelton, Women's Basketball

An impact player from the first time she walked on the floor at SIUE, Amber Shelton shined in her two seasons after transferring from Illinois State. She earned All-American honors in both of her two seasons at SIUE (2006-07 and 2007-08). Her 1,165 points were scored in two seasons becoming the only player to school history to record more than 550 points scored in back-to-back seasons. She holds the SIUE career record for scoring average (20.4 points per game) and ranked 10th nationally in the 2007-08 season with a scoring average of 21.5 points per game. Her scoring prowess was key to SIUE landing a spot in the 2006-07 NCAA Tournament.

Mike Moore, Special Recognition

A member of the first SIUE men's basketball team under Head Coach Harry Gallatin, Mike Moore has had a lifetime of giving back to SIUE and SIUE Athletics. The former Director of the State Games of America and an administrator for the Prairie State Games, he also showcased SIUE's facilities to hundreds of Senior athletes from the Midwest with the Southwestern Illinois Senior Olympic Games. He represented Illinois Governor Jim Edgar's office at the initial meetings to secure state funding for the track and soccer stadium (now known as Korte Stadium) for the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival. He later helped secure the rock and hauling donation from Columbia Quarry to create the Bluff Road parking lot at Korte Stadium. Moore and his wife, Maureen, also donated to the University with a portion of the winnings from racehorse "Tiz Gallatin" benefitting Cougar Athletics.

Teams

1982 Men's Soccer – National Semifinals

It would be Hall of Fame Head Coach Bob Guelker's final NCAA Tournament appearance as SIUE bolted to a national semifinalist finish and a 15-4-1 record. Led by goalkeeper Ed Gettemeier who already had played on a national championship team in 1979, the Cougars played the mix of high scoring and a stingy defense. The Cougars finished with nine shutouts, including the Bronze Boot over Saint Louis and two in the NCAA Tournament against North Texas State and San Francisco only to drop the national semifinal to Indiana. Gettemeier completed his senior season as an All-American with a 0.65 goals against average and a record 122 saves. Sixteen different players would score led by 13 goals from Dan O'Keefe. Other members of the national semifinal team were Chris Hundelt, Dave Cappetta, Steve Gauvain, Bill Stallings, Bruce Bellinger, Dan Malloy, Mike Gauvain, Sean Mulqueeny, Tom Groark, Tom Blake, Leo Bourneuf, Tim Loughman, Greg Fleher, Steve Schell, Craig Guempel, Tuaya Chiwanga, Matt Tracy, Mike Twellman and John Becher as well as assistant coach Tom Howe.

2005-06 Men's Basketball – Elite Eight

Men's Basketball Coach Marty Simmons quipped that the Cougars needed to pinch themselves after earning a spot in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. SIUE won an overtime battle 64-60 over Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Southern Indiana to advance to its only appearance in the Elite Eight only to fall to eventual national champion Virginia Union 60-58 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ty Johnson set a school record in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional semifinals by hitting 19 of 22 free throws in an 80-69 win over Quincy. Johnson, J.B. Jones, Mike Hardiek and Ryan Belcher all averaged double figures in scoring for the season. Belcher also crushed the single-season steals record with 101 in 33 games. The Cougars set school records for wins in a season (25) and consecutive victories (16). Other members of the Elite Eight winners include Nick Arth, Logan Brand, Asa Clayborne, Anthony Jones, Ross Laux, Martel Mahon, Patrick McDermott, Doug Taylor and Justin Ward as well as assistant coaches Mark Allaria and Marcus Belcher.