The Anderson University Athletic department will induct four former student-athletes into the Class of 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the annual dinner in the Kardatzke Wellness Center at 6:30 p.m.
The 2010 class includes Dr. Don Brandon, Dave Coolidge, Thomas Lee and Susan (Berry) McVay.
Don Brandon came from Cullman, Ala., in the fall of 1959 to play football, basketball and baseball at Anderson University. He earned four letters in football, two in basketball and four in baseball, and set the single season record for fewest walks per game. He was a two-time All-Conference selection in baseball (1961-62). For 38 years, Brandon served as the Raven baseball coach, capturing 14 conference championships, 11 NAIA District 21 titles, five regional championships, seven World Series appearances and 27 Coach of the Year Awards.
Dave Coolidge came to Anderson University from Highland, Ind., to play baseball for the Ravens in the fall of 1972. He earned four letters in baseball and is the only player in school history to be named All-Conference all four years (1973-76). He set season records for at-bats (146), runs (46), doubles (12), hits (56) and single game records for hits (5), runs (6), RBI (8) and stolen bases (5). He still holds three of the single game records in runs, stolen bases, and RBI in a game. Coolidge has been a math teacher for more than 30 years in Indiana and Ohio.
Thomas Lee came to Anderson University in the fall of 1991 from Indianapolis to play football. Four years later, he held every major school rushing record and was a three-time All-Conference player and an All-American in 1993. He set 16 school records during his four-year career for the Ravens. Lee still holds the career records for rushing touchdowns (55), total touchdowns (58), and points (348); season records for rushing touchdowns (20), rushing attempts (262), points (132), and total touchdowns (22). Even more impressive, he has the top three season totals in touchdowns (20, 19 and 14) and the top two marks in rushing attempts (262, 225), points (132, 120) and total touchdowns (22 and 20).
Susan (Berry) McVay came to Anderson University in the fall of 1991 from Marshall, Ind., to play basketball. She earned four letters in basketball and was a three-time All- Conference selection (1993-95), three-time Team MVP (1993-95), and a two-time Team Captain (1994-95). She was also named the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 1995. She finished with 1,151 career points, which ranks fourth on the career list. She is also in the top five in school history with a 14.2 scoring average (4th), 489 field goals made (4th) and a .466 field goal percentage (5th).
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.