Anderson, Indiana

Hall of Fame will add five inductees during Homecoming

Thu, 2011-10-06 08:00 -- univcomm
October 6, 2011

The Anderson University Athletic department will induct five former student-athletes into the Class of 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 22, during the annual banquet in the Kardatzke Wellness Center at 6:30 p.m.

The 2011 class includes David Edwards, Sara Rychener-Burkholder, Jim Usher, Monica Hostetler, and Norbert Schenhals.


David Edwards came to Anderson in 1962 from Kettering, Ohio, and has been active on campus for almost 50 years. As a student, he earned four letters in football, two in wrestling, and one in baseball. Later he was the head wrestling coach at AU as well as an assistant football coach, assistant baseball coach, and assistant athletic director. He was twice named Hoosier Heritage Conference Coach of the Year in wrestling. Edwards has also served as alumni director and has recently been an announcer for various Raven athletic events.


Sara Rychener-Burkholder came to AU from Archbold, Ohio, in 1996 to play softball and left four years later as the most decorated pitcher in school history. She was a four-year letterman, three-time All-HCAC, two-time team MVP, and the conference MVP in 1998. She still holds nine school records, including career earned run average (2.13), wins (61), saves (6), appearances (106), starts (86), complete games (81), innings (580), season wins (20), and complete games (24). She batted .307 for her career with 20 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 54 RBI. This award is being presented posthumously. Rychener-Burkholder passed away in 2002.


usherJim Usher came to Anderson from Meridian, Miss., in 1961 to play tennis for the Ravens. He earned four letters on the court and was also the coach in his junior and senior seasons. He compiled a 45-2 overall record and was a four-time All-Conference selection, leading the Ravens to their first HHC title in 1963.


Monica Hostetler came to Anderson from LaGrange, Ind., in 1995 to run track and cross country for the Ravens. She was a two-time All-American in both track and cross country and eight-time conference champion in track. She was also All-Conference in cross country three times.


norbertNorbert Schenhals came to Anderson from Archbold, Ohio, in 1977 to play football for the Ravens. He earned four letters in football and was three times All-District 21, twice All-Conference, and twice All-American.

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Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the eighth 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.