Eight join Wabash College Athletics Hall
by Jim Amidon
October 6, 2004
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The National Association of Wabash Men formally inducted eight men into
the Wabash College Athletics Hall of Fame Nov. 12.
The 2004 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees include:
Jason Albaugh ’91 was a four-year wrestling letterman, who
when he graduated with a career record of 104-15-4 was the second
winningest wrestler in school history.
Kenneth Beasley ’52 was a gifted athlete of his era, who
was particularly strong in football and track. He was the 1951
undefeated football team’s captain, while also lettering in track and
Curt Christoffersen ’82 was the very finest Wabash hurdler of
his era and perhaps of all-time. While he also ran cross country, he was
most dominant in the hurdles, and earned All-America honors at the
national championships. He was also a three-time track and field MVP,
Michael Crnkovich ’93, the Indiana Collegiate Athletic
Conference Most Valuable Player in basketball. Crnkovich graduated as
the College’s third all-time leading scorer and averaged 25 points and
nine rebounds per game as a senior. A four-year basketball letterman,
Crnkovich also earned two letters as a tight end in football.
Argyle Jackson ’50 was the Little State high jumping champion,
but was better known for his exemplary play on the basketball floor. He
was a four-year letter winner in each sport.
William Locker ’60 was the Indiana Little State medalist in
golf in 1960 and helped the Little Giants to their only Little State
championship in that sport. He was a four-time golf team Most Valuable
Eric Verduin ’93 was a member and four-year letterman of
Wabash’s finest swimming and diving teams in history. He was a multiple
sprint freestyle champion at the Liberal Arts Invitational, and
graduated as a 15-time All-American swimmer.
David Phillips, long-time Professor of Chemistry, spent most of
his teaching career as a strong supporter of Wabash athletics. He could
always be found mat-side as timer or scorer at wrestling meets, and
often helped at track meets, too. He was Faculty Athletic Representative
and is the College’s resident Monon Bell historian.