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 field.

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 Player

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.


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