H.L. Baker, Ronald Long, Kathy Marker and Ted Williams will officially be inducted into the Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming this year. Long-time AU athletic supporter Ken Hardman will also receive a special achievement award during the ceremony. The 2005 induction class will bring the total to 52 members of the exclusive club, which was established in 1997. A Hall of Fame dinner has been scheduled for Oct. 8 in Kane Dining Room of the Olt Student Center at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Please contact the Alumni Office for more details and information at 765-641-4100, 765-641-3888 (fax) or at email@example.com (e-mail).
H.L. Baker came to Anderson from Sand Springs, Okla. He played football and baseball for the Ravens in 1959-60, earning two letters in each sport. He was also a two-time All-Conference selection in baseball and All-Conference in football in 1960. He was named the Oustanding Male Senior Athlete in 1961. Baker also served the University for more than 40 years after his graduation. He was the Financial Aid Director, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Students until his recent retirement. He also scouted for the AU football team for two years and has been a member of the Raven “Chain Gang” for more than 35 years.
Ron Long came to Anderson from Miamisburg, Ohio, to play basketball in the fall of 1966. Long earned four letters in basketball and was a two-time All-Conference selection (1968-69), two-time All-NAIA District 21, two-time team MVP (1968-69), two-time FT Award winner (1967-68) and won the Hustle Award in 1968. Long ranks fifth on the career scoring list with 1,657 points. He also ranks in the top 10 in six career categories and three season categories. He also has the third highest individual scoring game with 46 points against Indiana Central in 1969. He also played in the Indiana-Kentucky College All-Star game in 1969.
Kathy Marker came to Anderson from in 1984 to play basketball, softball and volleyball. Marker earned 12 letters in those three sports and was All-Conference in all three. On the basketball floor, she was a three-time team captain and MVP in basketball as well as All-Conference in 1988. She still holds five school records and ranks in the top 10 in nine career categories. On the softball diamond, she was a two-time team MVP (1986-87), two-time All-HCW selection (1986-87) and team captain in 1988. She still holds three school records and ranks fifth on the career triples list. In volleyball, she was a two-time All-HCW selection (1986-87) and team captain in 1987.
Ted Williams came to Anderson in the fall of 1966 from Indianapolis to play football and baseball. He earned four letters in football and played on the baseball team for two seasons (1967-68). On the gridiron he was a three-time All-Conference selection (1967-69), two-time All-NAIA District 21 (1968-69), NAIA Div. II HM All-American (1967), team MVP (1967) and team captain (1969). He still holds the school record for career receptions (203) and receptions per game for a season (8.78). He ranks 2nd on the career list with 30 consecutive games catching a pass, including a career-high 13 receptions against Ashland in 1967. Williams also ranks in the top 10 in five career, season and game categories.
For more information about Anderson University’s 2005 Homecoming celebration, contact the AU Office of Alumni Relations at 765-641-4100, 765-641-3888 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail), or visit the AU public Web site at www.anderson.edu/homecoming .
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, nursing, education and theology.