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UW-Oshkosh Athletics Hall Of Fame To Induct Eight New Members

UW-Oshkosh Athletics Hall Of Fame To Induct Eight New Members

UW-Oshkosh increases its Athletics Hall of Fame membership to 211 when eight former student-athletes are inducted during the school’s 46th Hall of Fame Ceremony on Sunday, October 13.

The 2019 induction class features baseball players Craig Glysch and Jeremy Jirschele, track & field athletes Franklin Cumberbatch and Robyn Jarocki-Hughes, basketball player Mark Ziebell, football player Andy Moriarty, gymnast Renee (Counard) McGrath, and softball player Ronessa (Stampfli) Lund.

The ceremony for the new inductees will be held at the Culver Family Welcome Center (625 Pearl Avenue) on the UW-Oshkosh campus. The event includes a social at 9:15 a.m., breakfast at 10 a.m. and program at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets for the induction ceremony are $20 and can be obtained by contacting UW-Oshkosh Sports Information Director Kennan Timm at (920) 424-0365 or by Friday, October 4. Michael Patton, the public address voice of the Titans, will introduce the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees and their presenters. 

This year’s induction class will also be recognized at halftime of UW-Oshkosh’s football game against UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, October 12 at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. 

Glysch compiled a 24-8 record during 36 pitching appearances to help the UW-Oshkosh baseball team to four WIAC championships and a pair of NCAA Division III World Series berths from 1996-99. UW-Oshkosh won 137 of its 162 games with Glysch as a Titan and finished fourth at the World Series in 1996 (35-6 record) and fifth in 1998 (41-5). Glysch earned All-America First Team honors in 1998 after posting an 8-1 record and a 2.35 earned run average (ERA) in 76.2 innings pitched. In 1999, he received All-America Third Team accolades and was named the WIAC Pitcher of the Year after registering a 7-1 record and a 0.76 ERA in 71 innings pitched. Glysch ranks fifth in WIAC history with 22 complete games and ninth with 261 innings pitched. His 0.76 ERA in 1999 remains as the fifth lowest in league history. The Ashwaubenon High School graduate played professional baseball for one minor league season after being selected in the 35th round by the Anaheim Angels in 1999. Glysch lives in Muskego, where he is concluding his first year as Production Manager for Graham Packaging.

Selected to the WIAC All-Centennial Team in 2012, Jirschele earned a pair of All-America awards in helping the UW-Oshkosh baseball program to a 118-50-1 record and one NCAA Division III World Series appearance from 2002-05. Jirschele, a second baseman, started all 169 of UW-Oshkosh’s games and compiled a .383 batting average with 253 hits, 177 runs scored, 161 runs batted in, 53 doubles and 15 home runs. He currently ranks second in WIAC history for doubles, third for hits and 11th for runs scored. Following an All-Midwest Region Second Team accolade in 2003, Jirschele was named All-America First Team and the WIAC Position Player of the Year in 2004 after hitting .431 with 20 doubles, six home runs, 65 runs scored and 59 runs batted in. The Clintonville High School graduate repeated as All-America First Team and WIAC Position Player of the Year in 2004 by hitting .438 with 19 doubles, five home runs, 50 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. Known for his polished fielding, Jirschele committed only nine errors over his final 462 fielding opportunities. UW-Oshkosh won 35-plus games twice during Jirschele’s career, including the 2003 season when the Titans posted a 37-8 record and placed fifth at the World Series held in Appleton. A 30th-round selection of the Kansas City Royals in 2005, Jirschele played 145 professional games across three minor league seasons. Jirschele lives in Wausau, where he enters his fifth year as the head baseball coach at UW-Stevens Point and his eighth year as owner of the Jirschele Baseball Academy.

Cumberbatch won seven WIAC titles, including four individual, as a member of UW-Oshkosh men’s track & field program from 1980-83. Cumberbatch attended Arima High School in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago, and made his presence felt on the UW-Oshkosh campus during the 1981 season when he registered school-record times of 48.11 seconds in the indoor 440-yard run and 47.55 seconds in the outdoor 400-meter run. He held the 440-yard record until the event was discontinued in 1989 and the 400-meter mark until Ryan Powers broke the standard this past spring. In 1983, Cumberbatch took first place in the 300-yard dash, 440-yard run, 880-yard relay and mile relay at the WIAC Indoor Championship and the 200-meter dash, 400-meter run and 400-meter relay at the WIAC Outdoor Championship. He qualified for the 1981 NAIA Indoor Championship in the 440-yard dash; the 1981 and 1983 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter run; and the 1982 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship in the 400- and 1,600-meter relays. Cumberbatch lives in Shorewood, where he is in his fourth year as the Vice President of Engagement for Bader Philanthropies.

With 10 national titles and 17 All-America awards earned from 2003-06, Jarocki-Hughes is the holder of a UW-Oshkosh women’s track & field resume that ranks as one of the best in NCAA Division III history. Jarocki-Hughes, who was named to the WIAC All-Centennial Team in 2012, won three national indoor titles in the 20-pound weight throw (2004, 2005, 2006); two national indoor titles in the shot put (2005, 2006); two national outdoor titles in both the discus (2005, 2006) and shot put (2005, 2006); and one national outdoor title in the hammer throw (2004). The Merrill High School graduate’s All-America mentions include four in the indoor 20-pound weight throw and four in the outdoor shot put. Jarocki-Hughes was named the Division III Indoor Field Athlete of the Year three times (2004, 2005, 2006) and the Division III Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year once (2006). During her competition at the WIAC Championships, Jarocki-Hughes totaled 14 first-place finishes with three victories in the indoor 20-pound weight throw, outdoor discus, outdoor hammer throw and outdoor shot put; and two in the indoor shot put. She was named the WIAC Field Athlete of the Meet at the 2006 indoor championship and the 2004 and 2006 outdoor championships. Jarocki-Hughes holds UW-Oshkosh and WIAC records in the indoor shot put, indoor 20-pound weight throw and outdoor shot put; and the UW-Oshkosh record in the outdoor discus and shot put. The individual efforts by Jarocki-Hughes helped UW-Oshkosh to three Division III indoor titles (2004, 2005, 2006) and a pair of Division III outdoor crowns (2004, 2006). The Titans also won three WIAC championships, including two outdoors (2004, 2006). Jarocki-Hughes, who competed in the shot put at 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in 2017. Jarocki-Hughes lives in Stratford, where she is in her 13th year as an Advanced Biofeedback Specialist for the Oshkosh Counseling Wellness Center. She is also owner, operator and therapist for Robyn’s Wellness Nest in Stratford.

Starting 96 of UW-Oshkosh’s 108 men’s basketball games from 1987-90, Ziebell earned a pair of All-WIAC First Team awards and one all-league honorable mention citation to become one of the best players in UW-Oshkosh history. The Oshkosh North High School graduate scored 1,797 points, including 182 3-point baskets, as a Titan to rank fourth in UW-Oshkosh and 18th in WIAC archives. He also ranks 10th in UW-Oshkosh history with 654 career rebounds. Ziebell, a forward, received All-WIAC honorable mention recognition in 1988 after averaging 18.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The following year he collected All-WIAC First Team accolades by averaging a team-leading 21.1 points and 7.2 rebounds. In 1990, Ziebell averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to receive his second straight All-WIAC First Team citation. One of Ziebell’s finest UW-Oshkosh moments came during the 1988-89 season when he scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, both career bests, during a 102-91 win over eventual NCAA Division III champion UW-Whitewater. Ziebell, who was among 25 players selected to UW-Oshkosh’s All-Century Team in 1998, helped the Titans reach the NAIA District 14 Tournament in 1987, 1989 and 1990. Ziebell resides in Neenah and is beginning his sixth year as a physical education teacher at Fond du Lac High School. He previously served as the head boys’ basketball coach at St. Mary Catholic (Neenah), Green Bay Southwest and Fond du Lac high schools.

One of only two Titans selected to the WIAC All-Centennial Football Team in 2012 (Clair Rasmussen is the other), Moriarty modified numerous listings in the records books of UW-Oshkosh and the conference during his tenure as a running back from 2003-07. Moriarty played in 51 games, including four during his 2004 medical redshirt season, and concluded his career with a UW-Oshkosh-record 4,496 rushing yards, 262 points and 43 touchdowns (42 rushing). In 2005, Moriarty earned NCAA Division III All-West Region Second Team honors by and the first of three straight All-WIAC First Team selections as UW-Oshkosh achieved its best season record (7-3) in 30 years. Moriarty rushed for 1,349 yards and 10 touchdowns that season, including a school-record 316 yards (WIAC-record 59 attempts) during a 24-18 overtime win over UW-Eau Claire. The following year he rushed for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns to collect all-region third team accolades and another all-conference first team award. In 2007, Moriarty rushed for a school-record 1,690 yards and 16 touchdowns to pick up All-America Second Team and All-West Region First Team honors (both from and the last of his three all-conference first team citations. Moriarty, who ranked second nationally in rushing that season, ran for at least 214 yards in UW-Oshkosh’s final three games (all wins) to help the Titans to a 7-3 record. Moriarty’s season-ending flurry included a 314-yard rushing performance during a 35-20 win over UW-Platteville. The Mequon Homestead High School graduate ranks third in the WIAC in career rushing yards, ninth in career rushing attempts (893) and 11th in rushing touchdowns. Moriarty owns the top four rushing games in UW-Oshkosh history and lists second for the school in both career points and career rushing touchdowns. Moriarty lives in Mequon, where he is in his seventh year as a Regional Sales Director for Drive Devilbiss Health Care.

McGrath made the most of her two stupendous seasons with the UW-Oshkosh women’s gymnastics team by winning one national championship, earning eight All-America awards and capturing a pair of conference titles. The Green Bay East High School graduate transferred to UW-Oshkosh for the 1990 and 1991 seasons after competing at NCAA Division II Northern Michigan University in 1988 and NCAA Division I Central Michigan University in 1989. McGrath received All-America status in four events at the 1990 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship by finishing second in the floor exercise (18.55), fifth in both the all-around competition (35.70) and balance beam (17.65) and sixth on the vault (18.30). She added four more All-America citations at the 1991 NCGA Championship by winning the vault (19.20) while placing second in the all-around competition (36.80), third on the uneven bars (18.15) and sixth on the balance beam (17.60). McGrath also won the uneven bars (9.20) and floor exercise (9.40) at the 1990 and 1991 WIAC Championships, respectively. McGrath’s talents helped UW-Oshkosh to a pair of second-place finishes at the NCGA Championship and a victory at the 1991 WIAC Championship. McGrath lives in Hobart and has worked as an Elementary Education Teacher in the Green Bay School District since 1995. McGrath has also worked for Encompass Early Education and Care since 1994 and Tri-County Gymnastics and Cheer since 2002.

With a WIAC Pitcher of the Year award each season and numerous listings in the league’s records book, Lund engraved an impressive resume as a member of the UW-Oshkosh softball team from 2005-08. Lund, who also earned one All-America and four All-Great Lakes Region citations, was selected to the WIAC All-Centennial Team in 2012 for a 121-game career that included a 75-27 record with 1,019 strikeouts, 74 complete games, 30 shutouts and a 1.00 earned run average (ERA) in 691.2 innings pitched. Lund was named the WIAC’s Pitcher of the Year in 2005 and again in 2007 when she collected NCAA Division III All-America First Team honors. The Brodhead High School graduate was chosen as the WIAC’s Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2006 and 2008. Lund compiled won-lost records of 17-4 (1.01 ERA) in 2005, 20-11 (0.89) in 2006, 19-8 (0.87) in 2007 and 19-4 (1.28) in 2008. She currently ranks first in the WIAC career listings in strikeouts; second in innings pitched, victories and shutouts; third in earned run average; and fifth in complete games. Lund struck out 294 batters during the 2006 season to set a WIAC record and struck out 22 batters during a 2007 NCAA postseason win over Coe College (Iowa) to establish a league single-game mark. Lund helped UW-Oshkosh to a 119-54 overall record during her four seasons, including marks of 36-11 in 2007 and 32-11 in 2008. The Titans won the 2007 WIAC championship while participating in the 2007 and 2008 Division III postseason tournaments. Lund, who enters her ninth year as an elementary art teacher in the Clintonville School District, lives in Hortonville.

The UW-Oshkosh Hall of Fame was established in 1974 to pay tribute and give deserved acknowledgement to former athletes, coaches and friends of the University. It is also intended to enhance school tradition by honoring those people who have exhibited exceptional ability or given distinctive recognition to the UW-Oshkosh athletics program while on campus or since graduation.

The first UW-Oshkosh Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held April 28, 1974, at The Pioneer Inn & Marina in Oshkosh. The five inductees were Edward Boguski, Ed Hall, Burton Karges, Robert Kolf and Robert Williams.

Four venues have hosted UW-Oshkosh’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony – The Pioneer Inn & Marina (1974-2001), Hilton Garden Inn (2002), UW-Oshkosh’s Reeve Memorial Union (2003-13) and UW-Oshkosh’s Alumni Welcome & Conference Center (2014-Present).