2005 Wall of Fame Class
Thursday, November 11, 2004
"Wall of Fame Date Set"
The 2004-05 Walsh University Wall of Fame dinner and induction ceremonies will be held on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5. The dinner will be held in the Schervish Dining Centre at the Paul and Carol David Family Campus Center beginning with a social hour at 6:30 p.m, followed by dinner and the induction ceremonies at 7 p.m. Last year's event was postponed due the death of Walsh Men's Basketball Coach Steve Loy. Loy (posthumously) will join the class selected last year. SEE BELOW.
Cost of the dinner is $12.00. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 330-490-7035. The 2004-05 class will also be presented on Saturday, at halftime of the women's (2 p.m.) and men's (4 p.m.) basketball games against the University of Rio Grande. If you require further information, please contact Jim Clark at 330-490-7017.
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
"Wall of Fame Dinner Cancelled"
Walsh University has cancelled the Wall of Fame Dinner, due to the death of Men's Basketball Coach Steve Loy. The 2004 class will be inducted next year. SEE BELOW
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
"Walsh University To Induct Five Into Athletic Wall of Fame"
Walsh University will induct five members into its Athletic Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony will be held on Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th. The dinner and induction ceremony will be held on Friday in the Schervish Dining Centre at the Paul and Carol David Family Campus Center beginning with a social hour at 6:30 p.m, followed by dinner and the induction ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $12.00. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 330-490-7035. The 2004 class will also be presented on Saturday, at halftime of the women's (1 p.m.) and men's (3 p.m.) basketball games against Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
Julie (Bachman) Nagel (Cincinnati Mother of Mercy HS) lettered four times for the Cavs' volleyball team from 1988-92. Bachman starred as Walsh's setter on teams that compiled a 115-42 record over a four-year period and won Walsh's first District 22 Championship in 1989. Bachman earned first team All-Mid-Ohio Conference and All-District 22 honors twice (1990, 1991). She was named second team All-MOC in 1988 and 1989 and was second team All-District 22 in 1988. Julie was also selected to the MOC and District 22 All-Academic Team in 1990 and 1991. Bachman totaled 4,192 career assists, fourth on the all-time list. She averaged 10.48 assists for her career, third on the all-time list and averaged 13.01 her junior year (1990), second highest for a single season. Julie is also ranked seventh in career digs with 1,450.
Allison (Davis) Palmquist (Medina Senior HS) lettered four times in women's soccer from 1990-1994 and was Walsh's first women's soccer All-American. The most prolific scorer in women's soccer history with an explosive right foot, Davis is the all-time leader in practically every offensive category. Allison was selected first team All-Great Lakes Region three times (1990, 1991, 1992) and second team in 1994. She earned honorable mention NAIA All-American in 1990 and 1991. Davis burst onto the scene as a forward in 1990 and scored a Walsh record 18 goals, a record that still stands. Davis tallied 38 points as a freshman. As a sophomore, she scored 14 goals and dished out five assists for 33 points. Her junior year was a record setting season, as Allison scored six goals in a single game against Hiram, a record that still stands. Davis tallied 15 goals for the season. Her senior season may have been her best. Allison dished out a career best seven assists and scored 17 goals for a career and Walsh record 41 points. She is first in career goals (64) and points (143) and is tied for second in career assists with 15.
Greg Geig (Chippewa HS) lettered four times for the men's basketball team from 1989-93. Geig was a member of Walsh's sweet 16 NAIA National Tournament team in 1992-93 that finished 29-5 and won Walsh's first ever national tournament game. That same year, Walsh also defeated NCAA Division I Saint Bonaventure University 75-68. Geig averaged double figures scoring in each of his last three years and graduated as Walsh's all-time leader in field goal percentage (.665) and in blocked shots (194). He holds four of the top seven spots in single season field goal percentage and his .665 mark from 1992-93 is first all-time. He scored 1,194 points (17th) and grabbed 825 rebounds (7th). Geig averaged 11.5 points and 7.3 rebounds as a sophomore, 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds as a junior and 11.2 points and 8.7 rebounds as a senior. He was selected honorable mention All-District 22 as a sophomore and as a senior.
Jill Hanigofsky (Springfield HS) earned four tennis and three basketball letters from 1987 to 1991 and earned multiple honors in each sport. While playing fifth singles as a freshman, she fashioned an 11-3 mark and a 9-2 doubles mark. As a member of Walsh's 1989 District 22 championship team, she finished 9-3 at fourth singles and 8-3 in doubles and earned All-District 22 accolades. Jill earned first team All-District 22 recognition in each of the next two years while playing first singles and doubles. She recorded a 6-7 singles mark as a junior and a 10-5 mark as a senior. In doubles, she recorded a 6-7 mark as a junior and a 12-2 record her senior year. Her career singles mark is 36-18 and her doubles record is 35-14. Jill played three years of basketball and finished as one of Walsh's finest three-point shooters of all-time. She earned honorable mention All-District 22 recognition in 1989-90 after averaging 13.0 points and shooting .456 from three-point range. Her .456 mark from behind the line still stands as the highest in Cavs' history. Jill repeated on the All-District 22 team as a senior, after averaging 12.3 points. She tallied a career high 29 points against Adrian College. She is tied for first in career three-point percentage (.381) and holds the mark for assists in a single game with 12. She dished out 191 assists and scored 672 points.
Per Tunestam (Wadsworth HS) earned three soccer letters and two tennis letters, but made his mark on the soccer field. Tunestam graduated in three years and played soccer for the Cavs in 1986, 1987 and 1988. The steady midfielder was the first Cavs' soccer player to earn NAIA All-American honors when he was selected honorable mention in 1987. He was also named second team NSCAA All-American in 1989. He was a first team All-Mid-Ohio Conference choice all three years and was first team All-District 22, All-Ohio and All-Mideast in 1987 and 1988. Per totaled 14 goals and 12 assists for 40 points in 52 games for the Cavs. He was a member of Walsh's 1987 District 22 runner-up team that defeated Tiffin 1-0 in overtime in the semifinal, in what many call the greatest game in Cavs' history. Per tallied seven goals and dished out four assists that season. He was also named to the NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams in soccer and tennis and was named to the Addidas Soccer Athlete and Great Lakes Region Academic Team. In the spring of 1989, Per was selected to play in the NAIA?s first ever East-West game in Tempe, Arizona, where he scored the first goal. Per also played tennis for the Cavs and fashioned a 5-5 record at third singles and a 4-4 doubles mark in 1989. Per's final accolade came in the spring of 1989, when he selected as Walsh's Male Athlete of the Year.