Hall of Fame to Add Four

Thursday, September 19, 2013
 

Muhlenberg College will induct four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 5.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes Sam Stovall ’77, Michael McCabe ’01, Dawn Iberer ’04 and Kristen Bruschi Wade ’05.

Sam Stovall Stovall (left) was one of the top kickers in Muhlenberg football history, earning first-team All-MAC South honors in 1976, when he was a perfect 29-for-29 on extra points. He set school records (since broken) for career PATs made (78), consecutive PATs made (30), PAT percentage (.940) and points scored by kicking (111).

Stovall also was a four-year letterwinner as a javelin thrower on the Mule track and field team. He served as a team co-captain his senior year and won the javelin at seven dual meets in his last two seasons.

Michael McCabe McCabe (right) shattered the school records for passing in his three years as a starting quarterback, throwing for 6,938 yards and 64 touchdowns. The records before he arrived were 4,549 and 42, respectively. He recorded eight 300-yard games (of the 18 in program history), including a school-record 471 yards against Dickinson in 1999. McCabe had a 20-11 record as starting quarterback and led the Mules to their first postseason appearance in 54 years in 2000.

In addition to the records above, which still stand, McCabe holds school marks for attempts (928), completions (502) and lowest percentage of passes intercepted (3.2) in a career and yards (2,560) and touchdowns (26) in a season. An All-Centennial Conference second-team selection in 2001, McCabe ranks sixth on the CC’s all-time passing list and holds the league record for passing yards by a left-handed quarterback.

Dawn Iberer Iberer (left) is the all-time leading scorer in Muhlenberg women’s soccer history with 134 points. She scored a school-record 59 goals in her career and holds three of the top four single-season point totals in program history. Iberer was the first Mule to be named to the All-CC first team all four years, and she also was named a second-team All-American in 2001.

Iberer helped Muhlenberg to three CC championships and a record of 63-18-4 (.765) in her four years. Twice during her career, the Mules advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament. She scored five goals in six career NCAA Tournament games.

Kristen Bruschi Bruschi (right) is the all-time leading scorer in Muhlenberg field hockey history with 135 points, 40 more than the player in second place. She broke a 40-year-old school record for goals in a career (59) and also holds records for goals (19) and points (44) in a season and assists in a career (17). Bruschi was named to the All-CC team three straight years, earning first-team honors in 2002 and 2004, and was also named to the All-South Region team all three years.

Bruschi helped the Mules tie a school record with 14 wins in 2002 and earn a national top-10 ranking in 2003. She also lettered three years on the women’s golf team, finishing in the top 10 at the CC Championships twice.

The Hall of Fame induction celebration is scheduled to begin at 5:00 with a reception, followed by dinner at 6:00. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-464-2374.