General | 10/16/2021 10:21:00 AM
NORMAL, Fig .– The 49th grade of the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame was confirmed Saturday morning at a ceremony in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center during the 2021 homecoming celebrations at ISU.
The 2021 Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame class was inducted into the Stafford Davis (soccer), two-time All-American and four-time All-Conference selection; Andi Hardwick (volleyball), 1996 MVC Player of the Year and three-time All-Conference pick; Todd Schroeder (baseball), two-time all-conference performer and school record holder in a single season; Sade Sealy (Athletics), three-time MVC Most Outstanding Track Athlete and 11-time MVC Individual Champion; and Rachel Tejada (soccer), four-time MVC Player of the Year and school record holder, officially became members of the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame.
In addition to the Hall of Fame class in 2021, Dan Roan, a 1976 graduate of Illinois State and longtime sports director at WGN-TV in Chicago, will be honored with the Institutional Great Award. The award recognizes an Illinois graduate who has achieved significant personal and professional achievement in sports at the professional or college level.
Hall of Famer and “Voice of the Redbirds” Dick Luedke acted as moderator for the event, at which Illinois State University President Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy, and ISU Athletics Director Kyle Brennan included comments and congratulations. The new additions were hailed by fellow Hall of Famers, family, friends, former teammates, and coaches as they joined the ranks of Illinois’ greatest undergraduate athletes, coaches, administrators, and contributors.
2021 Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame Candidate
Stafford Davis – football (2001-05)
Four-year starter on the Redbirds offensive who spent time on center and on guard … was named a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference Silver Jubilee Team in 2009 … two-time All-MVFC first-team selections (2004-05) and two-time All-MVFC second-team -Selection (2002-03) … was also selected as MVC All-Newcomer Team Selection in 2002 … two-time MVFC All-Academic Team Selection (2004-05) … after his senior season, was sponsored by The Sports Network, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and The Associated Press named First Team All-America selection … 2004 Honorable Mention All-American by College Sports Report … three-time pick by Football Gazette West Region (2002-04) … started 46 games on the offensive to win his End your career with the last 11 at the center … Redbird Pass Offensive in No. 1 in the conference in the last two seasons and rushes off ense ranked national No. 11 in 2003 … Redbirds won two victories in the 2005 season in southern Illinois against the No. 1 teams and UNI … 2005-06 ISU Milt Weisbecker Männlicher Athlete of the Year … after coaching Illinois State, North Central College, and Tulsa.
Andi Hardwick – volleyball (1993-96)
Four-year letter winner in the Redbird volleyball team … in 3rd place in career (.310) and in the individual season (.360) hit rate and in 9th place in career kills per set (3.46) … also in 12th place in career kills (1,308 ) … was named Senior Player of the Year at the Missouri Valley Conference in 1996, one of only eight Redbirds to receive the honor … the 1996 team was the first in program history to advance to the second round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament … was Also inducted into the NAWCAA All-Tournament Team in 1996 … First team AVCA All-District selection in 1996 and named ISU Jill Hutchison Female Athlete of the Year … was a two-time All-MVC First Team selection (1995-96 ) and received the All-MVC Honorable Mention Award in 1994 for his sophomore year… win a conference tournament title and earn a spot in the NCAA tournament… which was also a member of the 1993 roster that competed in the NCAA tournament.
Todd Schroeder – baseball (1988-91)
Three-year letter winner for the Redbirds … holds the ISU single season triples (10) record, while he is fourth in the putouts (492) … … is second in the career base percentage (0.464) after he set the fifth best season-season mark in 1990 (.487) and strode the team in runs (48) scored in 1991 … was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 1990 after beating the league in ( 0.404), hits (81) and triples (10). .. his triples total is the eighth best single-season total in the history of the conference and this season the top grade in NCAA Division I … … his batting average of .404 in 1990 was No. 39 in the nation’s that year … also earned MVC All-Academic Team Honors in 1990 … beat a team best .352 with seven homers and 38 RBI as junior to become second-team All-Missouri Valley Con. appointed ference selection … was selected in 1991 in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played for two seasons in the organization.
Sade Sealy – Athletics (2009-13)
Four year old letter winner for the Redbirds on the track … was 11-time Missouri Valley Conference champion, including winning the 400m at the indoor and outdoor MVC meeting every year of her career (8 total) … was also part of three MVC- Champions relay teams… received a total of 21 All-MVC awards, including eight over 400m and six over 200m… were MVC Most Outstanding Track Athletes three times in their careers (2011 Indoor, 2013 Indoor, 2013 Outdoor)… -time NCAA West Preliminary Qualifier over 400m and advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the event as a senior in 2013 … still owns the school record in the 400m indoor (53.62 in 2012) and outdoors (52.01 in 2013) and is too including the layer relay, which set the record in the prestigious Drake relays (11: 19.74) in 2012, … participated in the World Championships of the International Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF) after its senior season in 2013 hm … switching events from 400m to 800m, just missed the podium at the Pan American Games 2019 in Lima, Peru … holds national records in Barbados over 800m and 1500m … is still competing, most recently at the Barbados National Championships in June 2021 over 800m .
Rachel Tejada – Soccer (2011-14)
The only player in the history of the Missouri Valley Conference to have been voted Conference Player of the Year four times … was also named All-MVC First Team four times and was a four-time All-Tournament team member … Goals (74), Assists (42 ) and points (190) also has single season records for goals (21 in 2011) and points (54 in 2014) … finished career # 25 on the all-time NCAA Division I scoreboard … member of three MVC championship teams in the regular season and helped the Redbirds win four consecutive MVC tournament championships … led the team to four NCAA tournament appearances and helped the team win 2013 in Louisville and 2014 in South Florida … holds ISU single season records in points, assists, Shots and shots on goal … two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District V selection for the first team and 2014 NSCAA Academic All-American Third Team selection … two-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team (2012-13.) Selection and that Soccer News Net College Boot Award 2012 Finale As a sophomore … a 2011 freshman, she became the first player in program history to win All-America Awards when she was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman First Team became … was only the second player in program history to receive it. The First Team of the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors again this season … designed by the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2015.
Dan Roan – Institutional Greats
Graduated from Illinois State in 1976, was a teammate from ISU Hall of Famer DA Weibring on the Redbird golf team … began his career in 1977 at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, where he was sports director for seven years before moving to WGN – TV sports clerk at February 1984 … he currently has the role of weekdays sports presenter at 6 and 9 and co-hosts Jarrett Payton on GN Sports, WGN’s 30 minute nightly show at 10:30 pm … in over 30 years on WGN He has hosted and co-produced pregame and halftime shows for NBA and Major League Baseball television shows and was the deputy play-by-play announcer for Bulls, Cubs and White Sox games on the station … was also the main announcer for DePaul Basketball and WGN television shows worked on the station’s Notre Dame football shows in 1988 when the fighting Irish won a national championship … producer, reporter and play-by-play announcer … In 1994 he won three Emmy Awards for sp Location-Based Programs … was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Illinois State University College of Arts and Sciences in 2009-10 and inducted into the TV-10 Hall of Fame in 2019 … previously served on the Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences Chicago Chapter and the School of Communication at ISU … was most recently awarded the 2020 Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism.
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