June 11, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - A national champion, two Army Athletic Association winners, a pair of All-Americans, a four-time Patriot League Diver of the Year, a coach credited with restoring the glory of the football program after winning more than 50 games and a three-position standout in football are among the bevy of honors earned by those selected for induction into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan announced the class today.
Army's ninth induction class features sprint football and wrestling standout Dorian Anderson, diving all-star Chelsea Haviland, track and field All-American Mary List, baseball and football star and author Russell "Red" Reeder, men's basketball sharpshooter Bill Schutsky, standout quarterback Carl "Rollie" Stichweh and legendary football coach Jim Young.
The Class of 2012 encompasses eight sports.
"The Hall of Fame committee has done an outstanding job in selecting a worthy class of leaders on and off the field who have selflessly served their country," said Corrigan. "The newest class represents cadet-athletes from the 1920s through 2006 and we are excited to honor them in September for all of their excellence, hard work and dedication."
The Army Sports Hall of Fame is a subset of the Kenna Hall of Army Sports, a comprehensive museum displaying Army's rich and proud intercollegiate athletic program. It is located on the third floor of the Kimsey Athletic Center, Army's football training facility.
The announcement of the Army Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 marks the end of a lengthy process that began in the spring. A 10-member selection committee, representing athletic administrators, academic administrators, former West Point athletes, graduates and representatives from the Association of Graduates began the process of developing a workable list from the thousands of athletes, coaches and administrators that have represented the Academy on the "fields of friendly strife." Only individuals that graduated from or coached at the Academy and those five years removed from their playing and coaching days are eligible.
Once the selection committee finalized its recommended list, the names were forwarded to West Point's Athletic Committee for review and ratification before being passed on to Superintendent Lt. Gen. David Huntoon for final approval.
The honorees will be officially inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 28. A special plaque unveiling ceremony will be held in the Kenna Hall of Army Sports inside Kimsey Athletic Center, with the formal black-tie Hall of Fame Induction Banquet set for Eisenhower Hall later that evening. The group will also be recognized during Army's football game against Stony Brook the next day at Michie Stadium with a special photograph and autograph session planned on Black Knights Alley prior to the contest.
Anderson, a 1975 graduate, earned two varsity letters in both sprint football and wrestling and was the first sprint football player to take home the prestigious Army Athletic Association award.
On the football field, Anderson earned varsity letters twice. As a senior, he led the team with 435 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. He averaged nine yards per carry and also caught a touchdown pass. During his three seasons with the team, Army went 18-0 and beat Navy by scores of 41-0, 27-24 and 28-12.
As a member of the wrestling team, Anderson won four dual matches in both his sophomore and senior seasons.
A fifth-place finisher at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in 1974, Anderson also served as a regimental commander within the Corps of Cadets. He retired from the military with the rank of Major General. After serving as Commanding General, U.S. Army Human Resources Command.
Haviland is the most decorated diver in the history of Army's swimming and diving program. A four-time varsity letter winner, she served as team captain for her senior season and graduated as the Academy record-holder in the one and three meter dives. She earned the prestigious Army Athletic Association award in 2006.
During her diving career, Haviland won eight Patriot League championships, sweeping both boards in all four of her seasons. She is the lone four-time recipient of the Patriot League Diver of the Meet.
Haviland, a 2006 graduate, holds three Patriot League diving records, is one of just 21 athletes to be named a Patriot League all-star on four occasions and was Army's first female diver to advance to the NCAA Championships.
List was a member of Army national championship-winning mile relay squad and was twice named an All-American.
A member of the Class of 1985, List held the school record in four events at the time of her graduation and currently has the Academy record in the 800 meters.
A team captain of the 1984 squad, List won Indoor Heptagonal top honors in the 200-meter dash and an Outdoor Heptagonal championship as part of the 1,600-meter relay team.
Reeder was a three-time varsity baseball letterwinner who served as team captain in 1926, the same year Army dispatched Navy, 6-5.
A varsity football letterwinner in 1926, he played back, tackle and guard on the gridiron and kicked a field goal as part of Army's 10-3 victory over Navy. The team went 7-2 that season, including a 27-0 win over Notre Dame.
A 1926 graduate, Reeder also competed on the swim team for two seasons and received an officer to pursue a professional baseball career with the New York Giants.
Reeder instead continued his military career where he commanded an Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Normandy and earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart after being wounded and losing a leg. He retired from the Army in 1946 as a colonel and was recalled to active duty by West Point Superintendent Gen. Maxwell Taylor.
He joined the Army Athletic Association as an assistant director of athletics and was oversaw maintenance and operations while also serving as an assistant baseball and football coach.
A distinguished author of more than 35 books, Reeder was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Award by the Association of Graduates in 1997, was presented with the Freedom Foundation's National Recognition Award in 1963 and was given the Congressional Life Saving Medal as a 12-year-old after saving a child from drowning.
Schutsky earned three varsity letters as a member of the basketball team. A team captain as a senior, he recorded 1,292 career points while collecting a host of honors.
An honorable mention All-American selection by the Associated Press in 1968, Schutsky was also named a Converse Yearbook honorable mention All-American in both 1967 and `68.
Schutsky graduated as the Academy's third all-time leading scorer and now lists 13th. He averaged 18.2 points per game during his career, one of just nine players to post an average that high. He scored 37 points in a game twice, led the team in scoring twice and made 394 career free throws, a number fourth all-time.
The Black Knights went 3-0 against Navy during Schutsky's career and were twice invited to the prestigious National Invitational Tournament.
Schutsky was a member of the Army's athletic department where he served as an assistant women's basketball coach and as compliance director.
Stichweh was a three-time varsity winner for the football team where he starred as a quarterback, halfback, defensive back and kick and punt returner. He was twice named Most Valuable Player of the Army-Navy game.
A 1965 graduate, Stichweh completed 52.6 percent of his career passes and was tabbed as an All-East selection. He was chosen to compete in the 1964 North-South Shrine All-Star Game as well as the Coaches All-America Game in 1965.
While being ranked number one in his class for physical education, Stichweh was selected by Navy as the "best opposition back in the country." Stichweh also has a place in college football history after he was involved in the first instant replay during a touchdown run in the 1963 Army-Navy game.
Following graduation, Stichweh served in the Airborne branch of the U.S. Army and was awarded the Bronze Medal and Air Medal. He was president of the West Pint Society of New England, the vice president of the West Point Society of New York and served two terms on the West Point Association of Graduates Board of Trustees.
Young is credited with restoring Army's football program to glory, taking the Black Knights to their first three bowl games in program history.
A pioneer of the wishbone offense at West Point, Young served as Army's football head coach from 1983-90 and compiled a 51-39-1 record while helping the Black Knights return to national prominence. He led the Black Knights to three postseason bowl games, including victories over Michigan State in the Cherry Bowl and Illinois in the Peach Bowl.
Honored as the National Coach of the Year by the Football Writers Association in 1984, Young posted a 5-3 record opposite Navy and coached Army's last two first-team All-Americans, Don Smith in 1985 and Mike Mayweather in 1990.
Young came to Army after coaching at Purdue and Arizona and quickly established his offensive prowess. In his second season, Army led the nation in rushing and beat both Navy and Air Force to claim its third outright Commander in Chief's Trophy.
In Young's third season, Army posted nine wins after beating Illinois in the Peach Bowl, its highest win total since 1949, while his fourth season included Army's fourth Commander in Chief's Trophy.
Young helped guide Army to its fifth Commander in Chief's Trophy in 1988, a season in which the team again won nine games after dropping a close game to Alabama in the John Hancock Sun Bowl.
In his final season, Young helped Mayweather establish the school record with 1,338 rushing yards, before announcing his retirement.